Why do I ask that question? One reason, it is taboo.
In an era of feminism when women are owning their future, why aren’t we empowered by our diamond rings? This facet of life still holds so many social constructs that are outdated and frankly need to be broken down.
I can’t tell my boyfriend what I want in a ring…
You are going to wear that ring for the rest of your life and it should represent you, your love, and be something you enjoy. It’s frankly a sexist and dated point of view that you can’t be involved in the process of picking out your diamond ring.
It’s gauche to talk about my jewelry…
Hi, I'm the internet…have we met? We pretty much feel comfortable with sharing the cars we drive, the homes we buy, the shoes, the handbags, all of our excessive consumption but we don’t want to talk the jewelry that actually means something to us and holds long-term value? Jewelry that holds the story of our love or self-love, or a significant moment in our lives? That’s just backwards to me.
It’s awkward and uncomfortable to ask my friend about her ring…
Your friend wants to you to ask her about her ring, she dying to talk to you about it with you. Trust me just try it.
I am passionate that jewelry marks the moments in our lives, hold the stories of the past and future. Jewelry talismans are important to our culture, or they still wouldn’t be such a big part of our lives. That said, I think there are a lot of outdated notions and feeling about them. I want to encourage women to help break down these barriers, to feel comfortable talking about their jewelry and enjoying it!
I would love to know what you think about this, please leave me a comment below!