This blog post is the first in a series that I have planned which features my favorite fashion things to wear. Inspired by “My Favorite Things,” a song from the musical “The Sound of Music” (although John Coltrane’s jazz version is definitely my favorite), the goal of this new style series is to share with you my most treasured pieces and why it is that you often see them in my Outfit of the Week blog posts.
While I enjoy experimenting with different looks, fabrics and labels, there are those few items in my wardrobe that have become dependable, go-to staple pieces that I just can’t do without and that are a signature part of my overall style. This tiger’s eye fashion ring is definitely among them.
Purchased from Las Vegas fashion stylist Jenna Doughton for only $75, this piece seems to be one-of-a-kind. I can’t find anything like it anywhere. Doughton admitted she can’t remember where she picked it up and doesn’t believe it to belong to any specific designer. I myself thought it was an Alexis Bittar, but after researching further, I found that theory to be untrue.
I truly believe the ring found me, not the other way around. While shopping Doughton’s pop-up boutique, I felt myself drawn to her accessories table where this ring was sitting on and a bit camouflaged by a piece of wood. I grabbed it instantly, gasping, and drawing the attention of the other shoppers in the room – all of whom seemed to be coveting my new find. They had perused the same table, but never noticed this gorgeous ring. It’s as though the ring hid from them until it captured my attention.
So why do I love this tiger’s eye ring and wear it all the time? Well, aside from the magical moment in which it was purchased, as you can see, the ring is carved from a single piece of tiger’s eye stone, making its architecture infinite. I find something very mystical about that. Speaking of which, the tiger’s eye gem stone is thought to be useful for clarity, insight, good luck and protection. Since the day I began wearing this ring, those areas of my life have greatly improved.
Also, the ring is a perfect fit, yet its oversize structure is a bit silly against the petite size of my hand and fingers. Believe it or not, I appreciate that. I like a little contradiction in my style.
And I love the faceted cut on the face of the ring. It creates a gem-like appeal. The ring is unique, makes a stunning statement and is one bold piece. I don’t wear it everyday with every outfit, but I do wear it about 85% of the time. I know I will keep it forever.
While it isn’t uncommon to find a tiger’s eye ring carved from one piece of stone, it is uncommon to find one as polished as mine and as well-designed, which is why this ring is one of my favorite things.
Do you have a ring that is is among your favorite things? Leave me a comment and tell me about it.