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Engagement Rings

Platinum Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Halo Engagement Ring | Maria Engagement Ring
Rocks Maria €5,495
Platinum Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring | Leah Engagement Ring
Rocks Leah €1,695
Rocks Jewellers | Platinum Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Solitaire | Lara Engagement Ring
Rocks Lara €2,750
Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Three Stone Engagement Ring | Sasha Engagement Ring
Rocks Sasha €2,950
Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Halo Engagement Ring | Eva Engagement Ring
Rocks Eva €3,950
Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring | Fae Engagement Ring
Rocks Fae €2,995
Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Three Stone Engagement Ring | Sasha Engagement Ring
Rocks Sasha €2,950
Platinum Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Solitaire Twist Engagement Ring | Sinead Engagement Ring
Rocks Sinead €2,695
 Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring | Lisa Engagement Ring
Rocks Lisa €3,995
Platinum Princess Cut Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring | Zara Engagement Ring
Rocks Zara €2,750
Platinum Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Halo Engagement Ring | Jen Engagement Ring
Rocks Maria €3,500
Platinum Princess Cut Diamond Halo Engagement Ring | Leona Engagement Ring
Rocks Leona €4,500
Platinum Round & Pear Cut Diamond Three Stone Engagement Ring | Milly Engagement Ring
Rocks Milly €9,950
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Rocks Joan €4,995
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Rocks Emily €8,950
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Rocks Ammie €3,500
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Rocks Lily €2,650
Engagement Rings, Diamond Rings, Jewellers Dublin Ireland, Tara
Rocks Tara €4,990
Engagement Rings, Diamond Rings, Jewellers Dublin Ireland
Rocks Nicole €2,300
Engagement Rings, Diamond Rings, Jewellers Dublin Ireland
Rocks Amelia €3,250
Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring | Ella Engagement Ring
Rocks Ella €4,180
Engagement, Wedding and Diamond Rings Dublin Ireland, Rachel
Rocks Rachel €2,895
Round Three Stone Engagement Ring
Rocks Claire €6,950
Yellow Gold Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Three Stone Engagement Ring | Elisa Engagement Ring
Rocks Elisa €16,950
Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring | Ammie Engagement Ring
Rocks Ammie €2,995
Emerald Cut Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring | Chloe Engagement Ring
Rocks Chloe €9,500
Platinum Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Halo Engagement Ring | Jen Engagement Ring
Rocks Maria €3,500
Platinum Princess Cut Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring | Zara Engagement Ring
Rocks Zara €2,750
 Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring | Lisa Engagement Ring
Rocks Lisa €3,995
Platinum Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring | Jade Engagement Ring
Rocks Jade €5,995
Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Three Stone Engagement Ring | Sasha Engagement Ring
Rocks Sasha €2,950
Platinum Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Halo Engagement Ring | Maria Engagement Ring
Rocks Maria €5,495
Platinum Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring | Leah Engagement Ring
Rocks Leah €1,695
Rocks Jewellers | Platinum Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Solitaire | Lara Engagement Ring
Rocks Lara €2,750
Platinum Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Solitaire Twist Engagement Ring | Sinead Engagement Ring
Rocks Sinead €2,695
Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring | Fae Engagement Ring
Rocks Fae €2,995
Engagement Rings, Diamond Rings, Jewellers Dublin Ireland
Rocks Abbigail €3,895
Platinum Oval Cut Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring | Madison Engagement Ring
Rocks Madison €2,875
Marquise Solitaire Engagement Ring | Jessica Engagement Ring
Rocks Jessica €4,795
Yellow Diamond Halo Engagement Ring | Harper Engagement Ring
Rocks Harper €3,795
Yellow Diamond Halo Engagement Ring | Jenna Engagement Ring
Rocks Jenna €5,995
Cushion Cut Diamond Halo Engagement Ring | Gillian Engagement Ring
Rocks Kimberley €3,675
Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Three Stone Engagement Ring | Audrey Engagement Ring
Rocks Audrey €5,950
Oval Cut Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring | Vanessa Engagement Ring
Rocks Vanessa €4,495
Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring | Andrea Engagement Ring
Rocks Andrea €3,995
Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Three Stone Halo Engagement Ring | Carrie Engagement Ring
Rocks Carrie €3,780
Marquise Cut Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring | Arianna Engagement Ring
Rocks Arianna €3,150
18k White Gold Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Halo Engagement Ring | Brooke Engagement Ring
Rocks Sinead €2,995
18k White Gold Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Halo Engagement Ring | Gillian Engagement Ring
Rocks Leslie €3,950
Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Halo Engagement Ring  | Grace Engagement Ring
Rocks Grace €6,950
3 Stone diamond engagement ring set in 18kt white gold.
Rocks Casey €4,750
18k White Gold Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Three Stone Engagement Ring | Eternal Engagement Ring
Rocks Eternal €5,700
18k White Gold Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring | Sarah Engagement Ring
Rocks Sarah €3,595
18k Rose Gold Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Halo Engagement Ring | Jennifer Engagement Ring
Rocks Jennifer €4,495
18k White Gold Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Solitaire Twist Engagement Ring | Megan Engagement Ring
Rocks Megan €4,250
18k White Gold Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Halo Engagement Ring | Anne Engagement Ring
Rocks Anne €6,250
18k Yellow Gold Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring | Tracey Engagement Ring
Rocks Tracey €3,750
18k White Gold Sapphire & Diamond Halo Engagement Ring | Christine Engagement Ring
Rocks Christine €2,250
18k White Gold Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Double Halo Engagement Ring | Caroline Engagement Ring
Rocks Caroline €2,895
18k White Gold Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Solitaire Twist Engagement Ring | Lucy Engagement Ring
Rocks Lucy €4,495
18k Yellow Gold Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring | Fiona Engagement Ring
Rocks Fiona €4,995
18k White Gold Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Halo Engagement Ring | Catherine Engagement Ring
Rocks Catherine €3,250
18k White Gold Princess Cut Diamond Halo Engagement Ring | Isabella Engagement Ring
Rocks Isabella €4,595
18k White Gold Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring | Sofia Engagement Ring
Rocks Sofia €5,650
18k White Gold Princess Cut Diamond Solitaire Twist Engagement Ring | Charlotte Engagement Ring
Rocks Charlotte €2,250
18k White Gold Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Solitaire Twist Engagement Ring | Abigail Engagement Ring
Rocks Abigail €3,995
18k White Gold Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Solitaire Twist Engagement Ring | Sinead Engagement Ring
Rocks Sinead €5,995
18k White Gold Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Solitaire Twist Engagement Ring | Scarlett Engagement Ring
Rocks Scarlett €2,450
18k White Gold Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Three Stone Engagement Ring | Callie Engagement Ring
Rocks Callie €1,995
18k White Gold Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Three Stone Engagement Ring | Callie Engagement Ring
Rocks Callie €5,995
18k White Gold Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Three Stone Engagement Ring | Aoife Engagement Ring
Rocks Eternal €2,975
18k White Gold Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Three Stone Engagement Ring | Rebecca Engagement Ring
Rocks Rebecca €4,450
18k White Gold Pear Halo Engagement Ring | Lila Engagement Ring
Rocks Lila €3,750
18k White Gold Princess Halo Engagement Ring | Eliana Engagement Ring
Rocks Eliana €3,595
18k White Gold Princess Cut Diamond Halo Engagement Ring | Lauren Engagement Ring
Rocks Lauren €4,295
18k White Gold Princess Cut Diamond Halo Engagement Ring | Danielle Engagement Ring
Rocks Danielle €2,675
18k White Gold Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring | Holly Engagement Ring
Rocks Holly €5,950
18k White Gold Cushion Cut Engagement Ring | Orla Engagement Ring
