Monday, March 12, 2018

Why Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend

A few months ago, Matt and I visited several jewelry stores. After our long road through infertility, Matt wanted to get me a special push present after Aveline was born. We talked a lot about what type of jewelry I wanted, the style, metal, and gems. After a lot of searching I finally found the perfect diamond ring for my right hand. I love it and wear it everyday! As soon as Matt told me he wanted to buy me something after Aveline was born, I immediately decided I wanted it to have diamonds. They are beautiful gems that go with everything. They can be worn for special occasions or everyday. It got me to thinking about the saying, “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend.” It is a phrase which has been going around for decades yet many of us wonder where it actually came from. Diamonds are stunning and considered to be one of the most precious materials on the planet. But I got to thinking, why do we have such as fascination with them? What makes them so special and so desired?  

1. They Symbolize Love

The main reason that associates diamonds with women is because often when a man proposes, it is with a stunning diamond ring from a jeweler like Brilliant Earth. Women are typically more romantic than men, so when we get grand gestures of affection like this means a lot. A diamond is unbreakable which is why it is the stone of choice for engagement rings all over the world. It signifies a bond which can never be destroyed, and a true love which will never be broken or bent. And it’s also practical because it can take a lot of wear and tear for those of us that wear our rings everyday!

2. They are Romantic

Due to the rarity and the value of diamonds they are seen as romantic in popular culture. It doesn’t even have to be anything to do with a proposal, it could simply be a man giving you a diamond necklace and putting it on for you. Or recently for me, a push present in the form of a right hand ring! The idea that our partner values us enough to buy something so valuable for us to wear is a sign of deep and lasting love. It shows is that they value us even more than a diamond in their eyes.

3. They Last Forever

As we already know, diamonds are one of the strongest materials on earth and this is why they are so valuable amongst the wealth of gems we have access to. A diamond is a piece which can be passed down through the generations of a family. This can hold value in an of itself as an item over the years. You could have a diamond in the family for hundreds of years and this will hold great value to you and your family not only as a piece but also sentimentally when you start to think about all the amazing stories associated with this one piece.

4. Memories

The reason why diamonds are a girl's best friend is because they hold special memories for us throughout our lives. A diamond isn’t just something a friend would buy you just for the sake of it, it is an item which is only bought on a special occasion and therefore it always holds that sort of value to us. We can look at every diamond piece we have and see a story or memory behind it. You could have received your engagement ring from the love of your life, a diamond necklace from your parents as you entered adulthood, and even a pair of earrings given to you by your grandma. All of these things leave us happy and fuzzy inside whenever we recount them. I know I always look down at my engagement, wedding, and anniversary bands and think of all the wonderful years I have spent with my husband. Now I look down at my other ring and think of my beautiful daughters. Diamonds and special jewelry pieces can prompt memories whenever you glance at them. 

Do you love diamonds? Or do you prefer a different precious stone? What are some of the stories behind your diamonds or special jewelry pieces?


  1. Diamonds are always a good idea, lol! I am so happy you have a beautiful present to symbolize all the love and the journey you took to get your family. Congratulations!

  2. Such a sweet gift and sentiment behind it and diamonds are so joyous, the sparkle just makes me smile! Have a great day!

  3. Oh what a beautiful and thoughtful gift. Despite heavy hint dropping, I didn't get a push present with either boys haha! Pieces like this you can wear every day are a great idea! :)

    Hope you had a nice weekend! We spent some time with visiting family, it was wonderful :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  4. You don't have to convince me. Lol! What a sweet gift!

  5. I do love diamonds and own several pieces that have diamonds. For some reason over the years I have stopped wearing them and began adding more costume jewlery.

  6. I like this gift idea for after Aveline was born. That's super sweet. Diamonds are definitely the prettiest of all the stones.

  7. They are definitely a classic piece...maybe that's why we love them so much. I have some handed down from my grandparents, and the sentimental part always gets me teary eyed!!!

  8. What a wonderful idea for a push gift, especially after everything you went through for that beautiful girl. Diamonds have always been my best friend. :)


  9. What a lovely article on diamonds. They are really something! Xx

  10. Diamonds are definitely a girls best friend! How special to have a new and meaningful ring.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  11. I love the meaning behind the diamond! They are truly a girls best friend and I love the memories that are attached to the diamonds I have.

  12. Diamonds are very good friends to have :)

  13. That was such a sweet gift! I love diamonds too, they are my birthstone, and just so beautiful!
    Chic on the Cheap

  14. I have a few diamond pieces. Have a great week.

  15. Awwww what a beautiful sentiment! I love that you have a piece of both your husband and daughter to look down at throughout the day. That is so, so sweet.