For centuries, the ring has always been offered at the time of proposal, followed by the wedding band at the time of the wedding.
The band signified the holy union, and the engagement ring stands the test of time.
According to the American Gem Society, diamond engagement rings first became popular in the 1930s. The trend caught on quickly. By 1965, 80 percent of all new brides in the United States sported one. Diamonds signify steadfast, enduring love because of their unmatched strength and beauty.
It has been said that the 'vein of love' runs from the third finger on the left hand all the way to the heart. Thus, it stands to reason that this finger is the most logical place for the wedding rings. There isn't much science to back up this notion, but it's the most romantic explanation!
In any case, the wedding ring tradition holds fast and strong, and symbolizes eternal commitment between two people.
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