Less is more, or so I am told, but not in this case.
I hadn’t realised until I researched the feature image that it is Carmen Dell’ Orefice modelling a myriad of fabulous rings photographed back in the 50’s.
There is an increasing trend for rings and the more the merrier.
Not the heavy costume rings featured but fine bands, stackable rings where the limit is only the number you have or are comfortable wearing. Rings are fashionable on every finger and both above and below the knuckles.
I love the trend and like all fashion moments have been happily adapting them to suit myself.
I mix the silver with the gold and the yellow gold with the rose gold; the greater the range of textures and colour, the better the look.
The art is in wearing many together. The trick is in keeping them together.
Recently I had a stacking disaster; with my rings, that is.
Imagine pretty fingers adorned with a variety of fine rings, I think I was wearing 6 or 8 in total.
And yes, it is easily possible if 3 gossamer fine bands on the one hand counts as 3 and a crossover on the index finger makes 4.
My other hand had a couple on my middle finger and another on my ring finger.
The day was freezing, really freezing and gloves didn’t even stave of the chill. I forgot fingers shrink on cold, cold days and as I removed my glove to search for something in my handbag the rings went flying.
The beauty of fine rings is the delicate look; the downside is they are impossible to find when they are flung off into the distance unknowingly.
Of course the ones I lost were my best. Isn’t that always the way?
I am in the process of replacing the rings I lost and I am still kicking myself for the carelessness.
I found many to choose from and the rings work best with a mix of costume and a little of the real thrown in.
My perfect shopping list would include every stackable ring from 1 through 10.
I am starting slowly with 8 and 10 but have a serious crush on 4.
I think it is the whimsy talking again, xv.
- 1. crossover diamond || 2. aurora pavé || 3. circle of rings || 4. black diamond and pearl || 5. baguette stacking
- 6. pave and stone stacking || 7. hammered gold || 8. rose gold crossover || 9. harlequin pave set || 10. stackable bezels
- image carmen del’orefice by erwin blumenfeld and vintage italian vogue 1950’s
- Thank you Nordstrom for sponsoring Stack Them Up: Ring-A-Ding-Ding