Five Reasons Buying Jewelry for Yourself Is Totally Worth It

By Claire Swinarski

You might not be engaged or even in a serious relationship, but that doesn't mean you can't own lovely jewelry. Buying jewelry for yourself is a great way to treat yourself, feel empowered, and embrace beauty in your everyday life. You're capable of picking out amazing jewelry, so why shouldn't you own it?

Here are five reasons you should treat yourself to some diamonds instead of waiting around for a man to get down on one knee:

1. It's a Feminist Move

In today's culture, there's an expectation that women should wait for a man to buy them beautiful, high-quality jewelry. Why is that? Buying jewelry for yourself shows you're capable of having great taste and affording it all on your own. You have every right to buy yourself something, and you're in control of what jewelry you wear. It's always nice to have a guy buy you a dazzling present, but rules about men having to buy women diamonds are totally antiquated.

2. You're Guaranteed to Like It

Admit it—one of your worst nightmares is getting an engagement ring you hate. By choosing your own jewelry, you'll be able to confidently rock some bling you love and show off your personal style.

3. You'll Feel Beautiful

Whether you're a homemade bracelet kind of girl or the woman who rocks diamond earrings in the boardroom, you should wear whatever kind of accessories make you feel your best. If those accessories are fine jewelry, invest in them. Imagine how you'll feel wearing stunning jewelry you chose and paid for yourself. You can't put a price tag on that kind of confidence!

4. It Reveals Commitment

Diamonds may represent commitment, but that doesn't have to mean commitment to another person—it can mean commitment to yourself. Buy yourself some nice jewelry when you've reached an important goal in your life, such as getting your dream job or finishing graduate school. It will serve as a reminder that you keep your promises to yourself and will leave you feeling proud.

5. You Deserve Some Self-Indulgence

Think of all the things you do for other people. Whether it's at work, at home, or with friends, you most likely spend a ton of time doing what others want and trying to make the world a better place. So, treat yourself just this once with something you truly love—without the guilt.

At the end of the day, nice jewelry won't change your life, but it could change your attitude. Don't let fear of guilt or embarrassment stop you from buying jewelry you love and wearing it as often as you'd like.