Lately I’ve been in a “ring making” mood. For quite a few years, I’ve built up a small collection of various gemstones in different shapes, colors , sizes and prices, and there they are, hidden from the eyes of the world. I thought this was a real shame and have decided it was high time to set them in my jewelry
As these half prescious stones stand out in their beauty, I decided that what would give them a different appearance from regular stone rings would be their band design. For this purpose I chose a carved ring which I have designed beforehand, which I cast to a number of duplicates and soldered them to the Sterling Silver backs of my stone rings.
Here is the band ring photographed on the hands of a model accompanied with two thinner bands as a set of stacking rings:
The first Stone Ring is a large Oval Lapis Lazuli stone set in a Gold bezel on the large band shown above.
The second Silver Gemstone Ring is set with a beautiful Koroit Opal stone:
The third stone ring is a Silver Carnelian Gemstone ring
I believe that adding a simple silver band to these stones would make them look good too, but I somehow felt they would be even more special if I attached them to a different kind of band. Hope you will agree with me.
The three Stone rings are OOAK (One of a Kind) rings.
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I must admit – after having been a jewelry designer and crafter for 19 years, I never bothered to find out the meaning of the term “Cocktail Ring”. How negligent of me! But then – there are yet so many things I still have to learn, whether in life or in jewelry designing, that I have a tendency to forgive myself for this.
When I found the term Cocktail Ring in the internet, I searched for the meaning and this is what I found:
A Cocktail Ring is a ring which is larger than the standard size rings, and people wear them mostly when they attend cocktail parties. But, there were times, believe it or not, that Cocktail parties were forbidden! That was in the nineteen fortees and fifties. As some people have a special enjoyment of showing their individuality by going against the law, the ladies who attended these parties wore stylish, usually very expensive, large cocktail rings.
Although cocktail paties are not very much in fashion these days, you can still see large cocktail rings decorating the hands of actresses and other celebrities in festive events such as Theatre premeieres, Movie award shows and such.
Unlike in the past when Cocktail Rings were endowed with very expensive gemstones such as diamonds, Rubies and Emeralds, today’s Cocktail rings are decorated with semi precious and faux stones. The price of a Cocktail Ring can range from $50.00 to $500.00. It depends on the quality of the stones and the production. Real large Gold rings will range from a few thousands of Dollars to a few thousand hundreds!
Following the new information I’ve acquired with regard to Cocktail Rings I’ve created a few of my own versions and have added them to my shop. All the stones I use are natural semi-precious stones:
Hope you will like to see my Cocktail Rings on your finger, whether you go to a party, or just for the fun of it!
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