Engagement rings have long been a beautiful and romantic symbol of the promise of two people to wed one another. The tradition of giving one’s financee a ring began in 1477 when Maximilian of Austria gave his lady, Mary of Burgundy, custom jewelry, a ring, beautifully crafted by a jeweler. Even today, in our generation, millennials of both genders are giving bridal jewelry to their prospective spouses. These days they are much more relaxed about using diamonds and gems created in a laboratory, as opposed naturally formed gemstones, than older generations, but the tradition still stands.
Every year, millions of Americans buy fine jewelry from jewelry stores, Read More