Can you wear a cocktail ring everyday? We love this wildly popular jewelry trend, but many are asking this question when it comes to what finger to wear a dress ring on, whether cocktail rings are tacky, and whether you can wear a cocktail ring daily. Let’s explore this topic because bridesmaid cocktail rings are IN! Subscribe now for the latest to your inbox.
This just in: bridesmaid cocktail rings are trending and we’re loving the look! But first: can you wear a cocktail ring everyday? Are cocktail rings tacky? What finger do you wear a dress ring on?
Today we’re answering this question from Britney who wants to know,
“Can you wear a cocktail ring everyday? I want to give bridesmaids cocktail rings to wear but are they as practical as an earring or necklace set?”
Great question! Not only can you wear a cocktail ring everyday… you’ll find so many styles you’ll want to swap out for daily wear! These are great questions and we’ll tackle them one by one.
But first, great idea on giving bridesmaid cocktail rings for your gifts. I love when brides think outside the box! Cocktail rings are a trend of the moment (although did they ever go away?) and we’re seeing these as a huge trend right now for gifting. In addition to the traditional bridesmaid jewelry sets, some brides are adding a twist: a different cocktail ring for each bridesmaid to wear.
What is a cocktail ring?
A cocktail ring is a large dress ring, typically with one main stone on it that is large and makes a statement.
Cocktail ring bridesmaid proposal
We’re also seeing brides give cocktail rings to bridesmaids as a proposal gift. It makes sense, right? A proposal with a ring! ;) Give a cocktail ring with a card like this (by Haley Warner):
Cocktail rings — also known as dress rings — are a beautiful accessory to own. Let’s tackle these questions!
How to Wear Cocktail Rings
Can you wear a cocktail ring everyday?
Yes! Your bridesmaids can wear cocktail rings everyday. And yes, on the wedding day, too! We recommend no more than one statement ring at a time, though.
When do you wear a cocktail ring? Any time you want! Wear it daily and have it go along with your outfit. Have a fancier ring? Wear a cocktail ring for a special occasion.
You can wear a cocktail ring every day or save it for formal events. The ring you wear should go along with your outfit, of course, but there are many types of cocktail rings that look great for everyday wear (we’ll show some in this blog post, to be exact!)
Are cocktail rings tacky?
No, of course not! Cocktail rings are not tacky or gaudy unless they resemble costume jewelry or look cheap. The cocktail rings from Rustic Gem Jewelry are definitely perfect for daily wear. Not tacky at all!
What finger do you wear a dress ring on?
You wear a dress ring or a cocktail ring on any finger you’d like. You’ll most often wear a cocktail ring on either the right ring finger. Unless it is an engagement ring, a dress ring isn’t usually worn on the left ring finger but it can be — totally up to you. We also see cocktail rings worn on the index finger, especially if you already have other rings you typically wear on other fingers.
And although this wasn’t your question, here’s another on the topic:
Can a cocktail ring be an engagement ring?
We don’t see why not. We love when brides select non-traditional engagement rings and we think you should love your engagement ring and want to wear it every day. If that means you’re wearing a cocktail ring everyday as your engagement ring, it shouldn’t matter! It’s up to you! :)
The most popular style we’re seeing for this trend is the marquise cocktail ring. This type of ring has a marquise-shaped gemstone set on your choice of silver or gold plated brass. You can choose a different gemstone for each bridesmaid or incorporate a particular color you think she’ll love the most.
As Tracy of Rustic Gem puts it, these cocktail rings are, “the definition of a wear-anywhere statement”. We couldn’t agree more! You can choose a large marquise-shaped gemstone or a druzy with a simple band design. You can choose Amazonite, Green Onyx, Labradorite, or Black Onyx, just to name a few.
If you opt for druzy cocktail rings, you’ll also find a little sparkle and shimmer. :)
We spotted these beautiful cocktail ring styles handmade by Rustic Gem Jewelry and they’re the perfect fit for this style. You can browse these in the rings section of their shop.
Now that you know cocktail ring 101, it’s time to get one of your own! Head to Rustic Gem Jewelry on Etsy or on their website. :)
What do you think of cocktail rings for bridesmaids? Do you want to wear a cocktail ring everyday? Which ring would YOU pick from this list? Tell me in the comment box below!