The New Ring Guard: A Diversity Of Styles From Red Carpet To Runway To The Reality Of Jewelry Design Ateliers
For over one year, fashion and jewelry have been focused on ‘above the waist’ pieces to wear while working from home during Zoom meetings. The jewels included earrings in a variety of shapes and sizes, mostly those that are easy to wear and didn’t interfere with your masks if you needed to walk the dog or go for a run to the supermarket. We also saw pieces that acted as talisman and symbolic necklaces that made us feel what we needed: hope, resilience, strength and empowerment, to name just a few of the meanings that resonated with us. But in looking at the trends at the awards shows and the fall 2021 ready-to-wear runway shows, I have seen hands full of rings, from a ring on every finger to stacks to a combination of both. The award shows focused predominately on diamonds; there was a strong showing of Tiffany & Co. Cartier, Chopard and Forevermark to name just some of the more streamlined to mega-watt diamond styles.
But one of my favorites looks was at the Grammys when Dua Lipa wore a combination of independent designers Spinelli Kilcollin and Ananya’s colorful styles with Bvlgari Serpenti diamond rings.
Noah Cyrus fingers revealed a mix of unexpected rings as well –the type that felt ultra-chic in their unstudied mash up of styling. Although we do know stylists were involved, it did feel as if these actresses were wearing their person favorites and piling them on.
The same held true for the runway styles from those we saw at Port 1961, Stella Jean and Temperly London. Mui Mui and Tori Burch also showed rings in unexpected combinations or bold and statement making while Dries Van Noten and Balenciaga were more toned down in their approach. Whatever the look— these designers and the actresses on the red carpets most compelling looks were below the waist. And the sometimes surprising combinations were a refreshing change to the hashtag #stackisthenewblack.
Stacking might still be in, but the newness is in creating ultra-personal looks, those that almost feel like they would never go together. Sometimes these seemingly mis- matches work the best in jewelry, like in life and relationships. So go wild and take a look at some of the rings that have come out of the designer studios in photos placed throughout the story that either offer the feeling we saw on the celebs and the models or give off that welcome unstudied vibe. Seeing them out in full force almost feels like a new normal is coming-one in which we still wash our hands, yet then go back and put on our rings and look down and smile when we see them as we type away on our computer before or after our Zoom meetings.
Dua Lipa’s seemingly unstudied mix of rings
Two Open rings that have almost a modern day by-pass feeling and could easily work with the mix that Dua Lipa is wearing:
On the fall 2021 ready-to-wear runways and during the awards presentations, an unexpected mix of different styles, silhouettes, colors and motifs in rings were mixed in surprisingly refreshing ways, offering a look that you could easily imitate. This photo from Temperly London and Nora Cyrus and the model at Mui Mui provide inspiration when mixing the rings below:
Estate Diamond Jewelry Victorian ring
Dru Jewelry Emerald and Diamond Sword 14K gold ring
Karen Karch’s Heart of Santa Teresa 10K black and colorless diamond surrounding red coral and a ruby cabochon drop inspired by a trip to Rio
Jenna Blake 18K Gold Stardust Dome Ring
From thin streamlined rings worn on each finger in yellow gold to statement navette and marquise shapes with gemstones, these rings inspired by Tiara Thomas at the Grammys and Port 1961 the Fall 2021 ready-to-wear runway show can mix, mismatch and work effortlessly together. Featured are some modern designer ring styles below:
Orly Marcel Anja Ring in 18K gold ring, set with an emerald center stone and accented by pink sapphires and surrounded by diamonds, this ring exudes foresight, confidence, and wisdom symbolic of the Ajna third eye.
Harwell Godfrey Evil Eye Ring with inlay and gemstone details in 18K gold
Diamonds were out in full force at the 2021 Globes, Critic’s Choice and Grammys. But the most alluring were anything but traditional such as Andra Day in Chopard at the 2021 Critic’s Choice and Regina King at the 2021 Golden Globe awards. Below are some options to create a diamond look that’s just right for you:
Estate Diamond Jewelry antique marquise shaped diamond in a modern setting of diamond surround set into platinum
Nam Cho’s 18K pink gold Ball ring with reverse set diamonds.
Melissa Kaye’s 18K yellow gold Remi ring with diamonds
Mixing large colorful rings like at Stella Jean’s fall 2021 ready-to-wear runway show and wearing them big bold and stacked looks fresh and offers a powerful statement vibe. Try mixing some of the options below for a similar look. Or go classic and elegant with one ring in a gemstone like the Cartier style on Emma Corrin at the 2021 Golden Globes.
Retrouvai’s 18K gold malachite and pear shaped green tourmaline Lollipop ring
Barbara Heinrich’s Mandarin garnet east to west marquise shaped ring
Amali Jewelry’s Moonstone ring with granulation details
Annette Ferdinandsen Lavender Chalcedony ring
Sofia Zakia’s Solari Urobune Princess Ufo Ring. This ring contains a spin mechanism, allowing it to gently turn on the wearer’s finger and it features twelve different colored gemstones
Arman Sarkisyan 22K yellow gold and oxidized silver ring with spinel, purple sapphires, and diamonds
Published at Wed, 24 Mar 2021 04:10:54 +0000