The reason for a Diamond
It was believed that Cupid’s arrows were tipped with diamonds and thus the most precious gemstone has a strong connection with love.
The first ever documented incident of a diamond ring being presented at an engagement ceremony was in 1477. In the imperial court of Vienna, the Archduke Maximillian of Austria gave a ring to his betrothed, Mary of Burgundy. It featured flat diamond stones, positioned in the shape of the letter “M” to represent Mary’s name.