Some brides found a new way to get rid of their gold wedding ring and diamonds!
They’re melting down their wedding bands and engagement rings to create new pieces with new designs.
Those working in the UK jewelry industry say that it’s a fast-growing trend with calls for ‘divorce rings’ doubling in the past year.
For some divorcees, they’re worn as a permanent reminder of the relationship they once had. For others, it’s to celebrate a fresh start or simply about being able to find a way to continue wearing a ring they love.
As Suzanne Paskin, from Element Jewelry in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, says: ‘Many women don’t want to sell their “married jewelry”, as we call it. They want to re-invent and recycle it.
‘So we’ll help clients to create a new item, something that re-writes their emotional story using the gold and diamonds that they already have.’