One not so distinct June afternoon I was strolling through Osborne Village, Winnipeg, with my lovely girlfriend Carla shopping and examining the latest inventory from our favorite stores. Bubble tea and crepes in hand we walked into Hush/Shout. While Carla perused the walls of the store in search of chiffon button ups and distressed denim my attention was drawn elsewhere.
In the display cases surrounding the cash register where rows of gorgeous silver and gold rings, one of which I was almost hypnotically drawn to. The attendant noticed my interest and in her delicate accent (Liverpool would be my assumption of it’s origin) asked if I would like to try it on. It was a beautifully macabre bird’s skull in a brilliantly polished silver. I instantly knew I would be leaving the shop with this ring on hand, the only problem would be finding the right size. There were approximately seven in stock, all unmarked of their size. After several panicked seconds of unfitting jewelry I tried on the final ring which satisfyingly slid past my knuckle with ease.
Surprisingly the cost was only $20. I happily paid and wore the ring out, it’s beak gleaming in the warm summer sun. To this day it still remains as my favorite ring.