Define Your Own Beauty (by Duyen)
"I met my husband 5 years ago through a dating app. He already went through two relationships, one of them the woman left him a month before their wedding. He completely lost faith in finding love, but decided to go on a dating app for fun. I, on the other hand, was too focused on my professional development. Through strong pushes from friends, I decided to go on that same dating app. Even though we lived in the same area (literally the same zip code) and functioned in similar circles, we did not meet until the first date set up through that app. He and I became serious, and through the years that we have been together, we have fostered a beautiful love where it is filled with sacrifices and care for one another.
We talked about marriage, and he wanted to follow the tradition of picking the ring himself (of course with some ideas given by me). Even though the ring did not exactly fit my vision, it is the most valuable piece of jewelry to me because it symbolizes our love. We joyfully added more tasks into our busy lives by picking a venue by the beach, DIYing invitations, sampling food, dress shopping etc. - basically the whole shebang associated with planning a dream wedding!
Well... three months before the wedding, the whole world shut down because of COVID. I was simply devastated... We received blessing from both sides of the family and completed the marriage paperwork, but I still mourned a wedding that would not happen in the most perfect moment in my life. I kept looking at my engagement ring, and now was adorned by a plain wedding band, to remind me that life was good as long as we were together.
Then the best news occurred: We were expecting a baby girl! My pregnancy was complicated, but the baby was healthy and filled with energy and life. However, my ring set no longer fit. I experienced postpartum depression, so I felt sad and ugly all the time with my new figure even though my husband was the most supportive.
I did not bother resizing my rings after my baby came. The rings collected dust for almost a year until one day I opened my jewelry box again. All of the sudden, all memories of us and our beautiful baby girl as a result of our strong relationship reflected in those rings that I saw. I wanted to look nice and wear jewelry again.
Although I valued those rings gifted by my husband, I decided to pick another ring as a present to uplift my spirit, but I did not want it to cost a hefty sum since we are starting a family. At first, I was seeking something that looked like a diamond without the price tag because I didn't want people to call me "fake pieces from Doveggs, I felt in love with how beautiful and special the moissanite stone is, especially with its marvelous history coming from outer space. More importantly, I love how confident and elegant I feel when I wear these stunning rings.
In addition, I joined the Doveggs Facebook community where everyone uplifts one another on jewelry choices and personal stories. It was a much needed space to feel accepted and worry about nothing but dazzling jewelry. Sure, I resized my original diamond ring set and wear them on special occasions, but now I can start expressing myself with affordable, but exquisite, custom pieces using from Doveggs for my daily life.
To me, wearing moissanite enhances my outer beauty, but also reminds me of unexpected difficulties that I have overcome in the past few years to become a wife and a mother. I feel stronger and beautiful every day as I get dressed and choose a ring. I am indecisive when selecting the moissanite "cut" of the day lol, and I am happy to continue experiencing this problem as my inner beauty can be expressed and strengthened by moissanite jewelry from Doveggs . I can't help but stay sparkly from here on!"