Gloves are somewhat of an inconvenient truth for jewelry lovers like Marie-Hélène de Taillac. “With my hands all covered up in the winter, I miss seeing my bijoux,” laments the designer. In an effort to stay warm and bedazzled, de Taillac turned to friends Emanuela Calvi and Jane cattani of knitwear label E + J with a sartorial proposition: Create a collection of cashmere gloves and, pardon the phrase, put a ring on it. The trio chose an elbow-length silhouette for heightened dramatic effect “like Rita Hayworth in Gilda,” says de Taillac, and enlisted the expertise of haute couture embroiderers Lesage to replicate her signature baubles stitch for stitch. “The rings are so beautifully executed they could be mistaken for the real thing!” says Cattani, who likes to accessorize her cashmere designs with the exquisite gems de Taillac sources from Jaipur in India. This is one rare example of form going hand in glove with function.