If you want to emphasize your style and individuality through a statement-making jewellery piece, then a cocktail ring is what you’ve been looking for. Cocktail rings, also known as cluster or dinner rings, will leave a lasting impression and add style to any of your outfits.
In order to value the cocktail ring, it’s important to understand its background. The history of cocktail rings goes back to the American prohibition era of the 1920s. During this time, alcoholic beverages were banned, and this caused people to hold illegal drinking and cocktail parties.
The 1920s were a time of great changes and freedom, especially for women. «New Women» of the Jazz Age were sipping cocktails at luxurious parties, dressed in their most glamorous gowns including oversized gemstone rings.
In the 1920s the most valuable cocktail rings featured large diamonds or other precious gemstones such as sapphires and emeralds, surrounded by accent diamonds.
Nowadays, any «statement» ring is called a cocktail ring and comes in variety of designs, which has increased due to innovative jewellery making techniques. These statement rings are usually worn on any finger except for the left ring finger, which is reserved for engagement and wedding rings.
Cocktail rings look good both with a little black dress and a long silk gown, and serve the purpose of bringing attention to them. That’s why if you like to make bold statements, a cocktail ring is a wonderful addition to your jewellery collection.