Wishbone wedding rings describe a distinctive V-shaped ring shape, named because of the similarity to the shape of a furcula or wishbone, found in most birds.
The angular shape provides an effective fit with a prominent engagement ring setting. Designs vary from deep or gently curved rings to designs with a pronounced point. Alternative names include chevron wedding rings, or V-shaped wedding rings to describe this same design.
As noted already, the name wishbone originates from the furcula, translated from Latin as “little fork” to describe the bone. This small bone assists flight in birds, and stores energy in the same way as a spring.
Meaning and symbolism
Wishbones represent good luck and fortune. The origins of the wishbone as a symbol of luck date back to the ancient Etruscans. In fact, the Romans adopted the use of a wishbone to grant wishes. The tradition began with chickens and later, associated with turkeys. Finally, the tradition traversed Europe and made its way to England.
Why would you choose a V-shaped wedding ring?
Firstly, this shape of the wedding ring serves a practical function. Some engagement rings require a specially shaped wedding ring to fit around an engagement ring. The Chevron wedding ring shape provides a stylish design to fit many ring settings. The additional significance of good luck stands as an additional benefit for this popular ring style.
In which order should you wear your rings?
Firstly, the shaped band goes onto the third finger of the left hand with the V pointing inward towards the wrist. Next, the engagement ring goes onto the finger.
How to choose the best style of your wedding ring
We create many of our V-shaped wedding rings as plain or stone set bands. We have many regular designs with subtle or pronounced shapes. Some feature diamonds, others gemstones or a combination of both.
When it comes to diamond-set wishbone rings, we now offer both natural or lab-grown diamond choices. Lab-grown diamonds appeal as an ethical, affordable option. At the same time, we create some designs with small natural Canadamark diamonds—a natural yet 100% ethical choice.
Our bespoke design service ensures a perfect fit with consideration to the precious metal, design and any other requirements. A bespoke wedding ring takes around 5 weeks to create. We work with the original engagement ring to ensure a perfect fit.
But, not all buyers choose the shape for the reason of a good fit. In fact, some of our clients choose the shape owing to the symmetry as the ring frames a solitaire setting. Some people just prefer the angular shape of the wishbone as an alternative to a straight wedding ring design.
For your precious metal, match your wedding ring to the same metal as your engagement ring. This could be 18-carat white gold, yellow gold, rose gold or 9-carat gold in any colour. Or, Platinum. Both Platinum and 18-carat gold provide more durable choices for everyday wear.
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