PUBLIC OPINION > Divorce Rings Are Just Creepy
Living 2012/04/06 19:21:30
French jewelry designer Gisele Ganne is known for creating morbid items symbolizing death and mourning. One of the most popular and... well, disturbing items in the designer's repertoire are divorce rings -- and it's exactly what it sounds like. But Gisele's divorce rings are more elaborate than your traditional engagement or wedding ring. These things are decked out with bird skulls and daggers, and many of them are more like brass knuckles than rings. We asked the public if the idea is cool or creepy.
What, divorce isn't cool? Yeah, most people gave this idea a big thumbs down. We probably don't need to give much of an explanation for why people are against them ("Why does anyone need to be reminded of their divorce?"), but some of the comments in favor of the rings are worth noting: "This is better than my 'I just dumped the whore' t-shirt idea..." "Can you get one even if you've never been married?" Actually, a lot of the "Cool" voters noted they didn't like the divorce part of it; they just like the ring.
Too Morbid If You're Married
Not surprisingly, married voters were unenthusiastic about the idea. The divorced sample base was on the small side, but singles and divorcees were about three times more likely to think the rings are cool. Although, neither were as interested as the voters in "complicated" relationships.
Atheists Are Amused
Thought Christians were more interested than married voters, the sanctity of marriage kept their "cool" level down to a mere 17%. Atheists, on the other hand, were very amused. Half of them thought the idea was pretty cool. Agnostics weren't quite as amused, but still nearly twice as much as Christians.
Teens Think They Look Awesome
We noticed a lot of comments from teens and young adults referred directly to the ring designs, not the idea of a "divorce ring," per se. We also noticed approval ratings for age groups over 35 were abysmal, indicating it's probably not an adult-friendly design. Maybe Gisele could sell some brass knock-offs online as "breakup rings."
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