Brief History of Diamond Engagement Rings

Learn a brief history of diamond engagement rings from private jeweler Kate Hemphill in this Howcast video.

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Diamonds are synonymous with love. That's the great thing about engagement rings, is they always comes with a story. This diamond has been a symbol of royal weddings and a marriage pledge since the Middle Ages. The diamonds have evolved from an ancient religious symbol in India to now, a symbol of promise and forever. It's even been believed that Cupid's arrows were tipped with diamonds. Over time, rings became more embellished and adorned and then the focus turned to big, single stones with the discovery of new deposits and mines. The great thing about engagement rings and diamonds is that they always have a story to tell and one day, so will yours.

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