Diamonds are a girl’s best friend. And when those stones are mounted in precious metal and handed off in the form of an engagement ring, their value goes beyond dollar signs. Alas, when a divorce rolls around the men also take a shine to the shiny baubles! With values in the thousands of dollars, the symbol of romance and commitment can foment a bitter battle in the big house of justice.
Slate.com has a great article on engagement rings. According to the article “more than 80 percent of American brides receive a diamond engagement ring (at an average cost of around $3,200) before they get married.” But where did the tradition begin, and why is it so endeared.
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