The Carrotbox is a site dedicated to all those wonderful rings made of glass, lucite, resin, plastic, jade, wood, bakelite and even stone anything, as long as it's not metal!
Why Glass and Plastic Rings?
It all started because I'm allergic to metals. I can occasionally wear sterling for short periods of time, but never on my fingers and never anything that only looks like silver or gold. But I'd love glass and plastic even if I weren't allergic to "regular" rings. They're fun! And colourful! And a blast to collect!
But Glass and Plastic are Difficult to Find
Not impossible, but difficult. It's a big, metal world out there! Most jewellery is either silver or gold; plastic went through waves of popularity throughout the 20th century (see the history page for more), but since rings are small and easy to lose, most of the surviving vintage pieces are larger items like necklaces and bangles.
About the Shop
The main mission of my ring shop is to spread glass, plastic and other non-metal rings to as many fabulous people as possible. I work hard to find quality items if I wouldn't wear it myself, I won't sell it.
I opened up shop because after an exhaustive search of the www trying to buy rings for my own collection I realized nobody out there had a site devoted to non-metal rings. Well, now there is, and I've learned I'm not the only one with this obsession :)
Did I mention I collect glass and plastic rings? You can view some of my personal collection, read about the fascinating history of plastic or see how the right ring can change your life. You can also shop for rings if you like.