Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Fears run rings – monthly theme post

It's time for another theme post campaign by Sophistiqué Noir! February is all about rings! Although I like rings, I don't have remarkably many to show off here. I've fallen victim to too many cheap rings in my life, and all those strangely brass colored pieces are barely worth photographing.

I have a few rings in everyday use, and a few which I wear whenever I remember to pick them up from my jewellery box. Anyway, I don't have fancy and huge rings because I'd probably find them impractical even if they were beautiful. I don't own any of these joint rings, and none of those meant for multiple fingers either. Some of them are very pretty, though. However, such rings which would best suit festive events don't usually end up in my collection, especially if they wouldn't look good with gloves. When dressing up, I prefer gloves to fancy rings. But now, onto my rings!



"Serpents and the tree"
– Waves Under Water

I think this ring is from some trip to Greece, but I cannot remember when I bought it – I've been to Greece so many times after all... This serpent looks best, in my humble opinion, when worn on the thumb. In fact thumb may be my favorite "ring finger", and I rarely wear anything on the actual ring fingers (especially in the left hand – I'm not engaged and wouldn't wear a ring there "for fun"; however, "self-defense" in a very tricky situation might be another thing).

"Stand your ground behind the times
and refuse to follow fashion"
– Skyclad

These two plain rings are my everyday pieces. However, diverging from the photo, I wear them in the right hand. I'd like to find similar plain rings for the rest of the fingers in that hand, and it wouldn't be difficult if I just popped to a jewellery store. Anyway, nowadays I only accept silver or stainless steel and not just some crappy... bronzecopperpewterglassshit with a silvery surface.

"Golstar come!
'Cause I can't resist here in this castle"
– Derdian
I'm quite sure I bought this one in Greece as well, but possibly not at the same time with the snake ring. In fact my preferred finger for this one is the thumb as well, unless I'm wearing it together with the snake one in the same hand.

That's it, I suppose. I only have a few rings worth wearing anyway. And apparently, rings are perfect for fingering when you're getting frustrated and need something to do. :D So long!

P.S: Good morning February! Today I realized it's no longer dark when I go to work in the morning! Spring's coming although it was –20°C.

26 comments:

  1. Vilka vackra ringar. Den lilla ormen är ju underbar! Åh att jag inte har fattat tidigare att du förstår svenska, inte förrän du kommmenterade hos mig och nu såg jag det i din beskrivning.

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    1. Tack! Ja, som finländare studerade jag svenska i många år. Tyvärr har jag aldrig behövt den på riktigt... Jag gillar det språket och vill inte glömma allt, därför jag gärna använder svenska om jag får en chans. :}

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  2. *stares at linnea* after i read the first sentence i was like 'huh, sweden again?!' but raphael is from finnland :-D (you know that point when you get followed by a topic that you like?)

    raphael that snake ring is really beutiful! and thumbs are made for rings ;-) and the plain ones look good on you, too!

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    1. Hehee, as a Finn I've had to study Swedish for years. :D And thank you! Thumbs are perfect for rings indeed!

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  3. Lovely ring, and well, I'm jealous of your manicure, I should stop biting my nails, I could have pretty hands too.

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    1. Oh thanks. :D If I had the habit of biting my nails, I'd probably break my teeth instead.

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  4. Hienot kuvat! Kaunis tapa esitellä sormukset.

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  5. You took wonderful photographs! :)

    I love the snake ring. I used to have one exactly like yours. I got it from my dad when I was 15 or so, but it got stolen from my locket in the gym together with the rest of my purse a couple of years ago...damn, I'm still angry if I think about it...

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    1. Thanks a lot! Ouww, that's so nasty. :/ It's quite reasonable to be angry, people like that are just idiots.

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  6. Gaah, that snake ring is fabulous! I love your photos too-they are so elegant and lovely looking.

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    1. Thank you very much! I had fun taking and making those photos.

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  7. You DO have lovely hands!! The plain silver bands are so elegant. I totally agree about the silver or stainless only policy!

    Funny about the "self-defense" - I used to wear a plain silver band on my left-hand ring finger when I had to take the train to work. Creepy business men (not always single) loved to use the train as hunting grounds. So sad!

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    1. Oh, thank you very much! :}
      It's sad that people have to resort to such every now and then. In fact I don't think I've ever worn a ring to fake engagement in Finland, but at least I've considered it abroad, some tourist spots are full of over-enthusiastic men. :/

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  8. I love the ring that you bought in Greece. Great photos!

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  9. Big fan of the quotes accompanying each photo. Well done.

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    1. Thanks! I truly enjoy citing good lyrics wherever I find a good chance.

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  10. Very lovely picures and nice rings as well! You have very slender hands.

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  11. Lovely photography and beautiful rings. Thanks for coming to visit my blog. :)

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    1. Thanks! And it was a pleasure. :}

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  12. One can never seem to go wrong with snake rings, they are suitable to the role of coiling around things to begin with. Your photographs are simply lovely~

    I've had a similar problem with coppery-whatever nonsense, but for necklace chains [which resulted in a nice green "rusting" over my neck]. Silver, gold, and bronze all the way now.

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    1. Thank you!

      Cheap jewellery is always such a pain. One should just remember not to buy the stuff which is made of low quality materials, they turn ugly so fast!

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  13. Oooh gloves!!
    LOVE your collection, its simple and practical. If your wore them all at once, you would look like Phoebe Buffay in the making! :P
    I love the way you've written you post!
    My first time here, and I love it. Im now your newest follower!
    Pleasure meeting you! :D

    Stop by ,my ring collection sometime! :)

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    1. Thank you very much and welcome aboard! :}

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