Fiiiiive Golden Rings…

10 12 2010

Today’s verse of the Twelve Days of Christmas is my favorite, and perhaps many of yours. I mean, you may not want ten birds (four blackbirds + three hens + two doves + a partridge), but I bet we’d all take five golden rings!

According to legend, the five gold rings represent the first five books of the Old Testament, the Torah. From The Message version, the first five verses of the Torah:

First this: God created the Heavens and Earth—all you see, all you don’t see. Earth was a soup of nothingness, a bottomless emptiness, an inky blackness. God’s Spirit brooded like a bird above the watery abyss.

God spoke: “Light!”
      And light appeared. 
 God saw that light was good
      and separated light from dark. 
 God named the light Day,
      he named the dark Night. 
 It was evening, it was morning—
   Day One.

Just in case you want to give your true love five of them (or leave this page opened so husband can see), I’ve selected a few golden rings.

This ring is really one, but takes the “five golden rings” very literally. It looks like five stackable rings.

A few from my favorite place to buy handmade jewelry — Etsy. You could choose one, three, or as many as you like of these stackable initial rings (what a sweet idea would it be to get a mom one for each initial of her children?). For the natural girl, a golden ring that looks like a feather. This set of hammered rings is just the perfect part rustic, perfect part glamour.

I love this modern rock cut ring. A pink diamond set in a gold band ring. And a very traditional eternity band. Forget me “knot” string ring. And a sweet bow ring.

A literal take on a diamond shaped ring.

My personal favorite, a love knot ring from Finn. So simple and elegant.

Though I really like this one as well. Definitely a show stopper!

And from Barneys, not the least expensive in the bunch, but definitely unique.

If jewelry is a bit out of price range, and you’d like to give a more heartfelt gift, bake your love a series of yellow bundt cakes.

Or perhaps your table is in need of a little bling. These gold napkin rings would bring a sparkle to your Christmas table.

And if you’re not a jewelry wearer, perhaps you can give someone a golden “ring” on the telephone with this gold iPhone.

P. S. – Just for a laugh, check out this funny Italian version of the 12 Days song, performed by Joe Dolce.




3 responses

13 12 2010
Sweet Iced Tea

[…] of the 12 Days of Christmas this week, we have had fun learning the meanings behind the five golden rings, four calling birds, three French hens, two turtle doves, and a partridge in a pear […]

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[…] a little, well, skewed towards the ladies. I mean, we’ve got swans swimming around, doves, jewelry. But today, we get to rock with nine drummers […]

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[…] Nine Drummers Drumming, Eight Maids A-Milking, Seven Swans A-Swimming, Six Geese A-Laying, FIVE Golden Rings, Four Calling Birds, Three French Hens, Two Turtle Doves… and a Partridge in a Pear […]

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