Put a ring on it

A make-up person? Yes. A clothes-coming-out-of-your-ears person? Sure. A more-than-a-centipede-can-handle shoe person? Hell, yes! I never, however,  considered myself a ring person.  Never cared for them, furthermore, at one point I even worried about the possibility of wearing a wedding ring.

children rings

Childhood treasures

When I was a child, I had a lovely tiny gold solitary ring with a blue sapphire. I remember crying so much when the stone fell, and my mum got it replaced with the dinkiest ruby ever. I also had a little pearl ring.  I quickly grew out of them and had to have the little ruby ring broken in order to remove it from my finger.

On my 13th birthday, I was given a diamond solitary ring (not a massive rock – small, but with amazing clarity, colour and cut). I also grew out of that, after having it resized once, I had to get it cut out of me! Yes, it seems that I tend to hang on to things, until someone physically removes them from me – but that’s another issue altogether!

And I never fussed over rings, maybe because I got traumatised by wearing a “commitment” ring for 3 years from my very first boyfriend, with our names engraved and all – such an old fashioned thing that has nothing to do with the person I am; it haunts me to this day – I have bad taste shivers to the day when I think of it!

a selection of rings

Making a statement, a finger at a time!

In the past years, I bought only a couple rings, discreet sets of 3 with flowers mainly. In the last couple months, however, I have been totally crazy for them – maybe because the current fashion dictates they come big, bold and bright (and there is virtually nothing like that I don’t love), maybe I just decided my fingers need adorning – and I have amassed a little collection  in a very short period of time.

The funny thing is, one day, when I failed to put a ring on, I felt kinda naked on the DLR on my way to work. Could the rings be my new earrings? Time will tell!

4 thoughts on “Put a ring on it

  1. I love rings too! I have statement rings coming out of ears and yet… I keep buying more! Latest one: http://www.shopperhive.co.uk/compare/dorothy-perkins-wire-heart-ring-prices

    In fact, DP have some great rings right now. I must resist!!!


    So worth it though as though they are just rings, they can change a whole outfit! Plus, they don’t always break the bank! Yay!


  2. I’m obsessed with rings as you know.. I rarely wear costume necklaces, but rings are bracelets are my way of making an outfit a bit edgier, or a bit more ‘me’…

    Plus, if you’re quite expressive with your hands anyway, it’s the perfect way of complimenting your nail varnish and getting those digits a bit more attention!


  3. Pingback: My pre-A/W 11-12 wishlist | Shoes, dresses and other lovely things

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