Ladies, if there's anyone to thank for the essential pre-wedding tradition of being proposed to via a sizable glistening diamond rock, it's Archduke Maximilian of Austria. A Roman emperor in the 1400s, he gifted his soon to be wife, Mary of Burgundy, with a diamond ring that had other men of stature and wealth clamoring to do the same for their significant others.
In present time, while not written on paper, popping the question with an engagement ring now stands as the unspoken mandatory first step to getting married. But while diamonds may be a girl's best friend, they don't exactly come cheap as men often spend three months' worth of their salary just to afford the perfect band. That said, those with more paper in their bank to spend naturally go all out for their SO. Fun fact: Did you know that the most expensive engagement ring in the world clocked in at 10 million dollars?
Watch the full video below to find out who the ludicrously expensive ring belongs to.