Check out these crazy facts about engagement rings we have discovered with our many years of selling them at Steven Stone. woman wearing a diamond engagement ring The tradition of giving an engagement ring was introduced in 1477 when Archduke Maximillian of Austria gave Mary of Burgundy a gold ring set with diamonds as a deceleration of his love. By far the most popular diamond shape and cut s the round brilliant cut diamond. You can save money buying online, as sometimes the ring and diamond can be half the price of high street jewellers prices. The word diamond comes from the Greek word “adamant” meaning invincible, as diamonds are the hardest known substance on earth. You can save the tax costs if you buy from one country and import the ring in. December is always the most busiest month for engagement ring shopping. The best way to tell if the diamond is real is by shining an ultraviolet light on the stone which will glow in the dark for a few seconds if it’s real. The youngest diamond is 900 million years old. The average weight of a diamond for engagement ring is aroundv 0.37 points of a carat. An engagement ring is traditionally worn on the third finger on a woman’s left hand in the UK.