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The One Who Found Her Creativity Amidst the Chaos

If 2020 has emphasized anything, it would be that nothing is guaranteed, sleep included. The restorative power of rest has been severely lacking in the midst of this stressful pandemic and the new chapter of Civil Rights in the US. And if I can’t find some sort of rest, how can I be creative? How can I ask myself to create when it’s a struggle to wash dishes and do laundry on the same day? I haven’t figured it out, but a new impulse started to pop up throughout the insomnia. I started to see more days turn into nights...

Article on The One Who Reclaimed Her Dream In Bolivia

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The One Who Reclaimed Her Dream In Bolivia

I’m so happy you chose to make rings with ametrine. When I was in my first year of medical school I did a spring break trip to provide healthcare in Bolívia, which is where this stone is from (also called Bolivianite). When I left the States, I was stressed out, struggling, and thinking about dropping out. When I got back, I was determined to fulfill my dream. Working with the people there reminded me why I wanted to be a doctor at a time when I was very far from actually working with patients, and helped me get through the...

Article on The One With Two Tokens of Sacred Love

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The One With Two Tokens of Sacred Love

"A few years ago, after turbulent months of up and downs ending in a complete crash of my mental health & loss of a relationship, my dear friend suggested I make a list of exactly what I wanted in a partner. I'd spent so long not wanting to be alone that I had compromised on almost every aspect of what I knew I deserved and would be compatible in my life.⁣⁣I wrote serious things such as ability to listen to me, willingness to try new things, won't give up on me when my anxiety gets the best of me, gets along...

Article on The One Who Took Audacious Care of Herself

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The One Who Took Audacious Care of Herself

”2020 has been a year of epitomes for me. I turned 48. I’ve raised 3 children ages 26, 24 & 20 largely on my own & have 2 grandchildren that make my day everyday. I’ve had 12 trips to various places in the middle of the year of Covid.🔻I stopped choosing people that didn’t choose me. Stopped giving people’s opinions weight who aren’t contributing anything but hot air & like Cardi B said you know those who popped the most ish are the people whose ish is not together.🔻Your opinion of me is none of my business.🔻I’m taking audacious care of...

Article on The One Who Made the Best Decision

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The One Who Made the Best Decision

“I’ve always LOVED jewelry and I am in the very beginning stages of a divorce. I haven’t worn my engagement/wedding rings in over 6 months...I tried for the longest to convince myself they did not make me who I am as a grown woman and mother. After 6 months I finally decided to replace that with the Self Love Pinky Ring so that it can be my daily reminder that ME and my son are it. And if I prioritize myself a little more, then my son truly can get the best parts of me all to himself.🔻I tried to...

Article on The Alexandrite Self Love Pinky Ring

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The One Who Is Ever Changing

"My ring, ever-changing in its colors, shining so brightly one moment then dark and rich the next, is my reminder that change is beautiful and how deeply I feel is not a flaw but a gift. Because if I can know such levels of sadness over the years, imagine the extraordinary levels of joy I can reach. My ring is my reminder."

Article on The One Who Came Back to Life (With a Vengeance)

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The One Who Came Back to Life (With a Vengeance)

"In 2018, I went through a terrible breakup when someone I thought I trusted. It was so bad that for months I didn’t know who I was. I felt like I had lost myself and my creativity. I deleted all of my social media and completely isolated myself with the exception of Pinterest which helped me heal and find myself again. One day while pinning to my narcissistic abuse and self love recovery board, I stumbled across a Fred and Far pin. I IMMEDIATELY visited the website and wrote to Melody to thank her for advocating self-love. That was a pivotal...

Article on The One Who Got Out

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The One Who Got Out

"I was in a abusive marriage for 6 years. God gave me a final opportunity to get out. I had been ignoring it, trying to see the best and praying that things would improve. I see now, God was trying to tell me to leave from the beginning. I saw this as a ad first and was immediately drawn to it. Pinky promises since childhood have been an unbreakable promise! As I go though this journey of healing, I thought, as I take my wedding rings off I'm replacing with the pinky promise to take care of me for once. Even...

Article on The One Who Was Reborn

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The One Who Was Reborn

"To me, this ring symbolizes a rebirth in the form of self-love. With my tribe, my new home, and my new ring, I slowly put the pieces back together and become the girl I lost over the years- the girl beyond the hardened facade." "To this day, I can’t remember a time that self-love wasn’t something that felt impossible- unattainable. Growing up, I paled in comparison to my brilliant, older sister. While she took her high school classes at Ohio State and scored a perfect on her SAT, I grasped at anything noteworthy about myself. I sat in silence as...

Article on The One Whose Life Changed Forever

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The One Whose Life Changed Forever

"5 years ago my life changed forever. My life changed for the better. I went in for an eating disorder evaluation and was officially diagnosed with an eating disorder and depression. Since that day I have constantly had to work on my recovery. I won’t lie, I relapsed AND I picked myself back up and kept going. Recovery has taught me so many amazing and beautiful things. It has taught me how to love myself. It has taught me how to take care of myself and my body. It has shown me how strong I am. It has given me...

Article on The One Who Stopped Waiting

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The One Who Stopped Waiting

When I look at my ring I am reminded of my own confidence, to practice self-love and self-care, all of which I had lost when I broke up with my ex. People say you shouldn’t let relationships get the better of you, and all people are different and deal with many situations differently. I took it as “there must be something wrong with me.” It’s often hard to face reality that love doesn’t always last and being that I was very much in love, I wasn’t taking the aftermath well.   This ring was for me, from me. I remember...

Article on The One Who Saved Her Marriage (And Started A Self Love Movement)

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The One Who Saved Her Marriage (And Started A Self Love Movement)

The crying was relentless. And it kept getting louder. I pulled myself out of bed and shuffled myself downstairs, disoriented and angry. Why is she still crying? I found him in the kitchen. Calmly stirring the milk on the stove and tasting it with a spoon like he was Julia Child. Violet, then six months old, was in her vibrating chair on the floor, deeply offended and bawling her brains out. “Couldn’t you hold her while you were making the milk?” “Can’t you make the milk a little faster?” I wish I could say these were thoughts. They weren’t. They...