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Diamonds are a girl’s best friends

If there’s one thing I’m grateful I was not born with, it’s an interest in jewellery.

Don’t get wrong. I don’t hate jewellery. Not at all

If I were to be given a diamond necklace from Tiffany for my birthday, I’d be thrilled to bits and I’d really show it off. But, chances are, I wouldn’t wear it more than a couple of times, after which I’d put it in drawer for safekeeping where it would gather dust.

I’m just generally indifferent to jewellery and I find wearing it a bother. Diamonds, rubies, sapphires, jade, gold, silver, platinum, these precious stones and metals are pretty to look at and definitely nice to have, but I don’t dream of them. I toss jewellery adverts into the bin without even a glance.

It used to be that women didn’t buy their own diamonds or other fine jewellery. Instead, they waited for the men in their lives to give it to them.

Jewellery was a symbol of affection and the equation is simple: If a man loves you, he’ll buy it for you.

Today, women no longer wait for Mr. Right to come along with a little soft box with a ring in it. Single women are buying their own precious stones. They have the money to do so, and the confidence to wear them.

In fact, jewellers now target female rather then male customers.

Recently, US jeweler started promoting the “right-hand ring”, aimed at independent, worldly women. The diamond ring is to be worn on the third finger of the right hand, which, as everyone knows , is the “wedding finger”. It is reserved for those committed to love and marriage because, according to folklore, a vein runs directly from that finger to the heart.

But what puzzles me is this: If today’s women are truly liberated, does it matter which hand or finger carries her ring?

Why can’t a single women wear a diamond on the wedding finger, If that’s the one the ring looks nicest on?

So what if it causes questions about your marital status? And so what if people are shocked by your reply:” I’m not married. I just like wearing the ring on this finger?”

Surely women are confident enough not to be ruled by tradition and beliefs.

Still, for all my brave talk about liberated women, nothing beats getting jewellery as a gift, especially from a man you like.

While it does feel good to be able to buy yourself a diamond, it is still nicer when it’s a present. Independent though women might be, who doesn’t want to be loved and admired?

And, like it or not, jewellery is the ultimate symbol of this. No, not just because diamonds are beautiful to look at and something you can wear, but also because they are expensive. If someone is willing to throw away money to buy it for you, surely he must care for you.

So, here’s my advice: If you’re single and female, go buy a piece of jewellery if it’ll make you happy. You deserve it.

And if you’re attached, let me give the man in your life a hint: Give that woman a diamond.

Even if, like me, she doesn’t have natural-born love of jewellery, a diamond is always welcome.

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