The words "jewellery" and "jewel" come from the French "joie", which means joy or great happiness.
Over the course of civilisations, objects of adornment have symbolised many things, such as protection, authority, strength, wellbeing…
Without a doubt, one of the most widely-spread traditions, directly linked to feelings of joy, is becoming betrothed or getting engaged.
This tradition began in the 15th century when Archduke Maximilian proposed to Marie de Bourgogne, offering her a ring with a central mounted diamond: the solitaire.
Jewellery delivers a message, and presenting an exclusive “Del Tempels” creation will make a special occasion unforgettable.