Diamonds were on everyone's fingers. The 1990s era featured round rings that showcased a flashy evolution of diamond shapes. The 90s jewelry business changed with the addition of prong-settings and halo settings, which allowed jewelers to make bigger, more extravagant style rings.
In the 90s, you couldn't go to a wedding without seeing the bride sporting an enormous, sparkling cluster ring on her left hand. A number of celebrity couples added their own unique embellishments to the style, like double bands or rows of diamonds, but they all had one thing in common: They were really big in size.
Not surprisingly, cocktail rings in the 90s became the ultimate "go-to" jewelry accessory. While today's cocktail ring styles are just as on-trend as their predecessors, they tend to be a lot more subtle (unless you step-up the bling factor). Glamorous cocktail rings were worn by Hollywood trendsetters like Gwyneth Paltrow, Madonna and Winona Ryder, making the dramatic ring style cool again with 90s women.
Non-jeweled rings in the 90s were also large and ornate. Thick bands with different sized, interconnected hoops were a huge hit with younger adults. As were pinky and signet rings. Signet rings were often received by students from schools featuring a shield with a rad letter like "S" on it. The "S" stood for "school spirit."