I am trying to find something that I love, but I am REALLY fussy about comfort and can't bear anything that sticks out or catches, so I either need a plain metal band (like in the OP), or possibly an eternity ring, or one where the stone is set into the band, or the band comes up flush with the stone.
I don't really have any idea what I want, but I'll know it when I see it.
Budget about £300 but very happy to spend less, or more if it's perfect. Absolute max prob about £700, but I simply can't imagine there is a ring in the world I love enough to spend £700 on.
There is no particular occasion. It's not an engagement or wedding ring. The diamond ring my dh gave me for my 21st birthday (that I never take off) has snapped and I want to replace it with something. I don't wear any other rings.
I don't want anything too run of the mill. I don't want anything fragile. I don't want anything mass produced. I don't want anything uncomfortable or impractical.
I would like something ethically produced or second hand. Nothing that makes me think of exploited child miners and diamond gang wars.
Maybe hand made or made by an artist who gets the profit from what she has made.
I like nature and leaves and birds and flowers and Woo. I like middle eastern art. I like things that are imperfect but lovely. I like natural. I like romance. I like kitch - but kitch in a forever piece of jewelry rarely works.
I'm useless really. If I don't know how on earth do I expect Mumsnetters to help me.
Have you thought of designing your own? Have a look at this site. Some of her off the peg (so to speak) stuff may not suit you but she is a very talented designer and makes all her own jewellery. She takes commissions.