The term ‘Cocktail rings’ came into fashion in the 1930s to describe the colourful and opulent rings worn by ladies at exclusive events. When they raised a glass to their lips, their rings drew attention of people and thus these rings got their famous moniker. A staple at stylish dos today, here are some gorgeous cocktail rings from jewellers around the world.
1. ‘When Spring Came’ by FerrariFirenze
Italian FerrariFirenze’s ‘When spring came’ collection pays homage to the beauty of nature. The boutique factory creates delicate and beautiful rings. From the motifs to the overall delicate proportions, each detail on the cocktail rings brings lightness, grace and movement to them. Take for example the Girasole ring (worn on the middle finger by the model in the picture) in which 38 small petals are individually attached to the ring, requiring several hours of work by artisans. If held upside down, the flower becomes a blossom, closing its petals. When worn, it becomes a sparkling companion, enchanting all with its constant movement. One hundred diamonds and sapphires add unmatched brilliance to this piece. FerrariFirenze also allows customisation of the jewellery pieces. You can locate a boutique from here.
2. The Sabbia Collection by Sunny Jain
Since 2008, jewellery designer Sunny Jain has been designing modern and bold jewellery that cater to a mix of both Hollywood insiders and collectors of fine gems. His design atelier ‘Bavna’ is located in Los Angeles, California. This cocktail ring is from The Sabbia Collection, which features champagne diamonds set in 18 carat yellow gold, detailed with intricate metalwork. For more information you can visit their website or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Masterpieces by Yoko London
Luxury pearl jewellery brand Yoko London has a close relationship with pearl farms, which has helped them secure some of most unusually coloured pearls. This particular cocktail ring is from Yoko London’s ‘Masterpieces’. It features the highest quality South Sea pearls set with diamonds and rose gold. The intricate lace and floral inspired design adds lovely feminine grace to the ring. You can visit the Yoko London website from here.
5. Rasleela by Roots
The Opulent cocktail ring by Roots is from their new collection Rasleela. This ring has a pink sapphire, an onyx and 50 round diamonds set into 18 carat gold. The Opulent cocktail ring is bold and creates a new language of design that reflects innovation and individuality. Like all cocktails rings this one’s aimed at the modern woman too. The Roots Atelier is located at 62/64, Zaveri House, Hughes Road, Mumbai. Phone: +91 2223618384/23630818.
5. Summer Cocktail ring by Van Cleef & Arpels
Van Cleef & Arpels, the French jewellery, watch and perfume company present the Summer Cocktail ring which echoes the fashions of the 1960s. Crowned by an exceptional oval pink spinel weighing 21.19 carats, the cocktail ring is embellished with a daring combination of materials. It features coral, diamonds and mauve sapphires that alternate on various levels, creating a cascading design. For more information or to view other rings from Van Cleef & Arpels, visit their website.
6. Dazzling Blossom collection by Sonal’s Bijoux
Sonal’s Bijoux offers an exquisite range of diamond and ruby jewellery set in 18 carat gold in its Dazzling Blossom collection. This collection includes this unique cocktail ring that is crafted to make the wearer the centre of everyone’s attention. It is available at Sonal’s Bijoux, Ground Floor (Right Wing), Pitruchaya, Plot No.21, N.S.Road 2, JVPD Scheme, Vile Parle (West), Mumbai. Phone: +91-22-66957918.
Which cocktail ring are you wearing on this New Year’s Eve party?