1. Stacking Rings
French women aren't afraid to wear many ring sets at once. On the contrary, they wear all kinds of ring stacks, including chunky or fine ones, with gemstones or without. They are not afraid to go all-out when stacking rings, depending on what looks best on their hands.
When it comes to rocking cool ring sets, the French know how to do it right. They mix and match different ring styles, colors, and materials to create a unique look. And they don't shy away from big, bold rings, either. So it's not uncommon to see French women rocking several large rings on each hand. Because they intuitively know stacking large rings is a great way to add visual interest to any outfit.
If you're looking to add some ring stacks to your collection, take a cue from the French fashionistas and go for something eye-catching and unique. You can find stacking rings in all kinds of materials, including gold, silver, platinum, and even rose gold. Try on everything from a hammered texture for a more edgy look, a matte finish for a softer look, or a satin glaze for a high-end, posh look.
And if you want to add a touch of color, there are plenty of rings with colorful gemstones as well. The key to nailing color in a ring set is to keep the colors complementary. So if you're wearing a green dress, for example, consider a ring set with green and pink gemstones. Or, if you're wearing all black, go mod and try a ring set with black and white gems.
Don't be afraid to experiment with rings, as the French do. And you don't have to wear all your rings at once—mix and match to create a look that's totally YOU. It's okay and recommended in Paris to mix your gold and silver jewelry. So French Fashionistas do it with the metal components on their watches, and they do it with their ring metals and accent stones.
Why is mixed metal so popular in France? It is hard to say, but it could be because it is a way to add some personality and difference to an outfit. If everything matches, it can look too coordinated and not as natural. By adding a watch with a gold metal band to an all silver jewelry ensemble, or vice versa, you add visual interest without going too over the top. In the same way, a ring with an interesting metal band can add some visual flair to a more subtle outfit.
For French women, it's not about how many cool ring sets they have; it's about wearing the right pieces together in the right proportions with confidence. So go out and get some great stacking rings, mix and match them, and don't be afraid to experiment. And most importantly, have fun with it! After all, that's what fashion is all about.
2. Signet Rings
Every French woman has a custom-made signet ring, often monogrammed with her initials or the family crest. They use these personalized pieces as their jewelry signatures, and as such, these items are very important to them. French women also take pride in their vintage signet rings passed down to them from older generations. To lose or damage one is very distressing.
You have probably noticed that French women wear these signature jewelry pieces even in the most informal situations because they are discreet yet highly symbolic. Their custom-made signet rings have many meanings, ranging from religious symbolism to ties to aristocracy and love of family.
There is another reason these signature jewelry pieces are so popular in France. First, as mentioned before, vintage signet rings are passed down throughout generations. They also go perfectly with the French woman's style of dress. The most straightforward black dress becomes more stylish with a personalized signet ring. Because these items signify such a strong sense of fashion and sophistication, any woman who wears one is bound to feel great about herself.
If you are intrigued by the French tradition of wearing a personalized signet ring, it's best to consult with an experienced jewelry designer. You can have one custom-made for you in fine metals and precious stones, even if they aren't family heirlooms. And when you do, make sure to ask your jeweler about the different meanings and symbolism that your ring might represent. You might just find that wearing a signet ring gives you the confidence to carry yourself in the same chic way as a French woman.