Getting ready for a party? Donning oversized rings, or cocktail rings, are an easy way to look glam without much fuss or expense.
What is a cocktail ring? A cocktail ring is a piece of jewelry that is larger than normal rings and is designed to attract attention with its large size and often bold use of color. A cocktail ring usually has an oversized center stone or a lot of small stones in their settings. Sometimes they are referred to as statement or red-carpet rings.
The history of the cocktail ring goes back to the American prohibition era of the 1920s. During this time, alcoholic beverages were banned. This caused people to hold illegal drinking parties, including cocktail parties. The 1920s were a time of great social change, especially for women, who enjoyed greater freedom, most notably, the freedom to vote.
Nowadays, cocktail rings are usually worn to all sorts of fancy events, although people also wear them when dressed informally.
Most cocktail rings are made with cheaper materials and are relatively inexpensive. Be aware that many rings in this category are constructed using cheap base metals such as brass, copper or iron which are then covered with silver or gold plating to enhance their appearance.
Luxuria’s cocktail rings are crafted from precious 925 sterling silver and then are plated with a layer of Rhodium. Since rhodium is more durable than any other metal, it will protect anything it is plated over. Rhodium plating allows the jewelry piece to be less susceptible to corrosion and damage, allowing your favourite pieces of jewelry to last longer. Rhodium can also help reduce the chance of an allergic reaction.
While Cocktail rings are no longer just for cocktail hour, the purpose remains the same, that is – to make a statement! The boldness derives from surprising combinations of colors, as well as interesting juxtapositions of various stones with colourful diamond simulants such as cubic zirconia or zircon being popular.
Cocktail rings tend also to make strong use of motifs. Such motifs are often seen in nature such as flower or leaf patterns. Large showpiece center stones rule and are frequently seen together with halos of petals in various colors. Center stones are increasingly cut into fancy shapes – ovals, cushion cuts and pears.
All Luxuria® cocktail rings come together with a beautiful deluxe black leatherette ring box, product warranty, FREE U.S. and U.K. shipping and free shipping to thirty other countries to.