Saturday, February 14, 2015

My Style: Turquoise Ring

Happy Valentine's Day!

I recently made a purchase of a vintage sterling silver and turquoise ring on etsy. I had my eye on it for a while because I saw something special in it. I waited until the seller had the Valentine's discount but even then, it was still an expensive purchase. Much to my relief, the seller offered international shipping.

Shipping was fairly quick for international. It was less than two weeks, which was great. When I received the ring, it was smaller than what I had imagined but photos tend to make things look larger than what they are.

This ring is the first ring in my jewellery collection. I was worried whether the ring would fit me but in the end, it fit perfectly. I don't find DIY ring size matching methods are accurate. The only way you can be certain is to try on rings. Designs can make a ring feel loose or tighter. It certain makes it hard to choose rings online but sometimes you just have to take the risk.

If anyone out there intends to purchase a ring online but don't know their ring size -- US size 7 is a good bet for people who fit medium gloves. Size 7 is the most common women's ring size and is the most logical choice if you're trying to estimate what will fit through your fingers. Naturally I snagged the opportunity when I saw this size 7 ring. Also look for a ring with a simple band. That way, if you're not satisfied with how the ring fits, you can have it easily resized.

I was a little disappointed about how small the ring was but in retrospect, I should've asked for the dimensions. Nevertheless, it is a gorgeous piece and I don't regret purchasing it at all. It's just a baby step to the bold statement rings I'd love to wear but don't quite have the confidence to pull it off.

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