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New Trends for Third Finger - Left Hand

From The American Horologist and Jeweler magazine, October, 1946

New Trends for Third Finger - Left Hand

Once more the wide wedding band of Grandmother's day is back in the picture, and 1946 brides want their rings big and beautiful.

No more is the narrow circlet of diamonds standard equipment for the trip to the altar. Now both jewelry designers and American girls themselves are showing daring originality in designing their wedding rings. Many individually designed rings are being used, with increased use of palladium and yellow gold, sometimes in combination. 

One socially prominent bride of the season chose a wedding ring that reaches the first knuckle of her finger. Another new and unusual design is the Bible ring, in which the central decorative motif of the ring is in the form of an open Bible carved of white palladium or platinum to contrast with the pink and yellow gold shank. On one page of the open Book are engraved the initials of the bride and groom, on the other the date of the wedding. Floral designs in diamonds and rubies are clustered at each side.

Other rings are intricately carved wide bands of various precious metals, sometimes combining two colors of gold with platinum or palladium and diamonds in one ring. One popular ring is wide in front, set with diamonds, the shank narrowing in back. Another is a two-tone band of yellow gold with a wide palladium circle insert. 

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