How to Wear a Cocktail Ring: Celebrity Styling Tips & Trends

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There is something fabulous in a cocktail ring, especially the bold and oversized kind that begs to be noticed.

Cocktail rings are both playful and adventurous, but they can also be elegant when tastefully matched. For example, a gold pearl and gemstone cocktail ring is the ideal choice for formal evening wear.

BP. Set of 5 Stacking Rings, $35 at Nordstrom

This set of five crystal-embellished rings offer colorful variety—stack them for a statement-making look or wear them individually for a understated style

How big should you go? The size of the rock does matter. After all, cocktail rings are meant to be attention-grabbing, not inconspicuous.

Paris Hilton arrives at the 2012 amfAR's Cinema Against AIDS during the 65th Annual Cannes Film FestivalParis Hilton arrives at the 2012 amfAR’s Cinema Against AIDS during the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Hotel Du Cap on May 24, 2012, in Cap D’Antibes, France

The next time you go ring-shopping, choose one that will lead all eyes across the room to your decorated hand. Paris Hilton sure knows how to draw our attention to her ring!

Paris Hilton shows off her enormous cocktail ringParis Hilton shows off her enormous cocktail ring

 Are you ready to check out some cocktail rings? Below are some of our current favorites from Nordstrom:

Recommended cocktail rings

1. Ariella Collection Multi-Stone Encrusted Ring, $78

A covering of rutilated stones offers mesmerizing sparkle atop a comfortably tapered band.

2. Judith Jack “Perfect Match” Statement Ring, $250

A beautiful mother-of-pearl piece shines beneath a pyramid-cut cover on a gorgeous statement ring rimmed in marcasite pavé.

3. Judith Ripka “Large Monaco” Ring, $1,000

Black mother of pearl gleams beneath the cushion-cut stone cover of an opulent ring, richly textured with black sapphire pavé. White sapphires dot the gold clover prongs for additional sparkle.

4. Spring Street Design Group Oversized Snowflake Ring, $48

A huge snowflake ring glistens with bright stones for a statement-making look.

5. Mars and Valentine “Underworld – Unseen” Oversized Ring, $350

Greek mythology inspires a romantic glass cameo on a handmade statement ring embellished with brass filigree and sparkling stones.

6. Alexis Bittar “Elements” Pavé-Accent Crown Ring, $245

A deeply hued stone sparkles in a nest of glittering crystals fused with a hammered golden band.

Trivia: cocktail rings should be worn on the ring finger of your right hand.

Cocktail rings should be worn on the ring finger of your right hand

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