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forget me not rings

by Kiel Mead $48.00
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  • the story

Not Another Ring

Tying a knot around one's finger has always served as a reminder of an important task. And in a lovely twist of tradition, these sterling silver Forget Me Not rings designed by Brooklyn-based Kiel Mead serve as permanent reflections and a celebration of memories. Delicately tied in a pretty bow, these simple rings made from the mold of a real string will always be a reminder of a particular occasion, memorable event or the special person that gave it to you. Hand cast in Brooklyn, New York. Sold separately.

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  • details
Handmade
Item ID
15840
Made from
sterling silver
Measurements
available in sizes 6, 7 and 8
Notes
Silver - soak the ring in a liquid polish bath specifically made for silver. take the ring out of the bath and dry it carefully with a silver polish cloth. sterling silver weight:0.04 oz
  • the maker

Kiel Mead

Kiel (pronounced as you would "Kyle") Mead is a Fredonia High School 2002 graduate. In the six years since, Mead has transcended from the Hillbillies' school art classes to an up-and-coming jewelry and furniture designer in New York City.

Mead's jewelry stands out in stark contrast to the expected use of precious stones, gems and metals. Where most people see finite use for a common object, Mead sees vast potential. The results are whimsical and unexpected.

His innovative designs have been featured in magazines, museums and on a myriad of websites and blogs. Kiel studied Industrial Design at Pratt Institute of Art where he learned to appreciate and explore the extraordinary.

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FORGET ME NOT RINGS
 
4.1

(based on 198 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (89)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (78)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (11)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (95)
  • Unique (90)
  • Good quality (57)
  • Comfortable (53)
  • Polished (42)

Cons

  • Delicate (45)
  • Too delicate (17)
  • Loses shape easily (15)
  • Snags (8)
  • Low quality (7)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (61)
  • Gifts (38)
  • Dates / night out (24)
  • Formal occasions (17)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (62), Practical (42), Stylish (40), Classic style (34), Modern (31)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (43), No (30)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Self (4)

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2.0

So Gorgeous, But Impossibly Fragile

By 

from Los Angeles, CA

About Me High-end Shopper

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Bright
  • Unique

Cons

  • Delicate

Best Uses

  • Classic Sign Of Reminder
  • Getting Compliments
  • Gifts

Comments about FORGET ME NOT RINGS:

I have purchased this ring at least three separate times because of how much I love the design of the piece, but each time, it snaps in the exact same spot: on the band, right next to where the bow is soldered. After one purchase, I had the band snap on me within two days. Especially knowing how fragile this ring is, I decided I'd only wear it on days where I felt that I wouldn't be using my hands excessively, making it a "special occasion" ring rather than an everyday one (which bummed me out), and the rings would still break. I would gingerly and gently put on and take off the rings, and still, they'd break. The last time I purchased this item, I ordered a size up and only wore it on my ring finger, and it broke.

I understand that, due to the design, the band is meant to appear to be as thin as a piece of string (considering it is cast from one, right?). It is, in fact, very thin and dainty, which is part of what I love about this ring and why I continued to buy replacement after replacement after each subsequent one broke. I wish I knew how to solder because I'd just fix and reinforce the ring each time (as I mentioned, each piece has snapped in the exact same spot, which is actually hidden underneath the bow, so the thought of trying to take it to a jeweler to get it fixed/reinforced has crossed my mind). I am so so so in love with the aesthetics and the way this dang ring sits on my finger that logic and reason fail me each time I select my size and add it to the online shopping basket. I've tried wearing one after it broke, and the jagged spot where the band snaps catches on EVERYTHING (which is typically how I unfortunately discover that the band has broken). I will note, for full disclosure, that Uncommon Goods sent a replacement piece one time, but that was the one broke, too (no offense! the gesture was so kind, and I appreciated it greatly).

