There is a new trend rising for women and it’s all about self-loving and self-appreciation. It is the rise of the self-love ring; some women are even taking it as far as marrying themselves and others are in a relationship referred to as ‘sologamy’. Together with Angelic Diamonds, retailers of round engagement rings, we take a closer look at how women are showing off their independence the trend and at the trend.
It all originated in 2016 as many women begin to make a commitment to themselves.It’s not known exactly what drove the trend, as for many years women have been preaching self-appreciation ! We think it could be down to a combination of these things:
- In the last few years the rise of social media platforms like Instagram, Snapchat or even Twitter has encouraged women to love themselves. For example, there was a trend which involved ‘No Filter’ — a photo of yourself without any filter and in many cases without makeup. Women shared their photo to show how they look real without the Photoshop or Instagram filters.
- Many famous figures from Hollywood have talked about their tough times growing up and how they managed to surpasse it and have learnt to appreciate themselves. Others have encouraged magazines and photographers to show that their bodies are not flawless without the photo edit.
Some people are referring to the self love rings as anti-engagement rings, but that’s not what they’re all about. They are meant to represent one’s commitment to oneself and a dedication that you’ll put yourself first above all. They are meant to be worn on your little finger — to represent a ‘pinky promise’ to yourself. You can find some specific “pinky” rings or you can buy a smaller regular engagement ring.
If you practise self-love, when you love yourself, you change the way that you act and this can positively affect your relationship as you no longer rely on your partner to make you happy. You count on yourself to be happy and it does you independent.
Some females purchase a self-love ring with their best friends to focus on the importance of friendship and make a pledge that you’ll both love yourselves.
There are a few women that have taken the concept even further organising a ceremony of self marriage. The first sologamous wedding was thought to be in 1993, when an American woman called Linda Barker married herself in front of her close friends.
You should know that marrying yourself is not a legal process (you can’t divorce yourself, claim legal fees and your marital status won’t change), instead it is simply a celebration.
When asked why women married themselves some comments were:
- The ceremony was a deep act of self-acceptance.
- It was a celebration of the commitment to the love, health and happiness of oneself.
It’s not just for the single woman either. Some women who have gone through the ceremony have partners and husbands, but this day was all about them!
There’s other ways to show your love for yourself , you don’t have to demonstrate you’re confident and empowered with a ring.