Having come to prominence last summer for their anti-engagement rings, an LA-based jewellery company is enjoyed renewed interest after the online community began discussing their creations again this week.
Reminding women that the presence of a diamond on their engagement finger has nothing to do with their self worth, Fred + Far created a self-love pinky ring which seeks to celebrate women's merits and attributes whether they're in a relationship or not.
The self-love pinky ring comes with a suggestion to 'reclaim yourself' and reminds women not to dismiss their own self-worth or fall foul to the myth that you can only be fulfilled as part of a couple.
Upon purchasing the ring, the woman is presented with a 'Pinky Promise' vow where she agrees to honour herself, choose herself, and remember herself on a daily basis.
Taking to Instagram to share their rings and promises, women have shared their perspective on their purchase.
I'm excited to announce that I got engaged!!! . …to myself! Yet isn't it crazy that making that commitment can be the hardest one of all? . "I promise to honor myself, to choose myself, to remember myself on a daily basis." …Maybe to some of you that sounds narcissistic and unnecessary. I understand, because I probably would have thought that just a few years ago. However, for those who are like me, you understand what this means. . If you've ever hated yourself; if you've ever been unable to forgive yourself; if you've ever been convinced that you're worthless; if you've ever believed that you have no value to offer others… then you understand what a radical recommitment this is and why it's so difficult. . Maybe you're like me and have had your self-confidence, self-worth, and feeling of significance stripped from you. It's an extremely slow process of rebuilding after something like that. Often it's because we allow our own value to become so wrapped up in someone or something else that we lose ourselves in the aftermath. Maybe we make a commitment to someone else without ever having committed to ourselves first. That's why I'm excited to make this official commitment today! . Why? Because I am a daughter of God and He loves me, yet for a while now I've refused to accept that. He has forgiven me right when I repented, yet I still refused to accept that forgiveness. To me, this pinky promise is as much to my Savior as anything – to remember His love every time I see that ring on my finger. . I'm staying away from romantic relationships these days…I have a lot of work to do on myself and relearning healthy boundaries. This ring also reminds me of that. This is my time to heal, rebuild, and to learn to love and appreciate what God has done in my life. . Even on those days when you don't feel like you're worth much at all…make a commitment to treat yourself the way you'd want others to treat you. Make the commitment to love yourself again. Because only when you're kind to yourself can you truly be kind to others. . Thank you @fredandfar for this incredibly beautiful reminder! #fredandfar #selflovepinkyring
"If you've ever hated yourself; if you've ever been unable to forgive yourself; if you've ever been convinced that you're worthless; if you've ever believed that you have no value to offer others… then you understand what a radical recommitment this is and why it's so difficult," wrote one.
"Today I choose myself. I choose to love myself, to be patient with my body during this time of healing, and to work towards improving myself every single day— as a wife, a daughter, a friend, and a future doctor. I am a lifelong work in progress," wrote another.
Today I choose myself. I choose to love myself, to be patient with my body during this time of healing, and to work towards improving myself every single day— as a wife, a daughter, a friend, and a future doctor. I am a lifelong work in progress #fredandfar #selflove #selfcare#loveyourself #treatyoself #selflovepinkyring #womeninmedicine #chronicillness #jewelry #jewelryoftheday #jotd #details #jewelryofinstagram #keynecklace #lostapostle #ring #ringsofinstagram #ringsoftheday #showmeyourrings #trillioncut #whitesapphire #pinkyring #sentimentaljewelry
The jewellery brand have been keen to acknowledge their customers' pledges, responding: "Every single word you wrote touched my heart and uplifted my soul. Thank you for joining our tribe."
"Thank you for being a beacon of love and light and honesty. Thank you for choosing yourself and allowing us to witness your commitment. Thank you for YOU."
Anyone else feeling a little fragile right now?!