There are also arguments that could go against my research question as a whole. A popular belief is that engagement rings aren’t valued based off of their wealth but instead are viewed as a symbol of love. It has been proven that often beliefs and culture lead to rituals in a society. This can be applied to the use of diamond rings for proposals. Whether the use of diamond rings is a tradition because of the separation of classes, or if it is based off of beliefs and values, it is now a large part of today’s economy. A social stance can be taken to ask why the male buys the ring and proposes and that could lead to the use of feminism to answer this question. One could also ask what the diamond ring means as a symbol and view the questions through a psychological lens.