By Amanda Nichols
Every year summer comes to Colorado bringing all of our favorite things: hiking, farmers markets, sun hats and barbeques, to name a few. With this oncoming summer, I couldn’t help but notice all the big, bold rings everyone has been wearing and I know our customers have noticed as well. With the Sorrel Sky Gallery door open and more and more admirers passing through, we have received many comments and questions about big rings. It looks like this summer the ladies are out to make a statement!
This fun trend suits a variety of tastes. Maybe you want the ability to make heads turn or maybe you just like simple, bold designs. Large, statement rings are great because they can be coordinated with outfits or they can become the center of your fashion universe.
If you love an everyday ring, try Elizabeth Shower’s “Tree of Life Ring” which features a gorgeous faceted moonstone set in sterling silver. Ben Nighthorse, a national favorite, has a stylish turquoise and lapis inlay ring; these bright colors are a perfect summer combo. For simplicity and tradition, check out Artie Yellowhorse's Spiny Oyster ring.
Everyone loves their “everyday” jewelry but sometimes us ladies want an eye-catching ring for a special night out. For those fancy occasions, consider Toby Pomeroy’s “Starry Night Ring." This 18k gold ring with inlaid diamonds is not only elegant but it is also eco-friendly, made from EcoGold. Another winner is Don Lucas’s turquoise ring with gemstones. This large and playful ring is a unique mix of Native American style with contemporary glitz.
Then again, if you’re going big, why not take it to a whole new level with some traffic-stopping rings. Doug Magnus’ bold green turquoise ring is sure to draw compliments, as will Gloria Sawin’s Rosarita saddle ring. Both of these colorful rings are comfortable and fun to wear, as many of our visitors have told us- but if you don’t believe us, come in and try them on yourself.