Meet the Masters with Osnat Gad, author of the book "Wedding Rings"

Osnat Gad has been a renowned leader in the design, manufacture, and sale of wedding rings for more than 25 years.  She wrote a wonderful book called Wedding Rings where history and romance comes together.  Osnat tells us how she got interested in jewelry design and shares her personal design philosophy about the perfect symbol of eternal love.  The precious circle signifies love has no beginning and no end.  The ring symbolizes unity and your commitment to marriage.

Find out where the first known exchange of rings as objects of love took place.  We discuss the evolution of the wedding ring and how this tradition got started.  Are wedding rings viewed differently today?  Listen and find out.

Every culture interprets the placement of the ring in its own way.  One longstanding tradition is that the wedding ring is worn on the third finger of the left hand.  Hear more about this custom here and around the world.

Osnat discusses different metal and stone options.  We find out more about gold and platinum.  We ask Osnat when diamonds came into style as bridal jewelry.  Learn more about yellow diamonds, a personal favorite of Osnat's.

This is an important time for communication.  Osnat recommends how couples should shop for engagement and wedding rings.  The guy isn't sure what you really want yet wants to please.  Is it okay to tell your boyfriend what you like and don't like?

Osnat shares great ideas how to adorn your personal style.  Do you want to engrave your ring with a name, a special date, a pet name or private message?  Have you considered stackable rings?  Ever hear about a torture ring?  What better way to celebrate your continuing commitment you have to one another than with an anniversary ring?

You will want to make sure your rings fit for a lifetime.  Be realistic.  Osnat tells us that your finger size may change and the possibility of re-sizing.  How should you clean your rings?  What if a diamond is loose?  Osnat has great practical advice.

Osnat's best expert advice: Hear each other.  Learn to share.  Wedding rings are the most personal gifts between two people in love.

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