before it’s too late

Thought I should gather up some summer themed rings that add just enough style while keeping it fresh and light. Below are my favorite picks to wear before the season ends.

This ring reminds me of mermaids- I love the soft green stone and the rough texture of the metal.

Oval Chrysophase Ring, Alexis Bittar

Exotic, vintage details and neutral colors.

Moonstone Ring, Low Luv x Erin Wasson

I love how fun and whimsical this ring is, but still subtle.

The Little Mermaid Shark Jaw Ring, Disney Couture

And another shark ring, just for good measure.


Shark Gold Ring, Noir Jewelry

Enjoy the rest of your summer!

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back in action

Life got busy and I got lazy with the blog. So ashamed!

Stay tuned- new posts coming this week!

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a little whimsy

I can remember coming across Dior jewelry, specifically their rings, for the first time years ago. Finding the photos splashed across the glossy magazine pages, I was entranced. Always over the top, the rings are opulent and sculptural. The artistry and playfulness found in their collections is inimitable. Like miniature gardens, the rings are full of detail and life. They are the stuff of fantasy.

All images from Dior.

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stackable

The warm weather this weekend made me feel like MAYBE spring is here to stay. When dressing for the changing and unpredictable temps, layering is key- even with accessories. I’m feeling stackable rings in ladylike shapes.

One of my coworkers pointed me in the direction of the Zoe Chicco site where I found tons of skinny bands and an eye-pleasing variety of metals (more rose gold!). The overdone, ubiquitous jewelry lines of light, delicate pieces can be tired and uninspired; however the combination of whimsy, edge, and girly charm of the Zoe Chicco line made it stand out. I want one of each! Be sure to check out the rest of her line.

Happy shopping!

All rings above are Zoe Chicco, found here.

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skulls!

Sapphire Skull Ring, Jessica Kagan Cushman

Washed Turquoise Skull Ring, Topshop

Diamond Skull Ring, Hari Jewels

Skull Ring, Alexander McQueen


Skulls seem to be coming back in style, in the fun form of cocktail rings. While perusing my regular web shopping sites, I kept coming across intricately detailed skull rings. Not my usual cup of tea, but these rings caught my eye with their opulence and artistry. I hope you can appreciate the beauty in these as much as I do!

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spring wishlist!

It’s getting to be that time of year where you can’t quite feel spring, but winter seems to be fading. We all hate just about everything in our closets, but wearing anything that doesn’t involve a coat and boots doesn’t work either.

The answer is in accessories- inject some spring into your wardrobe with a colorful or sparkly accent. It’ll instantly freshen up a stale outfit and remind you that the warm weather is coming. I especially love organic shapes, like the flowers below.

Here are my picks:

Clockwise from top right:

DANNIJO Coco Ring found at Shopbop (a little rose gold, anyone?)

Alkemie Jewelry Lily Knuckle Ring at Shopbop

CA&LOU Rose Gold Enameled Swarovski Ring at Luisa Via Roma

Alexis Bittar Flora Gold Primrose Ring at Saks Fifth Avenue

Center:

Christopher Kane Jewel Beetle Ring, Atelier Swarovski at Luisa Via Roma

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well adorned: red carpet and more

I find a ton of ideas from the way others style outfits and put together accessories. I am constantly amazed at the different combinations people dream up. It’s time to give some attention to these stylish ladies- the well adorned.

Posted below are my latest adorations and recent favorites. The most obvious place to start? Award shows!

Jenna Ushkowitz in Neil Lane, photo via InStyle. I love how the chunky, modern gold anchors the flowy red dress without being overly girly.

Jennifer Hudson in Neil Lane, photo from People. She looked stunning in orange; diamonds gave the right amount of sparkle.

Moving on from the red carpet…

Vanessa Hudgens in Haute Betts, photo from E! Online. I love how she loads on the silver jewelry over the all white ensemble, giving it an edgy feel.

Who do you think had the best red carpet jewelry this year?

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ring around the rosy

I have always loved rose gold. There is something really lovely about the unusual color that goes with both traditional gold and silver (or both!). The warm hue is especially appropriate for spring- I want to wear these rings with pretty silk dresses and bright prints. Especially the ring with the green stones- it’s so modern and fresh.

Top two rings Lucifer Vir Honestus bottom two Sydney Evans, all at Ylang  23.

All images from here and here.

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designer of the moment: Amber Venz

While rings are clearly the focus here at Ring Me Up, I come across a ton of talented designers while browsing the web. I felt like I was neglecting the artistry and creativity that goes into making a beautiful line of jewelry, so from now on I’ll be showcasing some of my favorites.  This series is all about showing some love to these amazing talents as I seem to find a new obsession every week.

My latest is Amber Venz’s line. After meeting her at the IFB conference last week and seeing the jewelry she had on, I took a look at her website and fell in love.  The line’s feel is seeped in antiquity and the exotic- like bazaar in a foreign land in a long ago time, yet the shapes manage to stay modern and fresh.  It has a vintage vibe without feeling dated. Take a look here, and enjoy!

Pictured above, North Star ring, Mary harness, Dumbo ring, and Alber anklets.  All images above from Amber Venz.

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IFB Conference: Rings, rings, rings.

Sorry to post a little late- went to the IFB’s Evolving Influence conference hosted by MAC & Milk Studios on Thursday.

I met many talented and stylish bloggers between the panel discussions.  The discussions were held by some of my favorites, including Karla’s Closet, The Man Repeller, and Saucy Glossie.  All in all it was an awesome event, and I hope to go to the next! It was great to hang with other blog obsessed people- I felt right at home.

Needless to say, there were many great accessories and, of course, rings. Hope you enjoy the photos- bloggers pictured above (please feel free to correct!):

Amber Venz

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Leandra Medine from The Man Repeller

Alaina Lackman from Insert Style Here

Ellie from City Brewed

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Yanil Flandez from The Vintage Devil

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