15 Things you Probably Didn’t Know About Engagement Rings

15 Things you Probably Didn’t Know About Engagement Rings

Engagement Ring Facts

1. The first engagement ring dates back to the ancient Egyptian period. The ring was placed on the third finger of the left hand because it was believed there was a vein that connected all the way to your heart. This vein was considered the “Love” vein.

2. The most expensive engagement ring belongs to singer Beyonce Knowles. It is 18 Carats and cost around 5 million dollars. This ring was given to her by Rapper Jay-Z.

3. In the olden days, engagement rings were given as a promise to always financially support your spouse. The ring showed a form of financial commitment.

4. The most popular month to get engaged is December. December is just around major holidays like Christmas and Hanukkah.

5. The most popular cut for a diamond in an engagement ring is the round brilliant shape. About 53% of women prefer this shape

6. Buying an engagement ring online can potentially save you anywhere from 20-25% off normal retail price. 7. 28% of women reject the engagement proposal if they hate the ring.

8. The tradition of giving a diamond ring as a form of engagement started in 1477 when Archduke Maximilian of Austria proposed to Mary Burgundy with a gold ring set with a diamond.

9. Diamonds were first discovered in India around 800 BC

10. The Youngest Diamond is approximately 900 million years old!

11. In America and most other countries engagement rings are typically worn on the left ring finger. In countries such as Germany, Russia and India the ring is actually worn on your right ring finger.

12. If you shine an Ultra Violet light on a diamond for some time, the diamond is supposed to glow for a couple of seconds. This is a theory that is used to test if a diamond is real.

13. In America 73% of engagement rings happen to be set in White Gold

14. According to The Knot, in 2011 the average pricing for an engagement ring was $5200!

15. Although you think all women get a diamond ring when they are proposed to, the fact is that only 80% of women receive a diamond ring upon proposal.

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