Oct. 17, 2011
-- Many people like the look of rings, but find that actually putting one on and wearing it is problematic. Gold and silversmith Nurit Asher Vagner, of Eugene, Oregon, has created a new line of rings for the jewelry-wary.
"U-shaped rings are among my most popular styles," says Nurit. "You can slide a larger size ring over a big knuckle, but that ring will swim at the bottom of your finger." Her simple solution is to turn the U-shaped bottom of her rings to the side, creating a wider "C-shape," and sliding it over the knuckle. Then, return the ring to its U-shape and a better fit.
"People who don't wear rings because they are too chunky between their fingers don't mind my 'flat rings'. They are the right thickness, 1.5 mm, and you can comfortably tighten your fingers together or close your hand." These rings are
highly polished and the edges are very smooth.
How about a ring that fits well, but that you can spin to your heart's content? Nurit's spinning rings have a 14k yellow gold hammered band that spins about a concave hammered silver band. "I call this my 'worry ring!"
Nurit's rings are constructed of fine sterling silver, 14K and 24K gold, and may use fresh warter pearls, CZ and Swarovski crystals. Prices range from $189 to $1200, and can be ordered to fit at (http//: