Sunday, September 16, 2012
Quite a few people have stacked two of my Clemence rings together, but I’ve never managed to get a picture. Gorgeous singer Shontelle (“Impossible“) ended my photo drought last Wednesday when she performed and modeled at the “Real Fashion, Real Women” show benefiting Bottomless Closet. She wore my 18K-gold Clemence ring in rock crystal and black spinel with my Clemence ring in amethyst and citrine on one finger. I think the combination looks fabulous.
I bet the ring’s inspiration, the 14th-century Clemence of Hungary, would like this look too. Clemence was the second wife of King Louis X of France. Louis died less than a year after the wedding, but Clemence continued to live the high life, accumulating an impressive collection of art and jewelry. Maybe she’d wear a couple of more Clemence rings on her other hand for a truly queenly look. The version with two rock crystals would look great with the ring in rock crystal and kunzite.
If you live in or visit the Los Angeles area, you can try on the rock-crystal ring at Broken English Jewelry in Santa Monica. You can also buy it at Broken English’s website by clicking the photo below.
Some other Clemence designs are exclusively available at jewelry website Max & Chloe, including the amethyst-and-citrine style that Shontelle wore.
Max & Chloe carries my black-spinel Clemence ring too …
… and my Clemence necklace.
The black-and-white version Clemence modeled by Shontelle is for sale on my site …
… along with the Clemence in rock crystal and pretty pink kunzite.
Here’s how the kunzite ring looks on me, next to my Siobhan perma-stacked stacking ring.
You can also stack the Clemence with other ring designs. Earlier this year, photographer Anthony Friend shot the black-spinel design with my sterling-silver Nuit ring. (Celebrity manicurist Tracylee Percival did the nails for this shoot.)
Of course, a statement ring like the Nuit — named for the Egyptian goddess of the sky — stands alone just fine. Shontelle wore it that way last week. You can keep up with Shontelle’s fashion choices on Twitter here and follow the singer herself here.