I had a few readers ask me if I could find a less expensive alternative to my X ring. Da daaa!
Whether this is a “lust” or “less” situation totally depends on what you’re looking for in terms of longevity. I wanted to invest in a piece that I thought was unique and striking, but still simple and classic enough to wear everyday, so I went big and picked up that EF Collection Ring (albeit at a lower price, since I found it at a privately owned shop that was willing to negotiate)…but obviously I don’t do that all that often (or…ever). Inexpensive gold stacking rings are usually much more my style, but the problem with cheap rings is that they tend to turn silver. Or green. So if you’re looking for something that’ll last forever, the Express ring probably isn’t it…but if all you want is some sparkle for the summer? Totally.
(Or go for the middle ground and pick up that Max & Chloe, which also comes in silver and rose gold – it’s high-quality enough that it’ll stick around for the long-run, but way less of a commitment.)