Rocks Orla €4,595
18k White Gold Oval Cut Diamond Double Halo Engagement Ring | Eve Engagement Ring
Rocks Eve €2,795
18k White Gold Princess Cut Three Stone Halo Engagement Ring | Isabelle Engagement Ring
Rocks Isabelle €2,950
18k White Gold Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Three Stone Halo Engagement Ring | Louise Engagement Ring
Rocks Louise €2,750
18k White Gold Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Halo Engagement Ring | Rose Engagement Ring
Rocks Rose €2,695
18k White Gold Emerald Cut Diamond Halo Engagement Ring | Pippa Engagement Ring
Rocks Pippa €3,995
18k White Gold Princess Cut Double Halo Engagement Ring | Laura Engagement Ring
Rocks Laura €2,750
18k White Gold Cushoin Cut Yellow Diamond Halo Engagement Ring | Lottie Engagement Ring
Rocks Lottie €5,010
18k White Gold Princess Cut Diamond Three Stone Engagement Ring | Nicola Engagement Ring
Rocks Nicola €2,330
18k White Gold Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Halo Engagement Ring | Becky Engagement Ring
Rocks Becky €7,995
18k White Gold Oval & Round Brilliant Cut Engagement Ring | Niamh Engagement Ring
Rocks Niamh €3,950
18k White Gold Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring | Holly Engagement Ring
Rocks Holly €5,950
18k White Gold Princess Cut Diamond Halo Engagement Ring | Danielle Engagement Ring
Rocks Danielle €2,675
18k White Gold Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Halo Engagement Ring | Audrina Engagement Ring
Rocks Audrina €7,995
18k White Gold Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Three Stone HAlo Engagement Ring | Ciara Engagement Ring
Rocks Ciara €2,950
Marquise Cut Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring | Emma Engagement Ring
Rocks Emma €3,850
18k White Gold Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Double Halo Engagement Ring | Eilish Engagement Ring
Rocks Eilish €2,950
18k White Gold Pear Cut Diamond Halo Engagement Ring | Ava Engagement Ring
Rocks Ava €3,150
18k White Gold Emerald Cut Diamond Halo Engagement Ring | Mia Engagement Ring
Rocks Mia €1,995
18k White Gold Cushion Cut Diamond Three Stone Halo Engagement Ring | Penelope Engagement Ring
Rocks Penelope €4,950
18k White Gold Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Halo Engagement Ring | Phoebe Engagement Ring
Rocks Phoebe €5,250
18k White Gold Princess Cut Diamond Double Halo Engagement Ring | Rosie Engagement Ring
Rocks Rosie €2,650
18k White Gold Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Three Stone Halo Engagement Ring | Eliza Engagement Ring
Rocks Eliza €1,550
Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Halo Engagement Ring | Lola Engagement Ring
Rocks Lola €4,565
Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Halo Engagement Ring | Ilona Engagement Ring
Rocks Ilona €3,775
18k White Gold Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Halo Engagement Ring | Julia Engagement Ring
Rocks Julia €2,695
18k White Gold Princess Cut Diamond Three Stone Engagement Ring | Nicola Engagement Ring
Rocks Nicola €4,195
18k White Gold Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Halo Engagement Ring | Caoimhe Engagement Ring
Rocks Caoimhe €3,350
Rocks Jewellers Diamond Engagement Ring | White Gold Round Brilliant Cluster – Madelyn
Rocks Madelyn €1,695
18k White Gold Pear Cut Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring | Pearl Engagement Ring
Rocks Pearl €2,750
Rocks Jewellers | White Gold Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Solitaire | Tara Engagement Ring
Rocks Engagement Ring Special €7,995
Rocks Jewellers | White Gold Pear Cut Diamond Halo Ring | Maya Engagement Ring
Rocks Maya €3,750
Rocks Jewellers | White Gold Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Solitaire | Tara Engagement Ring
Rocks Tara €2,995
18k White Gold Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Halo Engagement Ring | Gaby Engagement Ring
Rocks Gaby €6,950
18k yellow gold princess cut diamond double halo ring | Rocks Jewellers Quinn Engagement Ring
Rocks Quinn €2,195
18k White Gold Pear Cut Diamond Halo Engagement Ring | Cora Engagement Ring
Rocks Cora €3,795
Rocks Orla
Rocks Orla €2,450
Rocks Ellie
Rocks Ellie €2,795
Rocks Josie
Rocks Josie €3,375
Rocks Riley
Rocks Riley €2,395
Rocks Isla
Rocks Isla €5,350
Rocks Ollie
Rocks Ollie €3,995
Rocks Naomi
Rocks Naomi €4,350
Rocks Laney
Rocks Laney €3,500

