Long before Haring Jewelers existed, and even before diamonds and other gems were used for engagements, there has always been a way to signify the binding of two in ceremony. If you go back to pre-historic times, cavemen tied braided grass around their chosen mate’s body. The reason that the left ring finger was chosen was it was believed in ancient Egypt to have a vein in it that connected directly to the heart. The first diamond on an engagement ring was recorded in 1477, when Archduke Maximillian of Austria proposed to Mary of Burgundy. Since the beginning of time traditions have evolved and continue to do so.