To start off the history of the engagement ring, you have to go all the way back to prehistoric man. It is said, based on different cave paintings and such, that men use to tie women's' arms and legs together. This was to prevent them from running away. As you can see, this is not very flattering by today's standards! However, the vines that they used to tie the girls down form a circle around their hands and feet (or a ring). After a period of time, the vines would have to be cut so the woman could walk around. If the woman did not run away, then they were to be married.
It was not until the Romans came around that people started warring these engagement rings (or truth rings as they use to be called) on their left hand. This is a tradition that is believed to have been picked up by Rome from Egypt. From there, Romans started to engrave the engagement rings to give them more of a personal feel. When the middle ages rolled around, the rings finally started to get gems put in them. However, diamond wedding rings were not the norm. Most people added in stones like emeralds, sapphires, and rubies. Of course, other gems of color were used as well.
Diamond wedding rings came in some time later. Diamonds are known as the hardest mineral in the earth. They can stand up to fire and rough treatment. So naturally, over time, people started to use diamonds to show their love for each other. They wanted something that could stand up to the different elements just like they wanted their marriage to.
Now people can buy engagement rings online. In fact, people can even buy engagement ring sets online. These sets include not only the engagement ring, but also the wedding ring as well. The main reason why people buy these kinds of rings online is because it saves them a lot of money. Most of the time people cannot find engagement rings that are within their price range at stores. When they do find a ring, it's normally not the one that they want. For the same price that you paid for the ring that you do not like, you could get a ring that is about ten times better online. That is the joy of buying these kinds of things online.
So when it comes time to buy your engagement rings, you need to take your search to the internet. This is the best way to be able to make sure that you get the ring that you really want for you soon to be wife. The engagement ring has come a long way and has changed many times. However, today the engagement rings that we use are some of the best that the world has ever seen.