Sticking a finger up to fashion is absolutely fine, as long as you do it with some serious eye candy on your finger! This week’s accessory isn’t about what’s hanging from your shoulder, or adorning your neck, but it’s about fashioning an entire look with one item of statement jewellery: the ‘bling’ ring.
Although our stomachs are turning at including the term ‘bling’ in our fashion lexicon; we’re strictly using it for the purpose of highlighting the blinding glitziness our top three crystal and stone rings are responsible for. Promise!
We’re not talking rings of the minimalist, microscopic kind, or, of course, wedding rings for that matter (scary), but rings that require only a purposeful hand-on-hip pose to accentuate their grandness!
Ringing in at top, (pardon the pun), is the Yves Saint Laurent Arty oval ring for its instantly recognisable fashion power house credentials, and, of course, its gold-tone metal textured surface and incredibly eye-catching large oval two-tone blue glass stone. Want. It. Now.
Anton Heunis’ square crystal cluster ring lands a spot on our amazing accessory list for all the obvious reasons – the Swarovski and glass crystals in evening glam shades of purple, blue and aquamarine would perfectly offset any Fashion Week party look. Statement ring personified.
Jewellery-making genius, Alexis Bittar, knows how to tap into our penchant for attention seeking pieces. The cure for a drab dress happens to lie in the form of Alexis’ outfit-transforming Gold and Turquoise ring, with its pavé crystal detailing and bold turquoise faceted stone face. This ring will take you from yawn-inducing to style-brownie-point-collecting cool in a matter of slip-it-on-your-finger seconds!
Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but stone and crystals are definitely the new BFF’s in town!
Yves Saint Laurent Arty Oval Ring, £165, available at Matches
Anton Heunis Square Crystal Cluster Ring, £87, available at My Wardrobe
Alexis Bittar Gold and Turquoise Ring, £193.52, available at Shopbop