I don't take my rings off very often, but now that I'm the owner of a brand new fancy bread machine (hooray, technology! you make me a better domestician), I need somewhere to put my jewelry that's safe and routine (so I don't forget where I put stuff) and also cuter than an upcycled lid from a old pickle jar.
I bought myself this little sweetie from Bed, Bath and Beyond (they had a display of about ten different animals at the cash registers) and I love how it looks perched behind the kitchen sink:
Here are some other pretty options:
Skultuna brass for only $122 (OMG, NO, but it is beautiful)
Vintage-looking circus-style animals from Luggage and Leather (I can't pick a favorite)