Engagement is the moment when you and your lovers commit to start the relationship going into a deepr stage. It is the beginning stage before entering marriage life. Not all people do engagement ceremony.
Some are exchanging ring and some are proposing the girl by giving a ring. Up till now, engagement has become part of the tradition between the lovers.
But the question might appear once in your mind about engagement ring history and the first invention of this tradition.
The use of ring for engagement came along long time ago. Started from pre-history, before century, 1st century, until it becomes tradition today. It will become a very long history to write. Briefly, it can say that the modern tradition of the use of ring for engagement came from the ancient Egyptians.
Besides, it is also found that ancient Rome did the same thing. In the middle ages, diamond was used as engagement ring. Then in 1500-1700s there were tradition of engagement using rings made of silver or gold metal. Then, when it came to the end of Victorian Era in 1800s, diamond was used for engagement ring.
Engagement rings history of modern society starts to be accepted by in the Early 1900s. It became common tradition especially to show prosperity. The use od diamond has extended to the use of platinum. The ring was made with some ornament and in lacy style. In contrast, between 1920-1930s, the ring use for engagement was more showing off its aesthetic in a modern characteristic.
At that time, the rings were accented with gems which were colorful. This was the time of the rising stars like rubies and sapphires. Next, it is 1940 where the world war II occured. However, the tradition was still running. The rings at that time tend to be big with various designs. Gold was the most used metal while platinum metal was scarce for war needs.
History behind engagement rings keep going on to the 1950s. It was the trend of yellow and rose gold ring. In 1960s, the use of diamond had come back and it was the trend for celebrity engagement ring. Started from 1970s, there were new trends which were radiant cuts and princess cuts.
And now, the tradition of engagement is still running. However, the use of rings broaden into wide range of metal and style used. For tomorrow’s trend, it is believed that engagement ring will still exist and keep growing.