Friday, August 21, 2009

MAGPIE...

I am feeling the need to upgrade the ring situation. Each of my rings that I wear every day has a story, except one which was intended as a temporary thing, but I've been wearing for two years. The thing is, I find it hard to find jewellery I like in London. It's a hard life, I know. I don't want to buy mountains of gold and gemstones, but I'd like to look at some stunning baubles please. Obviously I can walk along Burlington Arcade and Bond Street to gawp at delicious antique diamonds, but I'd like to gawp at something that, should I really fall in love with it I could potentially afford and wear every day. The only place I can ever think of in London is Kabiri, then Liberty and Selfridges. In any other city I know, I would have a little jewellery place I'd be dying to visit, whose aesthetic fits with my own. Somewhere I could just you know, go and swoon, marvel at the beauty, that kind of thing. I love the stuff from Aesa but there's nowhere in London that stocks it currently. What I want is something that isn't in the pretty pretty cute and delicate vein or the I'm a Hell's Angel vein or the I've been on a gap year and bought these ethnic trinkets vein, but is something different. Finally, last night I saw a ring by Macha, which as luck would have it is London based. I love all the rings, all of them. You must go to their etsy shop or site so that I don't end up grabbing every single photo to show you. Let's stick to rings:





12 comments:

Intrinsically Florrie said...

They are some very nice rings. I love the one in the top centre!! It's beautiful.

Florrie x

up and down town said...

the russian wedding band, and also the big gold knot ring - darn you, this is not what i need to be lusting over right now!

If Jane said...

oh you are kidding?! i think the best solution is to find a jewller that you can trust/one who has taste etc...and then have him or her make the ring of your choice...
oh but these rings are quite exquisite...

July Stars said...

Oh, why did you have to go and post about Macha. I just looked at the ETSY shop and I'm now desperate to buy a tiny gold ring. Exquisite.
I'll just have to blame you at the end of the month when I can't buy my cat's food! Hahaha

Lola Is Beauty said...

If Jane - I would, if I could find one whose style I admired enough to trust them to make me something!

ha, sorry to make you all lust - July Stars you MUST feed the cat! (Maybe downgrade to a cheaper brand.)

erica said...

i love that tiny gold ring. i have an inordinate fondness for little gold bands. now i'm going to have to bookmark their site!

Lindsay said...

Have you tried EC One? They have shops on Exmouth Market and Westbourne Grove. Lots of lovely things to choose from, plus they can design bespoke jewellery for you too.

Wendy said...

You should try the Cockpit Arts in Deptford when they have their next open day. They have some great jewellers there. I had my wedding ring made by Hannah Bedford who works from there and not only is it beautiful, it's unique.

Wendy said...

Or Johnny Rocket in Greenwich!

Lola Is Beauty said...

Wendy - I do always go to the Cockpit Arts open studios but haven't found anything in my price range that I really wanted. True, though if I wanted a really special ring I could ask someone there to make me one - I'll check out Hannah Bedford. I ended up buying one of the rings from Macha - it's being made right now - so must avoid all jewellery places in case I see something else I love!

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lauren said...

a) i kind of have a thing for little rings
b) i love each one of these little gold rings
c) now i must shop

lauren
www.deargolden.com