Today, the role of an index finger’s tip has superseded that of the opposable thumb. The global gesture of swiping and clicking is one that unifies us in acknowledgement of the inevitable advancement of technology. How will jewelry take on the role of framing and protecting what is important? To protect one’s fingertip, is not an act of paranoia, but a calculated anticipation of society’s shifting perspective towards our evolving anatomy.

INDEX RING is a form of fingertip protection that should be removed only when using digital interfaces that require the index finger’s participation. Should the wearer wish to press a lift button or switch on the lights in the bedroom, we recommend the outdated thumb or the middle finger …

Commissioned and curated by Gijs Bakker, Creative Director, chi ha paura…?, The Netherlands.
Permanent collection of the Stedelijk Museum ’s-Hertogenbosch, Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, Netherlands.

Stainless Steel, Gold Plated
21 x 69 mm

Photo Credit: Ilco Kemmere / Google images