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Posts tagged ‘Jewelry’

Victorian Tip of the Day 5: Removing a Ring Stuck on a Finger

It’s been a while since I quoted one of these tips from days gone by, so here ya go 🙂 :

Rings loosened from the finger

If a gold ring sticks tight on the finger, and cannot easily be removed, touch it with mercury, and it will become so brittle that a single blow will break it.

The Housekeeper’s Receipt Book, 1813

Sounds extreme and a waste of Gold but there are probably circumstances where it’d be or feel necessary.

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Rings as Stocking Fillers

Not sure what to put in small gift sets or Secret Santa exchanges?

These are a collection of ‘ethnic’ ‘tribal’ style rings I bought as a lot from eBay really cheaply from the ‘job lots’ section. They are obviously not real silver, they are costume/fashion adjustable rings but they are well made and don’t look as if they will change colour if taken care of. I think they are attractive and have a sense of ‘strength’ with a nice balanced blend of minimalist elegance and ornate decoration, and the stones have a rich colour and texture. Also, as they are a range of colours they will be easily coordinated with different outfits.

Ethnic Costume Rings Jewelry Jewellery

I don’t usually wear or buy jewellery but when I do I like it to be distinctive and have personality and being practical and thrifty I figured I might as well get a bunch in one go which was cheaper and there’s none that I don’t like. I’ll keep a 2-3 and the rest will make excellent filler gifts.

Ethnic Costume Rings Jewelry Jewellery

Which are your favourites and which do you think would suit me most? (Yeah not the best picture of my hand lol but hey it’s cold and I’ve been doing a lot of cleaning lately so they’re drier than usual!)

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