However, by the time I hit the eighth grade, I managed to make my birthday and Christmas money last longer, until I had finally saved up enough to purchase one of the more inexpensive items available on the Internet. I turned to My Precious Fantasy Webshop, which offered an affordable replica of the One Ring for just $35 (http://www.myprecious.us/jewelry/one-ring.php). I desperately wanted a Ring of Power, and I wanted one that I could wear with me all the time and not have to worry about losing or being robbed of. I ended up purchasing Frodo's Ring with black lettering.
I wore that thing all throughout high school, only taking it off to shower. As you can see, some of the gold plating is only just starting to wear off (only around the inside, though), after having been worn nonstop for almost four straight years. I still haven't upgraded to a more expensive replica, as this one is just perfect - the details, the craftmanship, the durability; not to mention, it came in a beautiful velvet pouch.