I always wore a ring or two in high school. We got our class rings halfway through 11th grade and that stayed on my right hand until I went to college, even after I fell asleep in the junior lounge with my hand on the radiator and the silver melted the band into an uneven shape. My high school boyfriend bought me a lovely amethyst ring for our six month anniversary that I wore on my left middle finger through the rest of our relationship. (Six months and a ring was a big deal when I was 16! There was much swooning.) Even then, though, I wasn't big on tons of jewelry; my necklaces were usually classic pendants on silver chains, I rotated between a few cuff bracelets but only ever wore one at a time and never on the wrist where my watch lived, and I kept it to one ring per hand. Interestingly, though, I was always pretty creative with my earrings. I wore studs to school every day but there are pictures of me from parties and dances carrying the weight of the world in my earlobes. I never mer a chandelier earring I didn't like back then!
These days I make more of an effort to be more exciting with my necklaces and earrings on a daily basis - though never at the same time - but my fingers are still relatively bare. I went through a cocktail ring phase for nights out in my early 20s and for the next few years wore a relatively simple ring (or two, but only if they were stacking) on my right hand and, since I got engaged, I've only worn the solitaire and band that Jon gave me.
A few weeks ago, though, I instagrammed a beautiful tri-color interlocking ring for #fmsphotoaday and it got me thinking about reintroducing a little sparkle to my right hand. It would only be the right hand and only on one finger, you understand, but my reticence doesn't have to be boring! I like the idea of keeping things relatively simple but still noteworthy, and stacking rings absolutely fit the bill. To be honest, I'm a little surprised that my eye was drawn to all of these yellow gold pieces because I usually stick with silver-colored jewelry, but I guess that just shows how adventurous I'm being!