I opted for a very practical ring (read: a thinner band with a 2mm synthetic sapphire bezel) for a variety of reasons:
- I've never been a big jewelry wearer, so I wanted my ring to feel as inconspicuous as possible to make the transition from never wearing a ring to always wearing a ring easier.
- I never want to take my ring off. If I had to take it on and off for a variety of purposes (showering, sleeping, doing dishes, gardening, etc.), I would be more likely to lose it or prefer leaving it off.
- I don't want to worry about cutting myself or a baby or snagging something important.
- I want to be able to wear my ring while traveling in a developing nation without feeling like I'm flaunting America's excessive material wealth.
It's up to each of us to make choices that reflect our deepest, authentic selves without feeling pressured by what others think we should or ought to do (which also means, if you want a big ring, don't let me pressure you otherwise!).
(For those of you who also prefer smaller, practical rings, I offer you this link to Kate's amazing store!)