"I Love Me" Rings: Changing the Narrative to Reflect Your Newfound Freedom

"I Love Me" Rings: Changing the Narrative to Reflect Your Newfound Freedom

You made it, you got out, now what do you do with those stupid rings?

Divorce – it's a word that carries weight, signaling the end of a chapter in your life. Traditionally, the focus has been on mourning the loss (or kicking them to the curb lol) and moving on. But recently, a new trend has emerged, one that flips the script on divorce and celebrates your newfound independence and personal growth. Enter divorce rings – symbolic jewelry pieces that signify the beginning of a new journey.

It's actually a jewelry phenomenon unofficially coined by model, actress, and author Emily Ratajkowski, read more about her below.

Divorce Ring with Engraving BADASS

Gone are the days when divorce was stigmatized and hidden away, thank goodness. Today, divorce is acknowledged as a common life transition, often accompanied by a range of emotions – from sadness and disappointment to relief and empowerment. 

So, what exactly are divorce rings? It could be a simple band with an engraving, worn on your left ring finger, which will help with that phantom feeling with not wearing rings on that finger. #beautifulbadass Or you could rock it on your right hand, there are no rules to follow beyond what feels right for you. Another way to go, we can take apart your original ring(s) and set your stones in another style ring, pendant, etc. Ultimately, the choice of design is a personal one, reflecting your journey and sense of self, and honestly, any style of jewelry could be an "I Love Me" piece - you do you boo!

Beyond their aesthetic appeal, divorce rings hold deeper significance. They serve as a tangible reminder of resilience and growth, transforming what was once a symbol of partnership into a symbol of self-love and empowerment. By wearing a divorce ring, you reclaim your narrative, embracing your newfound freedom and forging a path forward on your own terms.

But what remains undeniable is the growing acceptance of divorce as a natural part of life and the importance of honoring one's journey – both the highs and the lows.

In a world where change is inevitable, divorce rings remind us that endings are also beginnings – opportunities to embrace new adventures, rediscover ourselves, and create a future that reflects who we truly are. So, whether you're celebrating a new chapter or simply embracing the journey of self-discovery, perhaps it's time to consider the beauty and symbolism of a divorce ring. After all, every ending is a chance for a new beginning.

When Ratajkowski got engaged to now ex-husband Sebastian Bear-McClard in 2018, her toi et moi ring, featuring a pear-shaped and a princess-cut diamond, became instant inspiration for brides-to-be all over the country. We have done a number of toi et moi rings for our customers, with various shapes, that ring style is called our Zuri ring

Emily Ratajkowski's toi et moi engagement ringEmily Ratajkowski's diamond divorce rings

Nearly two years after first filing for divorce, Ratajkowski took to Instagram to show off two  new rings she created using the diamonds from her engagement ring. "The ring became symbolic to me—some kind of token or evidence of my life becoming my own again," the author, actress, model explained to Vogue. "I don't think a woman should be stripped of her diamonds just because she's losing a man."

Repurposing the rings with the help of Alison Chemla, the creative director of the jewelry brand Alison Lou, the two women decided on separating the two-diamonds into two separate rings entirely. "The idea of divorce is a separation, so it was always going to be splitting the ring into two separate but complementary rings," Chemla told Vogue. 

The end result is a pinky ring with the pear-shaped diamond, and another ring with the princess cut diamond in the middle flanked by two trapezoid stones to make it feel like one big diamond. 

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