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Diamond Engagement Rings

One of the most prolific wedding traditions in the United States is that of the diamond engagement ring. Today, a diamond engagement ring symbolizes a promise of love and marriage, and cements plans for a wedding. However, the tradition of diamond engagement rings has a colorful history. Engagement rings were first given to women during Victorian times as a sign of the man’s wish to marry her, much like today. The reasoning behind the gift of a ring was that the man had to provide some type of collateral to the woman to prove his good intentions. The ring served to guard against a man promising marriage and t