Yay! The initialed pinky ring trend has been big in the men’s fashion world for many many years. This trend was rarely seen on women, but it has been slowly becoming a “thing” in our fashion world. The first time I saw it was on Kate Bosworth’s Instagram account (image to the right); her husband gave her a pinky ring with her married initials on, really cute. I thought it was a beautiful piece of jewelry and a great idea as an engagement/marriage ring. From there I began to see it more and more, on covers and on fashion editorials.
I really love pinky rings in general but this initialed pinky rings I love the most. The pinky rings that I’ve seen so far are normally fine rings, the fact that this pinky ring is a bit chunkier makes it even more of a statement and special piece of jewelry. The chunky gold ring plus the initial also gives a bit of a gangster vibe to the person wearing it, which as I’ve said before I can’t resist. A designer that does initial rings that could easily be transformed into pinky rings is Jennifer Fisher.
The Maasai people are native to Kenya and Tanzania. I had the wonderful opportunity of experiencing a bit of their culture during a trip I took to Kenya and Tanzania a few years back. Their lives are very humble but at the same time very complicated… There really is nothing more stressful than having to live with the worry of Lions or other animals from the wild African plains attacking you, your family or community. It was very interesting talking to them and learning a bit about their lives in the wilderness.
One of the things that I remember the most is the jewelry. I remember I found it so beautiful. What I find amazing is how although there are many countries/societies that use beads to make jewelry they are all completely different. Mexico’s beaded jewelry is completely different form that of a Maasai or a South African. Everything is different, the patterns, the colors and even the jewelry in itself. The Maasai jewelry is spectacular, the accessories in general are amazing. The designs are extremely unique but they are designs that could easily be worn by anyone anywhere, not only by the Maasais.
The Maasai inspired jewelry has been seen in the fashion world countless times. I love it! I really enjoy their whole concept and the colors, therefore I really appreciate fashion pieces when you can see they have a Maasai influence.
Oliva Palmero, a fashion icon for many, is the ambassador to a charity called The Maasai Project started with a company called Pikolinos. This charity is amazing and it supports the Maasai as well as gives people the chance to learn more about them. You can see Olivia Palmero wearing a lot of the Massai pieces and looking fabulous. You can read more of The Maasai Project here: http://www.oliviapalermo.com/the-maasai-project-a-charity-catchup/.
Khai Khai Jewerly is a line by Haim Medine. The way I found out about him and his jewelry line is through on of my favorite bloggers Man Repeller, a.k.a. Leandra Medine; Haim is Leandra’s brother. She always wears KK’s pieces and they look stunning, take a look at her Instagram (@manrepeller) or at Khai Khai Jewelry’s Instagram (@khaikhaijewlery).
Khai Khai jewelry’s designs are creative and fun, and the materials used are expensive and tasteful. It is basically a high-end fine jewelry line, but aimed more to a “younger crowd”. However, because of their prices, their “younger crowd” is people who know about jewelry and love it enough to spend even a month’s pay on a single piece… In other words, I’m the perfect target!
Khai Khai’s jewelry is very beautiful. I haven’t bought anything yet but I really really want the Leo Zodiac Medallion made out of 18 K gold on a background of mother pearl with yellow sapphire and yellow and black diamonds!
(All images via: http://www.khaikhaijewelry.com)
Check out more of Khai Khai Jewelry and other jewelry on the Chunks of Coal official Pinterest.