The mention of jewellery is enough to light up a room. However, we do not speak of just any jewellery today. What we have in mind is enough to leave you bedazzled and raving for more. Need a hint? Well, this piece of jewellery is big, flashy, and so pronounced that it will leave you at the center of admiration and, yes, a bit of envy! What else can you expect from a Cocktail ring?

If you have loved the idea of a cocktail ring and aren’t sure about what it entails? Then this one is for you. Let us lead you into the world of bling and glamour because a cocktail ring can instantly turn you into your very own favourite star!

Bit of History to This Bling

This large eye-catching piece of jewellery represents the US prohibition era of the 1920s. What’s more, its creation goes back to when it stood as an emblem of female independence. It was a statement of ‘we have arrived,‘ and women instantly took a liking to this bit of bling adorning them in secret parties held during the era. Their popularity grew in leaps and bounds during the 1940s and 50s. There must always be a dip with any new trend before they come back more prominent and cocktail rings were not immune to it either. While the 60s witnessed a decline in its popularity, the 80s brought the bling bandwagon back on track.

So, What Are Cocktail Rings?

Even though the prohibition era is long over, this piece of jewellery continues to represent its ethos – meaning? The very idea of a cocktail ring defies rules. The craftsmanship of these pieces did not adhere to restrictions; hence open to different designs, stones, colours etc. Fine jewellery like this one has an array of styles, stones, colours that can reflect your inner spirit and mood. A cocktail ring would ideally have a large, flashy center stone surrounded by a coronet of stones made of any number of precious or semi-precious gemstones. The most common stones featuring at the heart of a cocktail ring can be anything from diamonds, emeralds, sapphires, and aquamarines. There was a time when cocktail rings would only consist of a platinum setting. However, soon white gold rose to fame, and now these bling rings are set in white gold, making them cost-effective.

Let’s finally get to the moment we all have been waiting for – can you wear a cocktail ring every day? 

This piece of jewellery is there to dazzle and mesmerize. It’s bold and audacious if you want. Or it could simply be a statement piece that complements your lifestyle. Interestingly, the very inception of the cocktail ring was that it did not adhere to rules. The enviable spirit of rebellion and audacity at the heart of a cocktail ring is at times undermined by the rules regarding when which finger and what party to wear!

The so-called rule around the cocktail ring states you should wear them on your right hand, preferably the middle finger or the index finger. The logic being it mustn’t be confused with your wedding ring on your left hand. You can wear them on their own, or you can combine them with dainty pieces. It’s a perfect choice for that soiree, private gathering and flashy parties. When it comes to getting it right with this or any jewellery, the only tip worth remembering is that you like it; hence you bought it. And if wearing it frequently makes you happy, then, by all means, don’t let anyone stop you!  


Wearing jewellery, whether small or big, is an exquisite feeling. But when it comes to cocktail rings, then ladies and gents, brace yourself because there’s nothing that screams big, bold and beautiful more than this piece of fine jewellery. With a cocktail ring, get ready to dazzle in your stardom. So, what’s stopping you?

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