For a few years now, I’ve said that I wanted to buy a ring to commemorate the year. I was supposed to do it when I was 21…then 25…but it didn’t happen. This year I have decided enough is enough and will be buying a ring for myself. The problem is finding one! One that won’t bore me immediately, but also isn’t too cute to wear for a few decades.
I also wanted to buy a ring because I am sentimental. I want to be able to pass something down to my children or my grandchildren. I did have a ring that my Paternal Grandmother left my Mother. Mom didn’t wear it since it was when we owned the restaurant, so I took it for my own wear. Except that it was a bit big on me, as my Grandmother had intended it for the boys to wear. One day, as my friend and I were heading downtown to roam, I got off the streetcar and looked down at my hand, or did something. And had a heart wrenching pain. The ring was missing. I guess it had slid off at one point when I was moving, and I didn’t realize. Because we had traveled a lot that day, I couldn’t pin point where it might have gotten lost. I contacted TTC as well, but no luck. I remember that day so well, because in the middle of a hot summer day…at the corner of Queen St and Spadina…I bawled my eyes out. Enough that a police officer stopped and checked if I was okay. It hurt. And it took several weeks for me to get used to…and I actually stopped wearing my rings for a long way after that. But I do love my rings.
Paloma Picasso® Hammered Ring $165CAN
Now I have always like the simplicity of the Paloma Picasso line. I like the hammered detailing of this ring. But I can’t help but think that I have seen many sterling silver hammered rings on Etsy many years ago, when I wanted to buy a ring for my birthday.
Paloma’s Sugar Stacks Ring $660CAN
Another ring I want in a non-coloured stone…but that jacks up the price. So this is merely wishful thinking. Maybe in the future, but not for this year.
Frank Gehry® Torque Ring $360
This is another one that I like because of the way that it is structured. Sharp lines, yet the type that I like buying because it is simple at the same time. I would have to see this in person though, as I don’t want something too chunky, as my fingers have to deal with that on a regular basis -__-
I also contemplated maybe just getting a bunch of stacking rings…or start with one stacking right, and add one every decade. If so, then there were a lot from Pandora that appealed to me.
But my cousin in Korean is connected to David Yurman Korea somehow. It was advertising, management?? I can’t remember -___- So might be better to wait til I go to Korea.
In any case I just want something nice and simple. Im budgeting about 200-300? Do you have any suggestions of places I can check out? Let me know :)