Wedding Rings In The 1950s

By Julie •  Updated: 10/24/21 •  3 min read

The 1950s were a time of economic prosperity and so weddings took place on a more lavish scale than ever before. It was also a time when it was the norm for brides to wear their wedding rings on the third finger of their left hand, this being the most convenient place for men to grasp them when they put them on. Wedding rings had also become more elaborate, as more and more people opted for diamonds to be set in them. The only problem with these rings was that many people got used to having one on all the time, which led to people losing them or simply misplacing them altogether.

Key Points: The Rise of Wedding Rings

Wedding rings in the 1950s were typically made from platinum or white gold and featured either a plain or ornate setting. Rings were generally oval in shape, but there were some rectangular designs too. Wedding rings were often set with diamonds, rubies or emeralds.

During the 1950s, there was a rise in the number of couples who married and began wearing wedding rings. There was also a change in the style of wedding rings, as more and more people opted for rings with diamonds set into them. This allowed couples to express their love for each other in more elaborate ways. In this era, diamonds were the main material to make ring settings. Diamond wedding rings are the most popular wedding rings.

The Cost Of Wedding Rings In The 1950s

The cost of wedding rings in the 1950s varied greatly depending on their material and style. Platinum rings were usually more expensive than gold rings, which were more expensive than silver rings.

What is Rhodium Plating

Rhodium is a precious metal that was used to make wedding rings in the 1950s. It is very shiny and it is usually used in watches and jewelry. It is usually used in the outer layer of the wedding ring. Rhodium plating was very popular during this time because it was so shiny and new, but this led to some people being allergic to it, so it became more difficult to find rhodium plated rings after the 1950s.

Plating with rhodium is usually done by an electroplating process. The rhodium plating is applied to the wedding ring using an electroplating process. This can be done in a shop or it can be done at home by the customer.

The only downside to this method is that it is not permanent. If a person wore their wedding rings in an area where there was very little water or where they had very sweaty hands, they could find that their rings were coming off easily after wearing them for some time. They also could find that they are becoming discolored over time as well. The most common form of plating used for making wedding rings in the 1950s was salt bath plating, which was not very durable at all and left rings looking old after some time so many people preferred to use electroplating instead.

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Julie

Julie is an editor and writer who loves to write about getting engaged and wedding preparations. She’s also a wedding photographer on the side. Julie received her degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin. Julie lives in Texas with her husband and their three kids. As a couple they enjoy spending time on Texas’ South Padre Island beaches, and they also love to hike in the Texas Hill Country. As well as being parents to kids, Julie and her husband are also pet parents to two dogs, three cats, and a 50 gallon tank of beautiful tropical fish.