'The History of Engagement Rings' Gets the Facts Straight

By: Marie C. Hudson - Published: Nov 28, 2011 • References: blog.gemvara & onlyinfographic
You've no doubt heard Beyonce (and countless fans on YouTube) sing, "If you liked it, then you should have put a ring on it," many times before, but if you're wondering where this tradition of pre-nuptial rings started, 'The History of Engagement Rings' will clear some things up for you.

Created by Gemvara, the illustrated chart explains how the marital tradition came to be, and outlines some of the most fabulous engagement rings over the years. Although the saying "Diamonds are a girl's best friend," might ring true for many women, it seems that many ladies of the 19th Century were perfectly okay with receiving a sewing thimble instead! Personally, I don't know if I'd be too keen on that, but the diamond-less "Posy Ring," which includes a message or poem engraved inside, does sound quite nice.

Whether you're already ring shopping, or you flee at the sound of wedding bells, 'The History of Engagement Rings' is a must-see! Stats for Extravagant Bridal Bling Infographics Trending: Older & Mild
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