The appearance of rings has been traced all the way back to Egyptian times. However, engagement rings (as we know of today) date back to the Roman Empire, when men used to offer both a gold and an iron ring to their fiancées as a tradition. These rings worked as a mutual contract between families.
Historical documents suggest that the first engagement ring used for a proposal was a precious ring offered by the Roman Emperor Maximilian I to the Duchess of Burgundy in 1477.
Today, the fashion industry still has kept the beautiful tradition of uniting two souls in marriage with a ring, to represent how they feel for each other. Through a process of continuous evolution, which provides innumerous different styles and options, capable of pleasing virtually any bride’s personality and taste, engagement rings have become a fashion statement, as well.