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18 Rings Perfect for the Self-Purchaser

The ultimate personal power piece, from serene to sexy.

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BRIDAL RINGS ARE SYNONYMOUS WITH ROMANCE, but the category of self-purchased finger finery is holding strong. The bold, confident women of the world are looking for ways to express their personalities, and with these rings, you’ll have what they’re looking for right at your fingertips.

Graymoor Lane Designs (ABOVE)

Model Basia Milewicz wears 14K gold and diamond jewelry by Graymoor Lane Designs, including Cypress pendant ($795), Pavé Bloom stacking rings ($750-795) and Mini Bloom stacking rings. (888) 674-8340. $450-$495.
Photographer: Anthony Batista,  Agency: PI&C

Serene Styles

These thoughtful jewels don’t scream, they whisper. Understated elegance, earthy gemstones, and the smooth gleam of precious metal make these easy-to-love rings as soothing as they are lovely.

Bastian Inverun

Sterling silver with rhodium finish and blue topaz (2.04 TCW).

$639

(401) 667-7279, bastian-inverun.com

Jewelyrie

14K yellow gold ring with rose-cut diamonds.

$2,106

(917) 450-0599, jewelyrie.com

Judi Powers

14K green gold ring with dendritic agate.

$1,175

(718) 571-9049, judipowersjewelry.com

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Maria Canale

18K yellow gold ring with diamond (0.04 TCW) and sapphire (0.57 TCW).

$2,100

info@mariacanale.com, mariacanale.com

Imperial Pearl

14K yellow gold ring with freshwater seed cultured pearls and diamonds.

$1,450

(800) 556-7738, imperialpearl.com

Montmorency NYC

14K yellow gold ring with diamonds.

$1,175

(917) 805-1985, montmorenyccollection.com

Shamila Fine Jewelry

14K white, yellow, and rose gold ring with rutilated topaz and diamonds.

$3,650

(206) 669-7688, shamila.com

Meditation Ring

Ring in sterling silver with a 10K yellow gold spinning band.

$329

(905) 882-8595, meditationrings.com

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Daria de Koning

18K yellow gold ring with turquoise and iolite.

$1,975

(310) 873-3236, dariadekoning.com

Party Pieces

Sizzling with pizzazz, these rockin’ rings are ready to pop the champagne and pump up the music. Bright colors and dynamic shapes crossed with unexpected design make these bold beauties hard to resist.

Sethi Couture

18K white gold ring with black rhodium finish and mine-cut diamonds.

$3,080

(415) 863-1475, sethicouture.com

Omi Privé

Platinum ring with royal blue moonstone (9.00 TCW) and sapphires (0.37 TCW) and diamonds (0.19 TCW).

$15,200

(626) 331-4533, omiprive.com

Bounkit

14K gold-plated brass ring with amethyst, lemon quartz, and cubic zirconia.

$297

(212) 244-1877, bounkit.com

Robert Procop

Platinum ring with sapphires (9.92 TCW) and diamonds (1.20 TCW).

$31,900

(310) 276-6041, robertprocop.com

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Le Vian

14K rose gold ring with rhodolite garnet (14.00 TCW) and diamonds (2.36 TCW).

$10,997

(516) 466-7200, levian.com

Lost Bird Designs

14K rose gold ring with coral, Australian opal, and diamonds.

$1,532

pam@lostbirddesigns.com

Karin Jacobson

Oxidized sterling silver ring with diamonds and 18K yellow gold.

$730

(612) 875-5788, karinjacobson.com

Swati Dhanak

18K white gold ring with diamonds (0.70 TCW).

$3,350

info@swatidhanak.com

Anthony Lent

18K yellow gold ring with Mahenge garnet and diamonds.

$18,055

(866) 472-5699, anthonylent.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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From Bracelets to Sparkling Man-Bling, Here’s the Latest in Men’s Jewelry

Upgrade the dress code in your man cave.

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The time has come for all men to embrace jewelry. It doesn’t matter if you’re not actually a king, a pirate, or a legendary musician: you can still shine like one.

John Varvatos (ABOVE)

Model Aly Ndiaye wears jewelry by John Varvatos, including wide silver cuff with distressed texture and amorphous turquoise, $1,998; and brass shank ring with silver threaded center, $298. robert@johnvarvatosjewelry.com, johnvarvatos.com. PHOTOGRAPHER: Hao Zaing AGENCY: Red

Wrist Watch

Bracelets are the perfect starter accessory for a man who’s jewelry-curious but still a little hesitant about rocking bold bling. Any of these bracelets could nestle discreetly next to a timepiece or fly solo on an otherwise unadorned wrist, according to the wearer’s wishes.

Cat Bates

Braided, hand-dyed nylon cord bracelet with brass brummel hook clasp.

$115

(207) 286-4397, catbates.com

Vahan

Sterling silver bracelet with black onyx.

$1,875

(914) 937-1800, vahanjewelry.com

Roberto Demeglio

18K rose gold and black ceramic bracelet with one champagne diamond.

$398

(212) 575-0213, robertodemeglio.com

Dunitz & Company

Suede leather and Czech glass beaded bracelet.

$26

(323) 769-8600, dunitz.com

Phillip Gavriel

Sterling silver bracelet with tiger’s eye.

$685

(800) 622-0960, phillipgavriel.com

Italgem Steel

Coffee ion plated stainless steel cable and Italian leather bracelet with 18K yellow gold inlay.

$300

(514) 388-5777, italgemsteel.com

Elisa Ilana

Bracelet with turritella agate, Dzi bead, and 14K yellow gold-filled accents.

