🔵 Another example of where we walk the well worn, marketed path of “idealism”, only to (for some of us) realise that we have outsourced our decisions around what would truly make us happy, to marketers, instead of searching within. 🟢 Yes I had massive diamond rocks on my hand - was it true to me? No. I was letting the dominant outside messages tell me where happiness lies - in the getting of expensive diamonds (subscribing to an artificially created market that says diamonds are rare because they are scarce - when they aren’t). I didn’t even question it, diamonds are a girls best friend right?!! Until one day I did. 🟡 I realised that wearing something with the price tag of a decent car on my hand wasn’t authentic to me. I questioned why diamonds are the ideal in the first place? Yes they are pretty, but so are so many other things, and honestly most can barely tell if it’s a diamond or a moissanite. Who is actually going to rub your ring on their teeth? 😂 I decided to let go of the conditioning and the diamonds 🦋Some people go through this process and decide to never even return to jewels or rings. They let their fingers be free. For me, I felt guided to the heart, soul & essence of a beautiful brand (@violetgraydesign) and found a ring that vibrated in resonance with me. ✨✨✨❤️ p.s. I lost my first set of diamonds at the beach (the one my husband proposed with and my original wedding band), so there wasn’t a whole lot of sentimental value in the actual rings I parted with - I’m not certain if I would have optionally parted with my original set due to the sentimental value. Who knows - whatever decision feels intentional, authentic & expansive to you, is the key ❤️ Follow YOUR curiosity.