TREND REPORT: MID FINGER RINGS
Tiny jewels invade our most-wanted list.
Fashion junkies already know that Kristen Stewart wore a Gaia Repossi ring to the recent MTV Movie Awards, but that still hasn't stopped stylists, editors, and shoppers from wondering what to call the peculiarly chic thing - or any ring that sits above one's knuckle, for that matter.
This story was published on June 6, 2012.
Repossi refers to her jewels, which have also appeared on countless off-duty models like Erin Wasson and Arizona Muse, as "phalanx" rings, a term that refers to the finger bone where the rings sit. Brazilian fashion bloggers who've recently gone crazy for the rings have named them falange, a direct Portuguese translation. As for us Americans, we've slanged the accessories as "mid finger rings," "midi rings," or "mid knuckle rings."
There aren't that many of them on the market yet, but like most things worn by beautifully mysterious girls on street style websites (and now by K-Stew), we imagine they're about to get very popular. Here are some options to help you get a jump on the trend.