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Dionysus Ancient Greek Coin Ring

  • February 11, 2015 5:03 PM

I have acquired a new beautiful ancient bronze coin with the image of Dionysus, the Greek God of wine and festivities. I set it in a Sterling silver ring.

What attracts me most in ancient Greek coins is the fact that they have passed through many generations, and still look beautiful enough to be set in jewelry items.

Here is the ring photographed from various angles:



Dionysus, the son of Zeus and Semele, is the Greek mythological God also known as the Roman Bacchus, Bassareus, Liber and Trietenicus. He was the God of Ecstasy, pleasure, Theatre and Festivites, wine,madness, guilt and atonement, death and resurrection.


Statue of Dionysus

Statue of Dionysus

Among other of his known deeds was he journeyed to the underworld to save his mother.

The ring is beautiful and unique. I designed it so it would look good an a woman or a man’s hand

You will find more of my jewelry items in my Etsy shop.

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Rioritajewelry’s Handcrafted Silver and Stones Cocktail Rings.

  • March 27, 2013 12:14 PM

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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