Why I’m Embracing the Power of the Statement Ring

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My mother’s jewelry has always announced her entrance into a room. The clacking together of bangles, sonorous chimes of chandelier earrings, and light refracting off of a statement ring let you know, without a doubt, that she has arrived. As a woman in finance, and often the only woman in this space, she wears jewelry as a type of armor. More than just a pretty accessory, those showstopping earrings and major statement rings offer her a sense of protection and comfort in an otherwise male-dominated and somewhat unpredictable environment. While I have always echoed my mother’s inclination towards over the top jewelry, it has only been in the last few months that I have come to appreciate the power of the statement ring.

After months of staring at myself on Zoom, I realized I am a big hand-talker. From gesticulating to fixing my hair, my hands make an appearance in all my meetings. Enter the aforementioned statement ring. From vintage-inspired cameo rings to enamel rings in every color of the rainbow, I have come to relish festooning my fingers. Looking at my hands now gives me a little burst of energy.

As I have started to embrace statement rings, I’ve noticed celebrities who do as well. While everyone focused on Amanda Gorman’s bright red headband at the inauguration, my eyes were affixed to her whimsical Of Rare Origin ring. Bella Hadid has also been known to put her own spin on the trend, and often stacks multiple chunky acrylic La Manso rings. With this star power I think it's safe to say that eye-catching rings are here to stay. Below, shop a handful of statement ring picks that will both make for the perfect eye-catching Zoom accessory and provide some much needed extra courage.

Bold Gold

Mejuri Charlotte bold ring

$95

MEJURI

Melissa Kaye Aria Jane 18-karat gold ring

$3,150

NET-A-PORTER

Larkspur & Hawk Illustrated Arbor 14-karat gold ring

$2,860

NET-A-PORTER

Completedworks the Murmur of False Idols 14kt gold-vermeil ring

$565

MATCHESFASHION.COM

Ariana Boussard-Reifel Tsushima ring

$195

ARIANA BOUSSARD-REIFEL

Khiry Adder ring

$295

GARMENTORY

Conversation Starters

Of Rare Origin Aviary classic ring

$1,290

OF RARE ORIGIN

Bondeye Jewelry Hera white topaz ring

$1,875

MARISSA COLLECTIONS

Stephen Dweck carved mother-of-pearl ring with white topaz

$233

NEIMAN MARCUS

La Manso Rojo Christmas ring

$83

LA MANSO

Meadowlark Proteger ring

$362

MEADOWLARK

Retrouvai opal and chrysoprase Yin Yang yellow gold ring

$3,430

YLANG23

Vintage Inspired

Kenneth Jay Lane 22-karat antique gold plated, crystal & faux-pearl cocktail ring

$150

SAKS FIFTH AVENUE

Foundrae 18k yellow gold strength cigar band ring

$3,158

BROWNS FASHION

Kinn Studio Amelia Dome ring II

$2,880

KINN STUDIO

Ferian Galleon Wedgwood cameo & 9-karat gold signet ring

$915

MATCHESFASHION.COM

Enamel

Charlotte Chesnais set of three enamel & 18-karat gold-vermeil rings

$915

MATCHESFASHION.COM

NeverNot pink Ready 2 Burst yellow gold ring

$2,022

YLANG23

Bea Bongiasca 9-karat gold, enamel and topaz ring

$1,100

NET-A-PORTER

Frypowers the Gems Warm set

$1,495

FRYPOWERS

Not so Classic Signet

Sorellina signet ring

$2,500

NORDSTROM

Harwell Godfrey elements shell inlay pinky ring

$2,450

NORDSTROM

Mateo 14-karat yellow gold C initial diamond ring

$1,675

BROWNS FASHION

Azlee compass coin yellow gold signet ring

$1,850

YLANG23

Gems for Days

Opuline Amore ring

$372

WOLF & BADGER

Legier 14-karat Bubble bezel ring

$600

GARMENTORY

Yi Collection green tourmaline crescendo ring

$3,550

MARISSA COLLECTIONS

Marisa Klass 18k sujilite

$1,950

MARISA KLASS