In one of my college classes there was this cool older girl that would sit next to me sometimes when we were in class and I would always ogle this ring she wore. Finally, towards the end of the semester, I got up the courage to ask her where it was from (intent on purchasing immediately after class ended). But of course, she informed me that it was a family heirloom and therefore, could not tell me where it could be purchased (FAIL). The ring was silver and had a small circle on the top of it with the letter "M" engraved into it (apparently it's called a "signet" ring.. I just learned that). She also told me that, in addition to serving as sexy hand candy, the ring could act as a wax seal for a letter. Um.. what?? I remember I was GREEN with envy in that moment, but after a pathetic attempt of trying to find one for myself, I gave up and forgot all about it. (Oh, the whims of early adulthood...)
That is, until a few years ago, when I saw the most incredible ring on one of the fashion blogs I "read" (see: look at), called Atlantic-Pacific. The main girl, Blair, the star of the Atlantic-Pacific blog, wears the most insanely cool outfits, takes photos of her wearing these outfits and then tells you where she got all of the items. I'll be very surprised if this post is the first you're hearing of her (but if it is, I shit you not, you will spend HOURS on there... So goodbye for now). Anyhoo, the ring she had on in one of her photos was this totally dope three letter monogram square gold ring.
And this time, my research lead to success (which was practically a given since I was basically spoon-fed the link to purchase it). And purchase it I did! (Actually I asked for it for an xmas gift and got it but who's counting.. Err, thanks Mom! :).
And it is still, more than ever, a staple of my wardrobe. BUT my ring cannot double as a wax seal and I still haven't given up on one day getting myself one of those too. So here are some monogram and/or wax seal rings that certainly have my "seal" of approval!
Clearly I had a hard time editing and I do just want to say that I did try to make that "round up" not look tacky.. but alas, I could not. I did, however, go ahead and do some leg work for you though, and figured out that a monogram ring with any of the following letters could also be a wax seal since it would read the same front and back... What up, ANAGRAMS?! Here are the lucky letters:
A, H, I, M, O, T, U, V, W, X, Y
Also speaking of monograms.. and cool girls, check out this blog post about my monogram glasses and my post on giraffe manor, here. This blog, It's The Little Things, is both adorable and hilarious and you would be silly not to give it a gander. Also, the post on Giraffe Manor reminded me that I wanted to show you guys these totally ridic shoes:
I'm getting a pair in a size 8.
Bahahaha, JUST KIDDING!