The Actual Meaning Behind the Wedding Engagement

by:Ultimate     2020-11-19

The start of the wedding engagement ring dates back to the Fourth Lateran Council, which was presided over by Pope Innocent III (1215). Pope Innocent announced that there needs to be a longer waiting period between a betrothal and the marriage, which spawned the inception of ring giving. Typically plain rings of silver, gold, or iron were presented. Engagement rings with gems were representative of status and aristocracy. After time, diamonds were made available to the middle class as well.The reason that diamonds are generally found in engagement rings traces back to the Middle Ages, and even Roman Times. The Romans revered the diamond simply because they believed it had supernatural powers. It was known to counteract poison, reduce the chances of insanity and dispel fear.These days the diamond engagement ring is considered a standard. This has essentially to do with DeBeer's extensive marketing campaign 'A Diamond is Forever' in the middle of the 20th century.For a huge selection of Wedding engagement rings goto

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