Building a ring collection

3.9.14

No pun intended, but I can't quite put my finger on why I love layered silver rings so much.  I've lusted after that overcrowded fingers look for a long long time, but only recently managed to build my collection up to something that I'm pleased with.  It can be quite daunting actually - hard to picture the finished effect as you collect odd pieces here and there, so I thought I'd share with you my tips that I've learnt along the way.  I wish I'd had something like this to read when I first started shopping around!
For me, the starting place was to start creating a clear idea of what it was I wanted.  I've got a pinterest board dedicated to jewellery, and it was here that I started pinning picture upon picture of that stacked up jewellery look.  Having a collection like this meant I could really look at what style it was I wanted, and even track down the rings I liked that other people were wearing.

Have a look through your collection and see what you already own.  I don't think that simple, silver bands will ever go out of style, and it was good to see that I owned a few already.  Don't be afraid to invest in these classic styles; my plainest rings are also my most expensive, with a few from Links of London and Tiffany forming the basis of any look.

Speaking of investment, if it's a style you really like then I'd say splash out and get it in sterling silver.  These don't have to be the most expensive ones in your collection, but this way you know that they'll last.  After years of buying similar high street styles, I finally bit the bullet and placed an order on Regal Rose lately.  Their selection of rings is stunning, and I can wear them to my heart's content safe in the knowledge that they won't tarnish or turn my fingers green.

The high street is no bad thing, though.  For fast fashion (and easily lost midi rings), I turn to the likes of Topshop.  Bulk out your collection with budget-friendly pieces of interest to avoid spending a fortune.  Chances are, you won't be wearing them forever but it's a quick, cheap and easy way to switch things up and remix the look. 

And finally, a few places to look.  For sterling silver on the high street, Essential have a surprisingly large (and reasonably priced) collection.  Ok, so they're not always the most stylish, but there are definitely some gems to be found if you have a good look.  I've already mentioned my current favourite, Regal Rose, but there's also The Bohemian Collective for beautifully simple midi rings and Shop Dixi for sterling silver mixed with gemstones.  Oh, and let's not forget markets!  I recently visited Camden and was overwhelmed with the various silver rings on sale.  I didn't make a purchase, but am planning another visit very soon!

Is there anywhere else I should be looking?  I'm happy with the state of my fingers right now, but with a hoarder like me there's always room for more!

3 comments

  1. Love this post! I follow you on Pinterest too and really like your jewellery pins, despite not being much of a ring wearer (chubby fingers, alas). I do actually have a couple of recommendations for affordable silver rings as I work with a jewellery line called Elements Silver, they do quite a nice range of different platings and styles. They're stocked in a lot of places but I think the largest selection might be on Amazon if you're interested! Otherwise my fave high street place is always Accessorize, I just can't keep my hands off their stuff! xx

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  2. You've got so many gorgeous rings. I love layering and stacking silver rings too, especially my Pandora rings!

    Sophie x

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  3. love these tips! My mom is a jeweler, so I have access to basically any ring I could possibly want, but I always stick to the same three rings. I never take them off in fact! My graduating class ring, a rose gold ring with a heart that my mom made for me, and a diamond-shaped green amber ring. I really need to branch out but I'm stuck on these 3! haha

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