May 21, 2012

A C C E S S O R I E S / Parallelogram Ring

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ring: Topshop
glass container: iittala

Yes, I gave in. I caved and clicked through add to bag all the way to checkout on Topshop dot com within minutes after seeing this flat diamond figure to wrap around your finger. A downright impulse buy. The ring has already lost much of its charm because of the little scratches that ruined the mirrored surface, not because of its genius design though; a geometric figure in gold with a functional hole. But it made me realise again that next time I should invest in more long lasting jewelry, be that searching the flea markets for high quality metals..or splurging on some Margiela rings that are almost worth rent? I'd rather have a mini collection of valuables as opposed to seeing my cheap jewelry break before my eyes and being trapped in a vicious circle of disposing and replacing."

51 comments:

-telmasofia said...

I LOVE THAT RING*

K said...

niiice!

Allison said...

LOVE <3

Wandering Minds said...

Totally agree with you, cheap jewelry can be very tempting, especially when the design is very good, but in the long run it always ends up being disappointing, as you can't cherish it for very long and it doesn't age well, as good jewelry does.

Elisa

Wandering Minds clothing

www.ourwanderingminds.com

Justalazymorning said...

amazing!!

IMPRFCTPRFCT said...

GOLDEN PERFECTION!
IMPERFECT PERFECTIONISTA

evi psareuei said...

oooh! i love it!!!! <3
as dreamers do

Carmen said...

The ring is beautiful!

Carmen Ri.

Rhea Dillon said...

Thats a shame that its already scratched, usually Topshop aren't that bad but still lovely design

xx
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Filipa Moreno said...

So amazing! Love it! =)

Love, pi*
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Plastic Rosary said...

i feel ya sista!

Sade said...

You have the best jewelry

Mia said...

Lovely ring :)

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InnyVinny said...

You could likely get this cast in a better metal for fairly inexpensively. I think it would be worth the expense. Great design.

Marcia said...

I agree that it is much more worth is to invest in quality pieces than cheap jewelry, but sometimes it's hard to resist something really fun like eyeball rings.

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RHODA said...

i love this design!

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rae said...

amazing ring, amazing design!

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xx rae

Prêt à Porter P said...

I second what Wandering Minds said. Though sometimes if the jewelry is already silver even when it starts to tarnish the pink-ish effect has its own look to it.

the golden oyster. said...

that's why i make my own jewelry. it took me almost two years to find the right materials i trust in and that i want to work with but it's SUCH a good feeling to create beautiful items and look just the way i want when wearing them. this one isn't too hard to diy either, just join a goldsmith seminar over the weekend :)

the golden oyster. said...

that's why i make my own jewelry. it took me almost two years to find the right materials i trust in and that i want to work with but it's SUCH a good feeling to create beautiful items and look just the way i want when wearing them. this one isn't too hard to diy either, just join a goldsmith seminar over the weekend :)

the golden oyster. said...

that's why i make my own jewelry. it took me almost two years to find the right materials i trust in and that i want to work with but it's SUCH a good feeling to create beautiful items and look just the way i want when wearing them. this one isn't too hard to diy either, just join a goldsmith seminar over the weekend :)

Viveca Ø. Johansen said...

I also plan to not give in to cheap jewellery. Though a lot of it is tempting, it's just too much to have lying around!

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andyheart said...

Nice design. Great find Ivania!

McKenzie said...

Love this ring! It goes so well with your nail polish!

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flowercake said...

cute!

lifeisagame said...

amazing ring!

Laura said...

Fantastic ring! I totally agree with you on the cheaper things :) I've bought exact copies of the Isabel Marant wedge sneakers for 1/3th of the usual price :) And you can't even see the difference :) I'm only a student, I have to work with what I have :)

xxx
Laura

http://the-shoe-issue.blogspot.com

Jaeger said...

so pretty!

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xx

Duck said...

Such a perfect combination of design and photography. Your layouts are always so inspiring...

Ally said...

lol Laura she was saying that cheaper things don't last as long and she would much prefer to invest in higher quality items

manonheine said...

The ring looks great, but isn't it very uncomfortable and unpractical? I'm a big fan of massive rings and bracelets, but this one just looks a little too unpractical to me.
And yes, investing in high quality is always good, but sometimes a little extra is good as well, and it's nice when it doesn't cost too much. I think it's about finding a balance...

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Sharon said...

Gorgeous!

Such a pity a lot of pretty things have such a bad quality :(



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fashiongamble said...

amazing ring!

Blosh Editor said...

pretty!

LeNerd said...

soooo perfect!

anna.sury said...

love the ring!

Alicia Hannah Naomi said...

Hello lovely,

I am a jeweller from Melbourne, Australia. I love your style, if you'd ever like to work together to design something please let me know!

x
AHN

Isabel said...

Uuuh I love it.
The ring is so.. don't know how to say. Absolutely amazing! :D

xx Isabel

Ravenna Moreira said...

G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S
ring!
<3




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Isa said...

i love your style!

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xx
Isa

Zoё said...

I'm constantly buying cheap, novelty jewelry, sometimes it's annoying with the scratches and marks but it's always fun to have something with a story

Alice said...

AMAZING!

Take a look at my fashion illustrations and art:

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SummerTeeth said...

eep I so totally know the feeling. I constantly try to tell myself to save up and buy something that feels more significant.... but alas, it's hard! something to be said for quick and dirty shopping. something like, we are slaves to consumerism. ha, xx love your blog to pieces, did a post on you a little bit ago! http://egotrippingatthegates.blogspot.com/2012/05/lucite-and-white.html

silvia in venice said...

love this ring!!
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THATS GRYT said...

The ring is lovely but I agree that you should spend on a ring that would last you a life time, nothing's worse than walking around with a chipped ring. Ew.

Collections said...

Love that ring.

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MESy said...

what I like the most about you and your blog is that you have your strong opinions about design/ products which you are not afraid to share with everyone, you definitely standing out from the crowd thanks to your character, sometimes I catch myself on this that I enjoy reading your texts more than looking at the pictures, not taking it the wrong way, truly inspirational person you are

IVOMITTRIANGLES said...

love it!

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FAIIINT said...

Beautiful ring, I totally agree though, I do this all the time, buy cheap jewellery & then get so upset when it starts to look a mess & tarnishes so quickly! One trick I like to use is once it's past the point you'd want to wear it, get some matte black or white (or any colour really) spray paint & give it a few coats, it'll last for quite a while & when it starts coming off you can just sand it down & re-spray! :)

hiPop said...

simple and perfect

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