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17 January 2014

My Rings


No, I don't wear them all on one finger, but they photograph easier that way.

I don't see myself as the biggest fan of jewelry. I do like my weird earrings, and I'll wear necklaces and bracelets occasionally, but I rarely ever buy myself any jewelry. It doesn't tempt me. I do like my rings, though. I don't have rings that I switch out and wear for special occasions, but I have 6 rings I wear every day, that I rarely, if ever take off. I'm not the kind of person who remembers to take off rings before cleaning and such activities, so I think it's a very good thing that most of my rings are made of sturdy stuff!

From the top of the stack on my finger to the bottom:

Stainless Steel Spinning  Ring: I bought this for myself for 9 RM ($3) and I've been wearing it since Summer 2009. It's a bit of a funny story. Angel's mom gave him a spinning ring as his college graduation gift. I thought it was so cool that when I went home for the summer, I bought myself one. We were just friends at the time, but Angel was the inspiration for this ring I've been wearing for over 4 years now.

Silver Angel & Rachel:  I won an Etsy giveaway on Carolynn's blog, and I immediately knew I wanted a skinny, name-stamped ring, so I bought this one.

Silver Hebrew: It says Rachel and Anna in Hebrew, a gift from Lizzy and in honor of Anna, who strongly suggested that I needed a ring with her name on it since I was already wearing a ring with Angel's name on it. (Anna and Angel have a long-standing argument over who is my real favorite.)

My Engagement Ring: Angel bought this one for me when we'd already been married 9 months. Sometimes good things come to those who wait.

Wedding Band: Angel's parents bought our wedding bands for us as wedding gifts.

Rose Gold Band: I always wear this with my engagement and wedding rings, but this is actually my 'class ring.' I loved the idea of a class ring, mostly because college was the only "real school" I ever went to...but in reality, class rings are kind of ugly, and this rose gold band was significantly cheaper than any of the class rings my school offered. My parents bought it for me as my college graduation gift. 

Do you wear jewelry more for the look of it or more because of emotional significance?

35 comments :

  1. i love them all! that name-stamped ring is gorgeous!

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  2. Your collection is lovely! I love the rivalry going on there ;)
    I wear only 3 rings, and all for sentimentality's sake... my engagement ring (which is also my wedding ring, I didn't want another), a ring with little diamonds I got from my parents just because they love me (though it coincided with finishing school, leaving home, graduating, drivers licence and a whole lot of other stuff), and an amethyst ring I got from Malcolm for our first year dating anniversary. :)

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  3. so pretty!!! i really like the name stamped ring! awesome that you won it in a giveaway!!!

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  4. Those are all so pretty! I only wear my engagement ring and wedding band, but my wedding band is going to change soon once we purchase one that actually better fits my engagement ring.

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  5. Your rings are beautiful btw Rachel :) At this time I wear jewelry for look - I buy inexpensive accessories so if I lose them or it gets damaged I won't care. I already have an engagement ring planned out that my bf is aware of so he knows what to get, Lol. I'm very particular and that man doesn't know jewelry so I helped him out a bit, he was happy with my "assistance." :) Great post Rachel and happy Friday! -Iva

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  6. Lovely collection Rachel, although you don't wear them all on one finger I have to say it looks kinda cool on you.
    Happy weekend to both of you.

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  7. Very nice rings and the stories behind them. The silver Hebrew ring story is too funny! My guy and best friend constantly bicker about whose #1 as well.

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  8. Funny I never even noticed all these rings on your fingers before.

    I wear one ring, a gold wedding band and that it is. I never take it off.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  9. Ooooh I want a Hebrew ring. I love all of yours!! I usually wear my wedding ring/engagement ring (they're fused together) and at least one ring on my other hand that Isaiah has given me (he's given me a few so I pick one). Then I have a couple of midi rings that I like to wear when my nails look nice. Which they don't right now, so it's just been my wedding ring the last week or two.

    I like your nail colors too!

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  10. I wear all kinds of jewelry, I love gemstones, I make jewelry and Iwatch jewelry shopping channels for fun. Jewelry is my thing. I like that one with your names on it.

