Trend Watch: Knuckle Rings

Photo courtesy of OneGarnetGirl.

Whitey is finally behind bars, but mobster-esque fashion is hitting the streets in the form of brass-knuckle-inspired rings. These babies come in two forms: the multiple finger version, like this rose-adorned one from Aldo, or the moonstone bar ring at right by local designer OneGarnetGirl; and the elongated variety with a built-in hinge, which from now on I will be referring to as “Robot Fingers.” (This Crishabana ring wins the creepy prize for taking the knuckle idea to a whole new level.) I understand that fashion and practicality don’t have the strongest marriage, but a piece of jewelry that potentially interferes with basic motor functions is taking things a bit far.

What say ye, Bostonistas? Would you embrace this trend or give it the (robot) finger?