The Ultimate Gift Of Love

Beautiful, complex, eternal and unreserved – the multitude of forms that love takes has fascinated humanity for millennia. It is an emotion that can live quietly and contentedly in the everyday, but it is one that also needs to be celebrated, with love stories extolled for the wonderful tales that they tell.

Diamonds have long been a way to commemorate love, with the incredible gemstones representing its limitless possibilities. For generations, they have been given as gifts of love in its never-ending varieties. And it is easy to see why these incredible gemstones have come to symbolise the most powerful emotion of them all.

The word diamond comes from the Greek word ‘adamas’, meaning invincible, showing the pure strength of the diamond itself. This remarkable quality came to represent the power of unbreakable love, a love that is eternal and everlasting, invincible. Throughout history the sparkling gem was then used to symbolise declarations and promises of love in all kinds of ways, becoming a talisman for anyone who wanted to celebrate the beautiful bonds that they had formed.

Like every love story, diamonds have also been on a fascinating journey. Formed over 100 miles below the surface of the earth, in an incredibly hostile environment, they need conditions that are just right to form. The gemstones are essentially carbon, and the perfect combination of intense pressure and temperature is needed to form the crystalline structure of the gem, giving it its sparkle and fire.
Some gems can form in only a matter of days, whereas others take months, or years and most are millions, if not billions of years old. This is all down to the environment. If the temperature or pressure changes, the formation of the stone can be interrupted and will have to wait for the right conditions to continue its journey. An inspiring piece of nature that has defeated all of the odds.

Lousie Ramsay, Diamond Manager at Laings notes: “One thing that has always fascinated me is how diamonds are a completely natural phenomenon. I love that something that has been hidden underground for billions of years can be transformed into something so beautiful.”

Each diamond then waits patiently through the ages for the moment it can tell your love story. Diamond jewellery is often charged with emotion, acting as a token of love and carrying its own special meaning. Whether it is an engagement ring given to mark your commitment of forever, a bracelet gifted to a daughter to represent unconditional love, or a pair of earrings for a friend that has always been there, the feeling tied to each piece is undeniable.

“Diamonds are such a sentimental gemstone. I bought a ring in memory of someone special to me. It means the world to me and I wear it every day. It is the same for our clients. I hear so many stories of love, not one the same, and it is such a privilege to help them find the one unique diamond to celebrate these stories.” – Louise Ramsay

True love in all its forms is something special that is as rare as a diamond itself, and it deserves to be celebrated and acknowledged. The gift of a diamond is a way to show how much someone means to you, allowing them to hold this sentiment with them, always feeling connected. Laings understands that diamonds are the ultimate gift of love and hosts an exquisite collection of jewellery, curated to honour incredible stories and limitless possibilities. For generations they have shared with clients the special relationships that beautiful jewellery symbolises helping them to find luxurious gifts to carry these sentiments for years to come.

Visit Laings and allow the expert team to help you to find the perfect gift to celebrate your love.
46-50 Argyll Arcade, Glasgow
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