Tings Rings started as a For Fun Project.
And FUN is obviously a driving force to success. People really like the idea about personal rings at afordable prices. Orders are coming in every day.
”I have been dreaming of making my own ring for a very long time. Excessive rings. Rings you can use alone or combine to make them almost too much. But which you can arrange in a fun and cool way.
I wanted to make something different, cool, unique and personal rings with lots of possibilities and at affordable prices. ”
– are handmade and rough in style
– are made in silver – with shiny surface or gold plated
– are mixing different kinds of precious stones
– always consist of 3 rings, each of them neither aligned nor symmetrical
– can be combined in countless ways – or be used alone – according to the mood, the style or the dress
– two of the rings forms an inharmonious harmony – no matter how they are combined.
– the third ring is a joker – adding an unexpected twist, changing the mood completely.
In Yangon (where where the next Tings hopefully will open soon) Annette saw a lot of precious stones she had never seen before. Pink and light blue sapphires in all shapes and sizes you can dream of – and rubies in funny shapes as well.
The stones tricked something. She immediately got inspired. She had to buy some stones and make the ring – or rather rings – she had been dreaming of.
Back home in Kathmandu with all her stones stones Annette designed her first rings, choosing the stones and combining them according to her drams and ideas and had the best silversmith in town to bring them to life.
The way the stones were placed on each individual ring look rather randomly. But each stone is carefully thought out, to give each ring the right casual ‘twisted’ or random look. And among them very different – look. At the same time Annette had to make sure the 3 rings could fit into each other in lots of different ways.
On the day Annette wore her first ring at Tings in Kathmandu she got an order from one of our regular guests. And very soon more followed. And very soon gold rings was requested.
Gold rings were far too expensive for Annette’s taste, but soon she found a solution: in Patan in Kathmandu valley the goldsmiths have years of experience in gold plating Buddha statues with leaf gold. She could make gold plated silver rings instead.
Later on Annette found a way to make gold rings at reasonable prices. They are – of course – far more expensive than the gold plated rings, but it’s good value for money. So now the first two gold rings are in progress and will soon be on show.