This New Smart Ring Collection Is Literally 'Hotline Bling'

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We all love the idea of tech wearables, but, real talk: Most of us wouldn't be caught dead in one if they weren't so damn useful. Why do they have to be such an eyesore?

That's why we've been obsessed with Ringly since they first hit the market 10 months ago. These smart rings will send you email, text, phone call and app notification alerts, totally customizable to the level of alerts you want to get (Do you only want text and call alerts from your boss? Or do you want to be alerted every single time someone likes one of your Instagram pics?), and we'd wear them even if they didn't do all that. We're totally fangirling right now because today, Ringly launched its Libra Collection, timed right for the holidays (you reading this, bae?).

The new collection features rhodium-tone plating and semiprecious gemstones including black onyx ("Opening Night"), pink chalcedony ("Daybreak") and labradorite ("Wanderlust"), as well as tourmalated quartz ("Dive Bar"). The gunmetal hue is a more understated, edgy departure from the gold-plated offerings that were only available before. Each of the rings retails for $195.
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RinglyRingly is now synced with more than 50 apps; most popular among users are Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter and even Tinder. Talk about some Hotline Bling, amirite?

Ringly founder and CEO Christina Mercando d'Avignon came up with the business idea out of her own need for such an invention.

"'What if I could have the most relevant information sent to me without it really being distracting to what I was doing or who I was with?'" Christina says. "I looked down at my hands and saw this jewelry I was wearing, and so many women I know wear jewelry and it doesn't do anything today. 'I wonder if I could put technology in here to make it smart and have it help me'...so I was trying to create a product for myself and for all of the other women I knew who had this frustration as well."

Christina plans to launch a bracelet collection as well as introduce new ring designs early next year. Ringly has also announced a partnership with MasterCard so that the rings also serve as a wallet- and phone-free form of payment. Brilliant.

So, ladies, if you like it...put a ring on it!

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