The ring is the among the only jewelry items we can admire without the help of a mirror, which helps explain why most women wear them. Statement-making, eye-catching, modest, miniature, classic engagement rings, contemporary multi-finger rings, or mid-finger rings—the choices are endless. To help jewelry collectors make sense of the many options, I came up with my own classification guide for the nine essential ring designs that every serious jewelry collector must own.
Katerina Perez is an international jewelry reporter based in London. She is the founder and editor in chief of katerinaperez.com.