Do you buy your own jewellery or do you only have jewellery other people have given you? Whichever way it comes into your life, for many of us we have sentimental attachment to some pieces.
I’ve always collected jewellery when I travel. In the photo above there are rings I picked up in Wales, London, Hawaii, Prague, Geneva and Bristol. Each time I wear them I remember my travels and the fun I had and the people who were there with me.
Over the years I’ve found that rings tend to be the most sentimental pieces for me. Maybe it’s related to the fact that the jewellery heirlooms I’ve inherited are mostly rings, from my grandmother’s wedding and engagement rings, to the diamond and ruby ring my Great Uncle made for my Great Aunt (he was a jeweller), who passed it down to me, to pass onto my daughter one day. For many it’s because their first serious piece of jewellery was their engagement ring or wedding ring, ring, that are given as symbols of love and commitment.
I think with rings too, many of us don’t take them off too often, they’re pieces that we leave on and wear every day, they don’t get in the way like necklaces and earrings may when we exercise, or shower.
Pandora has just released a range of birthstone rings, (rrp$59) each with a cabochon cut gemstone in a delicate floral setting in solid sterling silver. Being an October baby, mine is a Pink Opal which is a delicate shade of light pink. What I love about these rings is that if your personal style is more feminine or you are more petite, you can wear them on their own, but if you’re more creative or dramatic you can stack them with other rings for a more dramatic or creative look, depending on your mood and style.
These rings would make a fabulous birthday gift for a friend or other loved one. It can be so hard to find a meaningful present at such a reasonable price and you can personalise your gift by creating a ring stack of your choosing by including some of the other gorgeous rings in the Pandora ring range. Why not personalise a stack of rings that include not only the receiver’s birthstone, but the months that her kids were born too or that of her husband, partner or other loved ones?
If you’re like me and can never remember which stone is for which month, or you’re planning to buy a friend a gift, here is a list for your reference:
1 January – garnet
2 February – amethyst
3 March – aquamarine
4 April – rock crystal
5 May – chrysoprase
6 June – grey moonstone
7 July – carnelian
8 August – peridot
9 September – lapis lazuli
10 October – pink opal
11 November – citrine
12 December – turquoise
Pandora Ring Giveaway – Competition CLOSED
The people at Pandora want to give 2 of you your own gorgeous birthstone ring valued at $59.
To enter, leave a comment here on Inside Out Style blog (not Facebook) about a piece of your jewellery and what it means to you. Creativity will be taken into account when deciding upon a winner!
Entry is only for Australian residents and entries close 5pm (Australian EST) 16th July 2012.
Winners have been notified via email!