Getting a divorce? Celebrate with a ring

I guess I’m not surprised. If it’s now acceptable to wear a my-daddy’s-guarding-my-virginity ring, why not a ring to celebrate getting divorced?

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Image courtesy D Jewelry CoThompson’s divorce ring 

Several jewelry stores have begun carrying divorce rings, and some companies, like Divorced Jewelry Company, sell them exclusively. Harold Thompson, founder of Divorced Jewelry Co., also designed (and patented!) its divorce ring. The original design is a thick gold band with three white gold sections on one side – one band each for the year you met your spouse, the year you married your spouse, and the year you divorced your spouse. You can get the ring in several other combinations of metals.

From the Divorced Jewelry website:

We created a line of rings with a separation in the normal “never-ending circle.” This symbolizes a point in one’s life when some type of separation came, whether by divorce or legal separation.

Depressing, no?

Some people, like ring designer Laurie Lunsford, who designed a divorce ring for her company, Transition Rings, see the divorce ring as a symbol of hope and a source of motivation to move forward.

Does a ring to remind you of one of the most painful experiences of your life seem masochistic to anyone else?

Via KVUE

Comments

Anonymous's picture

Masochistic? Maybe, maybe not.

I see how it would be helpful out on the dating scene. You could easily detect which hotties were available via divorce and not just out for a night on the town. Its true, there are those who take off their wedding rings pretending to be free, hoping for quick a hookup. By the way, taking the ring off leaves a big indentation on the finger (dead give away). Look for it on your local hotty’s left hand.

Anonymous's picture

By the way, taking the ring off leaves a big indentation on the finger (dead give away). Look for it on your local hotty’s left hand.

oh shit

Anonymous's picture

Yea. I learned that from a 007 movie.

Amelia van Housentrapp's picture

Someone wrote in to Dear Abby about this:

http://www.uexpress.com/dearabby/?uc_full_date=20080420