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A pretty ring, but not an expensive one. In fact, a very budget one.

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treaclesoda Sun 23-Nov-14 16:00:47

I want a ring. It's not an engagement ring or anything like that smile, just a ring. But I would like it to be something for the long term, not something I will be bored of in a couple of years.

The budget is about £150, so I know we are not talking about a timeless, valuable piece of jewellery, but that isn't important to me.

But I have quite a specific brief. I have tiny hands, so it needs to be a very fine ring. It needs to be small, because anything 'costumey' or 'cocktail ring' just looks crazy on my wee hands. And it needs to be almost flat, because I can't bear the feel of wearing a ring that isn't flat (even my engagement ring is flat). And it has to be gold in colour, because silver makes my hands look awful.

Does my dream ring exist?

hollyangel Sun 23-Nov-14 16:03:33

What type of stone would you like? Colours? Etsy always a great place to start.

treaclesoda Sun 23-Nov-14 16:05:59

ooh, that's a good question actually. I'm not entirely sure actually - I have this idea that if I see the right thing then I will know it when I see it! That's not very helpful is it? grin

Twinklestein Sun 23-Nov-14 16:12:06

What about an antique or vintage ring? You can get some for good prices, and you can get some very small ones.

treaclesoda Sun 23-Nov-14 16:15:05

I'm having a look at Etsy and there is some beautiful stuff available, right up my street. I think the sticking point mind end up being the colour - I can see loads in the style I like, but they are silver.

Twinkle how would you go about searching for an antique ring? I'm clueless!

puppy123 Sun 23-Nov-14 16:18:30

Alex Monroe does a gorgeous one that is very simple and gold that says 'love', about that budget, they may do others?

mowglik Sun 23-Nov-14 16:20:12

Have a look at rubover rings set with a semi precious stone..very understated look but I like it!

rollonthesummer Sun 23-Nov-14 16:27:44

Alex Monroe does a gorgeous one that is very simple and gold that says 'love'

It's probably lovely but it conjures up images of a ring from Argos with the word mum or nan on it!!

treaclesoda Sun 23-Nov-14 16:31:59

I've seen that Alex Monroe one and unfortunately it's not really my style, but I do appreciate the suggestion.

hollyangel Sun 23-Nov-14 16:37:37

Lots of the sellers on Etsy will work with you to customise something, if it's in silver, I'm sure there would be no problem to make it in gold. Put in the word 'dainty' ring and it should bring something up. Or maybe even tiny ring?

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sun 23-Nov-14 16:41:02

Look at church house jewellery website, lovely stuff by Jeremy Heber.

hollyangel Sun 23-Nov-14 16:42:14

Something like this very pretty

https://www.etsy.com/ie/listing/81683679/simple-diamond-ring-in-14k-gold-small?ref=cat_gallery_16&ga_search_query=dainty+ring+stone+gold&ga_order=most_relevant&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=IE&ga_search_type=all

TheWomanTheyCallJayne Sun 23-Nov-14 16:43:59

Or comissioning something. If you get something simple in gold or even in silver then you could get something. Really lovely for that price. I recently had a ring made by a silversmith called Helen Quenet. It's just what I asked for and was an absolute bargain.

TheWomanTheyCallJayne Sun 23-Nov-14 16:45:51

Or folksy, it's the british version of etsy

TheWomanTheyCallJayne Sun 23-Nov-14 16:48:09

Sorry just reread and missed your bit about gold.
Still doable though

MirandaWest Sun 23-Nov-14 16:49:48

I was going to mention Jeremy Heber as well - he made me a lovely engagement ring smile

TheWomanTheyCallJayne Sun 23-Nov-14 16:55:05

Or how about a wooden ring www.wooden-rings.com/wooden-rings-inlays-gemstones.php

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sun 23-Nov-14 16:57:02

Miranda - I have one three of his rings, love it them

CointreauVersial Sun 23-Nov-14 16:59:21

Here's your dream ring (well, it's certainly mine at the moment):

in gs Monica Vinader Riva Hoop Ring

treaclesoda Sun 23-Nov-14 17:03:01

So many great suggestions here, thanks everyone.

Jeremy Heber looks amazing, although a bit over budget. Gorgeous stuff though.

Those wooden rings are fantastic, I've never heard of anything like that before, and they look so comfortable to wear.

TheWomanTheyCallJayne Sun 23-Nov-14 17:07:19

I follow simply wood rings on facebook but they're american and dearer. The site is the first one I found with a quick google. I'm sure there are others.

TapDancingPimp Sun 23-Nov-14 17:10:18

Ooh Cointreau that's a beauty.

<adds to Christmas list>

I can but dream grin

treaclesoda Sun 23-Nov-14 17:15:18

Cointreau do you work in sales? You've done that classic sales thing of taking the budget and then suggesting something that is just slightly over it in order to tempt me grin

CointreauVersial Sun 23-Nov-14 18:20:20

Why, Treacle, I do!

Actually, there's a yellow gold version which is £10 cheaper, but isn't the rose gold sooo much more lovely? grin

ShebaQueen Sun 23-Nov-14 18:33:12

I love Monica Vinander and I already have that ring on my Christmas list!

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