We decided to make our range of silver soulmate rings after falling in love with a simple version I picked up in a market in Guanajuato in central Mexico. I've worn mine every day for the past 5 years and I still love it.
For those of you who are not familiar with this style of ring, let me explain...
These rings are made by creating two separate rings, a smooth outer ring which acts like a track and a decorated inner ring which sits and spins freely within the outer track. Not only are they a masterpiece of engineering (they have to fit perfectly to spin smoothly) they are also incredibly soothing to wear. Whenever I feel stressed out, or I'm just thinking hard, I find myself playing with my ring, twisting the inner ring round and round, and it's really very pleasing.
I thought I'd discovered something new with this, but it turns out the Buddhists got there before me! On further investigation, not only do the Mexicans make these lovely rings, but they are also common in Tibet where they are known as Mantra rings, and are decorated with a variety of Buddhist mantras to protect the wearer or to bring them luck. The idea being that you slowly rotate the inner ring while repeating your mantra (no wonder they're soothing!)
Our spinning rings are handmade specifically for us in 4 different designs. They are chunky silver rings, weighing in at between 9 & 10g each and as with all of our silver jewellery, they are hallmarked to guarantee that they are genuine sterling silver.(if you see similar style rings elsewhere, make sure you check for weights and hallmarks as they can be made much lighter to reduce the price)
At the moment we offer our 2 most popular designs Altair and Antiope in 4 sizes from XS to L, while the other 2 Artemis and Amalthea are available in the 2 most common British sizes.
If you like the idea of one of these rings but don't want anything remotely traditional or ethnic, then I suggest Antiope is for you. A shimmering beaten finish that looks fabulous with our Jupiter silver bangle, it has a contemporary look that's perfect with today's pared back look.
If you prefer something a little more delicate, then Altair is for you. A slim line,
subtle design that would look lovely with our simple Tuscana bangle.
For a more Celtic feel, we have the pretty Artemis, with its complex knot-work band. I think it looks fabulous with our Sadira woven cable bracelet or our Columba silver bangle.
Last, but by no means least, for those who do want something a little more ethnic, we have the Amalthea whose central band is decorated with a repeating design of diamonds and dots.
With sizes ranging from a UK L to S, you can wear these fabulous chunky silver rings on anything from your thumb to your pinkie (just check out our size guide and take it from there). At just £50 including free UK delivery, why not get a couple? or combine one with one of our lovely handmade silver bangles.