Wendy Brandes Love: The Vampire Diana Ring


I think it would be an understatement to say that my love of rings is well-documented.  Anyone who follows me on instagr.am is well-aware of my passion for them, and anyone who has followed the blog for an extended amount of time knows that I have a soft-spot for Wendy Brandes jewelry in particular.

The first piece(s) I ever purchased from Wendy B. were her swear rings.  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again.  The swear rings are the ultimate statement rings.  Nothing beats them.  I have the silver, but they also come in gold-plated as well.

Next up was her Little Woolf necklace.   It is small, delicate and amazingly detailed.

My list of “wants” when it comes to Wendy’s jewelry grew until it was basically comprised of her whole line.  No joke. There isn’t one piece that I wouldn’t love to own.  But… I’ve had my eye on one particular item for over a year now.

And as this afternoon, it’s mine.  *insert happy dance*

I am proud to present… the Vampire Diana Ring.

Beautiful, isn’t she?

I’ve always had a thing for vampires.

It started with a cute vampire bunny named Bunnicula.  Yup.  That was the first vampire story I ever read.

I read L.J. Smith’s The Vampire Diaries series back when I was a teen – way before the TV series and Twilight ever existed.

Then came Bram Stoker’s Dracula with its haunting sensuality.

Then there is True Blood.  Eric.  Yum.

I still believe that Buffy the Vampire Slayer was the best series ever on television.  And this ring, the Vampire Diana ring, was inspired by Buffy’s very own Spike.  Too cool.

That being said, I didn’t fall in love with it because of the vampire angle.  I fell in love because of its unique take on the “shot through the heart” concept.  Shot through the heart.  Arrow through the heart.  Stake through the heart.  What a great idea for a ring.

But besides all that… have you ever seen such a beautifully executed design before?  Amazing.

The ring is so striking, I don’t think any photos can properly do it justice.  Based on the images I had seen on Wendy’s site I expected it to be heavier.  Bulkier.  I was surprised when I opened the box and found that it was actually rather delicate for its size.

It is exquisitely crafted.  Quite breathtaking really.  It also comes in gold (which is even more amazing) and two different necklaces.

Thank you, Wendy, for designing such an amazing piece of art, because that is truly what it is!  I plan to wear this one every single day.

I’m already coveting my next Wendy B piece :  the Cleopatra earrings!

Have you checked out Wendy’s jewelry before?  Which pieces do you love?


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  • Gemseat Jewelry February 27, 2015, 6:51 PM

    Excellent idea, i love the way in which the two elements merge together making this ring unique!

  • Marla November 11, 2012, 8:37 AM

    I want that ring! Gorgeous!

  • Ritchell Soliven March 26, 2012, 4:53 AM

    I saw your post on the swear rings. I’m not a fan of these kind of rings. But, this vampire ring of yours is so cute! I love it! I’m a fan of vampires too. Vampire diaries is my favorite tv show. I wanna have one!

  • Racheal Alonzo November 4, 2011, 10:02 AM

    This has to be one of the most unique design I’ve ever seen for a ring. Will have to see if hubby will spring for it 🙂

  • Fashion Photographer September 27, 2011, 11:10 PM

    Awesome ring, I may have to have my stylist pull one of those for an editorial

  • Celebrity Star September 12, 2011, 8:45 AM

    beautiful shape, metallic heart. but the “white gold” if it would be more compatible design. It is remarkable, parlardı. Rings, so I do not like this.

  • Jamillah June 3, 2011, 11:28 PM

    Woah! People are so rad. I think this design is so super smart, it has just the right amount of sweetness and edge. I just checked out her site and you’re right, gawsh one piece after the other so beautiful . Thanks for sharing B.

    • Beautifully Invisible June 5, 2011, 3:58 PM

      Wendy is definitely amazing. There are certain things worth saving for, and her designs are definitely at the top of my list! I’m so glad I could introduce you to her, and I love your description of this ring – “just the right amount of sweetness and edge.” I actually debated with myself about this design versus the plain Diana Ring (just the heart) because a part of me thought the other version would be more wearable, but ultimately I decided this one was just as wearable. Couldn’t be happier with it, truly!

