I've been a reader of this jewellery blog "Gem Gossip" [voted by US edition of In Style as one of the top jewellery blogs in 2011/ 2012] and ever since my Morrocan-inspired ring layout was featured in her Show Me Your Rings thread (Volume XVII), I've been wanting to do something similar on Pearl Guide.
A MUST-SEE; real women, real rings (most of the time anyways): http://gemgossip.com/show-me-your-rings/ PS: Volume IX showcases some lovely SS pearl rings!
So I'm thinking, wouldn't it be cool if those of you who are interested could submit a pearly bling-ring layout on PG and I in turn will send it Gem Gossip's way? I could try to see if we have enough respondents for her to do a volume on pearl rings; we might just get a few more members/ fans into PG that way
Here's mine for starters.
I am fascinated by nature-inspired designs and am always looking at expanding my ring collection with more organic gems (yay, pearls!) and designs with coral or botanical motifs.
Apart from the solitaire, what I have there include 1960's diamond gold rings (a wave design and a lotus/ coral nugget of a ring), diamond and tahitian pearl rings and my two latest estate pearl buys off ebay - an art noveau abalone blister pearl ring* and a cream baroque pearl ring sitting atop the daintiest diamond-studded daisies. In the pic that I am not grasping the passion fruit (was trying to go for a Garden of Eden look but... meh, failed), you can just about make out the rose gold and silver branch bangles that add to the nature theme.
I have the ugliest workman hands (small with squat chubby fingers, but am saved by my feet, an inheritance from my bound-footed ancestors?) but I couldn't care less. I need my rings as I gesticulate a lot as I talk and they are an extension of my personality.
Please contribute with your pearly ring-bling with your stories (if any) and would love to see us on Gem Gossip as well.
*Somewhere on the abalone pearl threads, from the estate of a now deceased widow of a U. Penn prof.