Published at Monday, 26 August 2019. Wedding Ring. By Christien Gagnon.
Women’s diamond wedding ring sets may feature sparkling diamonds on the wedding band in addition to the engagement ring, and sometimes the wedding band will wrap around the engagement setting to create a horizontal line of diamonds when they are worn or joined together. You can also select from plain gold wedding bands to accompany the engagement ring as a part of the set or a gold wedding band with filigree, engraving, milgrain, or other design.
For many years, it was thought that diamonds worn on the left hand would ward off evil spirits and they signified betrothal to the public. Finally, those who could afford it began to call it a diamond engagement ring. The popularity of the diamond engagement ring really began to take off in 1938 when the advertising slogan, Diamonds are Forever, was coined and when De Beers introduced the control system that successfully worked as diamonds were withheld from the market by way of a monopoly. In the early 20th century, one of the chairman of De Beers Diamond Mining Corporation optimistically predicted that the diamond trade would prosper, ”so long as men are foolish and women are vain.”
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.
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