Put away the dainty stack of delicate bands, because weighty rings are having a moment. This could feed into the desire for coveting and wearing less, but better. Or maybe it’s because they are the perfect counterpoint to this season’s megawatt earrings. Striking rings have been the personal choice of fierce female jewellery designers from Paloma Picasso to Suzanne Belperron so maybe we’re all just catching up now. Whatever the reason, the look was shown to great effect outside runway shoes, where women matched their jewels to the chains of their handbags, that molten yellow gold catching the flash of many a camera.
This look is less about gemstones and more about bold shapes and bulbous forms, and that colour – yellow gold – is key. The higher the carat, the more yellow your metal will be; 9ct tends to have a lovely soft tone while at the other end of the spectrum, 24ct can’t be missed, its deep yellow a signature of status. As you may have spotted from my previous post, however, the price of gold remains at a steady high – so if you’d rather, no harm in choosing a careful selection of plated or costume pieces from a wide range available from stores like Cos and & Other Stories – for maximum impact without a concerned call from your accountant.