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Treated myself to 50th bday! Never married. Just bought a beautiful european cut ring to wear on my right hand.

ItsMainelyYou

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:love: Holy find, Batman!
I love the mounting and everything! It's the right size center/stone color/style...LOVE.
If it was in brushed yellow, I'd probably faint.
Buy what makes you happy, you earned it.:bigsmile:
 

OboeGal

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Congratulations! Both rings are gorgeous, and the facet pattern on that OEC is killer.

Personally, I love it that you buy yourself and wear what you want! That is the path I find myself on at this point in my life as well (just a smidge older than you). I'm happily married and all, and have pretty engagement and wedding rings that were gifted by my husband, but they were very much a compromise choice between his tastes and mine, so while I like them and they have a great deal of sentimental value to me, I found myself over the years yearning to look down at something I love on my hand. As we approached our ten-year anniversary, I got his OK money-wise to look for what I was calling an anniversary ring, which turned into the odyssey that led me here and led to the accumulation of so many rings, which I switch out all the time. At some point we had the conversation that really, none of it had anything to do with him or our anniversary, so let's just drop the pretense and call it what it is: me buying myself rings! After the first one, I only used extra funds that I had acquired myself outside of our family budget. I love it - it feels right to choose and buy myself what I love and not to wait for or rely on someone else.

And after all: why shouldn't a woman buy herself a honkin' diamond ring if she wants one? In the end, the most important relationship we'll ever have in life is the one with ourselves. It's the one that determines the quality of all the rest of them - even with our children. Why not celebrate it? Why not commemorate our commitment to ourselves?
 

Efleon

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It’s amazing!
So glad you do things for yourself!
It’s empowering.
I’m married but have always (and still do) buy all my jewelry.
I mean ALL!
With the exception of my e-ring, it’s all been purchased by me.
It never bothered me one iota.
You GO girl!
 

VRBeauty

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Your ring is beautiful. I hope you get much enjoyment out of wearing it, and that it won’t be the last beautiful piece of jewelry you buy yourself.
 
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