“Honey, let’s talk about a metastable allotrope of carbon”
“What?! Now?! I couldn’t care less about it!”
“Good-good… So a diamond wedding ring goes off the list…”
The wedding ring is an important symbol of love (both are endless, at least at the start), bonding, and financial status of the new family.
Wedding rings also signal to others that their owners are wed. There are people who believe it is the rings’ most needed function.
Challenge your man if he can take off his ring with one hand while his hand is in his own pocket, and if he’s doing it fast and easy, start talking to your divorce lawyers.
In the 19th century, as I discovered at a temporary exhibition hosted by the Hermitage (in St.Petersburg), women were wearing wedding bracelets as well. These bracelets would have a portrait of their beloved husband. If you read my post on the differences between enamel miniatures and photographs, you’d realise how excited I was to see this portrait.
Let’s do a close up onto her arms:
The wedding bracelet doesn’t just signal to the viewer that she’s married, it also announces she’s married to a very attractive young officer whose gauntlet will be thrown at you on a slightest suspicion of you being improperly gallant towards the wearer.
Would you wear such a bracelet as a wedding ring? Do you think this fashion can be revived?