Our designers are inspired by sacred love poetry, and used the natural growth of the figs to place the rich red rubies in the New Fruit ring. Celebrate the fruitfulness of marriage, the wedding feast. The story of marriage is the story of the divine. Continue this sacred tradition of divinely inspired marriage by beginning your betrothal with the New Fruit betrothal ring. The fig tree forms its early fruit; the blossoming vines spread their fragrance. Arise, come, my darling; my beautiful one, come with me.” Song of Songs 2:13. Engagement/betrothal ring contains over ½ carat (.52 carat) of fair-trade Greenland rubies, traceable to the Aappaluttoq glacier, as well as atrtisan-alloyed *15 karat gold. The New Fruit Wedding Band is modeled after a fig leaf from our own garden. Created by the study of the growth patterns of these trees, each piece is 3d printed in house, and prayerfully cast using the ancient tradition of lost wax casting method, in our custom artisan-alloyed *15 karat gold. The leaf itself is left clean but completely unfinished to maintain the subtle details of the netted venation of the fig leaf. The unfinished 15 karat contrasts with the high polish of the band to create a two-tone depiction of the sacred story of marriage, the dichotomy of the leaf and the fruit being wholly different and wholly the same. Traditional 14 karat gold contains 58.5% pure gold, while our artisans created an higher-content alloy for an elegant, richer color of gold not traditionally seen since 1930s England, while still maintaining the strength of 14 karat gold. 15 karat gold contains approximately 62.5% gold. 15 karat gold is not regulated, nor stamped, because it is an artistic creation by our craftsmen. It does, however, come with a money-back guarantee if you are not completely satisfied.