The words “simple, strident and polished” are rarely, if ever, used to describe men’s jewelry. But that’s what Yves Spinelli was lusting after in 2008 when he was fatigued by the bland dog tags and chunky class rings that other jewelry designers had on offer. So he did something selfish, but brilliant, and made some rings for himself, leading to the creation of his own brand, Spinelli Kilcollin.
This name is most closely associated with a signature stack of hefty rings, each linked by smaller loops of solid gold or silver. Spinelli has recently found himself the toast of the bauble world-at-large, perhaps due to his pieces’ ability to shape shift. Both men and women can customize their experience, wearing his rings stacked or spread across three digits. “These pieces are masculine and the multiple ways to wear them are thoughtful and interesting; it’s a mix that is understated and bold at the same time,” he told the Observer.