Wednesday, February 1, 2012

I have this thing for rings

I will freely admit that I have a soft spot for rings. I often have issues finding earrings that I like, necklaces just aren't enough, and I can't wear bracelets without fidgeting with them throughout the day. I wear them so often that now my fingers often feel naked without some sort of metal covering. Luckily, this month's theme fell right on my scheduled post day, so I got to participate in jabbering about my favorite jewelry.

Excuse my face, please. It was a long day.

I don't know if this is very visible, but while my camera is out of commission this is the best way I can show it. This ring was a silly, silly birthday present to myself that I got while at Otakon 2011. The ring itself is a cupcake with black body and white frosting, but in the frosting is pressed a miniature Jack Skellington (among various glitters and tin roses.) Is it ridiculous? Oh yes. Is it over the top? Definitely. Do I love it? Yes! And I'll be certain to wear it more in the future.

Here are some other rings, in no particular order, that I've fallen in love with.

Wait, I lied, there's an order! For this one, anyway. This is a ring called "Draco Blackheart" by Alchemy Gothic that I am in love with. Unfortunately, they've also discontinued it. Boo! So, now I'm on the hunt for this ring on eBay and other such shops so that hopefully it will one day be mine.

Sterling Silver Black Widow Spider Ring from Gem Avenue - 20USD is a more simple and affordable ring with classic styling. I'm big on black-on-silver rings and I love spider imagery, so this is perfect.

Creature claws set of 4 from GhostLove - 90USD is a beautiful collection of slightly intimidating rings. I feel like this would be mostly impractical, but great for a photo shoot or the occasional club night. I'd just have to try very hard not to hit someone while dancing, yes?

This big raven skull ring from MRD74 on Etsy is 35USD of pure want. I like that it is not tiny, not simplified, not pasted onto a strange looking band, and that it really speaks truly for lovely Goth statement rings without being silly (like mine above.)

This ring is called the Fangs Ring from Necromance and is 82USD. For a sterling silver ring that's going to last you a long while, it's not actually quite so bad a price. I feel like a lot of rings of this type have very oddly shaped teeth, too many teeth (come on people, just look in your own mouths!), or are made of a weird metal that will turn my fingers green. This is a nice reprieve.


  1. Ooh, your cupcake Jack ring is ADORABLE! If I had that, I would wear it all the time, and "over-the-top" be darned! I couldn't afford the claws and would probably be forever catching them on things, but that doesn't mean I can't look at them and drool. :D

  2. :-O great finds, who doesnt want to have claws sometimes?

    and 'over the top' does not exist. let poor jackie cupcake see some light... or dark... or whatever!

  3. How cute is Jack!?!? Yes, you must show him some love and take him out to play! Oh, my heart broke when I read that Alchemy Gothic ring is discontinued. That's possibly the coolest thing I've ever seen. Thanks for sharing in this month's theme!

  4. Wow, I've never seen anything like that claw set of rings, now how cool would that be? And a raven skull ring might be on my list of purchases, it's elegant in a way.

  5. You've got some awesome rings in your list there. I really adore those claw rings!

  6. OMG, that ring is so cute! I love it!