Making a fashion statement doesn’t always have to be a grand affair which involves OTT textures, graphic printed shirts or avant-garde style. You can say a lot without saying much at all with the simple addition of a cocktail ring.

The perfect way to elevate a look needs only one swoop to the finger, and voila, you’ve lift the mood. Shop these picks to do just that. 

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Grand gesture

Tinsel gallery, which offers an array of Victorian styled jewellery pieces, has this ring that is both art and fashion. If it were laid flat and blown up on a canvas, we’re certain it would make for a work that would impress our favourite women artists like Marlene Dumas or Helen Sebidi. Available from R8 250, Tinsel Gallery 


Bold statement

Imagine magnificent architecture right at your fingertips, literally. I can think of all sorts of settings this square split Shank ring could live in if it were a standing structure. It almost reminds us of the Stonehenge structure built over 5 000 years ago. Available from R3 290, Philipa Green Jewellery


Better together

You know what they say; two heads are better than one. Well we say six are better than two. Stacked rings will always be in, and with this ring set from H&M, one can advance the fashion conversation without breaking the bank. Available from R149, H&M


Fit for queens

Sparkles, and rhinestones, and gold, oh my! If you’re more of a daring fashion lover this set is for you. Packed with two chunky, slightly obnoxious (but make it fashion) pieces, complemented by a stunning array of supporting acts, there’s no doubt you’ll be the belle of the ball with this set. Available from R299, Zara


Crystalised effect

Jewellery that looks good enough to eat? Yes please. Small blue chunks of jelly dessert, or ice cones have been turned into the ring of dreams by Matter of Fakt. The cerulean and gold union makes for a delicious presentation of gems with an added pop of colour. Available from R900, Matter of Fakt


It’s a sign

Newly launched signet rings from brand By Cara may be a subtle statement, but a true one nonetheless. Typically for daytime dressing, they’re the perfect hint of “wow”, or can easily transformed to night-time wear when one seeks to take their look straight uptown. Available from R165, By Cara.


All facets

Unique from all angles, this multifaceted silver piece will satisfy all your alter egos’ desires. A silver ring is a statement in itself. That it possesses the qualities of both a beautifier and abstract ideas, we’re sold. Available from R3 715, Black Betty Designs


Straight to the point

Simplicity and utter sophistication meet in this Crelacien ring, which looks so luxe. From its gold finish to its tortoise shell-like stone, it's modern but classic. Available from R149, Aldo.


Single ladies

This elegant hand carved Octa ring, also comes in a gold finish for when you feel the need to switch it up. Available from R2 600, Yellow Jewellery


Twinkle town

If you want to add some subtle sparkle in your collection, choose a wave like wrapped piece adorned with small diamanté stones. Look for a signature ring that has smaller stones. You can say it all with just a whisper. Available from R449, Accessorize


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