Last Wednesday, I found myself, as I often do on my days off, wandering around Camden Market, dodging tourists and milling around the host of jewellery stalls. And while it is often inevitable that I will walk away with at least one item of jewellery on days like these, I found myself returning home especially satisfied, having found a stall that caters to my annoyingly skinny fingers.
As one of those unfortunate people who find that even the standard Size S High Street rings slide around on my fingers, shopping for jewellery can be a real pain. I often have to pay extra to have rings altered, or else spend inordinate amounts of time padding out the inside of the band with adhesive bandages, sewing buttons to the back of the mount, or finding some other way to make the desired ring fit.
…the ring is based around the adjustability of these two centrepieces…
Enter Shining Seren. Located in the East Yard of Camden Market, the stall specialises in a range of adjustable rings, allowing for maximum flexibility and comfort while ensuring a perfect fit. And while this in itself is nothing special – many sellers offer a range of rings with adjustable bands – the way in which the rings are designed with adjustability in mind, rather than as an afterthought, is something rare and unique.
Take, for example, the Kale Ring. Comprised of two symmetrical, half-moon-shaped gemstones, the design of the ring is based around the adjustability of these two centrepieces, rather than a behind the scenes adjustment of the band. The two halves can be pushed together to form a circle, or pulled apart in order to fit larger fingers, creating a totally different effect yet catering to a range of differently shaped and sized fingers.
From the snake-like wrap-around Turquoise and Silver Ring, to the highly imaginative Feather Ring…
Similarly, the Adjustable range is designed with variety in mind, and the ergonomics of these rings is certainly something to rave about, again catering to all shapes and sizes. From the snake-like wrap-around Turquoise and Silver Ring, to the highly imaginative Feather Ring, each item is crafted with malleability in mind – a refreshing find for those whose fingers defy High Street sizing.
Images courtesy of Shining Seren Jewellery