Bruno Mars debuts Las Vegas jazz lounge named after the Pinky Ring

Singer Bruno Mars has debuted a new Las Vegas entertainment lounge named The Pinky Ring. Located inside the Bellagio Resort & Casino, the bar is Mars' homage to the entertainers that helped to shape the city

13 February 2024

By Kim Parker

A sign of power and prestige for centuries, the pinky ring has been enjoying a fashion renaissance of late, shifting from a signifier of aristocratic heritage to pop cultural status symbol and must-have fashion accessory. Now, thanks to singer-songwriter Bruno Mars, the jewel even has its own celebrity hangout.

Bruno Mars at The Pinky Ring Las Vegas
Bruno Mars and The Hooligans at The Pinky Ring, Las Vegas. Photo by John Esparza

As the rest of the world was preparing go Swift-spotting at the Super Bowl, Mars kicked off his own fabulous party in another part of Las Vegas as he debuted The Pinky Ring, cited as an ‘entertainment destination and lounge,’ inside the storied Bellagio Resort & Casino (made famous in the Ocean’s 11 films). ‘A special programme of events and live entertainment has been curated by the global superstar as a place for people to get lost in a good time they will remember forever,’ a release stated.

Bruno Mars at The Pinky Ring bar Las Vegas
Naturally, pinky rings were de rigueur on the night. Mars had his custom made by Tiffany & Co for the event

Accompanied by his long-time band, The Hooligans, Mars dazzled his assembled guests – including celebrity friends Janelle Monáe, Victoria Monét, Lady Gaga, Babyface and T-Pain – with a number of his hit songs at the Pinky Ring’s opening party, including “Treasure” and “That’s What I like,” along with classic covers of songs by The Jackson Five, Junior Senior and Bob Marley.

Tiffany & Co pinky ring made for Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars’ custom pinky ring in yellow gold and diamonds

Fittingly, the ’24k Magic’ singer also wore a fabulous pinky ring to commemorate the opening of his cocktail bar. The custom piece was created by Tiffany & Co. in yellow gold and featured the initials for the Pinky Ring framed in white diamonds on its front. Mars has also had ‘Pinky Ring 2024’ engraved on its reverse as a reminder of the event.

With Usher debuting a fabulous, pearl-adorned pinky ring of his own at the Super Bowl, it seems fashion’s usually fickle spotlight is firmly trained on the accessory for now. The only question is, at which fabulous star-studded event will we see it next?

(For what it’s worth, our money’s on the Oscars…)

Like this? Take a look inside Usher’s fabulous jewellery collection

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