$149

(402) 926-3479, elisailana.com

Quality Gold

Antiqued stainless steel bracelet with polished black leather.

$85

(513) 642-2446, qgold.com

Samuel B

Sterling silver bracelet with 18K yellow gold.

$876

(516) 466-1826, samuelb.com

 

Daring Dudes

For the gentleman who’s ready to roll with all kinds of rocks, these pieces represent a sampling of the marvelous man-bling currently available. From cufflinks to concrete, we’ve rounded up a little bit of everything for those fashionable fellows who aren’t afraid to sparkle.

Nambe

Sterling silver ring.

$275

(800) 443-0339, nambe.com

Keith Jack

Sterling silver and 10K gold pendant with white topaz and sterling silver chain.

$319

(604) 971-4367, keithjack.com

GiGi Ferranti

Sterling silver cufflinks with black diamonds and malachite.

$975

(718) 251-1614, gigiferrantijewelry.com

John Varvatos Jewelry

Sterling silver and blue tiger’s eye necklace.

$498

(646) 795-1207, johnvarvatos.com

Dana Bronfman

18K yellow gold and palladium white gold ring with diamonds (0.32 TCW).

$6,250

sales@danabronfman.com, danabronfman.com

Johnny Nelson Jewelry

18K yellow gold plated sterling silver earring with 14K gold screw post.

$175

(917) 602-2860, johnnynelson.nyc

Onirikka

Silver frog cufflinks with enamel and sapphires.

$125

(561) 451-5092, onirikka.com

Ricardo Basta

Platinum ring with yellow diamonds (0.39 TCW), white diamonds (0.58 TCW), and a 2.29-carat color change sapphire.

$14,200

(310) 278-4792, ricardobasta.com

Miles McNeel

Concrete dog tag pendant necklace with black spinel, sapphire, white diamonds, moonstone, and orange and blue labradorite. Includes a hematite and labradorite beaded chain.

$3,400

(310) 808-5572, milesmcneel.com

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December’s Latest Jewelry Releases Are Here

Discover these elegant December pieces.

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Powerful Petites

Loriann Jewelry’s new Moderne Collection is the perfect style for our cultural moment: extremely wearable but bold and radiating strength. These little beauties are all power angles and negative space, the ideal adornment for a badass woman on the go who likes to show spirit in her accessories. loriannjewelry.com

$1,235

Rhodium-plated sterling silver earrings with lapis

Wear the Ocean Blue

Belle Etoile is known for lovely, wearable designs that don’t break the bank, and the exciting new Adina Collection is another home run. These dreamy designs feature deep blue lapis paired with sparkling stones and shining silver, a stunning combination that evokes the boundless sea. belleetoilejewelry.com

$325

14K yellow gold ring with sapphire and diamonds (0.12 TCW)

Newly Essential

Inspired by the designer’s love of simple, beautiful diamond pavé designs, John Atencio’s Essence collection heralds a return to refined elegance. These clean, polished jewels are the kind of truly timeless treasure any collector can appreciate. johnatencio.com

$1,235

18K yellow gold necklace with diamonds (0.12 TCW)

Eighteen Karat Magic

Designer Susan Highsmith’s understated gold jewelry doesn’t shout for attention, but one glance will have you coming back for a second and a third look. With intricate, hand-carved details and lots of texture, these easy-to-love designs are sure to resonate with discerning jewelry lovers. susanhighsmith.com

$3,200

Steel pendant with diamond

Pop the Question

Created in conjunction with Engagement 101’s Propose Too initiative, this pendant by Chris Ploof is a chic way for the proudly engaged man to show the world he’s taken. Perfect either for a proposal or as an after-the-fact engagement gift, we love this piece as a way for anyone in love to honor this important milestone.
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$99

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Interlocking Ring Stacks, Blacksmith-Created Jewelry and More New Collections for November

Check out the latest jewelry collection releases.

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14K yellow gold ring with amethyst.

Turn This Paige

Leslie Smith of Leslie Paige is a pastry chef turned jewelry designer who has made an immediate splash with her already iconic “perched setting” ring. Her eye-catching trademark ring literally turns convention on its side by angling a gemstone sideways to showcase the back as well as the front. lesliepaigejewelry.com

$2,640

Sterling silver earrings with iolite.

Gorgeous Gioielli

Elisa Melegari is an Italian bench jeweler and designer whose swirling, elegant designs are inspired by both her hometown and the romantic classicism of the Italian Renaissance. Traditional craftsmanship meets modern romance in this wearable and utterly lovely line. elisamelegari.com

$260

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Adorn Yourself

Adornia’s cheeky, cheerful enamel jewelry is a whimsical throwback that any fun-loving jewelry aficionado is sure to find irresistible. This line is an array of cute but not saccharine delights at price points that will keep a smile on anyone’s face. adornia.com

14K yellow gold plated necklace set with enamel.

$48

Sterling silver pendant finished in 14K yellow gold.

Bold as Brass

E.W. Martingale is a collection of heirloom-quality necklaces inspired by the beauty and powerful symbolic meaning of traditional horse brasses. In true Kentucky style, these distinctive and wearable pieces are created by a local blacksmith. ewmartingale.com

$188

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Interlocking ring stack in white ceramic and surgical steel with rose gold-toned ION plating and Swarovski elements.

Superior Stacking

Bering’s Arctic Symphony ring collection offers versatile, cost-effective, and beautiful pieces for both men and women who want a luxurious look that comes with built-in options. The unique “Twist and Change” system allows the wearer to switch the rings around or even add completely new inner rings to evolve the style over time! beringtime.com/us

$149

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