Self-care is very important. If people don’t take time to care for themselves, then they are not going to have the energy to give to other people. Unfortunately, too many people ignore their own needs and push through discomfort nonetheless. That’s why jewelry maker Fred + Far, a women-owned operation, launched a trend creating promise rings that women can wear on their pinky fingers as a sign of their love for themselves.
Founder Melody Godfred said the inspiration for the jewelry series was very close to her heart. According to her, she needed to take more time for self-care in her life because, as a busy mom, she realized that she was ignoring herself while giving everything she could to those closest to her.
Godfred and co-founder Samira Far wanted the promise ring series to help women celebrate themselves. One of the rings for the pinky finger is a sign that someone is taking care of themselves and are committed to their self-care routine.
During an interview with Mental Scoops, Godfred explained the reasoning behind the rings and why she believes they can be so powerful for women out there.
“I chose to create the ring for my pinky because it is a finger I’ve never worn a ring on before. It is as overlooked as women can be in their own lives. It felt very powerful to me to take a traditional symbol of commitment to someone else (big, bold engagement rings) and say, ‘This time, I’m choosing myself.’ I still wear my engagement ring proudly, and these two rings are not mutually exclusive. Because loving yourself, makes you better able to love someone else.”
The Fred + Far website articulates the concept very clearly this way. They say that an engagement ring is a commitment to another person. One of their self-love pinky rings is a commitment to loving oneself. Their website offers the original self-love pinky ring along with limited-edition varieties and rings with birth month stones.
This is a great concept, and it can be used by women out there who have been feeling down about themselves because they feel like their life revolves around others. If you want to join the movement, then head on over to Fred + Far’s website.
According to their website, the “one-of-a-kind pinky ring” features “a 1.5 carat created white sapphire that that represents your commitment to YOU.” The description continues, “While an engagement ring symbolizes your commitment to another, the Self Love Pinky Ring™ represents your commitment to yourself and serves as a daily reminder to practice self-love and self-care. Each ring comes with our pinky promise pledge card so you can sign your name and make your commitment official.”
The gem in the self-love pinky ring is a lab-created white sapphire. “Lab-created stones are biologically and visually identical to natural stones, only more flawless,” the website articulates. “They represent the power of creation, are conflict-free, and are much kinder to the environment. The lab-created white sapphire is our original stone, classic style, and most popular product. It is known for evoking clarity in addition to fueling intuition, wisdom, and strength of spirit. It also reveals one’s talents and inspires both integrity as well as positive thinking. Sapphire is also the September birthstone.”
What do you think about these self-love rings?