I love the black ring idea. I have a few hemitite rings, but I don't know if they'll fit my left middle finger. I also don't see anything wrong with silver rings (hell, technically hematite's not really black anyway). I like the idea of original ring designs, but price and the process of obtaining one can be a hassle.
hmm... Are there any jewelry makers around? Maybe someone can come up with something original.
a black leather ring with a triangular bead...
if you add the option of synthetic leather for the animal friendly AVENites, that sounds great. That actually doesn't sound too complicated to make, the hardest part is getting the right bead. I've seen some triangle beads but the drilled holes don't go the way I'd like it to. And then there's the whole size and color issue.