Nope, not a poker reference (because basically, "4 of a kind" is the extent of my poker knowledge...), but rather a reference to my latest favorite jewelry look. While super-skinny rings are great for stacking, I also love wearing one on each finger of the same hand, at the same time. Sort of a throw-back ode to all those crazy silver rings we wore at the same time in the '80's, this is a modernized, boho-chic version of that look. I am building my own incarnation of this trend, and on my right hand often wear one ring with a pave'd diamond bar on my pinkie in yellow gold, a pave'd, teeny-tiny eternity band in yellow gold on my ring finger, and am picking up my new 8-diamonds-in-prong-settings band tomorrow for my index finger (this one is in rose gold, just to spice things up...). Next up is finding another one in rose gold for my middle finger, and I'll have my own "four of a kind."
Now clearly in my version, not all these rings are the same...in fact, they all look fairly different, but all have the same feel and size to them. You can absolutely find one perfect diamond band and buy it in four sizes to fit each of your fingers. But sometimes it shows a little more thought, a little more originality, and a little more personal style when you put your own twist on a trend. And while it's always nice to be able to afford to do this look in real diamonds, you can absolutely get away with costume pieces...just make sure to take them all off before you wash your hands or apply lotion to keep the finishes looking good for as long as possible.
However, if you do have the funds to buy real...well, please do! And this set from Bony Levy is one of my very favorite twists...all four rings are identical in shape, size and style, but all are different too: one is white diamonds in yellow gold, one is white diamonds in rose gold, one is white diamonds in white gold, and one (the coolest one, of course) is black diamonds in white gold. So you get a little rainbow of diamonds across your hand, but because of how thin and delicate these are, the whole thing never looks overdone or gaudy. Just really cool, really chic, and really sparkly!
So take a break from wearing that one big cocktail ring and try out your own version of four-of-a-kind...it makes just as much of an impact and is actually more versatile - let this become your everyday signature look, wearing it on the weekends with leggings and a flowing tunic but also with your most professional suit to work. And come to think of it, they wouldn't look so bad on a hand holding a winning hand either...;)