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Wednesday, December 21, 2005

 

Rings from MoMA



I'll admit it, I'm addicted to rings! The funkier the better I say!

I always welcome the chance to buy a new ring for my collection so I caved on the following rings from the MoMA store: Alissia Melka-Teichroew's "diamond" rings in clear and red and the adorable Snow Globe Ring.

I was debating on ordering the silver version as I was really drawn to the design but really wanted to see the size and fit of the acrylic ones.

For me this is a perfect option to a traditional diamond ring. Several years ago I said that I'd like to purchase for myself the biggest solitaire diamond ring I can afford by the time I turn 30.

That was soon amended after hearing investigative reports on the diamond industry, especially those focusing on blood diamonds. As it's up to the bearer of the ring to determine what traditions, meanings, and stories the ring portrays for them, mine will stand for my stance against blood diamonds.

Here are more pictures of Alissia Melka-Teichroew's diamond ring collection:



Notice how the thickness of the band varies in this picture above. Well, on the MoMA site, they picture the silver ring as being the thinnest band where the acrylic versions are pictured as being a bit thicker. I'm a bit disappointed as my clear ring is half the thickness of the red one. I was hoping to wear the two rings together but the boldness of the red really draws away from the clear one.

Maybe I'm just being anal but I'm a teensy bit upset by the discrepancies on the thickness of the rings.



Aside from the MoMa store, the Snow Globe ring can be purchased direct from Carolyn Forsman ($8 or 2/$15) or through Amazon ($6). The Carolyn Forsman site offers a choice of three different glitters: Iridescent glitter, stardust (finer glitter) or silver laser glitter. There is also a Star of David snow globe ring.

I believe that the only place you can buy Alissia Melka-Teichroew's diamond rings online are through the MoMA Store the acrylic rings are $10 each and the silver version is $98.

Comments:
Love the rings! Katie (artifical) gave me the snow-globe ring for Christmas, so you and I can be ring twins now :~D
 
hello, carolyn herself here,
we have a kiosk in grand central, front of track 16 too! not only silver and snow: also with lips,or butterflies inside.thanks. one of my gifts that make you smile.
 
you can buy the diamond ring in a 4mm width in silver from greenergrassdesign.com



they can also special order a version of the ring in gold in 2mm, 4mm or 9mm.

moma only carries the silver in 2mm
 
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