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Jewellery gets some major street cred. But instead of layering on the chains like Jimi Hendrix and Steven Tyler, give it an urban spin like Rihanna, who fuses ’90s hip-hop with classic rock. In this instance, sautoirs are paired with b-boy caps (see: Chanel Spring/Summer ’17), while bandanas are laced with delicate chains. It’s Tupac meets Ozzy Osbourne. Take a look at any rock ’n’ roll icons out there, and you’ll realise how overtly embellished their hands are. Case in point: Stevie Nicks, Alice Cooper, Janis Joplin, and more recently, Florence Welch, whose rugged bohemian style caught the eye of Gucci creative director, Alessandro Michele. The common ground here? Statement medieval-esque cocktail rings—signets, cabochons, and cushion-cut pieces in antique gold, gunmetal, and rhodium stacked onto every finger.
Glam meets grunge with Ileana Makri’s diamondstudded nose ring Ring, Alexander McQueen
Masculine signets make for a conversation starter