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Friday, 16 January 2015


I've worn a ring on my wedding finger for forever.

Long before I got engaged and married - ever since my teens in fact - so it seems strange to not be wearing one on there anymore. I'm used to tapping them on my tea cup in the morning (and my wine glass in the evening) and twiddling them round with my other fingers when I'm anxious or bored.

After Christmas I decided I would treat myself to a new one. I searched far and wide for something perfect - it had to be pretty, have meaning and, most importantly, be 'me'. Eventually I found The One, and I'm calling it my Independence Ring.

It's a beautiful, whimsical ring from one of my favourite jewellers, Trollbeads. It's made from silver and has a small freshwater pearl nesting in a bed of hawthorn flowers and leaves. I don't think I could possibly love it any more than I do!

I chose it because I just adore the prettiness and simplicity of hawthorn flowers in the springtime, and also because pearl is my birthstone. Hawthorn flowers are supposed to cleanse the heart of negativity and encourage forgiveness and love - and they are also a symbol of strength and power. I could do with a little bit of all of that right now. 




  1. It's beautiful. Sending you a big hug and lots of love xx

  2. What an absolutely beautiful ring and so meaningful. I think this is a fabulous idea and you'll now have a constant reminder of your own independence - I'll be recommending this idea to friends. Mim :) #WeekendBlogHop

  3. WWhat a beautiful ring, I think it is a fab idea x

  4. Such a beautiful ring! I love the idea of it being an independence ring! That is an awesome idea!

    Thank you for linking up with the #WeekendBlogHop

    Laura x x x

  5. That is absolutely beautiful :) #weekendbloghop

  6. I love this idea! I need to get me one of those!!
    thanks for sharing on #singleparentlinky

  7. Seriously how beautiful is this ring (and your nails!!) Love it
    Hope you can join in with Street Style Sunday linky again this week

    Laura x

  8. This ring is really lovely :)

  9. Utterly beautiful, I'm so sorry I've lost touch a little with your beautiful blog and you, hope you're OK, sending love. Thanks for linking up x

  10. That is so beautiful. I find myself touching my left finger and noticing nothing there and getting upset so this is a great idea. Thank you. Off to explore your blog now x

  11. What a lovely post and that ring is soooo BEAUTIFUL!

    Katy, Katy sending you lots of hugs and we really should meet up for drinks soon. xxxx


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