FYNBOS ENGAGEMENT RINGSView Collection
The Fynbos Engagement Ring Collection, inspired by the stunning
Cape Floral Kingdom, is exclusive to Cape Diamonds.
Each of these proudly South African engagment rings is as individual
and feminine as the botanical shapes that inspire it.
Fynbos flowers are naturally designed to attract attention and we are sure
that our Fynbos rings will appeal to women who appreciate a blend of
the natural and the sophisticated.
SOUL RINGSView Collection
The Soul Ring, designed by Joel Graham and exclusive to
Cape Diamonds, is one of the purest minimalist designs
in the world. Uniquely hand-crafted, each Soul Ring hides a
complex, patented technique that is used to secure the diamond.
Designed by Joel Graham of Cape Diamonds, the Soul Ring
is the best choice to display the maximum brilliance of your
SPLIT-BAND ENGAGEMENT RINGSView Collection
Split-band rings are a symbolic way to celebrate the connection and eternal
bond between two people, with each partner nonetheless retaining their
individual qualities and beauty. Cape Town Diamonds has an extremely
well-priced collection of split-band diamond engagement rings where
the energy of the diamond is held, balanced and playfully sparkling,
between two bands.
SOLITAIRE ENGAGEMENT RINGSView Collection
Cape Diamonds’s has a vast catalogue of Solitaire Engagement Rings.
The solitaire ring is classic, timeless and popular for many reasons.
The simplicity of a solitaire ring concentrates the attention on the
diamond. Classic by nature, solitaire rings suit all outfits and occasions.
Whether you have in mind a traditional 4 claw engagement ring or
a 6 claw elegant style engagement ring, Cape Diamonds can
make a solitaire ring to your exact desires and specifications.
HALO ENGAGEMENT RINGSView Collection
Halo engagement rings have a central diamond set within
a frame of smaller diamonds, creating a beautiful flickering halo
that accentuates the brilliance of the central stone.
The halo engagement ring symbolises the protection of your relationship
within a halo of light. A classic, irridescent and elegant choice
for the love of your life.
THREE STONE OR TRILOGY ENGAGEMENT RINGSView Collection
Among the most symbolic of rings, Trilogy engagement rings
suggest the bond between two people that is forged through past
and present experiences and through hopes of the future.
Symbolically the Trilogy Engagement Ring is also a perfect
representation of the coming together of two individuals
where the relationship is more than the individual.
YELLOW GOLD ENGAGEMENT RINGSView Collection
Yellow gold engagement rings have a ray of warmth surrounding them, just as if the sun has literally landed on her finger reflecting the glow of gold. This ancient alloy of gold dates back thousands of years to the ancient Egyptian Royalty.
ROSE GOLD ENGAGEMENT RINGSView Collection
When advising customers on choices, jewellery stores in Cape Town
often overlook the classic beauty of rose gold engagement rings.
Most contemporary rings are white gold or platinum, but we have noticed a
trend where more couples are opting for a more antique or vintage effect, and
therefore choose rose gold.
Rose gold rings have a timeless elegance and can be passed down as heirlooms
from generation to generation within families.
PLATINUM ENGAGEMENT RINGSView Collection
South Africa has the largest reserves of Platinum in the world.
Cape Diamonds uses the finest alloys of this pure metal, all our Platinum rings are 950 Platinum so the ring will last a lifetime. Platinum is the whitest metal so naturally complements the highest quality of diamonds from colour “D” to colour “Platinum symbolizes eternity and any couple selecting this highest quality metal is sure to have an enduring partnership.”.
SIDE STONE ENGAGEMENT RINGSView Collection
ANTIQUE ENGAGEMENT RINGSView Collection
In the hustle and bustle of modern life we often have nostalgia
for eras when people had the time to create meaningful things
in life such as lasting romantic relationships and beloved handcrafted
objects. At Cape Diamonds there is no need to feel any sense of loss
for past times as we can offer you exquisite custom-made
antique-style rings. Our workshop still uses time-tested, age-old
techniques of jewellery manufacturing, and we love making
rings that echo our values of fine craftsmanship and timeless quality.
CUSHION-CUT DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RINGSView Collection
Cushion-Cut Diamonds have always been a choice for beautiful and famous women,
from movie stars and celebriities to royalty. This particular cut of diamond has
no harsh edges and is soft on the eye.
The shape of this diamond allows for it to be set easily and pleasingly into a halo ring,
yet it also can stand alone elegantly in a classic solitaire ring.
COMPLEX RING DESIGNSView Collection
Rings that have many small diamonds or clusters of diamonds
and detail are known as complex design rings.These ornate symbols
of devotion take time to create as each small diamond must be
perfectly placed within fine claws to ensure a lasting final product.
Complex ring designs command attention and are perfect
if you are looking for something unusual and extraordinary.
ORGANIC ENGAGEMENT RINGSView Collection
For those gorgeous nature nymphs who are in touch with the natural world
and love spending time outdoors, in forests, on stunning mountain trails,
or just walking alongside the sea, our organic diamond ring designs are
perfect choices and guaranteed to please.
Joel Graham of Cape Diamonds grew up in the breathtaking beauty of the
Eastern Cape Amathole mountain area, and has created a spectacular range
of organic rings for your purusal. From art nouveau-inspired designs,
to floral decorative designs, and medieval-style rings fit for an elfish princess,
our organic rings are one of our best-loved collections.
EMERALD CUT DIAMOND RINGSView Collection
The beautiful sophisticated appearance of the emerald cut diamond
has made this cut extremely popular in high-end fashion.
The emerald cut creates rainbows of refracted light at right angles
and in parallel lines. Because the inside or heart of the diamond
is clearly visible with this cut, and imperfections may be easily
observed, we advise that you preferably use diamonds of
high clarity if you choose an emerald cut. Designs that are suited
to this cut include solitaire and Art Deco-style designs.
PRINCESS CUT ENGAGEMENT RINGSView Collection
The princess cut diamond engagement ring is currently the most popular
fancy cut diamond and it is not hard to see why! The minimalist brilliance of
this diamond makes for a classic and elegant choice, fit for a princess.
From solitaire to split-band; simple to complex, our hand-cast diamond engagement rings are one-of-a-kind. Choosing just the right ring for your proposal is not always the easiest task – aside from practical considerations such as budget, you also need to take into account the wearer of the ring.
At Cape Diamonds, we understand that every person is unique, and believe that each ring should be unique too. Whether your future betrothed has classic tastes or casual tastes, loves all things bright or all things elegant, we will help you find the perfect fit.
Engagement Rings Handmade in Cape Town
Try the Soul Ring collection for our master jeweller’s finely proportioned rings, or our more traditional ranges such as the Solitaire and Princess Cut. For statement rings that always make an impression, we offer a number of collections that feature dual-bands and multiple stones.
As you plan the last details of your proposal, you can be sure of one thing – an original handmade Cape Diamonds engagement ring is the ultimate way to express your love.
The History of Engagement Rings
A ring worn on the finger to signify betrothal or a promise between two people has a history deeply connected to the African continent.
In the north African ancient civilisation of Egypt, a circular finger ornament was exchanged between couples to symbolise the eternity of the bond they shared. This tradition then spread to Europe and became part of ancient Greek and Roman civilisation.
By the middle ages, engagement rings had become a non-verbal contract that signified a “promise” between two people. When worn on the fourth finger of the left hand, the ring was believed to connect to the heart meridian of the body.
The discovery of diamonds in South Africa in 1867 revolutionised the design and manufacture of engagement rings. Those who could afford diamonds had these sparkling gemstones set in a band of precious metal to offer as a promise of love meant to last as long as the diamond itself.
Amazingly, the ancient non-verbal promise of love symbolized by a band worn on the finger still bears a beautiful meaning for us in modern times!
Cape Diamonds engagement rings are proudly handmade in South Africa.