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!
Kels (Broken-Hearted Bow Beau)
Los Angeles, CA