Does an engagement ring need to have a diamond?

December 21, 2012 | Updated: 6:01 p.m., December 21, 2012

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You’ve heard the song “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend,” but are they really?

Each year, more couples looking to tie the knot are choosing less traditional engagement rings. ¬†Instead of a diamond, they’re going for gems and styles that reflect their personal taste.

By the way, a diamond ring wasn’t always the go-to rock of choice. That trend started back in the 1940s when De Beers started their “diamonds are forever” ad campaign to boost sales.

Our Food for Thought question: Does an engagement ring need to have a diamond?