Midi rings, first Knuckle Rings, memory rings or tea rings…Wearing rings higher up on your fingers was actually popular during the Renaissance.
Five hundred years after they signified a wearer’s wealth, mini rings, worn on the foremost joint of the digit—are back on the fingers of trendsetters.
“Wearing one at that time signified a degree of wealth, an indication that “You were of a family that didn’t work in the field or ride horses—you had someone to do all of that for you,” Michael Coan, the chair of FIT’s jewelry design department, explained to The Daily Beast. Just look at Bernhard Strigel’s Portrait of a Woman (above), as proof. The painting, created between 1500 and 1525, features a wealthy woman in a bejeweled collar, also wearing a first knuckle ring”
Me with midi rings:
At Tribe of Mannequins Boutique we stock midi rings: