What are cocktail rings and how to find the best in Melbourne
The cocktail rings that get all the attention
There’s something special about stunning cocktail rings.
They dazzle and delight. They grab the heartstrings. They get all the attention for all the right reasons.
These are the rings that show you have a special sense of taste and sophistication.
There are some who are left astounded. Some are left entranced. Some people don’t even know what type of ring it is, but they soon know that they want one.
What is a cocktail ring? How are they different from other rings? Where do you find one?
The story behind the ring
The story goes back a hundred years or so.
It was during the Prohibition years that drinking alcohol took off. Possibly a classic case of making something more desirable because it is not allowed, it is thought that alcohol consumption actually rocketed to an all-time high during these years.
Illegal drinking brought one social change which was the holding of cocktail parties. This was where women, in particular, were seen in secret gatherings showing their newly acquired sense of self. Cocktail drinks were invented to cover the strong taste and poor quality of the liquor.
The clothes worn at these parties were bold and ostentatious and so was the fashion of the jewellery. This led to the trend of displaying an outward show of worth with large precious stones set amongst diamonds.
This was the birth of the cocktail ring and it is one that has never died out.
Rather than just a lavish, gauche or even gaudy ring, these days a cocktail ring is a sign of sophistication and good taste.
The style of cocktail rings
Gone is the illegal drinking of Prohibition times but the cocktail ring lives on.
These days, there are almost endless possibilities for what you can create as a cocktail ring.
Even though there is no longer an abundant supply of the larger gemstones, there are a number of alternatives in;
- blue topaz and more.
Any ring that is designed to ‘make a statement’ is usually referred to as a cocktail ring. It all comes down to the mix of stones and what the combination is saying about you.
The special occasion ring
Given that a cocktail ring is striking and eye-catching, they are not usually an everyday piece to wear. The idea is to keep them ready for a special occasion, where the event itself brings the opportunity to be a little outlandish and lavish with what can be worn.
It will always relate to your sense of style – and technically there is nothing stopping someone from wearing a one every day, but due to the size of the gemstone and the elaborate style, it is better saved for a special event.
Where do you wear a ring like this? That’s entirely up to you but it’s a good idea to keep in mind that it will get a lot of attention so a more subdued affair is probably not an appropriate outing for it.
How to wear your new favourite ring
As a rule, a cocktail ring is worn on the middle or fourth finger of the right hand.
There are a couple of reasons for this, which are;
- The ring is better seen and the statement you make is clearer
- You are not interfering with any engagement or wedding ring
- Wearing it on your middle finger is a show of power, status and stability.
- It is a small but striking show of style and flamboyance
How you wear it and what you wear it with is another choice left for you and you alone.
The added bonus is that in today’s world of jewellery you can have a ring made especially for you.
From the differences in design, the varieties of gemstones and the important element of sticking to a particular budget, there’s many advantages of choosing your very own custom-made cocktail ring.
Is there a special Melbourne jeweller create something truly remarkable for you?
The stunning range of cocktail rings from Franco Jewellers
There are rings and then there are rings from Franco Jewellers.
The selection includes rings of beauty that have to be seen to be believed, such as this stunning 18ct White Gold Oval Tanzanite and Diamond Flower Halo ring from the remarkable Gival collection.
Exquisite jewellery with friendly, expert advice. You can’t go past the trusted and experienced team at Franco Jewellers.
It’s all about the beauty and joy that comes with the finest jewellery and making sure you are more than pleased with your choice, you are over the Moon.
From the very best in cocktail rings, diamond engagement and wedding rings, necklaces, earrings or something truly special and custom-made, it’s all right here for you.
This is your chance to enjoy jewellery like no other and a special one-on-one service.
Talk to Franco Jewellers today – because you’re worth it.