Cocktail rings are a joy to wear, adding sparkle and polish to even the most basic of outfits. They’re also one of the easiest ways to transition an outfit from day to night, especially if you’re heading out from work to an evening event, like dinner or drinks. Slip on a cocktail rings, and voila—that plain sheath dress looks evening-appropriate.
But to maintain the luster of your favorite cocktail rings, you need to care for them properly. For starters, polish them regularly with a soft jewelry cloth (sold at jewelry stores) to avoid tarnishing and keep them shiny. Regular professional cleaning is recommended to keep them looking shiny and new, and also to ensure that the fittings and stones are secure.
You’ll want to store your cocktail rings in their own separate, cloth-lined pouches or compartments. Don’t toss them in a heap in the bottom of your jewelry box! This will expose them to tarnishing and scratching. Polish your rings with the jewelry cloth before you replace them in their pouches.
Just as important as the storage of your rings is the treatment they receive when you wear them. Take them off when washing your hands; applying lotions and creams; or while visiting the beach or the pool. Don’t get them wet!
The best cocktail ring is one that commands attention without looking gaudy. Start your collection with Zariin’s ‘Showstopper’ gold ring with blue agate; it’s right on trend with spring’s blue color palette, yet it’s neutral enough to wear with jeans and a tee.
Founded in 2010 by sisters Mamta and Vidhi Gupta, Zariin stays one step ahead of the trends with globally inspired pieces in of-the-moment shapes and colors. Their chic yet bold jewelry can be found in high-end boutiques all over the world, and the sisters have plans to expand their brand’s reach with a flagship store in India in the near future. You can also shop their entire collection through retailers like Endless.com.