Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Put a Ring on It

Thinking of rings.

You heard that right. Took me quite a while to get around to it but I am looking at rings since yes, Charming Calvin does make me want to be better. Not sure if the reverse is true though!

No doubt disenchanted cynics would laughingly deride the sentimental value of that simple innocuous band of rock and metal but I've always cherished the inherent significance imbued into a simple ring. A symbol of my commitment. Having that ring on my finger simply means I'm not gonna be jumping into bed with the closest Chris Evans doppelganger no matter how irresistible the temptation.

All bets are off when it comes to the real deal of course, ring or no ring.

Of course, just any damned old stainless steel band wouldn't do for me! No sirree, I utterly refuse to wear a ring made out of my dirty discarded forks. Like I told him, it's gotta be Tiffany's or bust. Guess I did learn a thing or two from Ms Holly Golightly.

Put a ring on it!

Since going bust doesn't seem to be a problem for the both of us - at least for the moment, I saw no reason to delay a quick expedition to the local Tiffany's store. Nevertheless there are some things I learned about myself while browsing through the store.

I can't wear platinum.

As much as I love the idea of a platinum band, I can't wear it. Looks so wonderfully elegant in the pictures but yet somehow it doesn't suit my hand. Tried a half dozen; never sat right somehow. Perhaps it's the lighting? Perhaps it's my skin colouring? Perhaps a dint of cultural upbringing? No matter the reason, a simple plain gold band suits me best.

I despise gems on men.

Never knew that actually. Sure I make a face when I see Liberace's gaudy jewelry-laden digits but I always thought that a single stone would be fine by me. Not really.

I don't like fancy embellishment.

Tried out most of the rings on hand, even the lavish bands with sappire-eyed leonine beasts resting on precious rocks. Wearing it made me look like a pompous Chinese druglord bedecked with ostentatious bling. So back to the plain unadorned band it was.

I am so gonna save on rings.

Yes, I have the larger hand. He has a smaller one. Guess which ring is cheaper.

4 comments:

Ryan L said...

Aww, That's very sweet. Congratulation :)

quicksilverlining said...

that same ring we saw at tiffany's, then?

why not get one custom crafted, simple or otherwise?

Ultraman Jino said...

i bought myself a gold ring but never wear or display it... just keeping as some little investment lol




[Jino] - A man's not a man unless he knows how to shoot

Lifebook said...

Big hand big ...