I had heard several reports from others about how truly captivating this piece is, but, as always, I was a little sceptical. I had also been hesitant to purchase the ring for numerous reasons. Firstly, because I have such tiny fingers, and most rings look rather peculiar on my little hands, and secondly, because I had never ordered anything from the United States before, and I was concerned about postage, customs charges and the possibility of the package being lost. Of course, there was also the risk of the ring not suiting me, or that it would not fit. In the end, after seeing yet another beautiful image of the ring on Instagram, I finally relented and ordered one as a late graduation gift to myself. After all, graduating from university with a first class degree was the proudest accomplishment of my life, and I wanted to own something special to remind myself that I am capable of more than I give myself credit for (I am my own worst critic), and as proof that whilst hard work seldom appears to be worthwhile at the time, if you have a little faith, patience and determination you will almost always achieve the results you desire, even if it takes a little longer than you had expected.
I ordered a US size 4, as I am an I in UK sizes. The ring sits comfortably on my finger, although there is a tiny bit of room (not enough to fall off my finger or to be uncomfortable). I'm actually glad that there is a tiny bit of room as should my fingers become swollen the ring does not become painful, and I can remove the ring easily.
The sheer level of detail in this ring is astounding. I still find myself completely captivated by it even after owning it for over a month; I cannot help but stop and admire it whenever it catches the light. It isn't light, but it isn't too heavy for my little fingers either, and I adore the way it looks completely different from each angle. I do not think the beauty of this ring can be described in words alone; you really do have to see this ring to comprehend how truly lovely it is. I had originally intended to only wear this ring on special occasions, but I have found that I have instead taken to wearing it every day. It feels quite natural on my finger now, and I do not think it will ever be resigned to my jewellery box for occasional wear. It is, of course, expensive, but it is a piece that I will treasure for the rest of my life.
I am beyond happy that I chose this particular piece as a symbol for completing my degree. I am now tempted to purchase one of the planchette or talon moon necklaces. I may invest in another piece should I graduate from my MA course with an acceptable grade next year!
You can purchase this ring from the Blood Milk website.