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    1. My little sisters recently discovered jewelry shopping channels--they think they are the best and are always trying to convince me to take advantage of the "greal deals!" :P

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  11. I love that idea of getting a class ring that isn't actually a class ring, but a pretty one instead. I got a class ring and they are so ugly and I never wear it haha

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  12. I love that you have so many rings with such significance!!! :-)

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  13. I am OBSESSED with your engagement ring. It is literally EXACTLY what I want. :)

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  14. Gorgeous rings! I love that you know exactly why you own each one and not just because it's pretty or fashionable.

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  15. I'm a "jewelry for emotions" gal myself. I only wear my engagement ring/wedding band combo, and a necklace Hunky Husband bought for me when we'd been dating for three days.

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  16. I usually wear bow-shaped rings and don't have many dainty rings. The rose gold band is simply beautiful; I love its shape, and it's easily my favorite out of all of them. You also have lovely engagement and wedding rings. I hope to have my own to cherish in 10 years. <3

    Sincerely, Christine from Invisible Blush

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  17. I wear my band and engagement ring. They're soldered together. I have a couple other nice rings but, much to Scott's dismay, I rarely wear them.
    I love that rose gold band!

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  18. I only wear three rings; my wedding band, engagement ring, and a pink sapphire square cut ring that my husband got me for Valentine's Day. For necklaces, I wear more statement necklaces.

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  19. such gorgeous rings- love the blingin' photo.. the angel+rachel ring is so perfect- how lucky that you won it?? i'm thinking i might need something similar. i bought jon's wedding ring on etsy, and i had my thumb print engraved on the back.. cheesy, right?

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  20. I wear jewelry for both reasons. I do have quite a bit of jewelry though and it gets tangled and messed up. About once a month I have to untangle and repair or throw away (which gets replaced with new). Love your rings!

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  21. Love your rings! The only rings I wear are for significance - but I love to wear "fun" necklaces and bracelets too!

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  22. I love the one with your names on it. I only wear jewelry when I go out...I do not keep anything on when I am at home because it just gets in the way. LOL

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  23. Beautiful rings and what a unique way to wear your engagement ring. Absolutely love it!! Stopping by from Countdown with Style today :)

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  24. I really love the look of all your rings together like that. It's interesting how we one type of jewelry vs. another intrigues us.

    I never wear earrings even though I love the way they look on other people because I'm allergic to most metals aside from gold. But I do wear a few rings and love collecting big bracelets and necklaces.


    Angie from reasons to dress

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  25. Beautiful rings! I especially like the skinny name-stamped one & the rose gold. I only wear my engagement/wedding rings. I always see cute rings I would want to wear, but I know that I would never actually wear them.

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  26. I have never seen a spinning ring until now. It's cool! I like that you wanted to match Angel's ring. :)

    The only rings I wear everyday are my wedding and engagement rings. I almost never take them off. I sometimes wear some fashion jewelry, but not often.

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  27. These are some great pieces. Now, Anna's ring is closer to your heart than the Rachel and Angel ring, so it might mean that she's your favorite, but then you have your wedding rings, so I'm not sure. I wear my wedding ring, that's it. Every once in a while, I'll wear some other jewelry, but I can't say I wear it often. I can't even remember where a lot of it is. Sadly. my husband buys it for me every couple of years and I don't know what to do with it. I can't wear it all the time, and I can't remember to put it on. Thanks for sharing and linking up with Countdown in Style! Don't forget to come back on Friday to see if you were featured!

    ~~April~~
    100lbCountdown.com

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  28. Cute blog. We have a lot in common... no belly bump pictures over here either. #SITSSharefest

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  29. Hahaha class rings are pretty ugly! I love how most people really want them and 10 years later they no longer where them. Hehe. I love your engagement and wedding bands! So simple and beautiful! Mine are similar. I was a solitaire girl and I made sure hubby knew when we picked out our rings :)

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  30. I LOVE all your rings! Rings are my favorite pieces of jewelry. I especially loved the stacked look, even though you don't usually wear them that way. Maybe you should consider it!

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  31. i want that class ring! my engagement ring and wedding band are both rose gold. i have a thing for rose gold!

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  32. Any new rings Rachel? Do an update.

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