When you think of statement rings, chunky gemstones and thick bands probably jump to your mind. But when it comes to jewelry, less really is more sometimes. Dainty rings can make a chic, pretty statement too.
A solo ring can be a super sweet detail to add to an ensemble, and stacked-up teeny-tiny rings add even more interest (think of it like the new "arm party"). No matter how you wear them, small rings pull a look together in a sophisticated, understated way, and they can even act as conversation starters (I get more comments on my tiny rings than any other piece of jewelry).
But as a writer who spends most of her time at a laptop, what I like most about wearing little rings is that they're always on display for me to admire. Whether they're from somewhere special, from someone special, or they're just lovely to look at, it's nice to be able to actually see your favorite jewelry front and center (unlike, say, a necklace).
Here are 13 perfectly charming rings to add to your jewelry collection–mix and match, switch up the fingers you wear them on, or just stick with a single ring for a more subtle approach (if you can narrow it down to one favorite, that is).
1. Leah Alexandra Stone Ring
Leah Alexandra Stone Ring, $80, Nordstrom
A pearly white brick of stone gives this ring an extra dreamy touch.
2. Mejuri Sphere Ring
Mejuri Sphere Ring In White Gold, $73, Mejuri
This simple white gold ring is an anywhere, anytime piece.
3. Five And Two Jude Ring
Five And Two Jude Ring, $52, Five And Two
Anyone else feeling some subtle illuminati vibes?
4. Bing Bang NYC Skull Ring
Bing Bang NYC Skull Ring, $58, Bing Bang NYC
Never has a skull looked quite this dainty.
5. Brook & York Thin Bar Ring
Brook & York Thin Bar Ring, $48, Brook & York
This engraved ring makes a special, personal gift—for someone else or for yourself.
6. ASOS CURVE Sterling Silver Knot Chain Ring
ASOS CURVE Sterling Silver Knot Chain Ring, $16, ASOS
Texture gives this nautically inspired ring a cool twist (literally).
7. Gorjana Shimmer Stackable Band Rings
Gorjana Shimmer Stackable Band Rings, $55, Nordstrom
This set of three rings is colorful, classy, and fun.
8. Charming Charlie Pear & Stud Bypass Ring
Charming Charlie Pear & Stud Bypass Ring, $8, Charming Charlie
The pear-shaped gem in this ring makes it stand out among any others you stack with it.
9. Catbird Twisted Stacker Ring
Catbird Twisted Stacker Ring, $64, Catbird
This dainty solid gold 14k ring was made for stacking.
10. Dogeared Lucky Horseshoe Ring
Dogeared Lucky Horseshoe Ring, $34, Dogeared
Get lucky with this sterling silver adornment.
11. Gorjana Amara Ring Set
Gorjana Amara Ring Set, $55, Gorjana
Three rings, nine stones, one set.
12. Alex And Ani Moon Wire Ring
Alex And Ani Moon Expandable Wire Ring, $38, alexandani.com
This ring is expandable, so you can wear it on any finger you feel like.
13. BaubleBar Parallel Bar Ring
BaubleBar Parallel Bar Ring, $28, BaubleBar
This ring is just as fabulous on its own as it is with others.