Diamond Keeper(Eternity) Ring
In 1761, King George III of England created a fad that became a popular wedding ring tradition when he presented Queen Charlotte, to whom he was devoted, with a diamond keeper ring. This was a simple diamond band worn next to the diamond engagement ring, the keeper ring was meant to protect both the ring (physically) and the marriage (metaphorically of course!). And indeed, the combined symbolism of the diamond and the circle was beautiful; whilst the diamond symbolized indestructibility, the unending circle symbolized eternity. This custom has moved on and keeper rings are now more commonly called eternity rings.
The Cherokee Prayer
“God in Heaven above, please protect the ones we love.
We honour all you created as we pledge our hearts and lives together.
We honour Mother Earth ; and ask for our marriage to be abundant and grow stronger through all seasons;
we honour fire, and ask that our union be warm and glowing with love in our hearts;
we honour wind, and ask that we sail through life safe and calm as if in our father’s arms;
we honour water, to clean and soothe our relationship, that it may never thirst for love. With all the forces of the universe you created, we pray for harmony and true happiness as we forever grow young together.
Life has taught me that love does not consist of gazing at each other but looking together in the same direction – Antoine de St. Exupery.