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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.

Photo courtesy Shontelle Online. Click for source.

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.

Clemence ring in 18K gold and rock crystal. $7,000. Click to purchase at Broken English.

Some other Clemence designs are exclusively available at jewelry website Max & Chloe, including the amethyst-and-citrine style that Shontelle wore.

Clemence ring in 18K gold, amethyst and citrine. $8,250. Click to purchase at Max & Chloe.

Max & Chloe carries my black-spinel Clemence ring too …

Clemence ring in 18K gold and black spinel. $7,700. Click to purchase at Max & Chloe.

… and my Clemence necklace.

Clemence necklace in 18K gold, black spinel and rock crystal. $7,150. Click to purchase at Max & Chloe.

The black-and-white version Clemence modeled by Shontelle is for sale on my site

Clemence ring in 18K gold, rock crystal and black spinel. $7,500. Click to purchase from wendybrandes.com.

… along with the Clemence in rock crystal and pretty pink kunzite.

Clemence ring in 18K gold in rock crystal and kunzite. $8,000. Click to purchase from wendybrandes.com.

Here’s how the kunzite ring looks on me, next to my Siobhan perma-stacked stacking ring.

Click to see the full outfit.

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.)

That’s a 33-carat blue topaz. Only one sterling-silver version of this ring will EVER be made. $4,000. Click to purchase from wendybrandes.com.

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.

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8 Responses to “Shontelle Shows Two Clemence Rings Are Even Better Than One”

  1. Tina says:

    Great photos of some very beautiful rings!

  2. sulky kitten says:

    Yes, she wears it well! Love how versatile these beautiful rings are.

  3. stacy says:

    I love the double Clemence combo! Nice.
    But, that pic at the bottom (photo shoot) shows your rings beautifully.

  4. OMG, I’d think I’d died and gone to fashion heaven, if I were wearing one of those rings, much less two. Shontelle picked the perfect accessories for her outfit – so glad you got pics!

  5. Tricia says:

    beautiful, and that topaz ring is STUNNING.

  6. They look fantastic stacked – and that topaz ring is gorgeous. Love that last photo.

  7. Aggie
    Twitter: OnceOverLightly
    says:

    Love how the rings were styled in Tracylee’s shoot! I’m a sucker for sparkly things.