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The Pig Trend in Pop Culture #8: a fancy-schmancy gem-encrusted black-wood ring http://bit.ly/119ZbHj
Symbolically, pigs have traditionally been associated with wealth, prosperity and a healthy harvest. At the ensuing celebratory feast, gratitude was shown to the Mother Goddess - which has led historians to speculate that it's this aspect of the feminine that is possibly the real reason for the prohibition against eating pork in Judaism and Islam, both traditionally patriarchal.
Of course, eating obviously ain't a problem if you can afford this spendy - but fun! - Lotus Arts de Vivre ring. The $11,000 price tag includes 18k rose gold, pave-set rubies & diamonds and hand-carved & -polished wood.