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Jewelry History & Education
Have you ever wondered which came first: the engagement ring or the wedding ring? We go back 4800 years to find the answer, when the tradition of the ring to symbolize a special bond between two people began.
You may have seen advertisements or displays of “cultured freshwater pearls” and noticed two things: the difference in price and appearance from traditional, white "natural" pearls. Why is this?
Ring designs are often deeply symbolic, conveying profound significance with small, but important colors, styles, and more. For example, wheat carving and engraving on rings is often represented with a series of detailed hash marks across the width of the ring. What does such a style symbolize? And how did this style emerge?