Sad news in Hollywood-land today. Ashlee Simpson-Wentz filed for divorce from her rocker hubby, Pete Wentz – a move that was expected according to USMagazine. Sigh.
While divorce involves many new life changes, the million-dollar question often is: What do women do with their wedding and engagement rings when the honeymoon is decidedly over?
While some like to wear their rocks well past their due date (Kate Gosselin, anyone?), I suggest replacing them with a diamond right hand ring you get for yourself!
Right hand rings have traditionally been a ‘self-gift’ or ‘woman-to-woman’ purchase that symbolizes freedom, independence and husband-free margarita-filled Friday nights!
Ashlee will certainly have room in the coffers for something with a lot of zeros, but for the mere mortal maven looking to raise their right hands – sample sale sensation, JewelClub, has a ton of options to choose from.
And if you’re looking to spread the love to someone whose heart needs a little mending this Valentine’s Day, check out their entire Valentine’s Day Sample Sale for a great selection of heart-warming styles.
Their Facebook Page says they are taking 75% off their entire Vday stash today AND they offer up this code for an extra 10% off at check out: VALENTINE2011
How do you mend a broken heart? 85% off is a start.
Valentine’s Day is creeping up on us faster than a Charlie Sheen relapse, jewelry hounds, and the holiday of love has me thinking: Why is it that only couples get to celebrate Valentine’s Day? And more importantly? Why is it that only women who are in a RELATIONSHIP get the jewelry spoils from this bling-filled occasion?
It’s high time single ladies get in on the Valentine’s Day action too. Starting now.
Besties like Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox, for example, should get each other diamond heart pendants this year – or Eva Longoria should splurge on a diamond right hand ring to celebrate the fact that she no longer has to put up with basketball highlights and boring conversation!
|1/2ct Diamond Heart Pendant, $199.93
Mothers can give to daughters, daughters can give to mothers…
|Mother & Child Diamond Pendant, $74.19
Or maybe your favorite teacher, bartender, or (in Charlie Sheen’s case) lawyer deserves a little love this Valentine’s Day?
|3/8 ct Diamond Flower Right Hand Ring $234.01
You get the idea, right? I’m just saying that the ‘romantically involved’ shouldn’t have a monopoly on a holiday that celebrates meaningful relationships. And (more importantly) diamonds. Thoughts? P.S. JewelClub is having a Valentine’s Day Sample Sale this week, and the merch is selling faster than (fill in the blank….) at a Charlie Sheen house party (click here for more). Get while the gettin’s good!
Valentine’s Day is to jewelry what the Oscars are to Awards Shows. There’s Christmas, birthdays, Mother’s Day, anniversaries and the like, but we women hold out our highest hopes for the “gift in a little box” on this day most of all, right?
C’mon! Admit it!
But our friend the ‘male’ tends to, well, procrastinate when it comes to getting into the Valentine’s Day spirit, if memory serves. So here’s a little hint, fellas, to keep you out of the last minute “flowers and candy” gift-giving rut.
It’s called JEWELRY. And it doesn’t get any easier than this:
1. JewelClub is having a pink and red gemstone sale to honor the holiday of LOVE – and there quite a few pieces under $100. We’re talking FINE JEWELRY here, folks. Diamonds, gold, sapphires, etc.
Here are a few of my favs (click on the image for more info) or click here to see their entire stash:
2. I also saw these awesome ‘personalize your own” candy heart necklaces today on Luxist that are selling for under $50 from Zedena Designs. They’re made out of enamel over copper and hang from a sterling silver chain.
3. And if you want to go the ‘bended knee’ route, there are SO many affordable engagement ring options out there today. Click here for my Guide to Affordable Engagement Rings for more creative ideas in that department.
So let’s make Valentine’s Day 2011 the year we forgo flowers for fine gems! Chuck the chocolates for carats! And procastinators? Stay tuned for more affordable jewelry tips in the days to come.