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Divorce Rings

April 11th, 2012 by Cobwebs

Divorce RingApparently they’re a thing. Who knew?

Jane of All Trades turned me on to this “bridal bouquet stuffed in a bird skull” design by Gisèle Ganne, who states that the elements are traditional French wedding symbols subverted to show the inevitability of the breakup.

Ganne appears to be at the forefront of the divorce-jewelry trend, with a number of designs available for sale at Boticca–pricey, but quite lovely–and additional photos at her site. Check out her other work, too; she has some attractive mourning jewelry.

Other divorce rings include BR Paterson’s line engraved with sayings like, “Over You” and “So Long,” Spritzer and Furman’s split heart, and Diana Maynard’s “broken band” design. I also quite like Vagabond Jewelry’s amusing but highly impractical guillotine ring.

Sites commenting on the trend range from pearl-clutching “Why would you want to remind yourself of a divorce?” to “Heck yes, celebrate your freedom.” I myself can think of a lot of things I’d rather blow a couple grand on, but am otherwise unmoved. What do you think? Weird, or cool?

(Thanks, Jane of All Trades!)

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