Our 12 Favorite Cocktail Rings to Upgrade Any Outfit

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Go from glum to glam just by adding one of these attention-grabbing cocktail rings—they start at just $13!

Whether you’re in a style rut or just ready for an image refresh, you can update your style to look current without spending a fortune or upending your closets.

The trick is to seek out the best accessories and invest in affordable jewelry. We’ll be filling our jewelry boxes with elegant necklaces, including this inexpensive version of Meghan Markle’s constellation necklace, and the best earrings for sensitive ears. And, of course, no jewelry collection is complete without an eye-catching cocktail ring.

What is a cocktail ring?

Cocktail rings, which are traditionally worn on the middle or ring finger of your right hand, often have a large, attention grabbing, center stone. They rose to popularity during the flapper movement in the 1920s and add the perfect touch of glam to your look. Whether you want a flamboyant Art Deco style, an impressive gemstone, or something more subtle, cocktail rings are a jewelry staple. Consider it the little black dress of jewelry.

We’ve found some of the most sparkly and affordable cocktail rings to add to your jewelry organizers. And don’t forget to stock up on jewelry cleaning solution, like the Diamond Dazzle Stick, to keep all of your new treasures looking shiny and new for years to come.

Our favorite cocktail rings

Virgo Constellation ring

Virgo Constellation Ringvia sequin-nyc.com

What’s more personal than a statement cocktail ring customized with your astrology sign? Every zodiac sign is represented, from Aries through Pisces. Twenty-two carat plated brass is accented with Swarovski crystals and handcrafted in the United States. This cocktail ring is definitely a conversation piece.

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Blush Statement ring

Blush Statement Ring Ecomm Via Etsy.comvia iloniti/etsy.com

This traditional style cocktail ring features a large, blush colored Swarovski crystal surrounded by over two dozen smaller crystals set in either gold, silver, or rose gold-plated brass. The band is adjustable, so this ring fits comfortably on any finger you choose. It’s a sparkler!

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Blue Statement ring

Blue Statement Ringvia nordstromrack.com

Feeling blue? This sparkling ring is bound to perk you up. One large blue crystal is surrounded by dozens of smaller cool blue crystals on a gold tone plate. This ring is also under $15, leaving room in your budget for even more bling to add to your collection!

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Ryan Gold cocktail ring

Ryan Gold Cocktail Ring via kendrascott.com

Less is more when it comes to this eye-catching cocktail ring. Choose from eight different glass stones, each with a stunning hexagonal silhouette. Depending on the stone you choose, your ring will either be rhodium-plated brass, 14 karat gold-plated brass, or rose gold-plated brass. Wear it alone or stack it with everyday metallic bands for an updated look.

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Embellished Stone cocktail ring

Embellished Stone Cocktail Ringvia anthropologie.com

Go big or go home with this gold-plated brass ring. Choose from a large, freshwater pearl or turquoise stone surrounded by dozens of cubic zirconia. The adjustable band allows you to wear it on any finger you choose.

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Oval Shaker ring

Oval Shaker Ringvia catherineweitzman.com

Free floating, colored crystals fill the two-sided glass chamber on this unique cocktail ring. The chamber’s surrounding metal and band look like a delicate, textured branch. The ring is available in 18 karat gold vermeil or recycled sterling silver and comes in 12 crystal color options.

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Maro cocktail rings

Maro Cocktail Rings via baublebar.com

Though cocktail rings traditionally feature a large stone, anything goes when it comes to modern day designs. This ring set from Bauble Bar comes with two hypoallergenic 14 karat gold-plated brass rings that can be worn in a variety of ways. Wear them stacked, separate, or paired with your other favorite baubles.

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Croissant Dome ring

Croissant Dome Ring via mejuri.com

This 18 karat vermeil (which is gold on sterling silver) ring is an Instagram celebrity in its own right. Mejuri’s Croissant Dome collection is a favorite of influencers and celebs alike. Oprah, Margot Robbie, Selena Gomez, and Lorde are all rumored to be big fans of the collection. It’s an elegant choice that quickly dresses up an otherwise casual dress or sweater.

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Power Gemstone ring

Power Gemstone Ringvia gorjana.com

Whether you’re seeking wisdom, balance, love, or calming energies, the gemstones in these power rings might help. These functional yet fashionable cocktail rings come in 18-karat gold plated brass with stones such as lapis for wisdom, labradorite for balance, rose quartz for love, black onyx for protection, and howlite for calming.

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Lattice ring

Lattice Ring via sterlingforever.com

Dozens of tiny cubic zirconia set in sterling silver cause this intricate ring to sparkle any time it catches the light. It also comes with a lifetime guarantee, so you’ll feel good knowing this was money well spent on a statement ring.

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Metal Signet Ring via jcrew.com

Metal Signet ring

This showstopping ring was made at a metal-forging workshop in Pittsburgh. The statement pice was carved and cast in solid .925 sterling silver. The hand-filed texture on the body showcases the tool marks, making this a one-of-a-kind jewelry piece.

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Mixed Gems cocktail ring

Mixed Gems Cocktail Ringvia macys.com

This multi-stone ring is bound to attract attention every time you walk into a room. It has seven bold colored gemstones set in gold-tone zinc, and will make a stunning addition to your jewelry collection. Go ahead and match it to your winter manicure.

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Marisa Hillman
Marisa is a freelance writer and product expert covering product reviews, gift guides, and sales for RD.com. She is a former educator turned professional shopper dedicated to finding the best sales and products on the market. When she's not on deadline, she can be found exploring the East Coast or curled up at home with her nose in a book. She lives in New England with her husband, three children, and two dogs.