Published at Monday, 23 September 2019. Wedding Ring. By Pierre Ruest.
Most people know that a wedding ring is symbolic of the bond of love and commitment between two people. But not everyone knows about the history behind this small yet powerful symbol. The history of the wedding ring goes back not just hundreds but thousands of years. No other currently practiced wedding tradition has been around as long.
In many areas of Africa, revolutionary groups have taken over some of the diamond mines using proceeds to finance their illegal operations. These diamonds are referred to as conflict diamonds or blood diamonds. The United Nations instituted a system of controlling diamonds that were taken from these groups by insisting that all of the legal diamonds must be accompanied by a certificate of sale as they moved through the system but the system has not worked well. Today, these blood diamonds total less than 2% of the overall market share.
Buying the right engagement ring can be one of the most difficult and exhilarating processes in any individuals lifetime. Traditionally it has fallen to the responsibility of the proposer to find the ring; however, today couples often shop together to select the ring. Either way; this exciting challenge requires an understanding in order to find the engagement ring that is unique and will adequately reflect the true essence of this important milestone.
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