My first introduction to the cocktail ring was a blush and tangerine beaded confection gifted to me by my mother and stolen from me by my elementary school French teacher who borrowed it one day as a prank and is still dragging on the joke a decade later, I can only guess.
Since then, I've been irreparably attracted to all things gold and baubled and subtly ostentatious much like a magpie or that requisite elderly woman you know ever bedecked in Swarovski brooches and costume pearls who's all, "whatevs" to that "take one accessory off before leaving the house" rule.
Any incarnation of the cocktail ring in mint or white is very "Ladies Who Lunch", the stand-out of which is absolutely the coral-inspired piece by Indian label Amrita Singh. As for the zoomorphic pieces, the saying "you can't account for taste" probably applies here, as wearing an animal likeness on your ring finger may ring of gaudiness for boring dressers. I think of them simply as statements.
Kenneth Jay Lane
Melissa Joy Manning