The engagement ring often appears to be a tradition as old as mankind itself. It's a sign of love that every woman expects to receive and every man expects to give. Whether it's diamond encrusted or a simple gold band, the engagement ring is a symbol that is as much a part of romance as the rose.
Where did it come from, though? The ring is a simple enough thing. Why, and where, did it become so closely entwined with the engagement?