Beginning with an abuela from Mexico, the IBC group Banded Rings strives in creating connections through jewelry.
Marco Guirado, a junior studying business management, was gifted a spoon by his grandmother in Mexico when he moved to the United States. Guirado found the spoon as a memento that he wanted to keep with him constantly. He decided to change this common cutlery into a circle, making it a ring to remember.
With this idea in mind, Banded Rings began selling handmade rings made of spoons. With different designs and colors, students can find the perfect ring.
“We are in the upper I-Center hallway, near the MC roundabout … for the next two weeks,” said Kemron Searle, a junior studying marketing and the CEO of Banded Rings.
Banded Rings is open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Jewelry prices include $12, $18 and $25. The price depends on the ring itself. If visited, students can expect to see premade rings and a vast selection of spoons, ready to be chosen, made and worn.
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