You’ve got a big date tonight. You’ve got the perfect dress in mind to wear. Now if only you knew what accessories you should pair with it.
You’ve got tons of necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and rings at your disposal. You feel like every ring you put on makes your hand look a little clunky. You’re not sure how to style rings because you don’t really wear them that often.
Don’t worry, we can be your style guide. Keep reading to learn which fingers you should wear your rings on and find out which style will go best with your outfit.
Different Ring Designs and How to Wear Them
There are a million and one different ring styles out there and it does matter which one you wear. A solitaire ring is going to look a little different with your little black dress than a halo ring.
Solitaire rings consist of a single, large gem that sits in the center. You can wear it with pretty much any outfit you want but it shines the brightest when paired with a strapless dress.
Halo rings also have a large gem rests in the center. The difference is that it’s surrounded by a few smaller stones. Keep them in your jewelry box until you’ll be attending a fancy cocktail party.
Three-stone rings work exactly as they sound. It’s a ring that consists of three smaller stones. You don’t need a special occasion to wear them and they look good with most outfits. Don’t pair them with a flashy manicure though.
Cocktail rings are huge statement rings. They’re flashy and will make you the talk of any fancy party. Due to the fact that they’re so large, it’s not a good idea to wear them with any other jewelry that goes on the hand or wrist.
There are many other ring styles out there. These are just the ones that you’re most likely to have sitting in your jewelry box at home.
Wearing Rings on Your Left Hand
Obviously, if you’re engaged or married, your left ring finger is reserved for your engagement or wedding ring. A long time ago, the pinky finger was the one that was used for such rings but all of that changed with the Romans. They believed that there is a vein in the ring finger that leads to the heart.
Now wearing rings on your pinky finger make you look tough. Sporting a ring on your middle finger symbolizes that you’re responsible. Putting a ring on your left index finger tells people that you’re a natural-born leader.
Wearing an elegant cocktail ring on your thumb will tell those around you that you have a temper and aren’t to be trifled with.
Wearing Rings on Your Right Hand
Many people will wear a ring on their right pinky finger to symbolize that they have graduated from college and are well into their chosen career. In certain areas of the world such as India or Germany, wearing a ring on your right ring finger tells people that you’re taken.
For most corners of the world, a ring on the right ring finger shows that you’re creative and resourceful. A ring on your right middle finger ensures people that they can trust you. If you’re Jewish, your significant other will place your wedding band on your right index finger when you get married.
If you’re not Jewish, a ring on your right index finger shows that you’re a natural-born leader. Some corporate leaders will wear a ring on their right thumb as a display of authority.
How to Style Rings According to Your Outfit
Now that you know more about the gorgeous rings for women at Dreamland Jewelry and what wearing them symbolizes, it’s time to learn how to make them work with your outfits.
Gold rings work well with other gold jewelry. You can wear one with a rose gold bracelet and a pair of white gold earrings, for example.
As far as clothes go, a plated gold ring is the perfect complement to a plain white shirt. It doesn’t have to be anything too fancy.
Silver rings can pair well with titanium and stainless steel jewelry. You can put it with gold pieces but there’s a right and wrong way to go about that.
When deciding your wardrobe around your silver jewelry, pretty much anything goes. Silver is a versatile metal that matches with most outfits.
Only break out your platinum rings out when you’re going to a fancy party. They only work with elegant dresses and outfits. If you want to wear other jewelry with them, you’ll have to stick with other platinum pieces or deck yourself out in white gold.
Brass and Copper
Brass and copper are the most casual out of all the metals so your outfit will have to reflect that. You can pair them with jeans and a t-shirt or a light summer dress.
You can wear your brass and copper rings with rose gold and yellow gold pieces if you want to have a little metal variety.
What you wear your gemstone rings with all depends on what kind of stone you’re working with. Semi-precious stones can go with any outfit or jewelry that you want.
Your glamorous precious stones should only be taken out during special occasions and events, however.
Wearing a Ring for Every Occasion
Trying to figure out what ring to wear with your date outfit? Do you need to know how to accessorize your jeans and t-shirt? Learning how to style rings can be difficult if you don’t know what metals and fabrics look good together.
We hope that reading this guide has made the choice a little bit easier for you. If you’re looking for more ways to become the talk of the town, we can help you out. Check out our blog for all the latest fashion tips and tricks.