Meet the Collector: Lucite Ring Lover

As more and more stories are shared with us in our Everyone is a Collector Campaign, one begins to realize there’s something for everybody out there.

Randi Fair has been collecting rings ever since she found one while cleaning a bathroom. Whether she finds them or they find her, she has over 500 to this day!

What is it that you collect?

Lucite and Bakelite rings

Tell us everything about this collection! What attracted you to this? What do you like most about it? Which one is your favorite?

My mom used to clean houses and sometimes she’d drag me with her. I remember cleaning a bathroom and finding a lucite ring near the back. It was clear with red, blue, purple, and green stripes. I remember being in middle school and everyone loved it. Teachers said it reminded them of rings they had in the 70’s. Then I began picking them up anytime I saw them and occasionally people would give them to me. Some are vintage but some are from recent years because they come back as a trend every now and then. I just love how loud and gaudy they are.

When did you start your collection?

I was 13, and now I’m 39! I now have close to 500.

What inspires you most about having you collection in your home?

My home is quite dark and sort of Victorian goth so having a huge container of candy-colored rings is fun and unexpected. People love sifting through them.

What else do you enjoy collecting?

I collect teeth and hair from loved ones.

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