The wedding bands you exchange are the most important and meaningful part of your wedding day. They are the permanent seal of your vows, the physical representation of your commitment to each other, and the one piece of jewellery you will wear everyday for the rest of your life. It’s essential then that you choose a wedding ring that you really love, and one that has special significance for you too.
The tradition of exchanging and wearing wedding rings was thought to have originated from the ancient Egyptians, who believed that the ring figure of the left hand enclosed a special vein that was connected directly to the heart. The ancient symbolism of the wedding band has manifested into a wide range of different ring styles over the years. From simple gold bands to ornate, interlocking puzzle rings, the type of ring you choose has long reflected your wealth, your personality and your status.
Because of this, more and more modern couples are looking for unusual wedding rings that will express the unique nature of their love and their relationship. And what better way to do that than to create diamond wedding rings from hair?
Man Made Diamonds
Man made diamonds have been being created for the past six decades, but the latest trend in this innovative industry is to create diamonds using locks of a couple’s hair, so that they are enjoined and turned into something beautiful that can be treasured forever.
Just like real diamonds, manmade diamonds are produced using carbon, which is placed in a high temperature heat machine that recreates the process that occurs when natural diamonds are formed close to the earth’s crust, but at a much more rapid rate.
Because hair contains carbon, it is surprisingly easy to extract this and use elements from each of you to create the diamonds you will include in your wedding bands. carbon from your hair is taken and placed in a growing foundation until it forms a stunningly beautiful diamond in a process that takes between 70-120 days (depending on the size of diamond you would like)
A Romantic Gesture of Love
Many enlightened modern couples have concerns about wearing diamond jewellery because it is often so difficult to certify the origins of a natural diamond. Many people are choosing to remove themselves from the diamond industry, and the blood that is so often shed in its name. The diamond industry, particularly in parts of Africa, often utilises diamonds that have been mind in war zones and sold to insurgencies to fund future weapons and conflict (hence the term blood diamonds). Creating environmentally sound and ethical diamond wedding rings from hair is the perfect solution to this ethical dilemma, allowing you to have all the beauty of the diamond wedding band you crave, but without any concerns about where the diamond has come from: you know it has been made by interlocking the hairs on your heads.
As well as being ethical, turning your hair into the diamonds you will use in your wedding bands is also romantic and symbolic. It shows that when the love that you share is combined, it can grow into something incredibly beautiful. What’s more, because it has been made from your hair alone, the diamonds your create will be completely unique. No one will ever be able to have a wedding band that is the same as yours. It will also give you a wonderful story to share about the origins of your ring, and the romance that went into creating it, whilst ultimately, it can become a family heirloom that will be treasured and passed on from generation to generation.
Finally, whilst money is never a primary concern when choosing the wedding bands you will wear for the rest of your life, turning your hair into diamonds for your rings is surprisingly affordable. Man made diamonds tend to be around 30 percent cheaper than naturally occurring ones. So not only will you be avoiding investing in the blood diamond industry and creating something that is romantic and unique, you will also be able to save a few pennies that you can spend on your perfect wedding dress instead!