It has become tradition nowadays to give a diamond engagement ring to the one you love. But where did this tradition come from? As it turns out, engagement rings have taken quite a journey over the years, with people over time using many different things to symbolize their betrothal.
- Neolithic Period: Cavemen tie cords of braided grass around their chosen mate’s wrists, ankles, and waist, to bring her spirit under his control.
- Circa 2800 BC: Ancient Egyptians are buried with bands of gold or silver wire around their left ring finger, believed to be connected directly to the heart by the vena amoris.
- 2nd Century BC