February 2, 2009
I watched Do the Right Thing again the other night, and among other things, found myself fixated on the sheer coolness of Radio Raheem’s knuckle dusters.
There is no way in hell I could actually pull something like that off, (though not for lack of ardent wishing) but seeing this sparked a desire for some really enormous and/or badass jewelry for my left hand. My right hand is covering the dainty rings.
Scouring the nets, I stumbled across the following exemplars:
Rumi from Fashion Toast wearing the Elizabeth & James knuckle ring in silver.
Sadly, it’s old news, hasn’t been knocked off as far as I can tell, and is unfindable on eBay, or else I’d be all over it. I love the length and the minimalist lines. I’ve seen other rings of this shape (and annoyingly, have passed up near-identical ones from street vendors back home in Italy!) but they tend to have stones, or other things going on, which overloads the impact of the length. I do not approve.
I kind of fear that I would inadvertantly manage to stab myself in the eye with it, but I do love the simplicity of the line.
I also loved this, but some horrible person bought it before I could measure my ring size. (From myheartmonster‘s shop on Etsy.)
Anyway, have to run off, but thought I would leave you with a final ring… one that I would never wear, except as a joke, but wish ardently I could pull off. Every day. All the time. For all those moments I need to feel like an action hero.