Jewellery

Jewellery or jewelry is a form of personal adornment - such as brooches, rings, necklaces, earrings, and bracelets.

With some exception such as medical alert bracelets or military dog tags, jewellery normally differs from other items of personal adornment in that it has no other purpose than to look appealing, but humans have been producing and wearing it for a long time - with 100,000-year-old beads made from Nassarius shells thought to be the oldest known jewellery.

Jewellery may be made from a wide range of materials, but gemstones, precious metals, beads and shells have been widely used. Depending on the culture and times jewellery may be appreciated as a status symbol, for its material properties, its patterns, or for meaningful symbols. Jewellery has been made to adorn nearly every body part, from hairpins to toe rings.

The word jewellery itself is derived from the word jewel, which was anglicized from the Old French "jouel",[3] and beyond that, to the Latin word "jocale", meaning plaything.

Jewellery has been used for a number of reasons:

Most cultures have at some point had a practice of keeping large amounts of wealth stored in the form of jewellery. Numerous cultures move wedding dowries in the form of jewellery or create jewellery as a means to store or display coins. Alternatively, jewellery has been used as a currency or trade good; an example being the use of slave beads.[citation needed]

Many items of jewellery

, such as brooches and buckles, originated as purely functional items, but evolved into decorative items as their functional requirement diminished.[5]

Jewellery can also be symbolic of group membership, as in the case of the Christian crucifix or Jewish Star of David, or of status, as in the case of chains of office, or the Western practice of married people wearing a wedding ring.

Wearing of amulets and devotional medals to provide protection or ward off evil is common in some cultures; these may take the form of symbols (such as the ankh), stones, plants, animals, body parts (such as the Khamsa), or glyphs (such as stylised versions of the Throne Verse in Islamic art).[6]

In creating jewellery, gemstones, coins,

or other precious items are often used, and they are typically set into precious metals. Alloys of nearly every metal known have been encountered in jewellery. Bronze, for example, was common in Roman times. Modern fine jewellery usually includes gold, white gold, platinum, palladium, titanium, or silver. Most American and European gold jewellery is made of an alloy of gold, the purity of which is stated in karats, indicated by a number followed by the letter K. American gold jewellery must be of at least 10K purity (41.7% pure gold), (though in the UK the number is 9K (37.5% pure gold) and is typically found up to 18K (75% pure gold). Higher purity levels are less common with alloys at 22 K (91.6% pure gold), and 24 K (99.9% pure gold) being considered too soft for jewellery use in America and Europe. These high purity alloys, however, are widely used across Asia, the Middle East and Africa.[citation needed] Platinum alloys range from 900 (90% pure) to 950 (95.0% pure). The silver used in jewellery is usually sterling silver, or 92.5% fine silver. In costume jewellery, stainless steel findings are sometimes used.

Diamonds

Main article: Diamond

Diamonds were first mined in India.[8] Pliny may have mentioned them, although there is some debate as to the exact nature of the stone he referred to as Adamas;[9] In 2005, Australia, Botswana, Russia and Canada ranked among the primary sources of gemstone diamond production.[10][11]

The British crown jewels contain the Cullinan Diamond, part of the largest gem-quality rough diamond ever found (1905), at 3,106.75 carats(621.35 g).

