How to Wear a Cocktail Ring

A cocktail ring can be a bold and beautiful statement piece that will add some sparkle to your outfits. Whether you love classic designs or trendy variations, there are plenty of options out there! Read on for some tips on how to wear a cocktail ring with confidence and style.




Pick a cocktail ring design that flatters your hand. If you have long, slender fingers, go for a large statement piece. If your fingers are on the shorter side, choose a smaller cocktail ring because a ring that is too big will overpower short fingers, while a smaller cocktail ring on slender fingers may not get noticed.

If you have long, thin fingers, look for a bolder shape like an emerald-cut or chunky briolette style. For shorter fingers, consider a more streamlined setting with smaller stones.




It's also important to consider the setting of your cocktail ring. For instance, a large diamond in a prong setting will be more noticeable than one set in a bezel, so choose a style that best suits the look you are going for.

If you want the appearance of a larger stone, then minimizing the appearance of something else is one ingenious technique to maximize the appearance of your center stone. Look for a setting with less noticeable prongs. Rather than having the stone hidden, you'll see more of the diamond's surface area and brilliance with slender prongs. Or, choose fewer prongs. You should look for cocktail rings with fewer prongs and those with slender prongs. For example, round-cut diamonds are usually set with either four, five, or six prongs. If you want to maximize the size of your diamond, choose fewer prongs so that they won't draw the eye away from the bling.




The metal you choose for your cocktail ring should complement your overall look. For example, consider a yellow gold cocktail ring if you're wearing a gold bracelet. Silver jewelry goes well with white metals like platinum and palladium. If you want a mix-and-match look, rose gold looks great with yellow and white metals.

If you would like your center stone to appear larger, choose a platinum metal. Platinum acts as a mirror, reflecting the colorlessness of a diamond for maximum brilliance and sparkle. The illusion of a larger stone is the result. It's the same reason interior designers use a wall of mirrors to make a tiny room appear larger.




Choosing a colored cocktail ring can turn an otherwise simple outfit into an eye-catching ensemble. Look for colors that coordinate with your skin tone and eye color.



The first step in determining which cocktail ring color will best suit your style is to determine if your skin tone is cold or warm. Fortunately, there is a simple and quick test to determine this. Take a close look at the color of your veins in natural light. If they're blue, you have a cool skin tone; if they're closer to a shade of teal, you have a warm skin tone. Hold a white piece of paper or a towel next to your arm if it's still difficult to identify what hue your skin tone is.



If your skin tone is cool, silver is the obvious match, and gold metal is the best match if your skin tone is warm. After choosing a metal base that matches your skin tone, you may select gemstones that complement your hair and eyes.



No matter what hue you were born with, your eyes will seem brighter and more vivid if you pick the right gemstones for your cocktail jewelry.

While your first inclination may be to match your cocktail jewelry and eyes, it's better to choose gemstones with a subtle contrast against your eye color, highlighting your eye color. For example, comparing the same colors can distract and cause eye color and cocktail jewelry to go unnoticed.

Makeup artists typically emphasize wearing eye makeup in contrast to one's own eye color, and it's the same for jewelry. A striking impact is created by wearing colors opposite each other on the color wheel.

Here are some helpful hints on picking cocktail jewelry that will make your eyes "pop."




When you wear gemstones with high contrast to this gentle color, blues appear much more vibrant.


The flecks of color in blue eyes are accentuated by choosing more neutral colors. Focus on the simple colors black, silver, and gray for blue eyes, and look at gemstones like black opal, moonstone, sodalite, and grey agate.


Blue and orange are complementary colors. And, coincidentally, when you try this cool color trick, you'll get a lot of compliments. For example, when you wear an orange-colored gem next to your blue eyes, both hues appear more vibrant. As a result, your blues will glow more brightly.


Wearing fire opals will maximize the impact of your baby blues. Quartz and agate are also excellent gemstones for brightening blue eyes.



Hazel-colored eyes are undeniably stunning, with hints of green, brown, and even blue; hazel-colored eyes are constantly shifting.


Instead of choosing green or brown gemstones, opt for pinks and purples. These romantic hues allow hazel-colored eyes to shine in all their glory.


Hazel eyes also look beautiful when paired with turquoise, teal, and other shades of green and blue, because they help to bring out the specks of yellow flecks commonly found in hazel eyes.



If you have deep chocolate brown eyes, you're in luck because most hues look fantastic with your coloring. Green or blue gemstones will bring out brown eyes. Starting with blue sapphire or emerald is a great place to start.


Bright blue sapphires will enliven your brown eyes. When you pair a cool hue like blue with the warmth of your brown eyes, your brown eyes instantly become more alluring. Choose sapphires that come in vibrant colors, such as Ceylon sapphires. Stay away from darker sapphires; the amazing color effect will be lost.



The cold glimmer of diamonds brings out the brightness in gray eyes like nothing else. By combining a neutral gray tone with an equally achromatic white, you can create a stunning look for your eyes. One of the most important functions of a diamond is to reflect white light back to the eyes.


The greenish colors of these stones, such as agate, alexandrite, turquoise, light green beryl, uvarovite – a green variation of garnet, malachite, and chrysoprase, add to the expressiveness of gray eyes.



Make your green eyes pop with red rubies. For optimum effect, use rubies that lean toward the desirable "pigeon's blood" color; rubies that are too pink will not have the same impact.


Spinel and garnet are two other red-colored gemstones. Garnets might incline towards browns and dark pinks, so make sure there's enough red in yours. On the other hand, Spinel has a deep, genuine red color frequently confused with ruby.




Cocktail rings are a fun and festive way to accessorize any outfit. With a little bit of planning, you can find the perfect cocktail ring to suit your style. To get the most out of your cocktail ring, choose a design that complements your personality, a setting that highlights your center stone, and a color that complements your skin tone. With these tips in mind, you can be sure to look great in any cocktail ring!