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ManyWomenArePuttingEngagementRingsOnTheirPinkies.Here’sWhatItMeans.

Cara Lewis
Cara Lewis Vet in Training.
Many Women Are Putting Engagement Rings On Their Pinkies. Here’s What It Means.

It wasn't that long ago that women were taught that marriage was the end-all, be-all of their existence. And while getting married is certainly still an important life event for most women and men, more value is being placed on establishing yourself rather than just partnering up at the first opportunity.


Many young women are advertising this philosophy with a ring on their pinky.


It might look a lot like an engagement ring, but it symbolizes something else:


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A woman being in love with who she is.

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These pinky rings promote the idea that you have to love yourself above all else.

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That isn't to say you should be selfish or self-love should come at the exclusion of loving others, but rather that you have to truly love yourself first.

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You can also double up by wearing one on each hand if you're feeling it.

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Not only does it serve as a reminder to the person wearing it.

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But at this point they're unique enough -- 

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-- that they're sure to get attention and inquiries from others, which helps spread the word!

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Whether or not they stick around or pass as many trends do --

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-- they're doing something now to get women talking about an important part of life, and that's pretty great.

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19 comments

  • GabrielaMotroc
    GabrielaMotroc Editor @JAXenterCOM & JAX Magazine
    14d ago

    Cool! Thank you for the explanation

    Cool! Thank you for the explanation

  • akory99
    akory99 Community member
    13d ago

    This is one of the stupidest ideas I've ever encountered in my life. I am actually kind of embarrassed for these women.

    This is one of the stupidest ideas I've ever encountered in my life. I am actually kind of embarrassed for these women.

  • Michael Davis 78
    13d ago

    Why is marriage important? It is important because it shows two people are committed to helping each other be happy and succeed together. That those two people have the same values, wants, desires and wishes. Being married in modern society is tough because usually those two people's wants and wishes change as they grow as persons. So many couples actually believe that once they are married that is it. That "I have him or I have her". That way of thinking is why even though there are still many marriages there are still a LOT of divorces. To be in any type of relationship it has to be recreated every day and that is not an easy task. You cannot love someone else unless you love yourself.

    Why is marriage important? It is important because it shows two people are committed to helping each other be happy and succeed together. That those two people have the same values, wants, desires and wishes. Being married in modern society is tough because usually those two people's wants and wishes change as they grow as persons. So many couples actually believe that once they are married that is it. That "I have him or I have her". That way of thinking is why even though there are still many marriages there are still a LOT of divorces. To be in any type of relationship it has to be recreated every day and that is not an easy task. You cannot love someone else unless you love yourself.

    • Rob Drury 77
      Rob Drury 77 Community member
      13d ago

      Yep; marriage is dynamic. It must be allowed to grow and adapt. This requires each partner to place the other ahead of one's self at all times.

      Yep; marriage is dynamic. It must be allowed to grow and adapt. This requires each partner to place the other ahead of one's self at all times.

  • Joyce Short
    Joyce Short Mogul Influencer and Author: Carnal Abuse by Deceit
    13d ago

    Having worn pinky rings in my life, and destroyed all 3 of the them, I'm just a bit leery of this concept. Pinkies are the most exposed finger when it comes to the possibility of damage. While I know diamonds can take a great deal of abuse, the setting is more likely to get a bit mangled in this position as opposed to putting it further inside the hand where it has some protection. Sorry to be a Debbie Downer. It sure looks pretty!

    Having worn pinky rings in my life, and destroyed all 3 of the them, I'm just a bit leery of this concept. Pinkies are the most exposed finger when it comes to the possibility of damage. While I know diamonds can take a great deal of abuse, the setting is more likely to get a bit mangled in this position as opposed to putting it further inside the hand where it has some protection. Sorry to be a Debbie Downer. It sure looks pretty!

  • lucia l
    lucia l Community member
    13d ago

    I love the idea. It think it cute

    I love the idea. It think it cute

  • Rob Drury 77
    Rob Drury 77 Community member
    13d ago

    Disgusting. Male or female, marriage is the most important priority anyone can have in their lives. If that's not the way you see it, you don't belong married.

    Disgusting. Male or female, marriage is the most important priority anyone can have in their lives. If that's not the way you see it, you don't belong married.

    • Nictate
      Nictate Community member
      13d ago

      How is it "Disgusting."??? And no, marriage isn't the most important priority *anyone* can have in their lives. It CAN BE YOURS, for sure!! And that is awesome and great and good for you! But putting your beliefs on the state of someone's coupling up is as wrong as putting your religious beliefs on anyone else. Not everyone WANTS to get married and absolutely no one NEEDS to get married. It is a personal choice and one every single person, including yourself, has the right to decide if they want it in their life. Loving yourself first is really the best and first step to finding someone out there that you might later find the want to marry. Peace and much love to you and yours! <3

      How is it "Disgusting."??? And no, marriage isn't the most important priority *anyone* can have in their lives. It CAN BE YOURS, for sure!! And that is awesome and great and good for you! But putting your beliefs on the state of someone's coupling up is as wrong as putting your religious beliefs on anyone else. Not everyone WANTS to get married and absolutely no one NEEDS to get married. It is a personal choice and one every single person, including yourself, has the right to decide if they want it in their life. Loving yourself first is really the best and first step to finding someone out there that you might later find the want to marry. Peace and much love to you and yours! <3

      • Rob Drury 77
        Rob Drury 77 Community member
        13d ago

        Exactly! Marriage is not for everyone. However, if one chooses to, it must be the most important thing. If this isn't what one wants, one doesn't want marriage.

