Picture this: your dreamboat of a man gets down on one knee to pop the question and opens a little velvet box to reveal not a diamond ring for your finger, but rather one for your nose. Are you into it? If so, this could very well be a reality for brides who prefer a more unconventional kind of ring. Italian jewelry artist Delfina Delettrez has created a collection of septum engagement rings (which she’s aptly named “She Nose What She Wants”) that’s causing all kinds of commotion on the Internet.
While they’re certainly unconventional, there’s no denying that they’re also super beautiful. For a flashier pick, there is an option with diamonds arranged in a fan shape under the nose. If you’re into something a little more subtle, there’s also a style featuring a simple drop diamond.
In a recent interview with Vogue, Delettrez says, “Maybe we can move away from having to wear an engagement ring — introduce engagement rings, engagement earrings, engagement bracelets, and to add a little punkiness to it, a little irony, I wanted to introduce the engagement nose ring. It’s a fake piercing but with real diamonds.”
While we could totally see someone like FKA Twigs or Rihanna rocking one of Delettrez’s creations, the longevity of the look is definitely something to take into account. Will you still want to rock this marital milestone when you’re 80? Maybe, maybe not. Piggybacking on Delettrez’s brainstorm, this unconventional style has us thinking: What if the importance was placed on the stones rather than the actual piece of jewelry? Could you then wear them as a septum ring for a while, then a bracelet, then a ring later in life? We’re into it.
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(Photos via @delfinadelettrez/Getty)