• Thu, Dec 9 2010

Gallery: 15 Cool Cocktail Rings

“A woman should mix fake and real. To ask a woman to wear real jewelry only is like asking her to cover herself with real flowers instead of flowery silk prints. She’d look faded in a few hours. I love fakes because I find such jewelry provocative, and I find it disgraceful to walk around with millions around your neck just because you’re rich. The point of jewelry isn’t to make a woman look rich but to adorn her; not the same thing.”

So said Coco Chanel, a woman who wore the real ones like they were fake and the fake ones like they were real (so the old adage goes). But the adage is never better applied than it is to cocktail rings, a realm where women should be totally fearless: spend whatever you like (or can), choose whatever attracts you, and let your personality shine through, no matter how whimsical, cartoonish, odd or even a little ugly.

With one statement-making cocktail bauble, you’re covered on accessories for an entire outfit. It can be as classic or as out there as you like, and you can get both at every price point. Because we’ve got loads of cocktail parties to attend this holiday season, we’re rounding up some cool ones for you, arranged from cheapest ($50!) to most expensive (just under $400). Cheers!

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  • Lindsay Cross

    I love that Octopus! I think it’s so amazingly fun. It just makes me smile.

  • Karen

    My husband recently brought home a huge bottle of rum with the label, “The Kraken.” I swear this is it’s logo. [awesome!]

    • Ashley Cardiff

      hahaha

  • jordan

    Love the Octopus, Quartz is interesting, Gotham City & Bird Skull look downright dangerous.

  • Somnilee

    I love the dusty quartz one! My mother always taught me that a cocktail ring is only worth it if it looks like you could damage someone with it.