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The History of Engagement Rings

The History of Engagement Rings

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Ever wonder WHY the left ring finger IS the left ring finger? It was once believed that the left ring finger contained a vein that led to the heart. The history of engagement rings is surprisingly interesting and dates back to ancient times. Did you know that in the 19th century a sewing thimble used to be given instead of a ring? Or that before diamonds a ring with a poem was given? Read more about engagement ring history.

And, on a side note, a very Happy Thanksgiving to all of our readers in the U.S.! May your day be filled with all of the things you are thankful for...maybe even that new diamond ring, and all it stands for, on your left hand?!