Welcome to The Essentials, our weekly series highlighting a must-have classic, key to building a timeless, pulled-together closet.
Like gobs of rock candy, statement rings will give your look a colorful, crystallized touch. Whether clouded or clear, art-deco or minimalist, these XL babies certainly aren't for wallflowers—these pieces demand to be noticed. Once worn by women to draw attention to their drinks during Prohibition in the 1920s, statements rings are enjoying a revival. Wear them individually or rock one on each finger, mixing textures, sizes and colors. With these rings, you'll always want to order another round.
This architectural ring is handcrafted by Brooklyn-based designer Sewit Sium.
This gold and faux-pearl ring from Kenneth Jay Lane is the art deco piece you didn't know you needed.
Perfect for your next black tie event, this piece is a perfect fit that won't break the bank.
This showstopper from Karma el Khalil is the only statement ring you'll ever need.
This lightweight gold piece by Jennifer Fisher is called the "Belt" ring and is inspired by a belt's frame and structure.
This lavender Tourmaline ring is the colorful piece you didn't know you needed.
This square cut diamond and enamel ring is unlike anything else we've seen on the market.
Selim Mouzannar is known for his gorgeous round rings in contrasting colorways. This cluster piece is unlike anything else on the market.
This cluster champagne diamond piece from Colette is an absolute showstopper.
This Evil Eye piece by Harwell Godfrey is made from both amethyst and mother of pearl.