ArtCarved was founded in Brooklyn, New York in 1850 by J.R. Wood who set out to create the standard for innovation, quality and craftsmanship for diamond engagement rings and wedding bands. His first diamond engagement ring creation, the “Victoria”, immediately captured the hearts of women everywhere. And so began a heritage of helping women celebrate special moments with uniquely beautiful fine jewelry. From the development of the first soldered seamless wedding rings in the 1890’s to the invention of carved rings designed by skilled artisans in the 1920’s, ArtCarved married exquisite craft and the utmost appreciation and understanding of beauty and emotion. In the 1940’s, during WWII, the production of jewelry was ceased by congress to redistribute metals for the war. ArtCarved became the only jewelry brand allowed to continue making wedding rings. ArtCarved popularized the dual ring ceremony, where each married person receives a ring to commemorate their love. Thus began a tradition of rings being exchanged as a sign of enduring love and commitment – a tradition that continues to this day, around the world.