If you’re happily coupled up and you’ve set your heart on some Wendy Brandes jewelry, this is the moment to drop a hint about a Valentine’s Day gift. Set bae on the right track by sharing the link to this video of two particularly romantic styles — my embracing-swans ring and diamond keepsake locket ring.
Okay, now that I’m done with the mushy stuff, let me say that ANY day is a good day for self-gifting, and the majority of my jewelry sales are to women who are buying for themselves! Seriously, I’m at about 90% self-gifters. But I still meet so many women who hesitate to splurge on themselves, even though they’re amazingly generous to everyone else in their lives. If you’re one of those shy ones, let me put your mind at ease: A holiday that originated as an ancient Roman orgy before a couple of Christian martyrs were added to the mix is clearly the best possible excuse to treat yoself. And the rings I’m featuring in today’s video are appropriate for independent women, being inspired by (1) Anne of Cleves, who was a damn genius of a divorcée, and (2) Lucrezia Borgia, a successful poisoner who also happened to be the daughter of a pope.
Of course, as Lil Kim said in “Lady Marmalade,” “Why spend mine when I can spend yours?” and if you do have someone to buy you a gift, go for it! Just remember that, in that case, you should use the “embracing-swans ring” and “diamond keepsake locket ring” descriptions. You don’t want to scare your lover to death before that Borgia poison ring gets on your finger!