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Monday, April 24, 2017



Ask the MB: Family Crest Ring

Ask the MB: Family Crest Ring

Q: I have just inherited a family crest ring from my grandfather. How does MB feel about such rings. Should they be worn?
—Phillip

A: There are certain things we'd happily inherit from our grandfather: His 1961 Jaguar E-Type. His Mizuno MP-14s. Money.

Then there are other things we'd rather not: Male pattern baldness. An elevated PSA. His third wife Mitzi.

Where does jewelry fall? Somewhere in the middle. Jewelry with a heraldic knight helmet? As our original logo attests, we have a soft spot for heraldic imagery. But when you put it on a big gold ring, we can't help but think this is what the 14th century version of Michael Lohan/Donald Trump would have worn. And that means that on our inheritability continuum, it's veering towards prostate cancer.

Our suggestion: File this item in a high-quality ring box and pass it down to your progeny, so in 30 years he can Ask the MB about wearing a family crest ring from his great-grandfather. We'll be here.

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