Get the Look: First Knuckle Rings

July 15, 2013

JEWELRY, STYLE, WOMEN

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The other day, after a summer white manicure appointment, I posted the picture above and several folks asked about my delicate, gold rings.  They are “first knuckle rings” and are quite the little trend. Interestingly enough, these are not a modern creation. This style ring actually originated in the Renaissance as an indication of wealth.

The Catbird boutique in New York is the mecca for these thin metal bands and the fashionable, famous and savvy can be found scooping up their different offerings from a plain band to those adorned with initials or stones in white, rose or yellow gold.

For those with a different budget in mind, etsy is a great source.  Here are a few favorites from the store, Galisfly, where I found mine!

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 A few tips!

1. It goes without saying that if you are going to wear jewelry close to your nails, your nails should look damn near impeccable. Polish is not mandatory, but a well-groomed hand is.

2. Juxtaposing a wide, bold band next to a thin, dainty one is a dramatic statement. Try mixing up the sizes and shapes.

3. Yes, these feel weird at first and you become very “aware” of not only them, but your hands. You may flourish a bit more – this is totally okay as long as #1 above is satisfied.

4. Beware the temperature change. A cold room + a hand flourish (may) = a ring flying off or across the room.

5. Don’t be afraid to mix and match with your regular rings. More is more is more is a fine look.

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