Nearly any oversized ladies' ring may be termed "cocktail". Most commonly featuring a large coloured centre stone, they can also be known as a cluster, dinner, or dress ring and come under the costume jewellery category.
Large natural 2.50ct (10.38 mm. x 8.12 mm) emerald with luxurious jungle green colour and of Columbian origin.
According to The Examiner, historically they can be linked with the Speakeasy culture of 1930s America, worn by ladies to signify they were flouting the prohibition laws, i.e. cocktail glass in hand and cocktail ring on finger. They have since become a symbol of status and high fashion, and a permanent fixture on the red carpet, a favourite with stars such as Emma Stone, Paris Hilton and Beyonce making a bold, glamourous statement.
But they are not only for the rich and famous and formal wear, show-stopping imitations can be bought on the high street and seen in everyday wear.
The recent popularity of the vintage look and up-cycling has also inspired the trend and seen younger generations raiding their Grandmothers' costume jewellery for forgotten treasures.
Retro 1930s 3ct Diamond & Ruby Ring in 14K Rose Gold & Platinum
One of our own high impact pieces, this dress ring adds instant glamour to any outfit and will certainly be a conversation starter.
Beautifully vivid 1.93ct Oval Cut Natural Fancy Deep Brownish Yellow Diamond, certified by GIA. This exquisite stone flashes alternating shades of greens, yellows and browns in different light.
Set in a contemporary, eye-catching design featuring alternating diamond set white and yellow gold detailing.
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