They say small is beautiful, but we beg to differ. More often than not, people fall in love with large and oversized objects and the history of jewellery industry testifies to that fact. From time to time, pieces of oversized jewellery became exceptionally popular and set new trends in the industry. Cocktail rings, also known as cluster rings and dinner rings are an excellent case in point. These beautifully big rings which were in vogue a few decades ago are making a comeback these days with innovative designs. A cocktail ring is an oversized ring with a large centre stone and a lot of tiny stones surrounding it. When cocktail rings emerged as a fashion statement, they were typically worn by women in cocktail parties and that’s where they derived the name from.
Cocktail ring designs: The genesis
The origins of cocktail rings can be traced back to an important period in the history of the United States, namely the Prohibition era. During the 1920s, the US government banned the use of alcoholic beverages and as a result, people started holding illegal cocktail parties. This period also witnessed massive social changes as part of women’s freedom movements. This newfound freedom of women was reflected in the fashion industry and cocktail rings were first designed for and worn by women attending clandestine cocktail parties. Women who partook in such illegal drinking parties drank in style by flaunting their expensive and oversized rings. At the time of their emergence, cocktail rings were made of gold or other precious metals such as platinum. Large gemstones such as emeralds, diamonds, and sapphires were used as the centrepiece with tiny pave diamonds set around them. Less expensive stones such as garnet and blue topaz were also used to make the cocktail ring prices affordable to common women.
New trends in cocktail ring designs
Over the last few decades, cocktail rings found their way out of illegal cocktail parties and made their presence felt in many other formal as well as casual occasions. Today, these oversized rings are worn by women at many events, from popular dressy events to formal as well as casual occasions. Many celebrities are found wearing such signature pieces in film premiers, award shows, celebrity gatherings, and similar occasions. These days, designers use precious, semi-precious, and faux stones as the centrepiece and the cocktail ring prices depend on the metal and stone used in them.
Gold rings at BlueStone: Buy Cocktail Rings Online
If you fancy adding an oversized and precious ring to your jewellery collection, you can now buy cocktail rings online. BlueStone offers a stunning collection of cocktail rings with great designs and even greater offers. Our breathtaking display has rings made of white gold including the Bijou ring, the Sazerac ring, and the Bellini ring, to mention a few. The Kurant ring, the Savoy Affair ring, the Mojito ring, the Caribou ring are some of the finest picks from our gold collection. The cocktail rings’ price varies for each category and you can take your pick based on your budget and preference of metal.
At BlueStone, we use carefully selected precious stones to make cocktail rings that enhance your elegance multifold. Our diamond jewellery collection is made of both gold and white gold and includes a number of diamond studded rings such as the Grappa ring, the Angostura ring, the Frangelico ring, and the Moonwalk ring. If you are a lover of precious and semi-precious stones, our cocktail ring designs like the Flirtini ring (ruby and diamond), the Kurant ring (blue topaz and diamond), and the Atlantis ring (emerald and diamond) are sure to enchant you with their colour and sheen. The Maryam Two Finger ring and the Forever Rose ring are ideal for pearl lovers. These big, beautiful, and bold expressions of craftsmanship will add matchless value to your jewellery collection and fashion quotient alike.