Marla Aaron’s traditionally industrial-inspired jewels (many with locks) get a softer touch with her new Di Me rings, inspired by gimmal rings from centuries ago.
Gimmal rings were individual bands that were ornately inscribed and worn by couples individually until they wed. Once they wed, the rings intertwined and locked together. Similarly, Aaron’s Di Me—“Spanish for tell me,” says the New York City–based jewelry designer of the eponymous firm—is a set of two intertwined rings with a clicking mechanism (there’s her tool hook!).
“I saw some in an antique shop three years ago in the city, and I just felt they were very much in line with my collection—functional and movable,” she observes. So she added a single SKU in 14k yellow, rose, or green gold to her collection, enabling buyers to inscribe sweet sentiments. Aaron’s version has a folding mechanism with a double-click component and retails for $880. Want to see how they work? Check out her home video featuring her adorable niece as the instructor.
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