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Please help me choose one of these - opinions needed

(25 Posts)
moccachoccachino Sat 04-Dec-10 12:24:12

I'm having a difficult time choosing a ring for a special present. Please can you give me your opinions on each of these rings?

I would go for the silver option with each.

www.alexmonroe.com/Shop-By-Collection-Calabria-&-S unblossom/c49_55/p489/Swallow-&-Leaf-Ring-with-Dia mond-Set-Flower/product_info.html

www.alexmonroe.com/Shop-By-Collection-Enchanted/c4 9_52/p458/Enchanted-Ring/product_info.html

www.alexmonroe.com/Shop-By-Collection-Classic/c49_ 56/p365/Meadowgrass-Blue-Topaz-Ring/product_info.h tml

www.alexmonroe.com/p671/Peacock-Feather-Ring/produ ct_info.html

overmydeadbody Sat 04-Dec-10 12:27:24

Who is it for? Why do you want to buy a ring for them?

I would like to help more but unfortunately don't like rings anyway apart form plain bands. This is what I tihnk of each, but please don't take offence, our tastes just differ:

1. I don't like

2. I really don't like

3. Better than the first two

4. A gypsy ring or something you might find in a dressing up box

moccachoccachino Sat 04-Dec-10 12:28:21

It's a 40th birthday present for someone who really likes rings.

Thanks for your honesty.

moccachoccachino Sat 04-Dec-10 12:30:57

I have to go out now but hope to have some more posts when I am back later.

ImeldaM Sat 04-Dec-10 12:33:57

Really like 3rd one, others too fussy & a bit gaudy IMO

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overmydeadbody Sat 04-Dec-10 12:46:23

Ah your friend likes rings! You sound like a very thoughtful friend then.

I'd go for the third one.

FiveOrangePips Sat 04-Dec-10 12:55:58

Not keen on the first because of the swallow, I like the second one, but my favourite is the third one, lovely and simple.

The feather one looks like a fashion ring, imho.

moccachoccachino Sat 04-Dec-10 22:02:47

I also prefer the third one I think.

It is for someone who likes jewellery that is a little bit different, casual dress, leggings, tunics type of thing.

How about these for something different?

www.hairygrowler.co.uk/slring5slicenew.html

firsttimemama Sat 04-Dec-10 22:18:00

3rd one

c0rns1lk Sat 04-Dec-10 22:20:47

I like 2 and 3

moccachoccachino Sat 04-Dec-10 22:21:52

Just out of interest do you also like the other ring(s) I linked just now?

c0rns1lk Sat 04-Dec-10 22:23:45

I wasn't keen on the other ones you linked to

brimfull Sat 04-Dec-10 22:30:03

I like third link in your first post and I do like the hairy growler ones.

featherblue Sat 04-Dec-10 23:49:45

I'm a ring lover myself, and I'd go for 1 or 3. Beautiful and unusual!

swanker Sun 05-Dec-10 00:03:38

I think OMDB can read my mind

grin

the hairygrowler ones are definitely niche...

apple99 Sun 05-Dec-10 08:23:04

I like 1 and 4 the best.

FellatioNelson Sun 05-Dec-10 08:28:29

I'm not keen on any of them, but that's not to say they aren't perfectly suitable for the recipient. I agree with vino we need to know more about her!

Those rings all look a bit delicate and boho and lentil weavery to me. I'd prefer a fierce chunky cocktail ring. But that's me.

mattahatta Sun 05-Dec-10 08:28:38

1 and 3, the hairy growler ones not so good!

moccachoccachino Sun 05-Dec-10 14:20:27

So looks as though number 3 is the most popular. She usually would go for a more chunky ring so the Hairy Growler ones do look a bit delicate but I do think she would like to wear them.

Thanks for all of your comments, really helpful.

cashmere Sun 05-Dec-10 22:43:45

1 or 3

iTigress Sun 05-Dec-10 23:22:08

I really love the swallow one, it's so pretty smile

Enchanted I'm not personally keen on but it's the sort of thing your friend might love?

The Meadowgrass one is a bit plain.

The Peacock one is also lovely, but the swallow one is stunning and would get lots of compliments.

I was in Fenwick on Bond St earlier looking at bracelets - I have a thread on here canvassing opinions for my pressie from DH - and I was admiring the Alex Monroe stuff. They had lots of other designers with unusual rings, worth a look if you're near London?

moccachoccachino Sun 05-Dec-10 23:28:23

I'm not near London. Where is your thread?

I think she would like any of them tbh but I am still undecided.

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