So you’ve given it a lot of thought and you’ve decided you have found the person you want to marry, but how do you propose with a ring or with something else? The earliest known example of a diamond engagement ring being used as a marriage proposal was in the year 1477, when the Arch Duke Maximilian of Vienna presented a diamond ring to Mary of Burgundy to symbolise their intent to marry. It wasn’t until the 19th century however that it became common for a man to present his future wife with an engagement ring. Previously, it was tradition to present the bride-to-be with a sewing thimble.
Different cultures….. Different rings