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Statement Rings: What Are They and How Do You Wear Them?

Statement rings, also known as cocktail rings, are larger than normal fashion rings. Designed to captivate and demand attention, you can expect these finger gems to boast in size and color. 

 

Why The Name Cocktail Ring?

The cocktail ring fashion movement first came about in the USA in the 1920s. It was a booming decade that gave birth to feminism and the Prohibition Law that made alcohol illegal.

The rebellious flapper girls of the time would turn up at illicit parties and raise their right hand to flash the bartender a large ring – a secret signal for ordering forbidden alcoholic drinks. The more you know, Queens.

With that being said, Queens, get adding these pieces to your jewelry collections- it's time to flash your statements rings, but this time, just because! Providing endless freedom and the chance to express yourself and your fashion sense unapologetically, what's not to love about these dazzling bands?

If you feel that one isn't enough, you're not alone! It's common knowledge that multiple statement rings often look better than one when paired and worn tastefully. But, queens, we're not one to keep secrets from you, so this is how it's done…

 

 

How To Wear Multiple Statement Rings?

When it comes to taking on multiple statement rings all at once, there are a few factors to consider for a harmonious balance across your entire look.

Regardless of the number of rings you decide to slip on, the metal should remain the same. For an effortless way to coordinate multiple statement rings, choose rings that have the same metallic finish. Queens, we only ever want you to look right, so trust us. Either all silver or gold rings will never go amiss. To tie in your look entirely, make use of this concept throughout your outfit's jewelry. Gold rings should be accompanied by a gold necklace, bracelet, and/or earrings. You get the gist. 

Accentuate Your Skin Tone. We won't be the ones to tell you what color rings to wear, but a good starting point for yourself is to choose a color that compliments your skin tone. Experts often tell that those with tan, olive, or dark skin can pull off any color shade with ease (Yass African Queens), so choose your favorite hue instead.

Multiple statement rings look fab but all one finger? Not so much. At the most, let's say one statement piece per finger. This method of lining the rings across your fingers may better be suited to more fancy events. Think weddings, a celebratory party- that kind of thing. A row of gorgeous gems, paired with a black dress, elevates your look to a daring chic. 

 

 

Which Finger to Wear a Statement Ring?

Traditionally, a statement ring is worn on the right hand, either on the ring or middle finger. Why? A statement ring was not to take the focus away from a wedding ring. Luckily for us, women were not prepared to be bound by any rules. As a result, statement rings were soon worn on both hands, sometimes on multiple fingers. This trend found support in celebrities and models. 

Today, there are no rules. Wear your cocktail rings wherever and however, you like ladies, whether that be on any hand or any finger, one or many at a time! All there is to keep in mind is your outfit and the occasion when wearing a statement ring. That's all there is to it, Queens!

Both of our 'Iyawa Signature Ring' (black/multi and black/gold) of Ankara prints add a dramatic flourish to relaxed, off-duty looks. Packing some extra oomph, these statement rings also hold power to provide an added glamor to an elegant evening outfit. Whether chosen to be worn solo or sit among other rings, one thing for sure is that they know how to hold their own. They are versatile, covetable, and, more importantly, vibrant statements of personality. You know what to do, Queens.

 

 

If you want to get your wear of statement rings spot on, we have a few tips for you, Queens…

  1. Avoid your ring clashing with your outfit by choosing your rings according to your outfit. 
  2. Solid-colored rings often look better with patterned clothing.
  3. Brightly colored rings with either black, grey, white, or neutral-colored/plain clothing.
  4. Match your nail polish to your statement rings.
  5. A large ring with a long rather than wide design would suit all your fingers, but probably not your little finger.

While some wear statement rings for fashion, others still wear them to represent something personally valuable. They provide an outlet for showing off your creativity and personality. 

Queens, it's about time you tell the world all about your family history and heritage with our gorgeously handmade 'Morowa Tribal Handmade Ring'. Adjustable and completely statemented, this statement ring is a thoughtfully, stunning piece to share a bit of your personal story. 

 

 

Take this ring for a night on the town when paired with the likes of heels and a jumpsuit made to revel in all the glitz and all the glam! Gold jewelry pieces to match, of course.

Voila! There we have it; all you need to know when it comes to rocking your statement rings and staying at the top of your fashion game. If you're on the hunt for statement rings to turn up the notch when it comes to rings, we like to think you're in for a treat, shopping with us at Afro-Indie Adornments. Our thoughtful and hand-crafted pieces are one-of-a-kind. 

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Feel free to get in touch, Queens! We are all ears… and, in this case, hands.