I did a rainbow mani a few weeks ago on a lark but it turned out that I liked it so this time I did it deliberately. This one is a tighter, mauve rainbow. I found the ring in a vintage shop in the Marais in Paris a couple of years ago. It’s made of chrome and glass and it dates back to the 1930′s. I love the way it looks and I’ve always wanted to have it recreated but until recently I couldn’t find lapis lazuli of a quality that was pleasing. Everyday lapis isn’t hard to find, but it can be grainy and matrixed so that it looks more like composite non-precious mineral than a precious stone, you know what I mean? The kind of thing you could pick up at the flea market for $30. I wanted Afghan lapis, which is the absolute best. It can be hard to find but one of my gem dealers recently found some for me. So, the ring is being fabricated as we speak. It will be set in 18k royal yellow gold. If it comes out favorably, we’ll try it in rose gold, which has a tendency to be skittish, for reasons nobody’s really sure about. Theories abound. Some say the copper alloy makes the gold unstable. I persist, however, because I find rose gold to be warm and flattering, especially on a darker skin. I’ll be sure to post pics of the ring as soon as it come in.
Happy Wednesday! ( I refuse to say “hump day”, I’ve tried but I just can’t do it)