Women are wearing anti-engagement rings to celebrate self love
Engagement rings are a glorious thing. They’re sparkly. They make your hand look ten times more elegant. They’re guaranteed to get you loads of Instagram likes.
The only downside? Getting your hands on one (and one on your hand) requires actually finding someone you can put up with. Which sounds like a load of faff we’re not entirely ready for.
So we’re very happy to hear about a new trend for anti-engagement rings.
Anti-engagement rings are essentially the same engagement rings you’re used to, except a little smaller, so you can wear them on your little finger.
Oh, and you buy one for yourself.
That’s right. No need to wait around for someone else to give you something to jazz up your jewellery box. You’re independent and self-sufficient. You buy your own damn ring.
Jewellery company Fred & Far is bringing the trend into mass popularity. They’ve made a range of rings specifically for the anti-engagement, self-love cause, with each ring designed to fit on your pinky.
‘Reclaim yourself,’ reads their website. ‘Wear a symbol of belonging. To yourself.
‘Engage yourself. In life. In love. In health.’
Each pinky ring has a 14-karat yellow, rose, or white gold band decked out with a conflict-free white sapphire stone in an upside-down triangle shape. They’re made to be worn daily, and prices start at $150 (£114).
Amber Rose and Lucy Hale have already been spotted wearing ’em.
We’re definitely behind the self-engagement ring trend and the self-love message behind it. It’s a lovely idea to spend some money on something special for yourself.
But we don’t think that ‘something special’ has to be this ring. Buy yourself a nice necklace, if you fancy. Invest in that screenwriting course you’ve always wanted to do.
Show yourself some self-love in a way that feels right to you. If that means a sparkly ring on your pinky, go ahead. It looks lovely.
But if it’s a bit out of your price range, you’re not into jewellery, or you just aren’t feeling excited about pinky rings, remember that no one else gets to decide how you display your independence and show yourself self-love.
The important bit is that you do it, not how you do it.
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