|What is the history of the Engagement Ring?
The moment two people decide to marry is probably the most intimate and important time in their lives. The tradition of bestowing an engagement ring to the one you love as a promise of marriage began in 1477. Archduke Maximillian of Hamburg captured his love for Mary of Burgundy, in the first gift of an engagement ring. At the time, diamonds were looked upon as charms and said to enhance the love between a husband and wife. Cupid’s arrows were also thought to be tipped with diamonds, dispersing a magic that nothing else could equal.
From this time onward the tradition of giving an engagement ring began to spread around the world. And today the engagement ring itself has become as much of a milestone as the forthcoming wedding.
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