Jeweler, Spritzer and Furman, put out a "divorce ring," featuring a diamond breaking through an 18-karat gold heart and a price tag of $3,200.
While I doubt this particular design will become the universal symbol of the newly single, the idea of divorce rings may catch on. Many people grow attached to their wedding and engagement rings, especially if they contain a sizable diamond and an impressive chunk of gold. Instead of simply locking these rings away in a safe-deposit box, some women get their rings resized to fit alternate fingers or they have their rings modified.
Most men do not pay much attention to a wedding ring before engaging an attractive woman in conversation. At most, the ring and the missing husband merely become topics of conversation. However, a divorce ring—something like a giant diamond on the middle finger of the left hand—might catch on as a sign that a woman is newly single, has money to blow, and is more than ready to be wooed. Divorce rings could potentially become a better signal that a woman is eligible and available than no ring at all.