To the Vikings the ring was a strong symbol of power and fame and
fortune interesting point.
A past, now deceased, client of mine, a retired very successful
businessman, told me I should charge more for rings.
For the same work and cost as pendants or earrings etc.
“They are more powerful, than other types of jewellery. Women prefer
them as gifts as well.”
This elderly gentleman certainly had a number of lady friends and
bought many rings from me. He always knew the ring size and type of
stone needed. He knew how to grow old “disgracefully”!
He also bought rings for himself.
So I put my ring prices up and good sales continued. Tried to put up
my earring and pendant prices a no go.
Very interesting. I wonder if it has anything to do with the fact I
prefer to make rings? Or that rings are regarded as symbols of power
Rings are the first pieces most ladies look at in my displays, be it
a simple $25 silver band or a $2,000 18 kt and sapphire.
Also my rings are made for fascination.
Has JRR, Lord of the RIngs(ed) us or is it entrenched in Humanity?
The joke for me is that although my passion is to make jewellery,
especially rings I do not wear any.
It just annoys me. LOL.
Except for a pendant I wear on ‘special occasions’ it has iustitia et
clementia (justice and clemency) around the rim. It is a
"Gate/Celtic" cross cut from a Maria Teresa Thaler.