Tagged: Jewelry

Delicate Rings on Etsy

Rings on Etsy | The Ultimate

I can’t be bothered with wearing most types of jewelry every day–earrings and necklaces are out, because I’d have to take them off at night which is just crazy talk for someone who struggles to wash her face or do any other nighttime rituals that are much more important than jewelry removal. Bracelets are just damn annoying, and whenever I wear them I compulsively play with them to the annoyance of me and anyone who happens to be watching. Does anyone else do this??

Anyways. So that leaves rings. Rings, rings, oh how I love them. I always have at least 5 on at all times. And–due to the aforementioned laziness–I never take them off for silly things like washing my hands or showering or dousing things with paint stripper or anything. This means that super cheap rings will not do. (As in materials…monetarily speaking, cheap is good :) I used to buy plated brass ones that would be ruined in just a couple days, but no longer!

Here I bring you 9 rings that have been tried and tested by yours truly (or I’ve gotten something else from their shop and so can reasonably vouch for their quality). You can get a lot of them in different finishes, although for the most part I stick with sterling silver because it’s cheap and very sturdy. So while these range in price from $12 (!) to $330 (!!), the expensive end is all solid gold stuff that we need not assume I’ve been able to afford. Sniff.


Christmas Wish List

Christmas List | The Ultimate

I don’t know about you, but I never get any useful gift ideas from all the lovely guides that everyone puts out there for Christmas. I like to give people weird, personal things, stuff that they hopefully wouldn’t think of and certainly wouldn’t be put on any guide. But for ME? I want all that stuff. Allll the artisanal table linens, the monthly perfume subscriptions, the cozy slippers. Basically I’ve spent the last month navigating a minefield of personal consumption, and there have been some casualties. In fact, there have been so many that I hereby refuse to admit exactly how many of these items I now or will soon own, whether from serious hints to interested parties or by more…direct means. You get the picture.

1. Weekender Love that print!
2. Bird’s Feet Useless, pretty, and a little creepy. My favorites.
3. Rock, Paper, Scissors Necklace Monserat de Lucca also has some killer zodiac necklaces…
4. Decanter and Tumblers Cheers!
5. Butter Dish The cutest butter dish.
6. Cashmere Sweater THE SOFTEST SWEATER. Seriously it is so damn cozy. And it’s such a good shape.
7. Marble Handled Cutting Board Very lovely and hefty.
8. Mesh Flats These are so delicate and flattering; perfect fancy flats.
9. Interchangeable Curling Iron Isn’t this the best idea?? Also so beautiful.
10. Earrings Perfect for Valentine’s Day.
11. Cannabis Chocolates Well now they’re legal in Washington, so…
12. Mini Rider Bag The snakeskin and black hardware are on point.


Coming and Going

Reversible Jewelry | The Ultimate

Lately I’ve been on the hunt for a pair of those fun double-sided earrings that have been popping up everywhere. I saw a bunch of pretty options (although most were depressingly far from my price range…, ahem, #2 and #9 ), but along the way to finding a cheaper pair (#8), I got distracted by a few other pieces and noticed a trend!

They each had some kind a special detail in the back or inside of the piece; whether it was a tassel on a necklace clasp, or a reversible ring, they all had a little bit of flare on the side that’s normally hidden. And now that I’m aware of the possibilities, I want all my jewelry to look this great, both coming and going! Or in reverse (#1, #4). Or inside out (#3, #6). Ok so the title really doesn’t really work. But you get the point!