Since as far back as the ancient Roman civilisation, men have been giving ‘betrothal rings’ as a representation of their commitment. But the connection between diamond rings and engagements was made as late as the 15th century.
The proposal that made diamonds synonymous with love was made by the Austrian Archduke Maximillian. His fiancée wore a diamond engagement ring on the fourth finger of her left hand as it was believed that the vein of love ran through this finger and led straight to the heart.
What percentage of engagement rings are diamonds?
According to Marilyn Munro, diamonds are a girl’s best friend. And their popularity has never wavered since the 1900s, becoming the ultimate symbol of love, even today. About 85 – 90% of engagement rings still feature at least one diamond.
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