By Åse Anderson in London
Opulent, extravagant and most definitely over the top, cocktail rings are the perfect accessory to finish off your Christmas party outfit. They also make rather fabulous Christmas gift ideas for her if she likes her jewels to make an oversized statement.
These beautiful rings by Sarah Ho for William & Son combine the jeweller's signature East meets West style with archival patterns from William & Sons' shotgun engraving. Available in four different styles, we love the icy cool combination of white gold with a faceted cabochon aquamarine and diamond almost as much as we crave the warmth of the rose gold and golden citrine version.
Asprey has created a ray of sunshine for the finger with the Daisy Heritage cocktail ring. Revisting an iconic collection of the past, the sunflower-yellow sapphire petals surround a cluster of pavé diamonds, capturing the vivid beauty of nature.
Striking and eye-catching, you have to be careful not to wave your hand around too much when wearing the majestic Red Arrow ring from Fernando Jorge's Fusion collection. The arrow-shaped band in rose gold is set with glistening rubies and rhodolites from the designer's native Brazil.
Boodles' new Keystone collection, featuring vibrant cabochon stones surrounded by bricks of gold inspired by London's architecture, is launching just in time for Christmas. This colourful chrysoprase cocktail ring from this collection would make the ideal Christmas gift for ladies who love contemporary yet timeless jewels.
In a more subdued hue, but equally mesmerising, this one-of-a-kind Annoushka cocktail ring features a coniferous quartz with its distinctive fossilised fern pattern. Set in white gold and surrounded by a double frame of micro pavé diamonds, this ring is sure to be a talking point wherever you go.
Part ring, part archirectural blueprint, Holts London has created a one-of-a-kind jewel, topped with an angular white quartz. The Holt cocktail ring was inspired by the angular structure of quartz and sits in perfect geometry on the finger.
In Elena Votsi's signature bold style, this stunning duo of Sun rings in gold, available at London's Dover Street Market, symbolises perfection, life and continuance - what better message to send with your gift this Christmas?
If you are looking for more inspiration before heading off to do your Christmas shopping, check out our cool jewels for style queens and top 10 stylish watches for women under £10,000, or view all our festive gift ideas in one place in our dedicated Christmas section.