  • Lyddiegal June 3, 2011, 12:11 AM

    Wow – that ring is really spectacular! Wendy does amazing work, and I love that it’s inspired by Spike, becuase he totally rocked my world. and I completely agree with you, Buffy was the best. I still wear a claddagh ring everyday, which I bought for myself just becuase Buffy had one… ahhh good times…

  • Tanvi June 3, 2011, 12:04 AM

    It is gorgeous!!! And looks lovely on your hands. Really an exquisite piece :

    And a moment to mention that nail color = Awesome! 🙂

    ♡ from © tanvii.com

  • Marissa June 3, 2011, 12:03 AM

    I’ve seen that ring before on Wendy’s site and it’s absolutely gorgeous. I almost can’t bear to look through her store online because I want every… single… piece! And, of course, the ones I covet most are the super expensive limited-edition pieces. 🙁 I really should pick out something special to buy from her though. Everything she designs is a true work of art.

  • Cyrillynn June 2, 2011, 11:51 PM

    I just bought the Asterisk ring earlier this week from Wendy! But I also have had my eye on the Vampire Diana Ring myself. It is beautiful on you. Yikes, a new future purchase! It will have to wait until I see how much damage I do at the Rebecca Minkoff sample sale on Saturday.

    YAY! You’re a True Blood fan, too?? I started to love Bill, but I think I like Eric more.


  • Courtney June 2, 2011, 11:44 PM

    Wendy is amazing! I love this ring.

  • Laura S June 2, 2011, 10:32 PM

    Oh wow, that’s a GORGEOUS ring! I wish I could afford it, seriously!
    (Nice nail polish, by the way!)
    – Laura

  • Heather Fonseca June 2, 2011, 10:23 PM

    I’m not really a ring girl, though I do have a few. You have beautiful hands but mine are getting kind of vein-ie. Ick. I do love earrings though and those cleopatra ones are wonderful!


  • Sherry from Girls Day Out June 2, 2011, 8:48 PM

    OMG – I love this ring! What a cool design and inspired design this is! Thanks for introducing to Wendy! Have a great day! Cheers!

  • Carrie June 2, 2011, 8:16 PM

    I love that ring! So unique and creative! My kind of
    XO Carrie

  • Metsy June 2, 2011, 8:15 PM

    Thank you for introducing me to Wendy Brandes jewelry. I want the asterisk and the swear rings so badly. Don’t think I should wear them to church though. 😉

    So glad @gritandglamour introduced me to your blog. You are fantastic! (and should follow up on that hand model gig!)


  • GRIT & GLAMOUR June 2, 2011, 7:11 PM

    Congrats, doll! I love it, and you SHOULD be Wendy’s hand model!

    Me, I’d love the swear rings in gold, and in my dreams I’d also own the Queen Min Ring, Empress Wu ring, and the Gravity ring!

  • WendyB June 2, 2011, 6:03 PM

    Bunnicula! Ha ha ha….

    I’m astounded by the beautiful jewelry pix you take. Will you move to NYC so you can shoot my entire ring collection?


  • Casee Marie June 2, 2011, 5:55 PM

    Gorgeous! I love the vampire twist. (Kind of a vampire enthusiast myself, though I’ve never seen a single Buffy ep. Hence the “kind of”. I’m a young grasshopper, obviously. But I love True Blood/the Sookie Stackhouse novels.) Anyway, it’s a brilliant concept, gorgeous execution and such a very striking ring. I really don’t have any statement rings, it’s a bit tragic. I’ll have to remedy that someday!

    P.S. Can I ask what shade of nail polish you’re wearing? I love it, the last time you posted WB rings everyone was clamoring of your polish, too!

    • Casee Marie June 2, 2011, 5:56 PM

      Dang, I can’t delete my comment and fix my typo. Clamoring over.

  • Ashe Mischief June 2, 2011, 5:44 PM

    AGHHHH! When I saw the box I was going IS THAT THE VAMPIRE RING.

    God, I’m so jealous. Though I’m not sure my first vampire love– Christopher Pike’s The Last Vampire? The Lost Boys? I’m sure there’s another one out there….

  • MJ June 2, 2011, 5:36 PM

    That ring is GORG!!! Love it B but I’ll be quite honest with you, those Cleopatra are giving me an accessory addict heart attack! I would rock those all. day.