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While incidents of women being attacked have become all too common these days, some companies are coming up with some inventive ways to empower women.

The latest is a New York team who’ve created jewelry with state-of-the-art technology designed to fend off attacks. The SIREN Ring uses miniature patent pending technology that emits a screeching sound when activated, loud enough to attract attention and startle a potential attacker.

Founder Kat Alexander was inspired to create the ring after she had her own scary incident one night at university. With the help of her dad, Howard (a computer, security, and audio technology expert), the ring took a year of testing to perfect and it’s pretty darn cool. If the wearer is feeling threatened, all she has to do is twist the top of the ring 60 degrees counterclockwise to emit a piercing 110+ decibel alarm that can be heard up to 50 feet away (see video below). Each one is water-resistant and rechargeable with a USB connector.

The cocktail rings come in six designs and are actually rather striking. Each one is plated in sterling silver or 14k yellow gold with giant stones like aqua aventurine, amber carnelian and blue labradorite.

At $245 ( USD), the rings are a bit of an investment but a heck of lot more stylish and practical than walking around with a can of mace. And if it saves even one woman, then it’s pretty darn worth it — bling with a bang just got real.