Wedding Wednesday: Royal Trends Part V

When we think diamond ring we think: engagement, marriage, and commitment (ok and Bling!).

Why is that? What is in the symbolism of a ring that can strengthen the bond between two people? When William, Duke of Cambridge, announced that he wasn’t going to be wearing a ring what went through your mind? Most of us girls probably questioned his commitment to Kate, except for the fact that their marriage was broadcast all over the world. So therefore the commitment part should definitely not be of question.

A webpage source called Daily Mail states, ‘It was something the couple discussed but Prince William isn’t one for jewelry – he doesn’t even wear a signet ring – and decided he didn’t want to. It really is just down to personal preference,’ they said.

Prior to the second World War it was unheard of for men to wear wedding rings. Soon it become atoken thatthe soldiers abroadused toremember their families.

Since then the trend of men wearing wedding rings became increasingly popular.

In the past men wearing a ring wasnt as crucial, but today the modern bride wouldn’t dare hear of their husbands not having one.

Why do you think this is? Have women become more and more insecure with their marriages over the years? Could scandals such as Tiger Woods contribute to this?

Regardless, culturally and traditionally adorning rings on the fourth finger seems to be the most important part when it comes to making the first step to committing yourself to spend the rest of your life with another.

I wonder if Duke William has started a whole new trend here? Ladies what say you – is it ok for your guy not to rock the ring? Fellas -your thoughts on wearing it the age-old symbol offidelity and commitment?