Dress And Cocktail Rings Explained

Dress and Cocktail Rings Explained

You may have heard the term “cocktail ring” and are uncertain about its meaning and origin. There are so many different types of jewellery, it can be confusing to a newcomer and with that in mind, here’s a brief rundown of the terms “cocktail ring” and “dress ring”. I have to confess I had not heard of dress and cocktail rings before doing the research for this post

Dress and cocktails rings


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The Cocktail Ring

The cocktail ring has a very interesting history and was first seen during the 1920s, when the prohibition was in full swing. As you may already know, the cocktail drink was created at this time to mask the taste of bootleg alcohol that was distilled at that time and a cocktail ring was a showy, oversized ring that embodied the feeling that socialising was something good and captured the spirit of the independent American woman who strived for equality. During the prohibition, parties were held in secret and the cocktail ring soon became a symbol of female independence, with a large diamond in the centre that was surrounded by smaller stones. If you are looking to purchase a cocktail ring, you will find a great selection of quality rings at affordable prices at https://www.certifieddiamondnetwork.com.au/.


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The Dress Ring

This opulent style of ring is designed to be worn on special occasions rather than every day and the ring is typically worn on the ring or index finger of the right hand. As with most traditions, people wear this type of ring on any finger today, with the notable exception of the wedding ring finger, yet the glitzy style can incorporate diamonds, sapphires or emeralds to add a little colour.



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You can find excellent online jewellers where you can have a look at visually beautiful pieces that are ideal for special occasions. In the event you can’t find what you are looking for, the jeweller can customise a new creation.

 Dinner Parties

After the prohibition ended, people moved on to dinner parties, which was a much more civilised approach to socialising. No more hiding in basements and secret venues, the 1930s saw the emergence of costume jewellery more and more, with both the wealthy and not so wealthy indulging in glitzy jewellery as a show of decadence. The 1930s and 40s were glamorous eras and many of the wonderful jewellery items are still worn today for those special occasions and if you are looking to acquire a cocktail or dress ring, browse the many online jewellers who offer a wide range of spectacular rings from that period.

Creating the Perfect Look

 Cocktail rings are a great accessory for those special occasions and whatever outfit you decide to wear, there will be something that perfectly fits with your look. Antique rings offer a timeless style that will appreciate over time and whether you prefer diamonds or other precious stones, there will be something just right. An online search is the best place to start with your quest for the perfect cocktail or dress ring and when you do find the right piece, a secure online payment is all it takes to have the ring despatched by courier.

If you want to project the right image with a ring that goes well with your chosen outfit, talk to an established online jeweller that specialises in this glamorous style and you will soon find exactly what you are looking for.

Do you like dress and cocktail rings?

I also wonder if you are for or against men’s engagement rings?




Cuddle Fairy

Award-winning writer, blogger, social media consultant and charity campaigner. Social Media Manager for BritMums, the UK's largest parent blogging network Freelance clients include Firefly Communications and Save the Children UK. Works with brands on marketing projects. Examples include Visit Orlando, Give As You Live, Coca-Cola and Kodak. Cambridge Law graduate with many years experience working across three sectors in advice, media relations, events, training and project management. Available for hire at affordable rates.

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