Diamond engagement rings have an inevitable role to play in representing the love and commitment of two souls. However, many of the people who use diamond engagement rings do not know how it came to be the symbol of love and commitment. In the present time, people are not worried about what they can propose with because the answer is evident that it should be a diamond engagement ring. They are more concerned and worried about how they can propose.
If you are in search of an engagement ring for your loved one, it will be in your best interest to know a little background on how the diamond engagement ring became the symbol of everlasting love and commitment.
History says that the Egyptians believed circles to be symbols of eternity. They did not have diamond rings, but they used braided reeds. They were worn on the ring finger of the left hand, which was believed to have a vein running directly to the heart. The Romans in the ancient days used rings as the symbol of ownership. However, the first use of diamonds on an engagement ring is credited to Archduke Maximilian of Austria. He used a ring with diamonds made into M shape to propose to Mary of Burgundy. This was in the year 1477.
In the latter part of the 19th century, diamond mines were found in South Africa. The British men who operated the diamond mines spread the notion that diamonds were rarely found and that they were very precious. In this attempt, they made the slogan, “Diamonds are forever” for marketing their diamonds. Thus in the 1940s, diamonds gained world attention and came to be used by people from around the world, in their engagement rings. Thus, it became trending to use diamond-embedded rings on engagements.
In the later years, there came many different cuts and shapes of diamonds. The price and value of each diamond engagement ring depend on the kind of diamond that is used in the ring. In the present time, there are bridal engagement rings of different styles available. People have gained understanding, and many are wisely choosing non-diamond engagement rings today. However, the acceptance and love that diamond rings have continues even today and will continue forever. Diamond engagement rings continue to symbolize the love and commitment of two souls in the engagement.