Until some 100 years ago, an engagement was a normal contract between two ordinary people who were planning to get married. Currently, the strength of feelings must be demonstrated by properly selected jewelry in the form of a gift. What does an engagement ring mean?
In Western cultures, it has been assumed that the person wearing it is committed to getting married. The ring is presented as an engagement gift by a proposing man.
Of course, the most popular stone for an engagement is a diamond. However, exotic colored stones, especially in unusual cuts, are a very interesting alternative.
The ring below is an example of this. The main sapphire has a cushion cut. It is complemented by a halo with diamonds. The ring was made of white 14k gold.