I’ve got a new obsession…. The collection of ring designs by Trollbeads.
Strictly speaking I can’t say that rings are a new area of interest for me. I have happily collected rings for years, from fabulous vintage auction items, to antique family heirlooms and a huge array of fun contemporary pieces found in my travels. I love to juxtapose modern designs of humble materials with pieces composed of precious metals and stones for an irreverent and fresh look. Of course I have received some rings from my husband that are very dear to me – but rings make a great gift between friends as well! I have a dear girlfriend with whom I have a longstanding tradition of exchanging affordably priced and ridiculous rings that we each find when we travel.
Recently we decided to stock up on some of the various Trollbeads rings… and we fell in love with so many of the pieces that arrived. Most of their designs stack beautifully – which is a huge advantage for a ring addict like myself. I only allow myself to wear rings on one finger on each hand, so in order to indulge in a couple of different styles they simply have to get along! All of their rings with glass accents stack to form a gorgeous cocktail “bubble” ring, that can be collected over time. The “Eye of Aphrodite” has been in the collection for some time, but the new “aurora” ring is a shimmering, subtle and softer toned newcomer that has more recently stolen our hearts.
Isn’t it pretty here with the “Baby’s Breath eternity ring? The “Strength Courage and Wisdom” ring shown at top is also a Tartooful favorite…we love the thick, generously heavy links of this knot work design, and its’ meaning makes it such a moving gift as well. Our surprise favorite of the most recent ring designs is the “Neverending” ring… this deceptively simple ring is an absolute pleasure to slip on one’s finger, as it’s gently rounded on the inside surfaces to be incredibly comfortable. It’s a brilliant little modern jewellery design.
The best part about all these underappreciated Trollbeads designs? Their prices. Most rings run around CAD$100, and many of them are much less! Hand made, Danish sterling silver, modern design for under CAD$100. Amazing.
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