In many cultures, women receive engagement rings during the proposal. An engagement ring symbolizes the promise to marry each other. Thus, the engagement ring is the wedding band’s predecessor. In the past, engagement rings were mostly being worn by the brides-to-be. However, more and more men decide to wear an engagement ring, too. Also, an increasing number of women decide to take their chance and propose to their loved one – including a ring. In many cases, a formal proposal doesn’t happen, but the couple decides the engagement together. In this case, engagement rings are still a beautiful symbol of the agreement.