Statement Diamond Rings

Statement Diamond Rings

Dramatic and bold, everyone loves a statement ring. Statement rings are the perfect way to express yourself through your jewellery. If you have questions about the history of statement rings, or how you should style them – read on.

What is a Statement Ring?

A statement ring is a large ring with a bold and unique design. Some feature gemstones with striking colours, oversized stones, or dynamic shapes. Statement rings add a flourish to even the most relaxed of looks whilst also enhancing elegant evening outfits. Diamond statement rings are typically the most expensive, and fabulous, of the style.

Statement rings are intended as a means of boosting confidence in yourself. Choose to wear one as part of an everyday get-up to express your individual personality. Equally, they are perfect for formal occasions, where they will exhibit superior sparkle and shine.

History of the Statement Ring

From studying the history of diamonds, it’s clear that statement rings of all kinds have been around for centuries. Ancient Egyptians wore statement jewellery in ceremonies and rituals or to show divine favour. For the statement diamond rings we think of today, the roaring ‘20s were when these rings evolved and became more popular.

America in the 1920s was a time of interlaced constraints and freedoms. Prohibition may have been a reigning law, but at the same time, newfound financial independence was sweeping the nation. Women had the right to vote, often got jobs of their own and could provide valuable incomes. Their newfound independence was expressed in their clothes and accessories. Women dressed in the iconic flapper style and cropped their hair in boyish pixie cuts. Expressing their individuality and independent with statement jewellery pieces was popular for women of this era.

A particular style of statement ring is the cocktail ring, which emerged in the speakeasies of 1920s America. Named for the alcohol being illegally served, these rings represent the vibrant lives of the women at the time. The cocktail ring grew to be one of the most popular trends of the century.

Types of Statement Ring

When it comes to statement rings, the possibilities are endless. You can choose a ring with a quirky shape, a sparkling stone, or an intricate design. If you need some inspiration, however, see some of our favourites below.

The Statement Cocktail Ring

Of course, we had to include a classic cocktail ring in this list! Cocktail rings usually feature coloured stones – even coloured diamonds. The aim of these rings is to be ostentatious in their size and grandeur. The antique French example shown here features two fancy-coloured diamonds as the feature, with a further twenty diamonds. This level of extravagance is a perfect example of a ring that would look excellent alongside a martini.

Diamond Statement Rings
Diamond Cocktail Ring
Statement Diamond Rings

The Statement Engagement Ring

Statement engagement rings typically make their presence known through their size. In order to appear as an obvious engagement ring and avoid being mistaken for a cocktail ring, it’s best to go for size as the standout factor. Here, we’ve demonstrated some of the finest diamond statement rings in our selection that are also engagement rings. The trilogy ring style, where three stones are aligned together, is very popular for engagement rings at the moment. Equally, the twist style is exceedingly popular for its romantic aesthetics.

Statement Engagement Rings
Diamond Twist Statement Ring
Diamond Engagement Ring

The Statement Solitaire Ring

Solitaire rings are the most traditional engagement ring around. You don’t have to propose with them, but anyone would have a hard time saying no to these statement pieces. Usually, solitaire rings are understated and simple. They can still be statement rings, however, using carat weight to establish themselves as such. We’ve curated some of our largest statement solitaire diamond rings below. Between their combined carat weight of 12.78cts and their bold cuts and settings, any of these rings is perfect for the title of statement solitaire.

Diamond Solitaire Statement
Statement Solitaire Ring
Marquise Statement Ring

How to Wear a Statement Ring

Unlike wearing brooches, there are no hard and fast rules on how to wear a statement ring. However, this was not always the case. When these rings were first becoming popular, they were typically worn on the right hand, either on the ring or middle finger. This is so the striking statement ring didn’t take away the focus from a wedding ring. However, in the ultimate spirit of the statement ring, women rejected this. Statement rings were worn on both hands, on multiple fingers, and sometimes even on the left ring finger (the horror!) The most important thing to consider when choosing what hand to wear your ring on is simply the ring itself. A long ring would naturally suit longer fingers, and a wide one may look a little off balance if it were worn on the little finger.

Mix and Match

Statement rings can reflect ever changing moods and personalities. Sometimes you might want to go big and bold with your jewellery choices. Mix and match multiple rings for a really playful look. To keep this looking cohesive, coordinate certain aspects of the rings you choose. Get experimental with shape, size and stones, but ensure the rings complement each other in some way (such as the metal choice). Stacking statement rings is a great way to keep them looking fresh- and half the fun is to see what new looks you can create.

Small Details

Statement rings are meant to draw attention specifically to your hands. So don’t neglect them! If you’re putting a lot of thought into what your ring is expressing about you, you want your nails to rise to the occasion too. Treat yourself to a manicure, or pick out a nail varnish colour that will complement the ring or rings you plan on wearing. By concentrating on the little details, you’ll create a perfect backdrop for your stunning statement ring to stand out on.

Finally, remember that confidence is key. Wherever and however you choose to wear your statement ring, remember that as long as you feel good then that’s all that matters. Statement rings are the perfect way to flaunt your personality as well as your gemstones, so make the most of this and enjoy the attention your bling will bring! Are you ready to make a statement in statement rings? Let us know below!

Diamond Statement Rings
Statement Diamond Rings
Diamond Rings

Finally, make sure that you know how to take care of your statement ring using this guide on how to clean a diamond ring!

The author’s views are entirely their own and may not always reflect the views of AC Silver.

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