The Evolution of the Wedding Ring
The evolution of the ‘traditional’ wedding ring. From rings of hemp and bamboo, to rings on the toe and bangles of iron and copper. This all depends on where you live. In most western marriage ceremonies, a wedding ring is made from a precious metal such as gold or platinum and may feature precious gem stones. But that doesn’t have to be the case.
In some regions of India, the ‘wedding ring’ is actually a toe ring that a woman wears during the ceremony. In France, a common practice is to exchange a wedding band that features three interwoven rings. The three rings stand for ‘faith’, ‘hope’ and ‘love’. In Turkey, the wedding band is a puzzling issue (literally). The bands are composed of interlocking metal bands that have to be arranged in a certain order to form a single ring.
It was the Romans that introduced the idea of making a wedding ring from a metal, namely brass or copper. The act of giving and accepting the ring was also considered legally binding, tying the woman as the property of the man. Feminism wasn’t a strong movement apparently in Roman times!
Today’s millennial groom seeks and appreciates a more trendy, durable and unique wedding band. Stainless Steel, Titanium, and all of the other contemporary metals have been favored over the precious metals for many years. The contemporary metal wedding band is here to stay. This resonates true from the baby boomer to the millennial the option to make a statement and stand out. Offering the ability to be unique from the traditional gold band that their fathers and grandfathers have worn. Serinium® “The Precious Contemporary Metal” has all that and so much more.
How does today’s groom choose? What do they look for? Serinium wedding bands offer the classic and customizable options, with the durability to stand the test of time. Due to its tough, beautiful and ultra-hard characteristics, makes Serinium the perfect choice beyond the precious metal option.
Serinium® is a patented high tech alloy of cobalt and a number of other elements, whose unique formula and proprietary manufacturing process make it harder, stronger and safer than other jewelry metals. Serinium® is the safest of the precious contemporary jewelry metals, and can be quickly and safely removed in an emergency with commonly available tools, such as a standard ring cracker or even a pair of vice-grip pliers.
- Serinium® is the next generation jewelry metal that moves beyond gold and platinum to new heights of beauty, durability and sustainability.
- Serinium® is ultra-hard and will last a lifetime. Its brilliant silver-white color will never tarnish, oxidize or yellow.
- Serinium® wedding bands are Comfort Fit bands for ultimate wearability.
- Serinium® is hypoallergenic.
- Serinium® is covered by a lifetime warranty and size exchange policy.
U.S. Patent No. 9,289,037
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