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Rings on her fingers

I am so not a jewelry person. I used to wear a lot of big outlandish stuff back in the late '80s and early '90s, but it got old fast. And I can't keep my ears pierced (infections never really go away), so earrings are a big pain -- I used to have to convert all my earrings to clip ons, and they never really aren't painful, at the end of the day. Jo mentioned that she noticed I don't, and asked me why I never wear jewelry recently. It's really just a lack of interest in accessorizing, I guess -- the kind of jewelry I'm drawn to costs money, because I like unusual, simple, and very handcrafted pieces without too much blinginess. I do like one kind of jewelry, bracelets, but more the cuff style of bracelet. That's probably one of the few things I'd actually want to have a few of, but again, the ones I like are $$$.

Plus, you know, the same money you pay for a ring or necklace or something that you would rarely have a chance to wear anyway could go for shoes, clothes, dvds, music, or BPAL. Which all makes it even less likely I'd want to spend money on it.

But I got the Sundance jewelry catalog today and OMG, I want these two rings, and I'm completely surprised by it. They're both really affordable, and totally my style, not ornate, soft colors, simple and handcrafted. The mabe one is a bit pricier, and the glacier one is so pretty, but it has those two little knobby things, which I don't know how comfy that would be on a finger. I don't even know what my ring size is -- I have one that fits my ring finger, the only jewelry I wear, but I can't tell what size it is comparing it on a ring chart. It looks like the 6 circle is inside the ring edge, and the 7 is dead on with the edge of the ring, so which one is right?

Every year, my therapist encouraged me to buy a present for my sister on our birthday, to do just what I would do normally only keep it for myself and then I would feel better about the day -- I was doing something for her still. I never have done that, but this is totally what I would have gotten for her. She loved jewelry, and was totally a silver girl like me, and what she did have I almost universally liked. Maybe I should do a Jeremiah and write a card for her and burn it.

OTOH, I shouldn't spend money on something that frivolous now, so you all should probably do me a big favor and talk me out of it, 'kay?

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minim_calibre
Nov. 21st, 2009 07:08 am (UTC)
Glacier is gorgeous, and you'll probably with a wider ring want to go with the larger size.

(I'd talk you out of it, but on November 22, I have to go buy a wonderful towel for a dead friend's 42 birthday, because as a Hitchhiker's Guide fan, he'd have loved it so much. So I'm in favor of the plan where you buy her the gift and keep her close to you.)
dine
Nov. 21st, 2009 07:22 am (UTC)
I think you should go ahead and buy a ring - both are lovely and you would have the fun of wearing such a beautiful piece, and something physical to keep her close.


here's a bit of help wth determining sizing
http://www.bluenile.com/find-ring-size
fishsanwitt
Nov. 21st, 2009 07:55 am (UTC)
I don't know - are you sure you don't want to splurge? Just a little? They're both quite beautiful.
greenpear
Nov. 21st, 2009 11:39 am (UTC)
If you have the money, make yourself happy.

That said, only do it if you'll not miss the money.

Sounds kinda zen, don't it...
batwrangler
Nov. 21st, 2009 11:53 am (UTC)
If you really feel you can't spend the money on it now, print pictures of the rings and include them in the card?
gattagrigia
Nov. 21st, 2009 03:50 pm (UTC)
I have a jeweler's set of sizing rings somewhere around here. At least you could find the current size of your fingers! And one thing I think about with rings, is what is the hardness of the stone? Pearls register 3.5-4.5, and moonstones around 6. In rings and bracelets, the harder the better, IMHO.
sdwolfpup
Nov. 21st, 2009 04:34 pm (UTC)
Those are really gorgeous and fairly affordable. I think you should do it, especially since this is a big birthday.
klia
Nov. 21st, 2009 04:43 pm (UTC)
You only turn 50 once, so if you can swing one or both, I'd go for it.

And, hey, consider yourself lucky they come in your size; I haven't sized myself lately, but I used to wear a 4, and can find very few rings for my ring finger.

rattlecatcher
Nov. 21st, 2009 05:04 pm (UTC)
I am the same way - if I buy jewelry, my dresser drawer is the one to wear it most of the time. But I have been struck by the omgneedthatnow lightening, including one purchase that was far and away the most expensive piece of jewelry I have ever purchased and possibly will never be topped (it cost more than all the other nice pieces I own put together. yes, there are only a few nice pieces but still, I'm sure you recognize the "wow, that was a leap" in this).

But it is gorgeous, and though I rarely wear it, I do wear it, and wear it for all the right reasons. Everytime I put it on, I think about how special it is and I have yet to regret buying it.

And I recently have commissioned a jewelry-making friend to make me a lariat necklace that is so far getting good reviews.

I don't know if I'm changing in my adornment needs (it's why I like my tatts - no muss nor fuss), but I am happy to say that the few pieces I've bought in the past ten years have given me such pleasure.

Which is a long way to saying BUY THOSE THEY'RE GORGEOUS!
leela_cat
Nov. 21st, 2009 05:34 pm (UTC)
If you will fret and worry endlessly about having spent the money on yourself, then buying one of those rings is not a good thing to do for yourself.

However, I am one of those folks who believes in an occasional moderate splurge, because we're humans and we do need to occasionally feel that we're able to buy something that's strictly not necessary.

So, if you can bring yourself to do it, those rings are gorgeous and inexpensive and I think you should buy one for yourself. If you're worried about the ring size and they can't be exchanged, then go into a jeweller's and have them measure.
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