Where does the tradition of diamond engagement rings come from?


Diamonds were discovered in India circa 800 B.C. and became sought after as the news about them spread across the globe. This was because of their immense beauty and rarity; it was even believed that they possessed a magical quality. Early societies were particularly taken by the hardness of the stone – the word “diamond” is derived from the Greek “adamas” which translates as unconquerable! It therefore made the perfect choice of stone to add to the traditional hoop which represented eternity. This however, was not until the 15th century and became a custom for the royal or extremely wealthy. The first recorded giving of a diamond engagement ring was from the Archduke Maximilian of Hamburg to Mary of Burgundy in 1477.

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