United kingdom dating and marriage culture
, Morocco was believed to be the westernmost point in the world.
At that time, the Maghrib region included the countries that are today Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia.
Usually the couple buys a pair of rings, each one to be worn on the ring finger of the right hand.
These rings may be worn again after marriage too, or substituted by wedding bands.
Engagement rings appeared more recently, in the 15th century, when the ideas of marriage and love became more closely aligned.
There are many possibilities: engraving the name of the couple, only the name of the boyfriend or girlfriend, or even their nicknames.
It is possible to engrave the date when the couple started dating as well, but it is not obligatory.
In some countries, such as in the United Kingdom, it is a new trend to melt the old marriage bands and create brand new rings.
In Brazil it is not a spread habit, though; divorced people simply just stop wearing their wedding bands.