The Cocktail Ring
Love the Cocktail Ring…
Cocktail rings are a top trend in the fashion industry. Celebrities wear them as an instant boost of bling
The cocktail ring is meant to be a dramatic large ring, worn at cocktail parties. The cocktail ring was especially popular to wear during US prohibition at illegal cocktail parties. Such a ring flaunted not only the fact that one was drinking illegally, but also that one was doing it with style.
Popularity of the cocktail ring gained in the 1940s and 1950s, as cocktail parties continued to be popular events. Although cocktail parties are less common now, wearing a cocktail ring with huge diamonds or other large precious or semi-precious gems is still popular for formal dressy occasions, and especially for events like premieres of films, Broadway theater productions, or award shows like the Oscars or Emmys.
While the trend in earlier rings was to use precious stones, particularly diamonds, the cocktail ring today may be made with faux stones. The difficulty and expense of obtaining large precious stones often makes the cocktail ring with real stones prohibitively expensive. Costume jewelry stores stock reproductions of rings worn by the glitterati, and a good costume cocktail ring is perfectly acceptable for anything but the fanciest events.
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