One of my first posts here on We Believe in Style was about cocktail rings. So when I read that they’re making a comeback I thought I had to write another post.
I don’t know if cocktail rings actually went out of fashion but there was a time when they had no rivals.
When it comes to cocktail (or statement) rings one in particular immediately comes to my mind, Yves Saint Laurent (yes, the brand still had Yves) “Arty Ring”, which was one of the most popular accessories among fashion bloggers (before they were called influencers). I almost bought one but the fact that it was extremely popular prevented me from purchasing it.
I once read the term cocktail ring comes from the fact that this type of ring easily catches attention while you’re drinking a cocktail, which is only a part of the history of this piece of jewelry. In fact, the term goes back to the Prohibition during the roaring twenties, when selling and drinking alcohol was strictly forbidden in US. So men and women used to hang out at speakeasies, secret bars where they could illegally drink alcohol, which wasn’t particularly good so it was mix with other beverages and ingredients.
Until the Prohibition era, women didn’t attend bars. When they started doing it, they wore glamorous clothes and precious jewelry. Their rings were often oversized and made of precious gemstones so yes, they caught attention.
These are some beautiful cocktail rings I found for you. What do you think about them? Do you prefer statement rings or you’re into minimalism and dainty pieces?
Coup De Coeur “Wild Rose Pearl”.
Bernard Delettrez. If you’re looking for dreamy jewelry with a dark twist his pieces are perfect.
Anne Manns “Eadie”.
Azhar. This ring has an adjustable band, which was commonly used in the past, when women wore rings on gloves.