Published at Saturday, 21 September 2019. Wedding Ring. By Agnès Riel.
With the absence of the wedding ring on prince’s hand, don’t get your mind to thinking that their marriage is in trouble. The royal couple is very much in love and has been enjoying the matrimonial bliss for five years now. But then, what is it that made the prince not wear a ring despite being happily married to the love of his life and mother of his kids? The reason is pretty simple – personal preference. Before the couple’s wedding in 2011, a report in Time stated that the prince will not wear a ring because of ”personal preference.”It was something the couple discussed but Prince William isn’t one for jewellery,” a Palace aide said.
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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