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Picking Up Pointers
Jewelry Trends


At the risk of being impolite, it’s important to point directly at one of the biggest trends in bold, cocktail style rings: the index, or pointer finger ring. These rings, typified by bold and whimsical designs and colors, are statement pieces on any finger, but they are standouts as index finger rings. Consumers, especially self purchasers, are looking for statement pieces to differentiate their rings, sometimes even by finger. It’s a trend that requires retailers to carry larger sizes in some styles. Best bets include large cabochon or rose cut gemstones set parallel or perpendicular to the index finger, wider decorated shanks, over-the-top details, and en tremblant and moving elements. — Jeff Prine


blue topaz and sterling silver ring
Angélique de Paris’ blue topaz and sterling silver ring with snakeskin shank, (610) 782-7227.
18k rose gold and mango moonstone ring
Ramon’s 18k rose gold and mango moonstone ring with diamonds, (39) 93-254-1000.
18k rose gold ring with peridot, iolite, and icy diamonds
Mattioli’s 18k rose gold “Flavors” ring with peridot, iolite, and icy diamonds, suggested retail $4,000, (914) 235-6261. Photo by Chris Trayer.
18k gold ring with colored diamonds contrasting with rose, yellow, and white gold
Io Si’s “Dinea” 18k gold ring with colored diamonds contrasting with rose, yellow, and white gold, (212) 888-5888.
urchin ring in 18k gold with diamonds, yellow and bronze pearls
Porrati’s urchin ring in 18k gold with diamonds, yellow and bronze pearls, (212) 888-5888.