The best cocktail rings go a long way in the style department. You just don’t need much else when you’ve got truly spectacular bling. If your day includes a boardroom or a bar, an LBD or something equally chic will pair quite nicely with a beautiful bijou. And if you want to keep things low key during off duty hours, one good (and sizable) conversation piece will instantly elevate your T-shirt-and-jeans ensemble.
Let’s face it, a damn good cocktail ring can save even the most atrocious of outfit choices—such as a Juicy Couture tracksuit. Case in point: Lydia Courteille’s four-leaf clover ring. Set in 18k gold and bedazzled with opals and green tsavorites, the piece is a work of art. In fact, everything that comes out of Courteille’s fiery imagination is phantasmagoric.
But these babies don’t come cheap. Granted, they’re not going to cost as much as Van Cleef & Arpels’ heftier pieces, but most of Courteille’s rings will set you back five figures. They’re well worth the splurge though. Flip through the slideshow below to see more of the designer’s rings.