Right hand diamond ring...

So I recently had a conversation with one of my co-workers. She saw that I have a diamond ring on the ring finger of my right hand and goes, "Oh, that is the new craze, ever single woman is defining their independance and the fact that their happily single by strutting the right hand ring." I had never even thought it about it. I saw the ring in 2006 around Christmas time and decided to buy it for myself as a Christmas present to myself. Didnt want anyone to think I was engaged and that's why I wear it on my right hand. It really wasnt that deep. But I did some research and their are many articles on the net dating back to 2003 that says that what she said is true. Last year, 4.5 million women bought right hand diamond rings.

Do any of my fellow RBW's have right-hand ring finger ring, and if so, when you bought it was it because of a sign of independance and loving the fact that your single... or were you clueless to this whole thing like me and just bought it just because. Maybe the whole act is subconscious and even though I didnt consciously buy it as an act of independance, the back of my mind was saying I'm buying it because I can so HA!!! Here's a pic of my right hand ring.
Yes its a heart... I love heart diamonds... so for anyone that is interested in getting me something for my birthday on May 15th. (hint hint) You have a couple months to save up. Don't want my engagement ring to be a heart though, that's just tacky... I'm thinking the emerald cut for that...

14 comments

maverick January 6, 2008 at 12:05 AM

aah the symbol of being independant....lol..i ve seen this in india also..lotsa women do tht..i m sure out of the 4.5 million a few were frm india..lol...its a highly untapped market for any jewellery advertiser...so someone took up a concept and made jewellery as a medium of expression...lol...btw nice ring..

cheers!!

jameil1922 January 6, 2008 at 11:37 AM

most people i know just buy it b/c they can. glad you don't want a heart engagement ring! princess cut for me.

Stacie von Kutieboots January 6, 2008 at 11:17 PM

girl!! I wrote about getting a right hand ring about 2 months ago! i have yet to get it but I want it just to show i don't need a man to buy me diamonds (although diamonds are much prettier when their free!!)

i was thinking emerald cut too! only cause of the name though; there aren't enough facets on that particular style for me...

The [In]Urbane Goddess January 7, 2008 at 12:13 AM

I also have a right hand ring. I bought it because I liked it, wanted it, and could buy it. Like you, nothing that deep. Love your ring! Too cute. :-)

Don January 7, 2008 at 4:06 AM

You're going to make someone cut your finger off, and take your ring.

Skinny Black Chick January 7, 2008 at 10:17 AM

I definitely want a right hand ring. Not so much for independence, just to say that these are my first REAL diamonds and I copped them myself! I'd feel real grown-up!

Shug January 7, 2008 at 10:44 AM

LOL! I have a right hand ring too. Just like you, I wear it on my right hand so people don't get the wrong idea but if I don't feel like being bothered with a guy I have switched hands just so they can leave me alone! I didn't buy mine. It was a ring that my dad gave my mom before he died and I thought it was really pretty. I use it as a reminder of their love for each other. I plan on buying my grown, sexy and independent ring sometime this year.

clnmike January 7, 2008 at 10:58 AM

Dang I never notice, I always looked out for the other hand.

Homer is My Co-pilot January 7, 2008 at 11:03 AM

So If I rock a platinum band on my right hand does that define my independence?

Ticia January 7, 2008 at 1:00 PM

I have a right hand diamond ring...
Its from my parents, its beautiful, baggette ring..great quality, a lot of love from them!!

Ms. Lovely January 7, 2008 at 2:23 PM

Pretty ring Eb..

The only time I wear rings is when I go to the supermarket so the old fools don't harass me lol

Eb the Celeb January 7, 2008 at 5:27 PM

@ Don - it aint that expensive so I hope not... they will be real mad at this 1/4 CT

@shug- girl i have done the same thing...LOL; but they dont care... men keep on trying to holla.

@ homer - you can be down if you want...LOL

@ those who have rings from family members... you made me feel sad... I wish mine was the deep

@lovely- you must be talking about the sugar daddies... girl you know you want a sugar daddy...LOL

DollFace January 10, 2008 at 10:10 PM

I've been rocking a diamond on my right hand since the age of 19. No reason...just a fan of the mighty D. I guess that can be taken many ways;-)

Ms. Wright (Hunnie) January 14, 2008 at 1:51 PM

I have one but I didn't buy it for myself. My dad bought it for me some years ago for valentine's day Something i hold dear to me and wear on my right hand ring finger. It's a three-ring setting with a marquise-cut ruby in the center and has a diamond on each side of the ruby. I didn't know anything about the single-woman's ring...interesting

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