May 28, 2010

Friday Fashion Spotlight: The Cocktail Ring



Making a style statement with a big colorful and dramatic cocktail ring is the latest trend in fashion forward accessories. These fabulous baubles are showing up on many hands and not only worn for cocktail party’s but simply as just a ring on a casual day. The cocktail ring was premiered in the speakeasies of the prohibition era; the fashionable and daring females of the 1920s would wear rings with giant fake jewels to showcase their gorgeous gowns and their illegal cocktails. In the 50’s and 60’s a new name was given to the cocktail ring – dinner ring which lady’s would put on when they were attending a special dinner party or out for dinner at an expensive restaurant. And for the longest time the cocktail ring was only worn with a gown used as an accessory for those occasional events, it also disappeared out of fashion and very rarely seen. Today the ring is a fantastic statement of style and a popular trend, it can literally make wearing a pair of jeans and a t-shirt smashing with a small detail like a cocktail ring.









































































28 comments:

  1. All the rings are stunning, great Friday post

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  2. I absolutely love the Marc Jacobs ring, I need to find that ring

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  3. Its great today that you don’t have to be going somewhere special to wear a stunning ring like the ones in this post

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  4. All the images of the rings are gorgeous!!!!
    I want that paloma piccaso ring but I am sure it's pretty expensive

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  5. One simple cocktail ring and you are set, no need for other jewels

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  6. Class to the hilts, love when I see someone wearing casual clothing with a chunky ring

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  7. I love all the rings, but would die for that Dolce&Gabbana one

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  8. I have always loved big chunky rings, and this year all the costume jewelry out there have great assortment of cocktail rings to pick from

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  9. It's oh so glam,,I love all the stunning cocktail rings we can pick from today

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  10. Can you imagine the cost of these rings? I went to a dollar store the other day and found a killer cocktail ring for $10.99, looks like a million bucks

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  11. Great post & info , we can all see your passions HCC and I luv it xo

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  12. Great Post!, The rings are killer =}

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  13. i think a cocktail ring represents class no matter who is wearing it and with what love it....

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  14. Simply Fantastic!!!!!

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  15. I don't think the big rings look good on my hands but I sure appreciate the look

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  16. I have a few weddings to go to this summer and have been looking for the perfect accessory, I think the cocktail ring is it TY,:=)

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  17. Elegant, classy, and chic , one piece of trinkets like those cocktail rings and you are set

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  18. Fantastic examples of cocktail rings,,,,,

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  19. Cocktail rings can be very seductive, they are all stunning

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  20. My granny a couple of years ago gave me what she called a dinner ring, it is beautiful but never have worn it , I will be sure to pull it out of its box and sport it now

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  21. I am not a ring person but on a special occasion I would wear one of those rings proudly

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  22. Simple black dress with a gorgeous cocktail ring spells CLASS

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  23. the most elegant are those who wear one gorgeous piece of jewelry

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  24. Great Post! Killer rings xo

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  25. a cocktail ring or dinner ring is so sexy on a manicured hand

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  26. Got to admit there is something sexy about a cocktail ring holding a cocktail, ;+

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  27. I love the look when the outfit is simple and one outstanding piece of jewlry, great post

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