My new ring was going to be a MLO, but I turned that post into something more personal.

The story of my ring
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For about 10 years I had a simple James Avery ring, nothing flashy or special,  but every time I looked at it I remembered good memories (good times with friends, my first concert, learning to drive etc.) and also the bad-mainly my accident.

Okay, so I LOVED this ring! I don’t remember who, but one of my friends said it was my totem (we just saw Inception). This ring went with me everywhere- including when I collapsed 6 years ago. For the first couple of months after my accident I was too swollen to wear it, but when the swelling went down that was the first thing I wanted to wear again.

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But when I put it back on, the memories flooded back. I tried my hardest to ignore the bad thoughts, focus on the good and the future, but every time I saw it I remembered the months I spent in the hospital etc…

Now that I have this new ring, I feel like I’m starting new (it’s completely a mindset thing). This ring symbolizes a new start for me. Even though I vowed to start new a while ago now I have a little reminder to actually act out that mindset.

It’s very petite and looks so dainty on my tiny hand

More info:

It’s meant to be stacked, but can be worn alone
it’s very simple
the “stone” is pave diamonds and comes in several different colors
It has the DY signature ‘cable’ on the band
It’s sterling silver; good for everyday wear

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Okay, I’m done
Do you have a special ring or piece of jewelry?

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Author: Alix Maza

Alix is a college student, Step Up Magazine contributor, wannabe author, blogger and a super girly-girl who loves dogs and is entirely too dependent on coffee.

  • Leslie Soto

    Hey Girl! I love the story of your ring. It’s funny how certain pieces of jewelry can bring us back to memories. I have a ring my grandpa gave me when I was a teenager, it mostly stays in my jewelry box but when I wear it I have the same feelings you do. Hold tight to the memories. Sending hugs!

    Your ring is so cute! I love that it’s so tiny and delicate!

  • It’s beautiful! I have a diamond estate ring I bought myself as a celebratory gift when I graduated with my Masters.

  • Both rings are beautiful! I wear jewelry as symbols too. I have a lotus bracelet that reminds me to stay calm and grounded throughout the day. I wear it every day to help alleviate anxiety.

  • Anna Hubbard

    I have a connection with some of my jewelry, too. I’ve worn the same ring on my left hand since my junior year of high school and it means a lot to me!
    -Anna |

  • I have a ring that my sorority gave me when I was initiated. It’s super simple and small but I wear it every day!


  • It’s beautiful and so happy that you have a little reminder of positivity that you can wear daily. Keep your head up!!

  • First, your ring is cute! I love that you have a special connection with your jewelry and that it means so much to you! I don’t have anything like that, but now I’m thinking that I’m going to have to buy myself a ring to celebrate a new start when I graduate in May!

    • That’s awesome! I say go for it!

  • mckenna bleu

    I love that this ring has meaning to you! and it is so cute!

  • CoCo

    I love jewelry with meaning. Such a great thing to take with you and pass down!

  • Samantha

    What a gorgeous ring and how meaningful! I love pieces like this

  • Ash Neverson

    aw your ring is really beautiful and I love the story behind it!

    Ash –

  • Ruthie Ridley

    Beautiful story and I love the ring!

  • OMG Its so pretty!

  • Love this story and your ring is so pretty! Pretty much all of my jewelry today has a sentimental story behind it.

    Rachel | The Confused Millennial

    • I love jewelry with a story behind it.

  • I’m glad that you are ok now! Yes there’s so many little things in our lifes which bring back those memories. Those things we even treat as our best friends! For me it was my toy dog however, unlike a ring I can’t bring it everywhere for I may be deemed mad by the public haha.

    Shi Hui | IreviewUread

    • I still sleep with s stuffed animal that I’ve had since I was little… shhh 😉

  • What an inspiring story! I love that you have such a special “totem” <3

  • Miss ALK

    What a sweet story! I’ve had different special rings over the years too 🙂

    xoxo A

  • Greta Hollar

    Such a beautiful ring! I have rings that carried me through the years and when that chapter in my life ended I got a new ring. They’re good to keep for memories!

    Greta |

  • Such a pretty ring! I love how dainty it is and how it represents a new start!

  • It’s so beautiful! Simple, yet eye catching. I too feel that out of jewelry, rings especially are very symbolic and sometimes you need to shed the old to make way for something that will make you much happier!


  • I love jewelry with a story. My ring was a gift from my mom – it’s a family claddaugh ring.

    • I’ve always wondered about those!