A new season, a new wearing style… Forget stacking, the must-of-musts right now is the sculptural hand ring.
After the profuse trend for stacking and artfully orchestrated mixes, hands become ethereal and more modern. The hand ring, a sheer contrast to minimalist modes, takes pleasure in indulging as springtime comes around. It must be said though, that its horizontal graphic style sculpts the hand marvelously, instantly giving it a new swing.
A few days ago, Boucheron unveiled its take on the hand ring. A character piece inspired by the iconic Serpent design. The piece, assembled on two bands, is composed of six golden droplets set with white diamonds sketching out a spellbinding line on the hand, which is virtually impossible to resist.
At Messika, this new wearing style inspired the Angel model: a three-finger ring crowned with a pair of wings which delicately embrace the hand. A dainty wonder set with marquise-cut, pear-cut diamonds and diamonds which make the jewel dazzle enchantingly.
Whether the ring twines around two fingers or three, what really counts is the journey that it depicts. Inevitably graphic, the scene can be played out in monochrome or whisk us off to a far-distant pastoral setting. Exactly what Garnazelle has chosen with her Gaya Color of Life rings. Colored stones and symbols express themselves in sleekly-streamlined compositions just waiting to be combined to adorn the width of the hand.