Cocktail Rings

November 10th, 2012
Categorized under: Jewelry

*Whether showcasing a singular spectacular stone, or compiling many glittering accent gems, a cocktail ring is designed to attract attention!

*Cocktail rings came about around the same time as cocktails. Cocktails were invented during prohibition to hide the bad taste of bootleg liquor and holding a cocktail in your hand was a great way to show off a big sparkly ring on your finger! A big flashy ring and a cocktail glass were the perfect accessories for the decade of decadence leading up to the stock market crash of 1929.

*A cocktail ring is worn on special occasions, rather than every day. When choosing the perfect stone for your cocktail ring it’s less important to focus on durability than an engagement ring that would be worn every day. Softer stones like topaz, aquamarine, or amethyst will hold up well with a little bit of extra care when worn on occasion and since the price points are lower than the hardest stones (diamonds, rubies, and sapphires) it’s possible to source a very large gemstone with a more reasonable price point.

*Cocktail rings are an expression of your personality, so choose that bold color that you love!

Americano

An oval garnet in a signet style setting and a trillion Mexican opal with a twisting golden band embody the signature rich campari red and a lemon twist of an Americano. A sleek and modern cocktail ring is a wonderful way to show off a stunning gemstone.


Aviation

Crème de violette creates the charming namesake shade of an aviation cocktail. These cocktail rings feature a stunning range of lavender and pastel colors with two unique design elements. The first design encapsulates a gorgeous range of colors within an incredible opal center stone. The second celebrates color with a mosaic halo of pastel sapphires in all different shapes, sizes, and colors.


Bacardi

A hint of color only adds to the cheerful feel of a cocktail ring. a p grenadine pink


Bee’s Knees

Honey is the secret ingredient in this historical Prohibition Cocktail which we’ve paired with a pear diamond bumble bee ring and a halo fit for a queen (bee). One of the most signature design elements of a cocktail ring the exaggerated scale. Natural elements captured in precious metal and gemstones can make a stunning ring when enlarged to cocktail scale.


Bellini Find Photo

A fruity bellini cocktail wouldn’t be without a ripe peach. These demure cocktail rings highlight peaches of their own in the form of an emerald cut Oregon sunstone and a round sapphire surrounded by seven sizable diamonds. For many cocktail rings, a unique and rare gemstone are what bring the design together.


Bloody Mary

peppery aquamarine


Blue Lagoon??


Boulevardier

Created by an American in Paris, this cocktail is named after their Parisian magazine the ‘Boulevardier.’ These two cocktail rings capture the elegance of a stroll down Parisian boulevards, café afternoons, and the signature metal work throughout the city. Taking inspiration from your travels or favorite city can yield many interesting motifs for a piece of jewelry.


Bramble

Creme de mur (blackberry liquor) creates the deep rich color of a Bramble cocktail. For a cocktail ring, don’t be afraid of darker gemstone colors as a deeply saturated colors can make a ring design incredibly dramatic.


Brandy Alexander Find photo


Cosmopolitain

Cocktail rings can be


Clover Club

This unusual cocktail pre-dates the prohibition era and achieves Raspberry syrup


Daiquiri

Named after the Daiquirí beach in Santiago de Cuba, these two cocktail rings capture the vivid colors of the Caribbean Sea.


Dark and Stormy

Created in Bermuda after the first world war, the Dark and Stormy has become a cocktail well-known in the sailing community. Here a very vivid opal with a seascape horizon and a natural pearl instantly transport the wearer to the seaside.


Death in the Afternoon

A combination of champagne and absinthe comprise Ernest Hemingway’s cocktail creation: Death in the Afternoon. A pear-shaped tsavorite and cushion green garnet in absinthe green evoke the enchanting color of this literary cocktail. While engagement rings are often designed to anchor your collection of everyday jewelry, the occasional wear of a cocktail ring makes it the perfect setting for a bold color.


French 75


Gin Ricky

A popular prohibition cocktail, Gin Ricky’s were even served in The Great Gatsby when Daisy requests a cold drink. The Art Deco period can offer decadent emerald rings


Grasshopper

Invented in 1918


Hot Toddy

Swirling cinnamon sticks and drops of fresh lemon juice make these cocktail rings a cozy companion for a winter evening of hot toddy’s.


Jack Rose

A combination of apple jack and rose-y grenadine inspired the name for this popular 1920’s cocktail, the Jack Rose. These two cocktail rings show just how floral a rose cocktail ring can be: the left adding a small bloom on the shoulders, the right rose as an opening halo of diamond petals.


John Collins

Introduced to New York in the 1850’s, a John Collins punch


Kir Royale

Regal jewelry can offer plenty of great inspiration for a decadent cocktail ring. With custom design, you can add and edit the details of your ring, just to your liking. Your designer can offer suggestions to help your design strike the perfect balance between tiara minimalist and Versaille maximalist to suit your personal style.


Last Word

Originally a prohibition cocktail, the Last Word saw a modern revival in Seattle at the Zig Zag café. Whether vintage, or modern, these cocktail rings are both glamorous interpretations of this green chartreuse drink. Would you rather have a vintage cocktail ring or a more modern design?


Mai Tai


Manhattan

A marichino red ruby and geometric lines capture the metropolitan sentiment of a Manhattan cocktail. The architecture and lights of the city can be great inspiration for a piece of jewelry that takes you out on the town!


Margarita


Martini

For the most iconic of cocktails, these two diamond cocktail rings recall the Martini’s 1920’s origins with their decadent Art Deco styling. A unique cocktail ring can quickly become an iconic and signature piece of your jewelry collection.


Mary Pickford

Named after 1920’s silent film star, Mary Pickford, this pineapple, grenadine, and cherry garnished cocktail became popular during prohibition. These pink rose gold and diamond cocktail rings recall an old Hollywood charm and bright lights of the movie marquee.


Mimosa

Cocktails don’t have to be just for an evening out. How about a fun piece of jewelry for daytime brunch with mimosa’s all around!


Mint Julep


Mojito


Mojito


Moscow Mule

A coppery vessel and a rose gold halos


Negroni

Deep forest green sapphires set in rich orange rose gold settings capture the gin notes and orange twist of a Negroni. In a cocktail ring, ‘on the rocks’ can be translated as an ornate halo or tiers of diamonds set in geometric shapes.


Old Fashioned

This whiskey cocktail with an orange twist pairs perfectly with a tawny emerald cut citrine, and a two stone diamond ring with orange blossom flowers.


Paloma


Paper Plane

Soaring sapphire skies with a yellow gold lemon twist make these two cocktail rings perfect for an evening of paper planes.


Piña Colada

Cocktail rings can be as ornate or as casual as you’d like! Are your piña coladas best enjoyed at a resort or at the beach on a blanket?


Shandy

Barley and wheat motifs


Side Car

A diamond halo is the ideal companion for a gemstone inspired


Spritz

These fun and playful cocktail rings are perfect to slide on for an afternoon aperitivo filled with vibrant orange spritz cocktails.


Tequila Sunrise

Shifting shades of pink, orange, and golden gemstones capture the vibrant ombré of a tequila sunrise.


Tuxedo

Mogrammed ‘T’ cut outs


White Lady