March 26, 2012 § 1 Comment
Since Yves Saint Laurent released the Arty cocktail rings range they have become instantly recognisable and truly covetable pieces of jewellery. There has hardly been one celebrity which wasn’t at some point seen wearing one. Indeed the cult following included: Kylie Minogue who was wearing it on her Aphrodite tour, Kim Kardashian sporting it at the make up launch and Alexa Chung demonstrating it at a photoshoot (with matching nail polish – fab!).
This season YSL extended the range of enamel and gold plated rings further with new colours and materials. I love both the depth of some enamels – looking like they might be some precious stones sent to us interterrestrially – and the monocolour shine of others. My favourite picks below range from £135 to £165. The thing is, whichever colour you pick, the arty ring is a real investment: it has been popular season after season and has moved from ‘trend’ to ‘classic’ category making it the most desirable cocktail ring out there.
Based on the success of YSL arty rings, this season has a whole range of oversized cocktail rings from other brands waiting to steal some fans from the established favourite. Many undercut arty ring in price but some aim higher with beautiful designer creations. See my selection below – are you ready to swap a YSL classic with new season favourite?
- House of Harlow 1960 Sunburst Ring, £51
- House of Harlow 1960 Stone & Crystal Ring, was £83 now £58 (asos)
- House of Harlow 1960 Sun Ring, was £84 now £41 (asos)
- Erickson Beamon Safari Ring, £195
- Kenneth Jay Lane Crystal Ring, £55
- Monica Vinader Set of Three Stacking Rings, £280
- Kenneth Jay Lane Resin Ring, £65