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Move over wedding rings, the divorce ring makes its debut

We’ve heard of divorce parties, but divorce rings to celebrate the newly single status of a woman is a new one on us, however one jewellery designer is hoping her designs for women who want to commemorate their new relationship status will tap into a whole new market.

The rings are worn in place of a wedding band and take their inspiration from traditional wedding and marriage symbols, but with a dark twist. One of the divorce rings designed by Gisele Ganne, priced from £850, mixes symbols we’d associate with love and marriage, including a bride’s bouquet and pink delicate gems combined with a bird’s skull.

While the end of a marriage is an obviously painful and upsetting time, for some women, a divorce is a liberating experience if the marriage was a particularly unhappy one. Replacing their wedding rings which may symbolise negativity with a different type of ring to mark their departure from their role as a wife, to independent woman is something to be celebrated and embraced, some parties have argued.

Recent statistics revealed that 42% of marriages in the UK end in divorce, with the recent downturn in the economy being blamed for putting an extra strain on marriages and being a contributing factor in many divorces. With such a large proportion of marriages sadly ending in divorce, Gisele Ganne may well have hit upon a growing new trend with the introduction of her divorce rings, and also divorce knuckledusters for those going through a particularly bitter breakup.

About Amy Reid

Amy is our features writer and brings you news of the latest trends and crazes sweeping the wedding industry. So for advice on the latest bridal fashions, to what flowers are in season for your summer wedding, and ideas for original favours, Amy is your girl!

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