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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For some time I’ve been seeing quite a few flower rings in jewelry shops. In this age where almost everything is industrialized, people have a need for handmade items, jewelry inspired from Nature such as leaf earrings, twigs, freeform items and flowers.
I thought to myself “I’d like to create my own flower ring”. So I sat at my table, and while I had the word “daffodil” on my mind, I went ahead and handcrafted a sterling silver flower ring. I used one of my flower shaped silver casts, then sawed another, larger flower from an 0.7 mm thick piece of sterling silver, hammered and reshaped it, then soldered the smaller one on top or the larger one. I added a band ring on the back and finally made the bezel and oxidized the larger flower. Finally I set a 9mm Tourmaline cabochon on top. Color of the stone is rust. I believe it does remind one of a daffodil…kind of romantic. Don’t you agree?
Tomorrow I intend to add another Sapphire and silver flower ring to my shop.
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Link to my Tourmaline silver and flower ring: