They have consistently been the most popular piece of jewellery. It has been said that they are “the article of jewellery around which centers tradition, antiquity, utility and symbolic meaning of the greatest reverential character.”
An atmosphere of magic and charm has always surrounded them. There has been a strong believe that both good and bad spirits inhabited rings.
Engagement rings were worn on the left-hand ring finger, which apparently had a vein that ran directly to the heart, later named Vena amoris.