Friday, February 8, 2008

Valentines: The Singelringen phenom

The Swedish Singelringen (translation: single ring?) is crossing the Atlantic and picking up celebs, it appears. More than 150,000 singles are sporting the turquoise-acrylic over sterling band, first introduced in Sweden in 2005. It's been spotted on celebs (Vivica Fox, Terrence Howard) and politicians like Texas state Rep. Dawnna Dukes.

What's the appeal? Well, according to Singelringen spokesfolks, singles gravitate toward the power in stating your status.

"Getting unstuck from a marriage on the rocks takes courage and independence. The message behind Singelringen is to embrace single life with open arms," says T. Murray, author of Stuck on Stupid: A Guide for Today's Single Woman Stuck in Yesterday's Stupid Relationships. "For women who've experienced the difficult steps of divorce, Singelringen is also a symbol of survival."

The rings are $59 from And if the idea of rings appeals to you -- don't hesitate to treat yourself for Valentine's Day. I did just that last year; bought myself a gorgeous triple aquamarine that's as shiny as any diamond.

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