Many pieces of jewelry are versatile, but the simple ring may be the biggest chameleon of all. It’s most likely the piece you’ll never take off, and, just like a wedding ring, it becomes a second skin. Simple, cute rings open the door for as much adornment of the fingers as fit the task at hand. For an at-home Zoom call, maybe wear one or two, but for a socially-distanced coffee or cocktail, some stacking never hurt.
And, while you’re maybe thinking simple means boring, in reality it’s quite the opposite. Jeweler and Vogue Fashion Fund Finalist Eva Zuckerman of Eva Fehren agrees: “I think the most interesting and successful attention-grabbing pieces are the most simple. It’s a beautiful thing when a minimal, simple design packs a lot of punch.”
Lacquer, gemstones, engraved metals full of texture, and perfect coils are all simple and work just as well on one finger as on ten. The simplicity of the design makes a statement that is wonderfully versatile.Plain Bands
Not just reserved for a wedding ring, a minimalistic band is the quintessential simple ring.
Louis Vuitton LV Volt multi ring in yellow gold
Wrapping the finger, the even weight and symmetry of the coil ring makes it a great option for something more interesting but still clean and straightforward.
Anita Ko two-row baguette diamond coil ring
Repossi Serti Sur Vide 18k rose gold ring
Marco Bicego Lucia 18k yellow gold ring
Katkim Crescendo gold diamond ring
A classic design with an unexpected twist: pavé, floating diamonds, or engraving make simple bands sing.
Van Cleef & Arpels Perlée pearls of gold ring, 3 rows
Lizzie Mandler Carre knife edge band
Jessica McCormack rope ring in yellow gold
A bright stripe is always a fun way to add color to the hands, and these enamel, lacquer, and stone options are no exception.
Suzanne Kalan 18k rose gold, ruby, and diamond ring
Jenna Blake 18k yellow gold ruby band
Alice Cicolini Memphis Candy 14k gold, enamel, and diamond ring
Andrea Fohrman thick star enamel band
Melissa Joy Manning 14k gold sapphire ring