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This month has seen a big peak in support and recognition of International Women’s Day, with men and women working together to celebrate the amazing women of our past, present and future. With this in mind, I thought I’d talk about a new trend that’s recently emerged for women focused on self-appreciation and self-loving.
The Self- Love Ring
Yep, there’s a new trend called ‘the self-love ring’ and some women are even choosing to marry themselves with others referring to themselves as in a relationship that’s referred to as ‘sologamy’.
With the help of Angelic Diamonds, retailers of round engagement rings, we are able to learn all about the history and future of self-love rings…
turning to their local jewellery stores in order to make a commitment to themselves.There’s no key evidence to point to a moment when this all began, but these are a few reasons why it may have taken off so rapidly…
- The rise of social media platforms like
Snapchat and Instagram can, at times, increase the whole idea of self love.
I admit, whenever I see perfect beach bodies on my news feed I can sometimes feel a bit deflated, there are many women who post photos of their
natural selves too, persuading others to do the same. For example,
there are often trends such as ‘No Make-up Selfies’ (a photo of
yourself without make-up) and many celebrities participated! It encourage a lot of
women to love their natural selves. When you think about it, the selfie culture pushes women to appreciate their bodies, as they post photos of
themselves and receive ‘likes’ as well as comments from their friends, family and followers. Women like Celeste Barber challenge us to love ourselves fully, and stop comparing our bodies to those of movie stars or fashion icons.
- Celebrities have long encouraged women to love themselves too, with many famous figures talking about their tough childhoods, as well as how
they’ve truly learnt to appreciate themselves. Others have discouraged magazines and photographers from photoshopping so women can
see that their bodies are not, in fact, flawless.
has also been a rise in women taking part in more meditation and mindfulness which allows you to be more present within yourself. Research shows this can reduce stress, depression and anxiety, and experts
are encouraging people to focus on meditation as part of their day, with self-love and taking time out of your day to concentrate on yourself at the centre.
So, What are Self-Love Rings and What do They Represent?
relationship. You no longer rely on your partner, or others, to make you happy because you are happy from within.
the importance of friendship and making a pledge to love
legal fees and your marital status won’t change), but it is a
celebration of yourself, and vows can certainly be made. It seems as though more women are taking part in this compared to men, possibly as a
protest against the pressures that they often feel to be in a
relationship or the gender divide we’re all oh-so aware of thanks to Emma Watson and other fantastic pro-gender equality speakers.
ceremony was a deep act of self-acceptance, saying your commitments out
loud in front of friends and family solidified them.’
‘It was a celebration of the commitment to the health, well-being, and happiness of oneself.’
them and their own self love!
Due to the popularity of self-love and sologamy, a company has been created called I
Married Me, which offers wedding supplies to one-person ceremonies. I imagine they’re doing very well with this venture in the current world we live in!
I think everyone everywhere could do with giving themselves more love, time and attention. Not only would we all feel happier, we’d be more productive and the world would surely be a better place.