November 1, 2011
I almost never leave home without my rose gold signet ring with brown diamonds, so I decided to make pavé diamond pinky rings my style signature. I think signet pinky rings are unobtrusively comfortable, classically masculine, and are the perfect little vehicle for daytime diamonds. Here’s the new one I had co-designed with Jane Sy and Yen Guevara of Lanero Fine Jewelry in Manila:
The white diamonds on blackened yellow gold make for a bolder, high-contrast statement, as opposed to the brown diamonds on rose gold which is more tone-on-tone.
Alas, my hyper-acidic sweat so quickly stripped off the black plating, as you can see the gold peeking through the side of the ring in this photograph, and I will have to bid farewell to the ring for about a month as it gets re-plated in Hong Kong.
at breakfast, with Earl Grey crème tea and a gray nail
Look at the stones, huddled like tiny moons on a dark winter’s night.
See the ring in progress here.
photographs by Nikki Tuason