Et·som·ni·a (/etˈsämnēə/), noun, 1. a sleep disorder caused by obsessive Etsy browsing. 2. the surprising arrival of weird handmade merchandise ordered when one is only half conscious. (True story.)
DEAR PORN HUNTERS: Don’t let the “XXX” in the title fool you. Unless you are planning on proposing to some lucky* girl, you have come to the wrong place. Sorry for the confusion. Happy hunting!
*individual results may vary
Since my Etsomnia Statement Necklace post was such a hit, I thought it was worth exploring engagement rings, promise rings, and all manner of finger adornments signifying relationships. The moral of this story is this: if you like it, I don’t recommend you put any of these rings on it.
IF YOU ARE ACTUALLY LOOKING FOR AN ENGAGEMENT RING (and don’t have deep pockets): Not everyone has a traditional engagement ring budget, and not every bride wants a traditional ring. However, if you exercise a little good taste and shop thoughtfully, you can find the perfect thing within your budget. For example, instead of diamonds, you could consider a less pricey gemstone or semi-precious stone. There are lots of options. I personally like colored stones, but if you’re looking for something more traditional looking, you could try morganite, white sapphire, CZ, or even created stones. They come in all styles from antique to clean and simple to to rustic to hyper modern. All of the above should be taken off when working in water or washing hands, by the way. If those suggestions aren’t speaking to you, you could go more symbolic like an infinity ring or a Claddagh ring. Just remember, a good gemstone is going to make a much better impression than an ugly diamond.
Okay, back to our regularly-scheduled snark!
Links to the items for sale appear below each picture. For more Etsy fun, check out all my weekly Etsomnia™ posts.