Evolution of the diamond engagement ring

According to the American Gem Society, records show Archduke Maximillian of Austria commissioned the very first diamond engagement ring in 1477. The ring was for his betrothed, Mary of Burgundy.

Engagement rings are no exception to changing tastes and fashions through the years. WP Diamonds are specialists in diamond valuations. The firm created this informative guide to engagement ring styles of the 20th century. 


Antique diamond engagement ring

Antique diamond ring, two-tone 14K gold, circa early 1900s, .25 ct. old mine cut natural center diamond, .27 ctw. The size 6 ring is offered for $1,395 at Once Upon A Diamond on RubyLane.com. 
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