Forever? Why the Diamond is the Timeless Gemstone for Engagement Rings

Today, women are enraptured by the idea of being presented with a gleaming diamond ring under a moonlit sky and illuminated by a thousand twinkling stars. Though this may seem like a modern way to ask for a woman’s hand in marriage, the idea of presenting a ring has actually been around since the Roman times. Back then, men would swap modest betrothal rings made of iron, then of gold.

When it comes to engagement rings, most people would immediately think of a gleaming diamond sparkling on a bride-to-be’s finger. It seems that diamonds have been the staple gemstone for engagement rings, and there’s a surprisingly rich history behind this.

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