Maybe not embarrassed but my profession would kind of look down on it as frivolous and a sign I wasnt serious as I had spent time on something so vacuous. So I deliberately dont mention it in real life at all. Lol come to think of it, its 98% male dominated as a profession anyway....
My family doesnt get it either, they're all similar to the other people in my profession. So I just kind of accept that its a topic not to talk about.
This! I work in a place where the senior management team is male dominant. One time, one of the partners complimented my ring, and it was quite uncomfortable. The women I work with wear mostly modest piece. They are all very pretty pieces (of course, I notice everyone's jewelry), but they are not extravagant. I really don't have many places where I can bling out. I rotate my pieces, so they get to be worn but only when I run errands like going to costco or taking kids around, really.... . But these days it is unsafe to be around anywhere, so I don't even do that as much. Only one of my BFFs is into jewelry, so I love to put on some of my good stuff when we go hang out, and sometimes we exchange to wear for the day. That's the only time I don't feel uncomfortable wearing my big pieces. Even so, she doesn't know what other pieces I have, as I do afraid of being judged.
Also definitely not in front of my family as well, especially my MIL and SILs.... they will never know what I have and if they do, they will think I am making my husband to buy me jewelry, while I myself make decent income and I buy my stuff with whatever annual bonus that I am able to get.
No IG either for the same reason similar to others here.