Date: 28.07.2015 Author: Sonal Sahrawat, Creative Head
Add an oomph quotient with cocktail rings, when you want to skip the excessive jewellery for an occasion. The trend which was invented in the 1920s and became a style statement in the late 50’s, has again emerged on the fashion forefront.
Whether you’re looking for one statement piece of jewellery to add interest to a classic look or you love to layer on colourful pieces, cocktail rings are a great way to express your personality and individual style. They tend to be oversized and feature glittering diamonds and/or coloured gemstones. Some believe that cocktail rings must feature a large precious or semi-precious coloured gemstone of over three or four carats. Others have included rings that feature a large, unique and dramatic design, regardless of the size of the centre stone. Everyone agrees however, that cocktail rings are all about expressing your personal style in a big way.
Cocktail rings can be worn during the day or in the evening. Day wear rings should be slightly smaller and less sparkly than those worn in the evening. The design chosen should match the occasion too.
There are different types of cocktail rings available in the market and online. The most common of them are animal motif rings. Rings shaped like your favourite animal, insect or type of candy will truly diversify your jewellery collection. Choose something personal when shopping for such cocktail rings and you can show the world that you love kittens, or find skulls totally adorable. The serpent and cheetah motif ring is taking rounds on the runway as well. These are a true representation of one’s wild and bold side. These look apt if worn with a LBD or a single coloured outfit like a black jumpsuit or a dark toned suit trouser.
Floral cocktail rings are also among the trendiest pieces of jewellery at the moment. A ring with a big flower made of large sized gemstones like rubies or blue sapphires, sculpted out of metal are all lovely additions to any ring wardrobe and will look pretty if worn with lacy gowns or dresses. Next are the large stone rings; these types of cocktail rings have large-sized gemstones set as the centre stone with small-sized diamonds on the outer side. These are a good match for ethnic wear.
In the end it’s important to choose rings which suit you and remember that a cocktail ring draws attention to the wearer’s hand. So, don’t forget to polish the nails and make the hands look presentable before putting the ring on!