The design that John Reinhold hashed out with designer Marc Jacobs over dinner one night is an interesting concept.
Following the trend of anti-bling, The Diamond Rattle Ring is unique in that the diamonds are contained in the hollow gold band within eight interior compartments, with each segment capable of holding a .25 carat diamond.
When the inner part of the ring is rotated, a window appears over one of the compartments, which enables the wearer to remove one of the stones, giving them the ability to feel the stones and hear their "delicate music."
The 18 karat Rattle Rings can be ordered with as few as two diamonds, which equal One-half carat ($4750), to as many as 8 Diamonds equaling two carats, ($10,750) and sizes in between.
In addition to diamonds, the ring also can be ordered with eight gemstones: Amethyst, Aquamarine, Sky Blue Topaz, Swiss Blue Topaz, London Blue Topaz, Citrine, Garnet, Peridot, Rhodalite, Green Tourmaline and Pink Tourmaline, but not emeralds as they are too soft.
To complete the set, a matching Rattle Bracelet can be purchased for $11,500.
"People thought I was nuts, hiding a diamond. But for some people, it's about discretion. A lot of men love them because this way they can have the diamonds, without the Las Vegas effect. For me, just knowing the diamonds are there is enough."
The Rattle Ring
1. Anti-bling Jewelry - Opportunities for designers to create innovative and unique jewelry pieces that challenge the traditional concept of jewelry and cater to the anti-bling trend.
2. Hidden Gemstones Jewelry - Development of jewelry designs that incorporate hidden compartments for gemstones, giving wearers the ability to feel the stones and hear their 'delicate music.'
3. Discreet Luxury Accessories - Opportunities for designers to create discreet luxury accessories that cater to consumers who prefer subtle luxury over opulence and ostentatious displays of wealth.
1. Jewelry - The jewelry industry can capitalize on the anti-bling and hidden gemstones trends to create unique and innovative pieces that cater to consumers seeking non-traditional and discreet luxury accessories.
2. Fashion - Fashion designers can collaborate with jewelry designers to create collections that feature anti-bling and hidden gemstones jewelry pieces, providing consumers with fashion-forward and stylish alternatives to traditional jewelry.
3. Luxury Accessories - The luxury accessories industry can expand to include more discreet and subtle accessories, providing consumers with high-quality and luxurious options that align with their preferences for less ostentatious displays of wealth.