The Jewelry Trend Setting the Mood in 2021

Photo-Illustration: by The Cut; Photos: Retailers

Now that video calling is my primary mode of communication at work and in my personal life, I’ve noticed my ring collection has become a major player in my aesthetic. As someone who talks with their hands, I want my fingers to look good. Before each meeting, I spray my wrist with my favorite perfume and throw on my oversized Gucci blue light glasses, and to top off the look, I must have on all of my rings. Something magical happens when I put them on; it’s like my superpowers have been activated, and I can take on anything.

Over the past year, my obsession with big, chunky, dramatic rings has grown. I’ve noted other people wearing them too, and every time, it makes me want to know. Did they build up their ring collections over the years? Are any of them from an ex lover? From colorful childlike Lucite rings to gothic gold name plate rings, accessorizing your fingers with oversized statement rings is officially a thing. Read on for some of our favorites.

A Good Place to Start

Simple and sculpted, this would be eye-grabbing on its own, but it also looks great stacked with some other big statement rings.

A Kitschy Acrylic Ring

La Manso rings have been spotted stacked on the fingers of Bella Hadid, as well as (ahem) in “the Louvre.”

An Even Kitschier Acrylic Ring

This fun and playful ring has a late-’90s and early-2000s feel to it.

A Ring with a Message

Made in collaboration with Snash Jewelry, Melody Eshani’s ‘Stay Woke’ ring is a reminder to always strive for something better.

A Ring that Already Feels Like an Heirloom

There’s something about the boldness of this one that makes it feel like you could have inherited it from an eccentric great-aunt.

A Ring for Queen Bees

A signet ring with connected to a meaningful cause — 10 percent of proceeds from each piece in the Honey collection will go to Women for Women International.

A Ring That’s Impossible to Miss on Zoom

A Ring That’s Working All the Angles

Handmade in New York, L.Jardim jewelry bridges the gap between edge and elegance.

A Ring That’s Literally Retro

This brand will make you a custom ring that lets you remember a significant year every single time you look at your hand. (Maybe don’t pick 2020.)

A Psychedelic Stunner

Designed to depict a flower, this ring by Bea Bongiasca is an exclusive at Net-a-Porter, and 20 percent of the profits will go to the Association of the Italian Red Cross.

The Jewelry Trend Setting the Mood in 2021