Accessories are the crown jewels of every outfit. Jewelry, purses, scarves, and shoes all add the last, perfect touch. These accessories can change the look and feel of an outfit too. A pretty denim dress looks casual with simple hoop earrings and a hobo bag. The same dress is dressed up for drinks and dinner with amazing boots, bangles, layered necklaces, and statement earrings.
One piece of jewelry often forgotten or overlooked as difficult to wear is the statement ring. These rings (also called cocktail rings) became widely popular in the 1950’s. Often they are rings with large stones that make a big statement.
Fast forward to the new millennium, and statement jewelry is all in high demand. One piece of jewelry can change that simple denim dress from boring to spectacular.
Check Out The History
To understand the cocktail ring (aka statement ring) you have to travel back to the 1920’s and the prohibition era. This the time in history when women were trying out their new freedoms, pushing the boundaries of acceptability, and experimenting with their fashion. Indeed, the criminalization of alcohol production and consumption only helped inflame the desire to experience life in ways before discouraged.
So, as people wanted to flaunt their consumption of illegal alcohol, mixed drinks, and cocktails; the cocktail ring was born. What better to draw the attention of others than a huge shimmering stone on one’s finger? The finger that happens to hold a deliciously taboo alcoholic beverage.
What Your Ring Says About You
Change up your style and look with different accessories.
Naturalist / Boho
Going for the relaxed natural or boho look? Try silvers, turquoise, druzy, agate, wood, or leather-looking rings.
Edgy & Rock ‘n Roll
Want to try something a little edgy? Try silvers, black stones, skulls, spikes, crystals, angular shapes, or dark stones.
Demure & Flirty
Today is the day you want to rock your girly side. Golds, light stones (topaz, pinks, light greens), soft shapes including curves, and crystals
Adventurous & Fun
We are all fun and adventurous (to one degree or another). But to really have fun with your jewelry, look for statement rings that are different, even trendy, bright colors, large crystals, dual or triple fingers, and unusual shapes.
Sophisticated & Sexy
For that amazing night out at a black tie event, cocktail party, or just to step it up for a day look. Large gold or silver pieces, swooping curves and artsy angles, large and dramatic clusters of crystals, statement stones with shimmer and shine. Try large, chunky, yet minimalist pieces too.
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