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Finger bling shifts to quality over quantity.

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MORE THAN A year of constant handwashing and sanitizer has left consumers feeling a little less eager to bejewel their hands. Ring lovers are still rocking finger finery, but after years of maximalism, multi-ring stacks have given way to fewer, more carefully curated pieces. Emphasize factors like meaning, style, story, and sustainability to help shoppers forge connections to new pieces and supply a reason for browsersto choose one ring over another.

14K gold-plated on sterling silver jewelry by Ania Haie includes gold knot double band adjustable ring, $59; gold pearl Twist adjustable ring, $39; gold Tidal abalone adjustable ring, $45; gold Midnight Star adjustable ring, $49; powder blue enamel gold adjustable ring, $45; Eclipse Emblem gold adjustable ring, $89; and navy blue enamel gold adjustable ring, $45; plus bracelets ($59), necklaces ($69-$95), and earrings ($29-$99). Email [email protected] or visit aniahaie.com for information. PHOTOGRAPHER: Paul Farnham

Beautiful Behemoths

Subtle? I don’t know her. Triumphant and bold, these beautiful behemoths are haute hand hardware at its most unashamedly OTT. Statement rings make a marvelous gift or self-purchase: They’re indulgent and eye-catching and give so much bang for your buck. After all, if you’re only going to wear a couple of rings, you might as well make them count.

Rush Jewelry Design 18K yellow gold ring with tiger’s eye.

Rush Jewelry Design

18K yellow gold ring with tiger’s eye.

$3,750

[email protected], rushjewelrydesign.com

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Alina Abegg 18K yellow gold ring with chrysoprase and tourmaline.

Alina Abegg

18K yellow gold ring with chrysoprase and tourmaline.

$5,033.71

[email protected], alinaabegg.com

Southern Gates Jewelry Sterling silver ring.

Southern Gates Jewelry

Sterling silver ring.

$127.50

(800) 845-6964, cargoholdinc.com

Jye’s International Platinum ring with round diamonds (1.62 TCW) and baguette diamonds (2.16 TCW).

Jye’s International

Platinum ring with round diamonds (1.62 TCW) and baguette diamonds (2.16 TCW).

$40,550

(415) 621-8880, jyescorp.com

BELLARRI 14K rose gold ring with amethyst, topaz, iolite, and diamonds.

BELLARRI

14K rose gold ring with amethyst, topaz, iolite, and diamonds.

$4,100

(800) 255-0192, bellarri.com

Pamela Froman Fine Jewelry 18K pink and white gold ring with morganite (6.80 TCW) and diamonds.

Pamela Froman Fine Jewelry

18K pink and white gold ring with morganite (6.80 TCW) and diamonds.

$17,590

[email protected], pamelafroman.com

Samuel B Sterling silver and 18K yellow gold ring.

Samuel B

Sterling silver and 18K yellow gold ring.

$149

(516) 466-1826, wholesale.samuelb.com

Gems of Note Platinum ring with 0.41-carat fancy intense green diamond, fancy pink diamonds (0.21 TCW) and white diamonds (0.81 TCW).

Gems of Note

Platinum ring with 0.41-carat fancy intense green diamond, fancy pink diamonds (0.21 TCW) and white diamonds (0.81 TCW).

$120,000

(310) 663-0146, gemsofnote.com

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18 New Rings Your Customers Will Love

Karin Jacobson Design

Oxidized sterling silver ring with 18K yellow gold and Chinese freshwater pearl.

$1,330

(612) 875-5788, karinjacobson.com

Tiny Touchstones

Though she be but little, she is fierce. These petite pretties are the perfect way to add a dash of beauty to every day: a subtle taste of luxury that won’t be out of place in any situation. Ravishing but restrained, a tiny treat like these can ground you and remind you of your worth on even the darkest or most mundane day. This isn’t shopping; it’s self-care.

Lindley Gray Fine Jewelry 14K yellow gold ring with diamonds.

Lindley Gray Fine Jewelry

14K yellow gold ring with diamonds.

$3,195

(832) 221-0505, lindleygray.com

Miseno 18K white gold ring with sapphires, diamonds and rotating element.

Miseno

18K white gold ring with sapphires, diamonds and rotating element.

$4,200

[email protected], misenousa.com

MeditationRings 14K rose gold vermeil over sterling silver ring with CZ spinning band.

MeditationRings

14K rose gold vermeil over sterling silver ring with CZ spinning band.

$149

(905) 882-8595, meditationrings.com

VertExx Sterling silver ring.

VertExx

Sterling silver ring.

$120

(818) 237-6037, vertexx.la

Kelim 18K yellow gold vermeil ring.

Kelim

18K yellow gold vermeil ring.

$95

(301) 448-7367, kelimjewelry.com

Aurelie Gi 14K yellow gold ring.

Aurelie Gi

14K yellow gold ring.

$365

[email protected], chicpistachio.com

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Ostbye 14K white gold ring with diamonds.

Ostbye

14K white gold ring with diamonds.

$1,259

(866) 553-1515, ostbye.com

Anzie 14K yellow gold ring with emerald and topaz.

Anzie

14K yellow gold ring with emerald and topaz.

$1,650

(888) 341-2604, anzie.com

La Kaiser Jewelry 14K yellow gold ring.

La Kaiser Jewelry

14K yellow gold ring.

$280

(312) 854-3071, lakaiser.com

Becky Stone writes about jewelry styles for INSTORE. She is founder and CEO of well-known jewelry blog Diamonds in the Library.

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