Wednesday, March 25, 2009

A nice ring to it...

I used to wear a couple of rings on an everyday basis, but then I went through a phase where I decided I wouldn't have anything on my hands. A clean slate. Now, however, I've been thinking about spicing up my jewelry collection, specifically in the ring department.

I have a few rings that I wear on occasion, but nothing really "fun" that tops off an outfit well. This selection feels very versatile to me, but still has a creative edge. As you can probably tell, I'm drawn to more organic shapes, as well as nature-inspired pieces (my dad is just like the Survivorman guy on the Discovery channel, so I attribute this gravitation to my "wild" upbringing).

I kept with the silver and gold palette because of the aforementioned versatility. They're generally viewed as neutrals and can therefore be paired with almost anything.

A personal tip on how to successfully combine different metals and look more pulled together: I don't usually mix my metals unless they're various shades of the same tone, such as warmer yellows and coppers, or varying shades of silver.

Which one of the rings above is your favorite?


1. Alex Monroe three-flower ring:
My absolute favorite. I am obsessed with his jewelry. It's really too bad it's a bit too expensive for me right now. My birthday is coming up in November, hint hint... that will give you some time to save up. *grin*

2. Signature leopard ring by Daphna Simon:
I featured this ring before in my nature-inspired accessories post back in February. I thought it would be a perfect addition to this collection!

3. Buttercup cluster ring:
These little flowers have itty bitty diamonds at each center. Translation: this piece is way out of my price range.

4. Large gold Fossil flower ring:
Sadly, this isn't available on their website anymore, but perhaps some eBay-ing might unearth something...

5. Large bow ring:
Judging from its price ($8.00) this one will probably turn your finger green, but I think it's pretty darn cute.

6. Fred Flare silver bow ring:
I have been coveting this ring for a couple of years(!) now... maybe it's time to do something about it...

7. Oxidized silver three arrow ring:
The process of intentionally oxidizing sterling silver is so interesting to me. I love how it gives an entirely new effect to such a common metal.

8. Love letter ring:
Yes, this one is ultra expensive because it's YSL, but it was just too adorable not to include. For some reason it reminded me a little of this by Yellow Goat Jewelry.

9. Octapus ring:
This would be more of a casual ring, and those of you who are squeamish might not like it as much, but I think octopi are
so cool. (And yes, I also loved science class as a kid. N-E-R-D.)

10. Silver belt / buckle ring:
I've always thought this idea was cute.


  1. I LOVE the Buttercup cluster. If only....J. Crew has had some fun vintage style cocktail rings lately as well that are great.