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Introducing a New Jewelry Category: The Handlet

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SJP, her handlet and a very dapper Prabal Gurung. Photo via Getty.
SJP, her handlet and a very dapper Prabal Gurung. Photo via Getty.

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Now meet the handlet, aka the palm cuff, aka a piece of jewelry that sits geographically between a bracelet and a ring at the center of one's hand. Vogue explores the trend after photos of fashion fan Sarah Jessica Parker rocking a handlet to the New York City Ballet fall gala hit the Getty wires.

The term handlet was coined by cool NYC jewelry designer Pamela Love who told Vogue that she began crafting these mid-way bangles to satisfy the personal requests of her more "fashion-forward" and "edgy" clients. Sarah Jessica Parker's handlet is by Fenton Fallon, whose designer described it as, "a total conversation piece." Indeed, it was—here the actress seems to be explaining the jewelry to Prabal Gurung, her date to the ballet gala.

Interested in trying it out? The magazine was able to track down a bunch of hand bracelets, including this relatively affordable version from A Peace Treaty and this pricier option by Jennifer Fisher.
· Palm Cuffs and Handlets: A New Kind of Bracelet [Vogue]