Dale Earnhardt Jr. has a valid reason for avoiding jewelry stores.
During Tuesday’s episode of the “Dale Jr. Podcast,” the retired NASCAR great opened up about his kosmemophobia, better known as the fear of jewelry, which initially wife Amy believed to be phony.
“Amy thought that I was making it up and that there’s no such thing as a jewelry phobia,” the 43-year-old explained, via For the Win. “I don’t like wearing it, and I don’t like being close to it.”
Unlike most wedding bands, Earnhardt’s is wooden, but he also favors Qualo’s rubberized rings.
“My wedding ring is actually a wooden ring. I don’t want to wear that too much because it could get scratched or broken, and so I wear Qualo rings, which are like a rubber composite sort of material, and they’re very comfortable,” Earnhardt said.
“I’ve been wearing their product for a good damn reason because my jewelry phobia is real,” he added.
Before tying the knot in 2016, Earnhardt revealed his phobia kept him from taking the plunge.
“I have a jewelry phobia. It sounds crazy, but that’s the biggest hold-up for me getting married,” Earnhardt said in 2015.