December 31, 2008 by Yelena Jenkins
Of all the jewelry trends, oversized cocktail rings are the most versatile and classic. Cocktail rings look just as dazzling paired with nice jeans and a shirt as they do with a formal gown. Even better, it’s a look anyone can pull it off – women from sixteen to sixty can slip on a cocktail ring and look completely age-appropriate and chic. With spring fashions just around the corner, some of the season’s most popular hues are showing up in the center stone of cocktail rings. Muted greens and blues evoke the spirit of Monet’s water lilies as fashion takes its cue from art. This trend was first spotted last spring, but will continue strongly for 2009. Whether you are looking for a fashion-forward ring to match your spring wardrobe or want a statement piece of jewelry that will last forever, we suggest checking out the three gorgeous rings below:
This ethereal looking stone is actually a green amethyst. The muted blue-green color gives the ring an otherworldly elegance; it looks like it belongs atop the finger of a fairy princess. This hue is also one of Spring 09’s hottest runway colors, and pops beautifully against a tan. The green amethyst cocktail ring is a must-have for vintage lovers and fashionistas alike.
If the brilliant blue color of this ring wasn’t enough, the show-stopping center stone weighs in at a whopping 4.7 carats. The size and presence of this cocktail ring are ideal for making a style statement. A simple sheath dress or long gown needs one or two special accessories to make it stand out and complete the outfit; a task that this cocktail ring was made for. Peacock hues and patterns are another big trend for 2009, which is why this ring is a perfect pick to complement a green, purple or blue ensemble. The diamond halo setting around the stone is a subtle nod to antique estate jewelry from the early 20th century. It’s a piece that you can wear in fashion now and save to pass down for future generations to enjoy.
Our final pick for spring cocktail rings is this emerald cut peridot gemstone ring set in 14k white gold. The center stone is the color of new spring grass, and would look beautiful worn with the lavender, pink and peach hues in spring’s color palette. The unique color is different enough to set your look apart from everyone else without overdoing it. It takes a bold woman to choose a beautiful green cocktail ring, though the color is surprisingly versatile and easy to wear.
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