Divorce Rings: Depressing Jewelry Trend

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This 18-carat gold-plated ring is molded in the shape of a bridal bouquet...stuffed into the skull of a dead bird. "Mourning is not just about dead people," explains Gisele Ganne, the ring's designer. "It is also about dead relationships and decaying marriages." The $1348 Divorce ring, for sale at boticca.com, symbolizes of the end of a relationship-which some believe is as sentimental as the beginning.

The national divorce rate may be on the decline, but post-marriage pride is growing faster than ever. Divorce bling, from rings to necklaces, are the new must-have accessory after papers are signed. At least that's what jewelry-makers would like you to believe.