ENGAGEMENT RINGS. The first engagement ring is believed to have been offered in the fifteenth century by the Archduke Maximilian of Austria. He presented a solitaire diamond when he asked for the hand of Marie de Bourgogne in marriage.
It is said that Cupid’s arrows were diamond tipped to provide them with their emotional power.
The term cut refers to the facets, and their proportions, on the surface of a diamond.