French-Based Jeweler Launches Divorce Rings

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March 30, 2012 – There used to be a ring for “I Do” and here comes one for “I Don’t.” The alarming rate of divorce has tickled the fancy of a French jewellery designer, Gisele Ganne, and has created a divorce ring for women who miss seeing a ring on their wedding finger.

According to the jeweler, the idea is for women to buy the ring for themselves at the end of their marriage and wear it on their wedding finger as a defiant “I don’t!”

Describing this wonderful invention on the company’s website, the jeweler said:

Mourning is not just about dead people, it is also about dead relationships and decaying marriages. Today, 42% of the marriages finish by divorce in UK and 38% in France. My divorce jewellery refers to old and contemporary wedding customs to illustrate this sort of mourning. As a French, most of these customs come from France as the Bride Globe which it is a present to the bride to put her bouquet and her crown after the wedding. All the decoration inside symbolize the union and give luck to the marriage. I use union and marriage symbols and subvert them to show the inevitability of the breakup, but also show that from these ashes may raise a new life.”

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