When I was young, I was obsessed with family rings. You know the kind I'm talking about, the rings worn by mothers sharing the story of their families with the world, using brightly coloured birthstones instead of words. I was positive that when I grew up and had children, I would be the proud owner of one of these rings.
Many years later, I realized that many of the rings I admired as a young girl were usually quite unappealing, not the sort of item I coveted as an adult.
Also, I came to the conclusion that although I had acquired many beautiful rings, I rarely wear more than my wedding band and engagement ring, a ring that my husband gave me as a gift for our first anniversary and of course, my prized cocktail rings that I slip on my fingers when the occasion calls for something grand and dramatic.
I resigned myself to searching out another way to display my familial pride and I think I have found it with a little help from InStyle magazine and a retailer they featured, Waxing Poetic!
Right there in the pages of one of my regular reads, I came across this write-up.
courtesy of InStyle June 2010
Initially intrigued (no pun intended!) due to my love of insignia rings and anything monogrammed, I quickly checked out the site Waxing Poetic and was delighted with what I saw.
Adorably dainty charms, displaying an initial or birthstone that can be worn in clusters on a chain or bracelet. I am in love!