With all that being said: this ring is adorable. It's perfectly dainty and looks so perfect either by itself or stacked with other simple, thin rings. I initially always wore the ring as the "string tied on my finger" to remind myself to be well and breathe, but, due to reasons mentioned above, I moved the ring to a thinner finger with the (failed) hopes of the ring staying in tact. If you do decide to purchase this item, make sure to treat it gently and cross your fingers that it lasts; once you see it in person, you'll fall in love, and if it ever breaks, your heart will, too. Trust me, like a bad boyfriend who I'm dead set on taming, I keep going back, but like a bad soap opera, things just don't work out. Such a bummer!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
  • Self
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Other

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4.0

cute ring

By 

from Ft Wayne, IN

About Me Midrange Shopper

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Unique

Cons

  • Delicate

Best Uses

    Comments about FORGET ME NOT RINGS:

    I brought this ring from the site about 2 years ago and although it would snag on things and occasionally mishapen itself (I shaped it back, of course), it was still quite durable. Ironically, one weekend after I thought about how other reviews noted it was so delicated, mine broke towards where the band + bow connected. I wore it almost daily, so I think it held up well considering it had a 2 year life span with me. It's such a cute and dainty ring, much better than the other cheaper versions that look similar to it. I'm currently debating whether or not to order a new one, but I have to admit the price kind of deters me from doing it right away.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Self

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    4.0

    Great gift

    By 

    from Kentucky

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gifts

      Comments about FORGET ME NOT RINGS:

      Wofe loves it.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Wife
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Christmas or Hanukkah

      Comment on this review

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Loved it so much, I wore it out

      By 

      from San Francisco, CA

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Unique

      Cons

      • Delicate

      Best Uses

      • Gifts

      Comments about FORGET ME NOT RINGS:

      I got this as a promise ring from my boyfriend. I loved it so much and wore it every day! I got so many compliments on it! Even people who had the Tiffany bow ring thought this one was much prettier! The only problem with this ring is that it is very delicate. Every time I wore it, it bent and twisted. Sadly went I went to put it on the other day it cracked in half...so sad!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Self
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Anniversary

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      4.0

      nice product, fashionable, as described

      By 

      from Indianapolis, IN

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Bright
      • Durable
      • Unique

      Cons

      • A Little Pricey

      Best Uses

      • Gifts

      Comments about FORGET ME NOT RINGS:

      Only negative comment I would have is that it was little pricey. It is a quality product, seems durable, sized correctly.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Child
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Birthday

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      5.0

      Precious!

      By 

      from East Texas

      About Me Budget Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Durable
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gifts

        Comments about FORGET ME NOT RINGS:

        This ring was a gift for my sister's birthday and she loved it! It fit well and is beautiful.

        Service and delivery comments:

        The ring arrived 2 days early! Perfect timing.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Other
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Birthday

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        4.0

        Great ring

        By 

        from Ada, MI

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Unique

        Cons

        • Delicate

        Best Uses

          Comments about FORGET ME NOT RINGS:

          I bought this ring many, many years ago. I wore it while I was breastfeeding my now 4 year old son, to remind me which side I was supposed to start on. I know, TMI. Anyway, I wore it so much that it broke. I LOVE this ring. Is there any way that I could get it replaced or repaired without buying another ring? I didn't realize that it was still available.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Delicate and Adorable

          By 

          from Sunny San Diego, CA

          About Me High-end Shopper

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Durable
          • Unique

          Cons

          • Delicate

          Best Uses

            Comments about FORGET ME NOT RINGS:

            So cute, I had this on my wish list for a while. My boy friend gave it to me for our anniversary. Its delicate yet durable, very cute. I receive complements every time i wear it.

            Tips: take it off when sleeping, showers, washing hands(just in case it slips off) and take good care of it. It may not be some thick heavy ring you can wear 24/7 but it is very adorable.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Self
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Anniversary

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            flimsy

            By 

            from long island, ny

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about FORGET ME NOT RINGS:

                  I was looking forward to giving my daughter this ring as a graduation gift, but it is so flimsy I plan to return it. The style is attractive but the metal is so thin it bends easily -- giving the impression it's a $5 child's toy ring than a real piece of jewelry. It was very disappointing.

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                  3.0

                  catches the eye and my clothes

                  By 

                  from Knoxville, TN

                  About Me Budget Shopper

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Unique

                  Cons

                  • Delicate

                  Best Uses

                  • Gifts

                  Comments about FORGET ME NOT RINGS:

                  I really love the look of this ring and received it as a gift. The down sides are that it bends easily, and more importantly, it snags on my clothes. It also is a little rough. The write-up says it was modeled on a real piece of string, and I believe it- problem is that it kind of itches a little just like you were wearing a piece of string...

                  Basically, it's really cute, and good for every once in a while, but you won't want to wear this every day.

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