Engagement Traditions Throughout Time From Grass to Diamonds

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    The perfect engagement ring

    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