It’s the unofficial end of summer, our last hurrah with the season’s warm, sultry nights, flip-flops, lounging poolside, and all of the other things that are so cherished during these few months. This weekend, we’ll kick back and say goodbye to summer the best way we know how: with cocktails. (What else?) In the jewelry world, no meeting of mixed libations is complete without the perfect adornments—they’re called cocktail rings for a reason—and this dazzler from Simon G. is the perfect choice to wave goodbye to summer while welcoming fall with open arms. Spanning five rows wide, 5.09 cts. t.w. princess-cut rubies combine to create an almost quilted look, held by shared prongs in black gold. Just a touch of drama is all this baby needs: A border of diamonds in rose gold frames the ruby layout, while the split-shank is set in white gold and lined with diamonds. Blackened gold. Rose gold. Color. Diamonds. I think this one has it all. What say you?
And the drink of choice this weekend? Stir and Strain‘s recipe of Drunken Apple and Rosé Sangria for Two. It’s the perfect transition: the rosé a nod to one of summer’s favorite quenchers, the apples a sign of what’s to come. Click through on the image below for the recipe. Cheers!