Do you like cocktail rings? Do you know why they are called that? Here is their story and how to wear a cocktail ring ♦
Do you know why some rings are defined as cocktails? The story dates back to about a century ago: during the 1920s, too much alcohol was drunk, according to the Us government. Thus began the period of Prohibition: in the United States liquors could not be sold. This ban, as they described books like the Great Gatsby or films like those with the character of Al Capone, in those years pushed the growth of the clandestine sale of alcohol.
In hidden places, where often gambling was also played, rebels gathered who wanted to party and drink cocktails despite the law. Alcoholic beverages were consumed clandestinely in bars known as speakeasies. To serve intoxicating drinks, different types of alcohol were mixed, thus giving rise to the cocktail. Even emancipated women soon conquered speakeasies. With their trendy short and baggy dresses, and their cheeky haircuts, the so-called flappers were the influencers of the time: they smoked, danced to jazz, with a cocktail glass in their right hand and a ring with a big shape and gaudy color. Objective: to attract attention.
Flappers, in fact, loved luxurious dresses and elegant jewels, pearl necklaces, diadems and piles of bracelets. And also large ornamental rings, worn in the same hand that wielded the cocktail prohibited by law. Thus was born that type of ring was called cocktail, soon becoming a status symbol. And you no longer need to sip a martini to wear it.
In general, a cocktail ring has generous dimensions, it is made with the use of precious or colored stones, with very bright colors, it is suitable for social occasions, parties, parties, in the afternoon and in the evening, but not for evenings gala. Be attention also to the combination with the dress: the strong colors of the ring stand out and must be coordinated with those of the clothing.