Spectris is jewelry for the LGBTQ+ community who want a subtle and fashionable form of self-identification.
Not everyone is in a place where they feel secure enough to show pride.
This can be because of the household they live in, the community surrounding them, or other circumstantial situations that are not in an individual’s control. Not everyone can attend a pride parade, have boisterous displays of their pride colors, or even have an identifying flag without being met with some form of skepticism, condescension, or even hostility.
Everyone should be able to be fortified in their identity, even if it is only in a private way… at least until those people are where they can indeed be loud and proud. Spectris is designed around offering support to the LGBTQ+ community. The goal is to create a form of tactical representation that a person can feel safe in wearing, without potential fear of negativity, toxicity, or persecution.
Spectris: The Selections
Spectris comes in fifteen (15) different colored LGBTQ+ flag based options.
- Cast in pure silver, the band is 8 mm wide and 1 mm thick with some chamfering.
- The diamonds of each LGBTQ+ flag are filled with colored enamel.
- Ring sizes are 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 (whole sizes only).
**Please note that the ring prototype has no specific flag coloration, and is 2mm thick vs the designed 1mm+chamfer.
- Made from clear, 1/8 inch thick acrylic, laser cut and etched.
- The diamonds of each LGBTQ+ flag are filled with epoxy resin that is colored with mica powder.
- Comes with an 18 inch, silver plated chain.
- Printed on 8.5 x 11 inch sticker paper and hand cut.
- Dimensions are 2 x 2 inches.
All Spectris items are manufactured locally in Chicago!
Special thanks to Carlos Bossard and UIC's Gender & Sexuality Center for all of their support throughout this endeavor.
Risks and challenges
- Colors may not be exactly as they appear on screen.
- All tags will be manufactured by hand, leaving potential errors in the finished pieces. These can include possible air bubbles from the epoxy resin and possible slight marring of the transparent surfaces due to the nature of the epoxy resin and any possible caught debris.
- All rings are in WHOLE SIZES ONLY.
- There is always a possibility of damage upon arrival due to the nature of postal service. However, the tags and rings will be sealed in a plastic bag and before being placed into a padded envelope for shipment.
** PLEASE NOTE: Shipping is not directly included in ANY tier above the Spectris Stickers. This applies both to Domestic AND International and will vary accordingly depending on where you live.
*** IMPORTANT: For those contributing outside of the US, be prepared for any possible customs duties and import taxes.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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