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Gifts: A Valentine's Day present with strings attached

February 7, 2011 |  8:30 am

Joomlim Put a ring on it with New York designer Joomi Lim’s set of sparklers —a whimsical mix of gumball-machine-bauble-meets-the-real-deal, possibly inspired by Lim’s recent city hall marriage to her design partner/paramour. Give them as his & hers -- one for you, one for me; don’t you just love when that happens? -- or hers-all-hers so she can wear them stacked.

The sparkly Swarovski crystal-bedecked brass ring duo ($100 for the set of two, at Opening Ceremony) is oxidized with silver for an antiqued, had-it-forever look that hints at longevity. As a brilliant final touch, the rings are tied with neon thread for a just-right downtown edge that tones down any nervous-making formality. The would-be heart strings are like a stylish new take on the forget-me-knot, ever-reminding one of that jewel of a mate.

-- Ingrid Schmidt

Photo credit: Xavier Ricolfi/Joomi Lim

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