So youÐ²Ð‚â„¢ve given it a lot of thought and youÐ²Ð‚â„¢ve decided you have found the person you want to marry, but how do you propose with a ring or with something else? The earliest known example of a diamond engagement ring being used as a marriage proposal was in the year 1477, when the Arch Duke Maximilian of Vienna introduced a diamond ring to Mary of Burgundy to symbolise their intent to marry. It wasnÐ²Ð‚â„¢t until the 19th century however that it turned common for a man to existing his future wife with an engagement ring. Previously, it was tradition to existing the bride-to-be with a sewing thimble.Nowadays depending on the country, there are different traditions associated with getting engaged, for example if you lived in the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia, Italy, France, Sweden, Slovenia an engagement ring is generally worn on the remaining hand, this was because of the vein that travels directly to the heart from the ring finger. However in other countries such as, Greece, Russia, Spain, India, Colombia, Venezuela, and Poland it is most often worn on the right hand. In fact in Germany the brides change their engagement ring to their right hand once they are married, that definitely cuts down and matching your ring to the wedding band.