There's nothing like some sparkling eye candy to start the weekend off right. Whether you're spoken for or not, this ring roundup isn't just geared toward the wedding-aisle-bound (and hopeless romantics). It also provides a sound lineup of sparkly eye candy, fodder for those "treat yourself" moments, and more than a few aspirational pieces worth adding to your wish list. The girl who is trying to drop subtle hints will find her perfect (ring) match inside, but we've also got a feeling the girl who just loves a great statement piece will find what she's looking for too. From traditional princess-cut varieties to minimalist bands to more off-the-cuff gem-encrusted iterations, we've found rings aplenty — versatile enough to fit almost any style personality — at every price point. The prettiest, the quirkiest, and the most drop-down-on-bended-knee rings worth poring over, right this way.
Now that you've got your NYE party outfit picked out, it's time for our favorite part: adding icing to the cake, er, look. With the plethora of baubles out there, it can be tough to narrow it down. That said, we've hand-selected the most fabulous and unique necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and rings out there so that your NYE look is more than sufficiently dazzling. You can pick just one piece for minimal sparkle or stack it all together for an all-out shine fest. Our favorites include a rose-gold pavé cone bracelet (it would look amazing against a black jumpsuit or LBD), an eye-catching star ring, and emerald studs. Shop those and 42 more stunning jewels below!
One of the biggest — not to mention one of our favorite — new jewelry trends is the assorted, stacked ring look. We've spotted style-setters like Solange Knowles, Kristen Stewart, and Nicole Richie rocking the trend, emoting an edgy, bohemian-cool vibe. Perhaps best of all, it's supereasy to try for yourself — all you need are your fingers, a collection of pretty rings, and some simple stacking abilities. You can also stagger your baubles by wearing a few oversized cocktail rings on different fingers. Either way, it's a fun, eclectic way to show off your jewelry collection and give your look some rocker-chic appeal. Click through to see some celebrity examples of how the trend has been exhibited on the red carpet, and then shop some of our editors' picks.
Save your slick black leather pants and military boots for another occasion — we've got 18 fearless, studded, and spiked rings to let your tough-girl sensibility shine through. While we'd like to think there's a little of the biker chick Sandy from Grease in all of us, we know it can be difficult to show off your inner devilish attitude. Thus, a ring can inject that cool, armored appeal into your look, no matter what you're wearing. Our go-to styles? Hammered metal iterations from Low Luv by Erin Wasson, stacked skull-adorned Alexander McQueen rings, medieval-inspired Eddie Borgo hinged finger versions, and one seriously punk ring by Tom Binns, to start. Now that your more rebellious side has been piqued, click through and shop our editors' picks below — 18 rings, at all price points.
You hear the engagement ring terms being thrown around — cushion-cut, bezel, princess — but do you know what it means? If you choose to get engaged, will you know what you want? There's a surfeit amount of styles to choose from — enough to leave you dizzy — so we're going to test your bling knowledge. When you're done here, be sure to check out our other wedding stories!
With the season of love in the air, we're showing you some of the best engagement rings currently out on the market. It doesn't matter whether or not you have a beau in your life, these gorgeous rings are worth everyone's undivided attention. From a stunning classic diamond setting to a unique emerald confection, we promise there's a style out there for every personality. Click the slideshow to see, and maybe bookmark, 16 stunning engagement rings.
>> Shine on. Cleverly composed with eye-catching colors and high-impact jewels, these glimmering rings — like little works of art — make a statement all their own.
When it comes to wedding and engagement rings, most of us here fall on the nontraditional side, but we always leave a little room for the classic at heart. Contrary to popular belief, traditional bling doesn't have to be boring. Let us show you what we mean with our top 10 picks, ranging from a standout Tiffany Bezet yellow diamond ring to a diminutive-yet-chic, slim single-diamond band from Satomi Kawakita. Believe us, to have and to hold never looked so good.
>> We don't usually need an excuse to douse ourselves in jewels, but that said, the holidays are the perfect time to get decked out in your finest. After all, what is a great little black dress without fresh accompaniments? Check out our favorite jewelry finds — from an intricate stone necklaces to standout rings — in the slideshow.