Anti-engagement rings are now a big thing... so BRB just planning my own proposal 5 months ago

Anti-engagement rings are now a big thing... so BRB just planning my own proposal

They are intended to be a celebration of self-love and independence.

Ever heard of the Self Love Pinky Ring? Well, it's a new trend sweeping the internet that celebrates women's independence and self-love.

Want to get engaged but don't have a significant other? No problem. We should probably all heed the sophisticated and profound lyrics of The Pussycat Dolls popular tune I Don't Need a Man:

"I don't need a man to make it happen
I get off being free
I don't need a man to make me feel good
I get off doing my thing
I don't need a ring around my finger
To make me feel complete"

And maybe in light of this, do our own damn proposing - to ourselves.

 

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The concept was invented by an American company by the name of Fred and Far. The owner of the company described how it came about saying:

 "By the beginning of 2015, I had hit every milestone I had ever dreamed of: a great career, husband, kids, a home. And yet, I was lost, unhappy, and disconnected from my true, authentic self due to a profound lack of self love and self care. I desperately needed a bold, beautiful daily reminder to choose, honor and remember myself. So I created one."

She created a triangle shaped pinky ring as it is a symbol of divine femininity ("look down and you'll understand why", she states!) and within a month felt more positive and self-assured for wearing this daily reminder.

 

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The rings are made of 14k yellow, white or rose gold and in all honesty, while the sceptic in me can't quite see me proposing to myself any day soon, I certainly think it's a lovely reminder to just be a little less hard on yourself.

Plus, the rings are stunning!

Main Image Via Fred and Far Instagram.