Things the Manolo Does Not Understand

By Manolo the Shoeblogger


Manolo says, to be counted among the things the Manolo does not understand is this, the Reverse Eternity Ring, made of platinum and containing two carats of diamonds hidden inside the band.

All the Manolo can do when presented with such wrong-headed objects is cite to you the scripture Luke 11:33

P.S. Via the Manolo’s internet friend Chloe at the blog Her Accessories.


23 Responses to “Things the Manolo Does Not Understand”

  1. Phyllis Says:

    Well, if you like to wear your rings on a chain around your neck, it might look nice seeing the dimaonds peek out.

  2. Jen Says:

    Why, oh why, would one wish to hide the glorious beauty of the Diamond? Would one purchase a gorgeous new Kate Spade handbag, and keep it hidden in her closet for all time?

  3. deja pseu Says:

    Seems pretty pointless to me, unless as Phyllis mentioned, one prefers to wear one’s rings on a chain around the neck (which, come to think of it, also seems pretty pointless unless one is experiencing late-pregnancy-finger-swelling.)

  4. gemdiva Says:

    Perhaps the ring is for the uber-rich who eschew vulgar displays of wealth, kind of like buying a mink-lined rain coat. Or perhaps it is meant to be mugger-resistant bling for when you find yourself having to walk through the “wrong” sort of neighborhood because the Rolls is in the shop for a tune up. Quite frankly, it is one of the dumbest ideas I’ve ever heard of. When you got it flaunt it!

  5. Cleo Says:

    I agree 100% with Jen! I mean, why hide a girl’s best friend?

  6. SpacePeep Says:

    Maybe it is for the private joy of the wearer? Like when you wear your good lingerie even when you’re not expecting anyone to see it. Or the Tara Brooch, which is painstakingly decorated on the rear surface, where no one but the owner would see it.

  7. Nabushi Says:

    Hide it under a bushel?

    I’m gonna let it shine!

    Sing with me, children of the 70s!

  8. Aisha Says:

    La Perla lingerie under work clothes is understandable – but diamonds inside of the ring? That’s like wearing a $10,000 bra pad underneath your bra.

  9. Lil Says:

    It’s symbolic.

  10. Noga Says:

    “It’s symbolic.” (Lil)

    My thoughts, exactly. It’s a riddle, a fable: what’s plain on the outside but full of glittering diamonds inside? It’s a ring that would suit Jane Eyre.

  11. polo 1 Says:

    A severe case of dyslexia? You know there is someone out there who will just have to buy it. Seems like they should give you a good mark down on that one.

  12. bearing Says:

    So this ring says, “Honey… you have a great personality.

  13. Visitor Says:

    The ring, it is the mark of the third-rate intellect who has found a new way to be dull.

  14. ana Says:

    Kinda like having diamonds on the soles of your shoes, I think.

  15. lizwhiz Says:

    I agree that it’s symbolic. The pretentious, stupid kind of symbolic. For people who want to pretend that they don’t need diamonds or don’t need to show off how wealthy they are. But if that is the case, why buy diamond jewelry at all?

  16. Tk Says:

    I think it is a quite romantic present, among the right persons.

  17. Aisha Says:

    So this ring says, “Honey… you have a great personality.” – lol

  18. ghoti Says:

    It has a certain charm, like a geode – ordinary on the outside with a sparkly treasure hidden within.

    That, plus diamonds are the most overrated rocks on the planet. Hiding them actually adds a little character.

  19. Meg Q Says:

    I actually think this ring could have a certain popularity in some neighborhoods in Manhattan and Brooklyn, and in certain university towns . . . it’s kind of a post-modern or deconstructed diamond ring, isn’t it.

    But for myself, I also find it silly, or pretentious. Wear diamonds, or don’t, but . . . (and how are you going to clean that??)

  20. Ryno Says:

    What is not to understand? Clearly it is inspired by ball bearings. Think rotating machinery. The next logical step is to use diamonds as ball bearings. In a Bill Blass Edition convertible (car manufacturer of your choice). You can’t see the diamonds, but you know they’re there… don’t you?

  21. Ryno Says:

    As a matter of fact, I’m pretty sure I have diamond ball bearings somewhere in my truck. Because it’s so hard and durable. Grrr…. And I use champagne as motor oil because I’m not allowed to drink it while I drive.

  22. Alexandra Says:


    well I am getting married next August and my fiance & I are seriously thinking about getting platinum bands with little diamonds all around the inside. First time I saw that I actually thought that it was a great idea, I had never seen such rings. Secondly, it’s like our little secret, because no one else would know that the diamonds are there.

  23. Unique Jewelry Says:

    LOL. Nice scripture reference

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