engagement rings

The Men's Engagement Ring Fail of 1926

Betrothed men and women have exchanged rings for centuries, but women receiving diamonds is a 20th-century invention. Cristen and Caroline take an unromantic look and how DeBeers taught us that diamonds are forever and should cost two months salary.

Prince William's Engagement Ring Means He's in It to Win It

Prior to popping the question, Prince William says he carried around Kate Middleton's engagement ring for weeks -- in his royal rucksack, no less -- while the couple vacationed in Africa. The Prince was probably sweating bullets every time he reached in that rucksack because if he misplaced the bauble, there'd be no replacing it. He surprised his princess-to-be with the same sapphire and diamond ring his father presented to Princess Di when he proposed.