a long time ago, i blogged about my ring collection – most of them were inherited.
when i started to wear some of these rings just on a daily basis, it changed my style and taste for when i browse through rings now.
i use to be the typical modern girl – clean lines, tiffany cut style… not that i could afford a tiffany-cut-anything… but anything ornate was too much! believe me, i still find those modern, less-is-more styles as gorgeous rings. besides, if some one was to offer me a free, tiffany-cut diamond ring, i would not complain.
still, when browsing for rings, mainly costume jewellery (diamonds and real gems are exquisite but i can’t afford the real stuff), i am inspired more by antique designs.
the above is a very short collection of rings i found on the internet – some are true antiques from the art deco and art nouveau period. some are inspired by such periods, recreated by a designer. either way, i love the intrinsic work put into each of them and would gladly find them a home on one of my fingers.
i’m not really a very ornate person with my home or my clothes. but when it comes to jewellery, i think it’s the one thing one can escape outside of one’s comfort zone. i tend to just wear one type of ornate jewellery piece at a time anyway. for example, if i have bold earrings, i will wear either a very simple necklace or none of all, so as to not be too busy and have each jewellery piece compete with one another. same with rings – i tend to just wear one ornate ring on one hand. the other hand might have a simple band or no ring at all.
i suppose they each get their turn in the spotlight. 🙂