        Exactly! Marriage is not for everyone. However, if one chooses to, it must be the most important thing. If this isn't what one wants, one doesn't want marriage.

        • Rob Drury 77
          Rob Drury 77 Community member
          13d ago

          As I interpret this article, it is describing a way of making a clear statement that one is intentionally limiting the value and importance of her marriage. Marriage is not a 50-50 proposition. It is 100-100. Each side puts EVERYTHING they have into the relationship.

          As I interpret this article, it is describing a way of making a clear statement that one is intentionally limiting the value and importance of her marriage. Marriage is not a 50-50 proposition. It is 100-100. Each side puts EVERYTHING they have into the relationship.

          • Lauren Sayre 63
            Lauren Sayre 63 Community member
            12d ago

            This article doesn't say anything about marriage. I would actually assume these women aren't married, they are simply making a statement about loving themselves. But thank you for assuming that this article is about devaluing marriage....

            This article doesn't say anything about marriage. I would actually assume these women aren't married, they are simply making a statement about loving themselves. But thank you for assuming that this article is about devaluing marriage....

            • Rob Drury 77
              Rob Drury 77 Community member
              11d ago

              Well, you had to delve into it a bit to find the reference -- all the way in to the opening sentence.

              Well, you had to delve into it a bit to find the reference -- all the way in to the opening sentence.

              • Lauren Sayre 63
                Lauren Sayre 63 Community member
                9d ago

                Sorry, yes, the article mentions marriage. Still don't see anywhere where it says these women are married so I don't see how you think they are "limiting the value and importance" of their supposed marriage. Would you mind trolling another website? I happen to like this one. Thanks.

                Sorry, yes, the article mentions marriage. Still don't see anywhere where it says these women are married so I don't see how you think they are "limiting the value and importance" of their supposed marriage. Would you mind trolling another website? I happen to like this one. Thanks.

                • Rob Drury 77
                  Rob Drury 77 Community member
                  9d ago

                  Hey, I like it too; that's why I'm here. It's a shame that you seem more interested in making your case (whatever that is -- it's far from clear) than being accurate; but then, that's pretty typical of those espousing today's more militant, detestable renditions of feminism. Perhaps it's this mindset that causes you to view my presence as "trolling," rather than the essential public service it is. No need to get all sentimental: a simple "thank you" will do.

                  Hey, I like it too; that's why I'm here. It's a shame that you seem more interested in making your case (whatever that is -- it's far from clear) than being accurate; but then, that's pretty typical of those espousing today's more militant, detestable renditions of feminism. Perhaps it's this mindset that causes you to view my presence as "trolling," rather than the essential public service it is. No need to get all sentimental: a simple "thank you" will do.

                  • Lauren Sayre 63
                    Lauren Sayre 63 Community member
                    9d ago

                    Sorry to disappoint you but your comments are not a "public service". I can also see that calling you a troll really got to you with your 'comeback' of "militant, detestable renditions of feminism" comment. Thank you, that really made me laugh because you really reached for that one. What you're doing is finding non-existent negativity in a light-hearted, well-intentioned article while trying to tell the women that read it that marriage has to be the most important thing in their life. From other comments you've made on other articles it seems that you waste your time injecting negativity into articles on a website designed to empower women. You, apparently a man, actually spent time reading an article explaining why some women are wearing diamond rings on their pinkies only to comment about how it is wrong. While I have no issue with men on this website whatsoever, I do take issue with unnecessary negativity and the attempt to force your beliefs (that marriage must come first) on others. I've already wasted too much time on you (I'm sure this much attention has made your day) and refuse to read any misguided reply you might have, but again, please go troll another website.

                    Sorry to disappoint you but your comments are not a "public service". I can also see that calling you a troll really got to you with your 'comeback' of "militant, detestable renditions of feminism" comment. Thank you, that really made me laugh because you really reached for that one. What you're doing is finding non-existent negativity in a light-hearted, well-intentioned article while trying to tell the women that read it that marriage has to be the most important thing in their life. From other comments you've made on other articles it seems that you waste your time injecting negativity into articles on a website designed to empower women. You, apparently a man, actually spent time reading an article explaining why some women are wearing diamond rings on their pinkies only to comment about how it is wrong. While I have no issue with men on this website whatsoever, I do take issue with unnecessary negativity and the attempt to force your beliefs (that marriage must come first) on others. I've already wasted too much time on you (I'm sure this much attention has made your day) and refuse to read any misguided reply you might have, but again, please go troll another website.

  • akory99
    akory99 Community member
    13d ago

    This is one of the stupidest ideas I've ever encountered in my life. I am actually kind of embarrassed for these women.

    This is one of the stupidest ideas I've ever encountered in my life. I am actually kind of embarrassed for these women.

  • sancho6996
    sancho6996 Community member
    12d ago

    Who pays for this engagement ring?? Lol. Women love expensive baubles sooo much. Self absorbed.

    Who pays for this engagement ring?? Lol. Women love expensive baubles sooo much. Self absorbed.

  • acook81
    acook81 Community member
    11d ago

    Same ring

    Same ring


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