A guest post from Appleby Jewellers
Many people know how and where to buy an engagement ring, but not many people know the history or statistics behind them. We’ve put together some fun facts about engagement rings, to help you learn about the origins of the custom, the most popular styles and shapes, and lots of other interesting stories about this traditional piece of jewellery.
♥ 1. The custom of giving engagement rings began as early as the Ancient Egyptian period. Engagement rings are traditionally worn on the fourth finger of the left hand, because the Ancient Egyptian people believed that it contained a vein which led to the heart.