Tuesday, April 27, 2004
Woman to Woman: Right Hand Rings
We've all heard diamonds are a girl's best friend. So why do so many women wait for the man in their life to buy us jewelry? In tonight's Woman To Woman report, there's a new trend in shopping... And ladies, it's one you're going to like.
(WSVN) -- As little girls, a lot of us play dress up and even dream of our wedding day... the walk down the aisle, the ring on our left ring finger.
Now fast forward twenty or thirty years.
Even if you haven't met Mr. Right or your Mr. Right turned out to be a dud... Ladies, it's OK to buy yourself that special diamond ring you've always dreamed of.
"It was my birthday, and I wanted to treat myself to this gift," says Michelle Margulis, a right hand ring owner. "I just fell in love with it."
Ali Matz, another right hand ring wearer, says, "I just thought it was really pretty, and I didn't feel like I needed to wait for someone to buy it for me."
Both Michelle and Ali are single and both wear rings on their right ring finger.
It's the latest trend for jewelry lovers, and for Michelle, whose divorced, it's all about independence.
"To me it's all about just treating myself right," she says.
Sydnei Terry, Mayors Director of Marketing, explains, "It can be a birthday present to yourself, it could be your way of saying, 'You know what, I don't have a man in my life right now, and I can do this for myself, and it makes me feel good.'"
Robin Levinson of Levinson Jewelers says, "The right hand ring is a claim to independence. It's for a woman who can buy their own jewelry."
The right hand ring is gaining fame.
It was all over the runways this spring, and now celebrities like Beyonce, J Lo, and Julia Roberts are raising their right hands too.
Sydnei says, "I know that the paparazzi likes to see what's on the left hand, see if they've committed to whoever it is they're dating, but it's really more about what's on the right hand. The left hand says 'we' and the right hand says 'me.' They can co-exist."
In fact, married women are wearing right hand rings too.
Michelle likes that... while she may have bought this ring for herself, she wouldn't mind the matching set.
Michelle says, "I'll say this… that if one day I get married, I would never take this off my right hand. If Mr. Right is watching, my left hand is still very empty."
If you plan on treating yourself, you may want to save up, right hand rings can cost anywhere from 800 to 20-thousand dollars.
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