Cocktail Party!

Screen Shot 2013-08-30 at 9.48.57 PMHave you ever wondered about the origin of cocktail rings?  How did they get their name?  To find out, we’re taking you back in time to the 1920’s when flappers, jazz and speakeasies were all the rage.

During the Prohibition Era, there was a ban of alcohol and an insurgence in fashion.   Many people in high society would flock to the speakeasies where the alcohol flowed, fashion flourished and women flashed their most opulent jewels.   Women began wearing large rings as fashion statements adding extra glam to their ensembles.   The “cocktail ring” became the latest must-have accessory and the ultimate status symbol to wear during this time.

 Shown in 1924, Alden Gay wears Cartier originals around her head and neck, on her wrists and fingers, and fastened, as a hip brooch, at her waist. FROM THE CONDÉ NAST ARCHIVE.
Shown in 1924, Alden Gay wears Cartier originals around her head and neck, on her wrists and fingers, and fastened, as a hip brooch, at her waist.
FROM THE CONDÉ NAST ARCHIVE.

Today, the cocktail ring is something every woman should have in her jewelry wardrobe. It’s a perfect statement piece that will add fashion and flare to any outfit.  Great with jeans or your LBD, take a look at some of our favorite looks in cocktail rings.

Ippolita Rock Candy Gelato Ring in 18K Gold

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Penny Preville Moonstone Cocktail Ring

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Roberto Coin Cocktail Ring with Diamonds and Rock Crystal

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Bez Ambar Rings from the Blaze Collection

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John Hardy Dome Ring with Amethyst and White Sapphires

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JB Star Yellow Sapphire and Diamond Ring

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Marco Bicego Murano Ring in 18K Gold, Amethyst and Blue Topaz

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Which ring is your favorite? Leave us a comment and share with us!

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