Don’t pack up all those teeny tiny gold stacking rings yet, but if the fall runways are any indication of what’s to come, oversize stacks are heading our way soon. Open rings with mixed cabochons were spotted on the runways at Proenza Schouler while resin rings in varying styles -some even appeared to store a solid perfume or lip gloss. Fendi sent stacks of chunky titanium anodized druzy rings down the runway. I gotta say I’m into it, especially that top stack of signet-inspired rings.
nerd-out moment: Ever wonder how all those insanely colorful druzies and crystals we’ve been seeing lately look so oil slicky iridescent? They are enhanced with a chemical process called Chemical Vapor Deposition(CVD) in which the stones are exposed in a gaseous environment that contains titanium. During the process the metal bonds on a molecular level with the mineral. These can then be anodized to create create a gorgeous variety of colors. Basically, they cover the stones in tiny bits of metal and then dip the metal into a bath of acid with an electric current running through it. The amount of current going through the acid determines the color. It’s pretty mind blowing in person.