Why You Need This Ring That's a Symbol of Everlasting Love ... To Yourself
For many couples, an engagement is an incredibly special time in their lives, and a lot of emphases is placed on the ring. And while we are happy for those who have found their significant other and can't wait to spend the rest of their lives together, what about those of us who are single?
Well, thanks to the anti-engagement trend you don't need to wait for someone to get down on one knee to adorn your fingers with a pretty ring. The trend is all about self-love, and it gives us all a reason to spend as much money as we want (or can afford) on ourselves — because, at the end of the day, the most important person in your life should be yourself.
So, how did this all come about?
Celebs like Lucy Hale, Amber Rose, and YouTube beauty guru Ambrosia Malbrough have been spotted sporting rings on their pinkie fingers, and according to WhoWhatWear the trend was started by the founders of Fred & Far — Samira Far and Melody Godfred — who wanted to celebrate a woman's commitment to herself.
The duo has produced a series of 14-karat yellow, rose, or white gold bands designed to fit the pinkie finger and fitted with a conflict-free white sapphire stone. With slogans like "choose yourself," "Reclaim yourself," and "Wear a symbol of belonging. To yourself," the brand makes a convincing argument for why we need to realize the importance of self-love, and that's probably why this trend is blowing up.
While the trend will no doubt draw criticism from traditionalists, it's a wonderful way to celebrate femininity, confidence and the fact that you're self-sufficient and don't need anyone else to buy you a ring.
[Image via Fred and Far]