August , 2020
While we know the “concept” of an engagement ring has its origins in prehistoric rites, the circle, as a symbol of endless unions, only took the shape of a ring later. Before that, ribbons and bracelets from a wide variety of materials like leather, hemp, and iron were used.
The official existence of the engagement ring dates back to ancient Roman and Greek civilizations. The Egyptian grammarian Apion, who described innumerable Egyptian artifacts, provided interesting historical information about rings.
Unfortunately, most of Apion’s contributions were destroyed. We know him better from the works of Plutarch, the Greek philosopher.