Wishingandhoping- you are not dense! I'm the designer of the necklaces at emilyc.com, and someone pointed this thread out to me- it is such a cool piece that it's been called "part puzzle, part magic." If you look at our http://emilyc.com/about/
page, and scroll down to the "How" section, there's a step by step showing how it works. It's very secure- I wear my rings on it every day. And I know they are not cheap- I totally respect that- but SO much goes into these- they are solid silver and gold, really substantial pieces, made in the US. And they are so carefully designed (in fact, they are patent pending) so that your ring is really beautifully framed by the pendant, and hangs flat against your skin instead of jutting out. So they aren't cheap, but they're not cheaply made- you get an incredibly high quality necklace that you can trust with your ring.
But to make it easier :)- if you want to buy one, enter SMPSPRING12 at checkout for 20% off! Also, if you like us on Facebook, that's where we will post future sales and promotions...
Forgive me for making this so wordy! I just really didn't want you to think you are dense! When I show it to people, the first thing out of everyone's mouth is "Wait, HOW did you do that?!" and then it's, "Do that again!!!!"