I'm not usually the type of person to throw stacks of jewelry on - I go by the biblical rule of Coco Chanel about always taking one item off of your ensemble before leaving the house, which I feel really makes an outfit more simplistic, yet more direct and powerful. The most I'd accessorize with would be an heirloom ring, or my gold Casio watch (not both! Yikes). Spinelli Kilcollin is a jeweler that offers rings that are at the same time statement pieces yet with a concept simplistic enough to be considered minimalist, AND I AM IN LOVE WITH THEM. IN LOVE.
This is what the website had to say about the birth of the brand:
"In a marketplace of ornate and figurative jewelry Yves Spinelli yearned for something clean and architectural. He created a set of linked rings of different thicknesses which could be worn a number of ways – spread across three fingers, or stacked on one. From this first set he immediately began taking private orders.
Spinelli Kilcollin launched their first group of interconnected Galaxy Rings at Maxfield, and began incorporating diamonds into their collection.
In 2012 they made a custom linked ring for Ikram Goldman with 5 carats of diamonds, and immediately garnered national press and the attention of luxury retailers including Barneys.
Spinelli Kilcollin continues to develop their voice by combining a contemporary minimalist aesthetic with intricate craftsmanship and materials, aspiring to become a dominant voice in the luxury market."
|Jeweler Yves Spinelli and creator of Spinelli Kincollin|
The reason why I really love the rings this brand creates is because they combine the aesthetic and luxury of materials like gold and pave diamonds with the clean, simple structure of minimalism. It allows me to bring out the extroverted, edgier side of me without giving up my direct approach to dressing or seeming overdone. They are the perfect example of adding the phrase "understated edge".
Each piece is handmade and is available for purchase at the Spinelli Kilcollin website, although I don't think I'll be ordering anytime soon since, SADLY, perfection comes at a price. Most of these beautiful babies are thousands of dollars a pop. A girl can just dream, or write a blog post, or dream AND write a blog post. Ha. These are my favorite pieces:
The Nova Rose is composed of three linked rings in 18K rose gold, with yellow gold links, and micro-pavé set cognac, champagne, and white full-cut diamonds. Approximate total carat weight is 2.8ct.
The Vela Pavé ring is composed of five linked rings of silver plated in black rhodium, with mixed gold connectors and micro-pavé set mixed cognac, champagne and white full-cut diamonds of different sizes. Approximate total carat weight is 5.1ct.
The Carina Rose is composed of three linked rings in black rhodium plated silver, with rose gold links, and micro-pavé set pink sapphires and champagne full-cut diamonds. Approximate total carat weight is 1.5ct.
The Vela is a mixed metal, light guage variation of our signature Aquarius ring, which is the first of our signature Galaxy Rings, and the first piece in the Spinelli Kilcollin collection.
That's all I wanted to show you guys! I felt like it would be unfair to come across beautiful pieces of wearable art like this and keep it to myself. Let me know what you guys think of Spinelli Kincollin in the comments below, until next time!