Now popular in engagement rings, this usage dates back to the marriage of Maximilian I to Mary of Burgundy in 1477.[12]

Other gemstones

Main article: Gemstone

Many precious and semiprecious stones are used for jewellery. Among them are:

Amber

Amber, an ancient organic gemstone, is composed of tree resin that has hardened over time. The stone must be at least one million years old to be classified as amber, and some amber can be up to 120 million years old.

Amethyst

Amethyst has historically been the most prized gemstone in the quartz family. It is treasured for its purple hue, which can range in tone from light to dark.

 

Emerald

Emeralds are one of the three main precious gemstones (along with rubies and sapphires) and are known for their fine green to bluish green colour. They have been treasured throughout history, and some historians report that the Egyptians mined emerald as early as 3500 BC.

Jade

Jade is most commonly associated with the colour green but can come in a number of other colours, as well. Jade is closely linked to Asian culture, history, and tradition, and is sometimes referred to as the stone of heaven.

Jasper

Jasper is a gemstone of the chalcedony family that comes in a variety of colours. Often, jasper will feature unique and interesting patterns within the coloured stone. Picture jasper is a type of jasper known for the colours (often beiges and browns) and swirls in the stone's pattern.

Quartz

Quartz refers to a family of crystalline gemstones of various colours and sizes. Among the well-known types of quartz are rose quartz (which has a delicate pink colour), and smoky quartz (which comes in a variety of shades of translucent brown). A number of other gemstones, such asAmethyst and Citrine, are also part of the quartz family. Rutilated quartz is a popular type of quartz containing needle-like inclusions.

Ruby

Rubies are known for their intense red colour and are among the most highly valued precious gemstones. Rubies have been treasured for millennia. In Sanskrit, the word for ruby is ratnaraj, meaning king of precious stones.

Sapphire

The most popular form of sapphire is blue sapphire, which is known for its medium to deep blue colour and strong saturation. Fancy sapphires of various colours are also available. In the United States, blue sapphire tends to be the most popular and most affordable of the three major precious gemstones (emerald, ruby, and sapphire).

Turquoise

Turquoise is found in only a few places on earth, and the world's largest turquoise producing region is the southwest United States. Turquoise is prized for its attractive colour, most often an intense medium blue or a greenish blue, and its ancient heritage. Turquoise is used in a great variety of jewellery styles. It is perhaps most closely associated with southwest and Native American jewellery, but it is also used in many sleek, modern styles. Some turquoise contains a matrix of dark brown markings, which provides an interesting contrast to the gemstone's bright blue colour.

 

Some gemstones (like pearls, coral, and amber) are classified as organic, meaning that they are produced by living organisms. Others are inorganic, meaning that they are generally composed of and arise from minerals.[13]

Some gems, for example, amethyst, have become less valued as methods of extracting and importing them have progressed. Some man-made gems can serve in place of natural gems, such as cubic zirconia, which can be used in place of diamond.[14]

Metal finishes

For platinum, gold, and silver jewellery, there are many techniques to create finishes. The most common are high-polish, satin/matte, brushed, and hammered. High-polished jewellery is by far the most common and gives the metal a highly reflective, shiny look. Satin, or matte finish reduces the shine and reflection of the jewellery and is commonly used to accentuate gemstones such as diamonds. Brushed finishes give the jewellery a textured look and are created by brushing a material (similar to sandpaper) against the metal, leaving "brush strokes." Hammered finishes are typically created by using a soft, rounded hammer and hammering the jewellery to give it a wavy texture.

Impact on society

Jewellery has been used to denote status. In ancient Rome, for instance, only certain ranks could wear rings;[16] Later, sumptuary laws dictated who could wear what type of jewellery, again based on rank. Cultural dictates have also played a significant role. For example, the wearing of earrings by Western men was considered effeminate in the 19th century and early 20th century. More recently, the display of body jewellery, such as piercings, has become a mark of acceptance or seen as a badge of courage within some groups but is completely rejected in others. Likewise, hip hop culture has popularised the slang term bling-bling, which refers to ostentatious display of jewellery by men or women.