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How did I end up with My Precious? Well the ring came to my attention when I was browsing the internet. I visited a website called St Justin and easily recognised the style of this ring from the film 'Lord of the Rings'. I am attracted to mystical and magical type designs - Celtic and the like; so this Elvish Love Ring immediately 'grabbed' me. This ring was destined to be mine.
One Ring to show our Love
One Ring to Bind us
One Ring to Seal our Love
And forever to entwine us
WELL THAT'S DONE IT
The card that accompanies the ring has the above translation of what the inscription means - as it is in Elvish script no-one only yourself and your beloved will know what the words mean - unless you choose to tell them. This really 'did it' for me, I felt my heart swell as I read the verses and I knew that this ring was for me.
I say Precious One with tongue in cheek as this ring has an entirely different meaning than the famous ring that has a star role in the Lord of the Rings. This ring is a true symbol of love - it is a Love Band and as such can be purchased as a Wedding Band if so desired. It is my wedding ring and I really do think about the verses every time I glance at it. It really is very special.
KNOW MORE ABOUT THE RING
There is good weight with this ring and it looks and feels high quality. I have had it for about four years now and though it is not as shiny as when brand new it has retained a good sparkle up to now. It is fine to have it cleaned at a jewellers and of course the inscription will benefit too as that does darken a little over time. Even though the letters are darker I like it as they appear more prominent and I have never felt like it looks dirty. The gold is 9ct and this provides more strength in the band, it has never bent or looked out of shape - this ring is as round now as when it was new! Impressive. I wear this ring always and so have exposed it to all manner of situations and it has no major scuffs or scratches - only very fine ones that you can vaguely see if you inspect it very very closely under a bright light. I like the thickness and width of the band and the D shape design. I find that it sits comfortably on my finger and it has never rubbed my skin or restricted my fingers. I don't wear any other ring with this one as I feel that it is a stand alone piece and also there is not much room left on my finger for any other ring to comfortably sit. On the inside of the ring is the 9ct Gold stamp and an inscription which says Fusion.
I have had many comments and compliments whilst wearing the ring as it does catch your attention - the Elvish inscription is beautifully done and flows all the way around the ring in immaculate sweeping strokes.
I actually managed to locate a shop that stocked these rings nearby and so I was able to try on and get the perfect fit before I ordered. I would say that they are an accurate ring size going off my own experience.
The ring will come to you in a beautiful satin lined box that has a small card inside that displays the Elvish verse translation - the meaning of the ring.
PRICE OF MY PRECIOUS
At the time of reviewing the price online at St Justin is £373.33 with delivery options of £3.00 First Class and £6.00 Special Delivery.
You may be able to source one from a stockist - you can find a list of stockists on the website or google it like I did.
The ring is also available in white gold and silver.
The rings are handcrafted which I think makes them all the more special. Gold rings are made to order so you need to make sure you request the right size as they do take 4-6 weeks to arrive.
ME AND MY PRECIOUS
Well how do me and My Precious get along? I cannot fault this ring at all so far. From purchasing and recieving it in the beautifully presented box I was highly impressed. Within the box I found the gorgeous handcrafted and intricately inscribed love band and I was very happy. Holding the ring in the palm of my hand I can feel a good amount of weight and when rolling it between my fingers it feels so well made and smooth. The gold is a lovely yellow colour and the ring has maintained a good colour over the years that I have had it. The inscription is eye catching and has darkened gradually but it only happened very slowly and the ring is absolutely fine to have professionally cleaned. I keep thinking about having it cleaned but really cannot bring myself to take it off - you know how it is girls! This ring sits comfortably on my finger and I forget that it is there. I have had no rubbing or irritation of any kind. The ring and I have been on many adventures and endured challenging activities but still it remains free from noticable scuffs or scratches - there is only minimal surface scratching that you struggle to see under a bright light. I am in and out of water during the day as I wash or scrub something or other and this has not affected the appearance of the gold. So I would say that this ring is very high quality and can handle day to day activity very well.
DO I RECOMMEND A PRECIOUS FOR YOU?
Well yes, I can easily recommend the St Justin Elvish Love Ring to you. If this design appeals to you as it did to me then this company are a good place to purchase one. Then you will begin your very own adventure with your own Precious.
Many thanks for reading my review.
The review will appear on CIAO under Dawnymarie.