Sunday, March 16, 2014

Post your collection: Rings

Most of my rings were bought in the past two years, since I started nail blogging. I don't usually wear rings, especially not in the winter--too fussy with gloves and coats and long sleeves and whatever.

First up, my signature look:
rest of look here

The thin band is my wedding ring, a $6 matte titanium band. (I'm allergic to gold.) Worn on the 2nd knuckle above my wedding band is a Luv Aj brass ring. And The Gareth Pugh ring is also brass. These are the only rings I own that are not questionable metals. As far as I know, the rest of my rings are made of 100% pure cadmium.

I bought a fake version of the above ring as well...in black, from ebay:

4-finger ring from Romwe

Claw ring from Chinatown. I also got this in black. I've worn the black ones a few times, the silver rhinestone one, no.


Also got a black one (got these at century 21)

Worn with a 2-finger cross ring I got in Chinatown


Open ring I got from ebay. Surprisingly it doesn't fall out during wear

Acrylic ring with a real scorpion in it, bought at Evolution

2-finger cross mood ring I bought at Claire's. And my nails look perfect.


When I moved, I threw out almost a shoeboxful of rings. I kept these two for some reason. Amazingly, they were part of a Kelly Ozbourne halloween costume (this was in 2002). From when I worked at a halloween costume shop.  
from this post
Lastly, a sterling silver eye ring with an amber cabochon for the pupil. My mom, who loves amber, bought this for me at a craft fair.

I'd like to have more rings made out of real metals and not junk costume jewelry. I'd also like to have more gemstones. Well, I've got a lifetime to collect, don't I? Have you done a ring collection post? Link in the comments! I'd love to see.

13 comments:

  1. Nice collection; I'm not really a ring (or, indeed nail blogging) person, for various reasons; I have pretty bad eczema on my hands (meaning they're not really suitable for blogging about), plus I have a horrendous habit of fidgeting with rings and can't wear them at university. Nonetheless, I do love a good ring - your claw one is my favourite.

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    1. I'm sure rings aren't good for any profession when you have to be hands-on on humans. and I, too, have an eczema problem, but cured it through photoshop!

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    2. Man, I wish you could cure eczema in real life that way. ;)

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  2. I just picked up a few more rings, so maybe I should do one of these posts.
    That's a really nice collection you've got there.

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  3. Nice collection! ^^
    I have a few rings myself, but I never wear them...I wear my LotR replica a lot, but that's about it, I never even think about my rings. Then again, it's been too cold for wearing anything that might get stuck in my pocket or gloves since last September...

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    1. Yeah rings are a pain in the winter! Especially with gloves. I once wore my rings over gloves and that was even more of a pain

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  4. Wow, those are a lot of amazing statement rings! I don't wear rings a lot because I fiddle with them all the time, and tend to take them off and sometimes lose them.

    Oh and I love the nails, especially the red ones with the black print.

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  5. Wow, stunning! Your signature look is really YOU, it´s so cool!! And do those open rings really hold up? I have skeleton fingers (which are sort of my natural signature look) and I have a lot of trouble finding rings that don´t fall off of me, not to mention being paranoid if I´d have to wear that open ring hehe.
    This of course brings me to making a ring post! You will know about it when it´s there ;)

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    1. yeah, surprisingly the open ring does stay in place. You kind of have to try hard to make it fall out. I don't wear it too often, though. Would love to see your ring post!

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  6. Rings are one accessory that I almost never wear (other than wedding rings). I really love that Gareth Pugh one.

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    1. yeah, they are a pain. I rarely wear them myself...except the wedding ring of course.

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