Trivia: In 1477, the archduke of Austria commissioned the first what?
Correct Answer: Engagement ring
So why is this answer correct? : Wedding bands have been a tradition for centuries longer than engagement rings. The first record of a true engagement ring dates to the 15th century, when Archduke Maximillian of Austria commissioned a diamond engagement ring for his betrothed, Mary of Burgundy. News of this ring sparked an interest in the practice of engagement rings and the use of diamonds rather than other gemstones.