The History of Engagement Rings

Ever wonder where the tradition of giving an engagement ring came from? It wasn’t always platinum and diamonds. In fact, rubies, claddagh rings, and even thimbles (that's right) were popular choices at times throughout the history of giving these rings. Check out this infographic and explore more about this tradition, including why this ring is worn on your fourth finger and where that whole “2-months salary” myth came from. And, learn about the 4 C’s of picking a diamond, then and see women who wore some of the most remarkable engagement rings in history.
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