Why the recent trend to put slithers of blue diamond inside wedding rings?

It’s a borrowing of the “something blue” part of “something old, something new, something borrowed,…”, turned with typical Japanese ingenuity towards commercial ends.

I refused it, even though it was a free special offer, because couldn’t see any point at all and the fact that it wasn’t just on the bride and wasn’t from the beginning of the ceremony seemed not just different, but wrong. Sometimes I worry I’m turning into a cultural relativist, other times I see how unlikely that is…

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