Wickedpinto made the assertion in the thread below, that the engagement ring tradition only goes back to the 1940′s, where it was invented by the De Beers Diamond Company. It’s true that it didn’t become the standard that it is today until that time, but engagement rings have been around for a very long time.
So as a public service I am going to provide some links for the benefit of all “engagement ring tradition deniers”.
The second link makes the case that it was mostly the De Beers Co. that got the trend going to what it is today. The other links provide a more romanticized view.
Hey, it’s my blog, I can write about whatever I want. Traditions are important to conservatives, dammit!