Jewelry has been in the midst of a serious stacking moment for what seems like forever now, whether we are piling on bangles, layering necklaces, or sporting earrings that look like they're crawling up the lobe.
Then a Manayunk jeweler asked this crucial question: Why stack when you can wrap?
Lisa Popowich, the creative mind behind the nearly 30-year-old company Think Tank, also is behind the Wrap Ring. (You may be familiar with the company's Doc Tock, a bracelet or necklace that lists medical issues in case of emergency.)
Three years ago, Popowich lost one of her mother-in-law's vintage diamond studs. How do you wear one vintage diamond stud when you've lost the other? Popowich tried different ways of wearing the remaining diamond; eventually, she attached it to a chain and wrapped it around her index finger. The proverbial lightbulb went on, and she started trying to figure out how this could comfortably be done.
Fast-forward to this year and Popowich, 59, has a patent pending for her newfangled jewelry design. The rings retail for $38 online; it won't be long, Popowich said, before they are available at a gift shop near you.
So far they've caught the eye of "Siggy" Flicker of The Real Housewives of New Jersey and Maya Jade Frank from the Disney Channel's Bizaardvark.