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I have very particular taste in jewelry. I've said before that it's a good thing my S.O. and I would rather be together without marriage, because I'd have a serious time trying to find an engagement ring that both fits my aesthetic and actually looks like something a human person would use to signify an engagement.
I don't think Tiffany & Co. makes anything in "forest hag."
I dig rustic and witchy. I like animals and plants. I want shapes that evoke weathered antlers and autumn branches. There are some Etsy sellers that make gorgeous rings from little more than resin and dried herbs, and I am going to get one for every finger as soon as I can decide which ones I want. (I'm very much leaning towards these rings with fern and moss, though!)
All this is to say, I recently bought this ring from moonspinnershop and I'm kind of infatuated with it.
I've admired moonspinner's work for some time, but couldn't really make up my mind. I love the style of this artist's jewelry -- rustic but refined, with a wide variety of uniquely beautiful gemstones. The use of texture gives their pieces dimension, turning even a simple band into something statement worthy.
Of course, since I'm a sucker for corvids, I couldn't pass up this ring. It took a little while to get to me -- since it had to be made to order, I waited with bated breath for three weeks or so -- but it was every bit worth the wait.
[caption id="attachment_3670" align="aligncenter" width="513"] Raven shield ring, moonspinnershop. Raven/crow/rook/currawong ring, Deborah Laun. Viking-style ring, Wulflund Jewelry. Tank, Akua Creative.[/caption]
If you're a fan of nature-inspired gemstone jewelry, hie thee hence to moonspinner. I can't tell you how many of their pieces I'd like to have in my jewelry box. I didn't even get paid to write this. I just dig them that much and, if you enjoy my particular brand of being, you probably will too.