>> 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.
BCBG's latest accessories look book is deemed "The Age of Decadence." As Samantha said in Sex and the City 2, "Can you hear the decadence calling?" After flipping through these images, you definitely will. It's all perfectly styled, a mix of glam and grunge, lots of layers, tons of bling, and sky-high heels. Even if you don't buy any of the pieces, it's worth soaking in for inspiration. One of my favorite pairings is this fringe leather belt with majorly stacked rings; more is way more it appears.
Jewelry with the eye motif is often used for protection from the proverbial evil eye. But these Ambush Eye Got Ballz Rings ($251 each) will provide protection on another level. Just check out those massive red bloodshot veins — they're sure to freak out any passerby! Leave it to Lady Gaga to rock it out hard-core. Price aside, are these double eyeball rings freaky or fabulous?
Sometimes an outfit doesn't call for a statement necklace or even grandiose earrings — but it can always use a ring! I was recently on a ring hunt when it struck me: there are endless eclectic styles that would serve as great conversation starters. Wouldn't you want to chat it up with someone who has chic twin skulls or a massive coral on her finger? If you're on my wavelength, enter to find 15 eclectic rings that will make your hand rock.
Compared to nontraditional types, these stylishly traditional rings encompass a chic, simple, and timeless quality. Perfect for all you elegant, understated beauties. We picked out our 10 faves — ranging from classic round cuts to the more modern princess cut — for you to lust over. Enjoy!
Whether you're the nontraditional type or a classic gal, we suggest you peruse ManikaJewelry.com. This SF-based store stocks the crème de la crème of rings made in gold, silver, and even blackened steel (our fave). Even better, a majority of its designers use reclaimed — thus sustainable — metals to create their masterpieces. Manika's bridal rings section displays a wide arrangement, but don't forget to check out the regular rings for even more beautiful wonders.
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