The History of Engagement Rings

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Often we find ourselves following traditions without actually knowing where these traditions started and why we take part in them. Engagement rings are a common tradition that few people know the origin of. What is the significance of the engagement ring? Why does one person in the relationship wear one and the other (usually) doesn’t? Why does the ring's stone tend to be a diamond? What is the proper etiquette for wearing the rings before and after the ceremony? These are all valid questions that few actually can answer. Here is a look at the history and significance of engagement and wedding rings.

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