I bought this beauty at the Holt Renfrew gift card event on February 10, 2012 - where you spend $250 get a $25 gift card, spend $500 get a $50 gift card, spend $750 get a $75 gift card and spend $1000 get a $100 gift card. I know this promotion isn't the best but it's good if you wanted something regardless and the gift card is a bonus. It excludes your typical brands like Chanel, LV, Hermes, Dior, Prada, Louboutin, and etc. YSL was included - yay!
So I visited Holt Renfrew before I had to volunteer. Then I saw it..the last YSL arty ring, in my size in the special edition hot pink stone for Valentine's Day with the word "love" engraved at the back. This ring was sold out on the official YSL website and I emailed them if they were getting more but they said they were not. This encounter was fate so I bought the ring. Holt Renfrew's YSL ring shipments are so sporadic. This was their second shipment. I saw the first shipment but didn't like any of the colours.
It comes with a hot pink satin pouch since it's a special edition. The regular YSL arty rings come in a white fabric pouch.
It says "love" in cursive writing on the back
The care instructions. YSL will replace the ring if the hardware is damaged. But if you damage the stone then it's game over.
The ring was $265 CAD. It retails for $250 USD. I am in love with the hot pink stone. The stone is super detailed. The sizing is fairly true to size. I bought it in my normal ring size, size 7. However, it is a tad on the looser side when it's on my ring finger - that's okay because when my fingers heat it up expands and creates friction so it won't come off as easily. I don't dare try to shove it on my middle finger in case it gets stuck.
Will I get another YSL arty ring? Probably. Help me pick between the two blue ones!
Either in lapis (deep blue) or the new light blue (deep and light blue speckles). I'm leaning towards the latter because I get the best of both worlds (light blue and deep blue) in one ring. Also, the speckled stone looks different, texture wise) than my love pink one whereas the lapis stone has almost the same texture as the love pink.
YSL arty oval ring in light blue from Saks Fifth Avenue.
YSL arty oval ring in lapis (picture credit to http://blewberriwaffles.files.wordpress.com) and you can buy it on the Saks website