Many Women Are Putting Engagement Rings On Their Pinkies...Here's What It Means | 22 Words

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.

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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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One type of the heart-shaped rings comes with the "Pinky Promise" that reminds women to take of and love themselves.

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Several jewelry companies sell them at different prices, but it's the idea that's far more important than the jewelry.

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They're meant to be a little flashy. It's a point of pride, after all.

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

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Images of these rings are becoming more and more popular on Instagram thanks to several celebs being spotted with the rings.

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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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