Sterling Silver Eternal Necklace
Champagne Sunstone is a perfect compliment to white or off-white wedding dresses. The neutral color is subtly warm yet brilliant.
Five bezel set Champagne Sunstones are nestled together in a beautiful graduated chevron shape that is very flattering on any neckline.
The delicate chain is attached and conveniently adjustable to 14″, 16″ & 18″ inches. The five gems are approximately 1.0 inches across.
The carat weight is estimated at close to 4.00 carats total. Size range is 8.0 mm in center, 6.0 mm then 4.0 mm.
This modern look features five graduated sizes of gorgeous round Sunstones from Oregon, each one framed by a sterling silver bezel to secure the gem.
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History of Wedding Vows
Wedding vows haven’t always been up to the bride and groom. The word wedding derives from an Old English word “wedd,” which means to wager or to redeem a pledge. Grooms would have been required to acknowledge living arrangements and property divisions, usually made between the bride’s and groom’s families, out loud before the typically heavily armed gathering of relatives and townspeople.
Our modern decree by the minister that should anyone object to this marriage or forever hold your piece is a symbolic vestige of what may have been, in older times, an important declaration that may have sparked objections. The tradition of a bride standing to the groom’s left, his heart side, comes from the very practical need in such circumstances of having the right sword arm free in case there should arise a dispute about the deal. Today we have lawyers and prenuptial agreements, so maybe progress has been made.
Cultures around the world have unique imperatives regarding what constitutes proper wedding vows. Brokers, yentas, or matchmakers arrange many weddings for financial, political, or social status purposes. The bartering may have gone on for years before the engagement, commitment, and wedding ceremony. The vows uttered during the ceremony then take on the role of an important social contract.