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Sunday, 4 January 2015


If an Ancient Egyptian gentleman offered a lady a sip of his beer they were betrothed.

In 1939 the South-African based De Beers Consolidated Mines launched a campaign to promote further the tradition of diamond engagement rings. The N.W. Ayer agency of Chicago came up with the line “A diamond is forever.”

Octavio Guillen and Adriana Martinez were married in Mexico City in 1969 at the age of 82 after a world record engagement of 67 years.

Source Dictionary of Phrase & Fable Nigel Rees

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