Shit happens. I’ve lost track of the number of married men I know who have lost their wedding bands. Many men, including my husband, have lost their bands within the first year of marriage. In fact, if you are a married and still have your original wedding band, I applaud you.
The reality is, most men are not used to wearing sentimental jewelry. Thus, generally speaking, they don’t exercise caution when wearing their wedding rings. They don’t consider removing their rings before swimming in the ocean. They are blissfully unaware that their fingers shrink in cold weather, making the ring looser. They have yet to develop a protective reflex, balling their fist to prevent the ring from slipping off the finger. But when the chances of a man losing his wedding band is high, the question becomes, “When you lose your ring, how do you tell your wife?” Here are some dos and don’ts… Keep reading »
Does everyone wear their wedding ring (and engagement ring, if they have one) or is it just me who takes it off, uh, most of the time? Keep reading »
Ahh, James Franco. For his 35th birthday, J.Francs was a gifted a cake topped by a dildo, ball gag, leather whip and anal beads. The cake was presented to him while he was in Miami attending the Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, where he picked up an award for being an ally of the LBGTQ community. Franco’s BDSM-themed cake may be a nod to his latest “art house” project, “Interior: Leather Bar,” or it could be a reference to him being a total penis-face. Whichever! Also, did James Franco get married and not invite me to the wedding? Because that looks like a weddin’ rang on his weddin’ rang finger. Or maybe it’s just more performance art.
When Prince William and Kate Middleton get married on April 29, Kate will receive a ring made from gold mined in the Welsh mountains that has been in the royal vault since the days of Queen Elizabeth. But Kate will not be slipping a ring on William’s finger. Apparently, William has opted against the tradition of wearing a wedding ring. As a royal spokesperson explains, “There is only going to be one ring, in accordance with the couple’s wishes.” [People]
This has me wondering: is skipping wedding rings becoming a trend? Keep reading »
Sometimes miracles really are possible with the power of love (and prayer). Take this story, for example. A New Zealand ecologist who lost his wedding ring in a harbor while checking for invasive plant species has found the ring over a year later. When it fell off into the murky water, “like a scene from ‘Lord of the Rings’ in slow motion,” Aleki Taumoepeau threw an anchor overboard to mark the spot and vowed to his wife of only three months that he would find it. When she offered to buy a replacement, he insisted he wouldn’t need one. Initial searches were unsuccessful, but finally, on a chilly dive during the New Zealand winter, he miraculously found the ring. “I was getting cold and tired,” Taumoepeau said, “so I said to God it would be really good to find the ring about now.” Just then, he spotted the anchor he’d thrown overboard and lying right next to it, only inches away, was his ring! “I couldn’t believe that I could see the ring so perfectly,” he said. “The whole top surface of the ring was glowing in the normally murky waters.” Now let’s hope he remembers to take it off the next time he goes searching for plant species in the bottom of the sea. [via LiveNews] Keep reading »
Designer Benjamin Lignel has come up with a concept for wedding rings that don’t require you to know your (or your partner’s) ring size, or to go to multiple fittings so your sparkler doesn’t fall off. His Instant Wedding Rings remind us of when we used to wrap those twisty ties around our fingers when we were about 9 years old. Perfect for recession-friendly and last-minute weddings! Right now, these rings are just prototypes, so if you need an inexpensive band, check out these. [BenjaminLignel.com] Keep reading »
There are guys (and gals!) out there who do not wear wedding rings. Some of them have never had a ring (weird hand-fasting ceremonies, etc) and some just choose not to encircle the fourth finger on their left hand with a hunk of precious or semi-precious metal. I’m sure you know a few of them and their reasoning may even make sense. But a lot of the rationale is BS and doesn’t really hold up in the light of day. Here are our top ten excuses for not wearing a wedding ring. Keep reading »
We’ve never been insanely pro-marriage — like, we want to get married someday, probably, and totally get weepy at weddings, but we haven’t been cutting out dresses and veils from bridal magazines since we were two and assembling a “My Dream Wedding” scrapbook. That said, our cold heart got a little warmer when we saw this news story about a guy whose life was literally saved by his wedding ring. Donnie Register owns an antique shop in Jackson, MS, and when two robbers came in brandishing guns and demanding money, Register through up his hand as a shot was fired — but his wedding ring deflected the bullet. As a result his hand got a little f’ed up, but no real harm was done. This is so romantic! Although, not to bring out the Debbie Downer, but a Super Bowl ring coulda done the same thing. [MSNBC] Keep reading »