Traditionally a ‘cocktail ring‘ is a statement peice that came into fashion at the end of the prohibition era (around 1930’s) in America as ladies of the time found it a great idea to go out boozing with an enormous slab of bling on their finger as a means to show everyone else how awesome they were.
According to my go-to guy for all information encompassing the sphere of human experience, otherwise known as WIKIPEDIA, a cocktail ring is described as: “An oversized ladies’ ring with a large center stone often surrounded by tiny stones. Nearly any oversized ladies’ ring may be termed ‘cocktail’. This is the most common type of costume jewellery ring and is also known as a cluster ring and dinner ring.”
Well, not according to Piaget, the Swiss jeweller & watchmaker who have redefined the cocktail ring as a ring that literally looks like a cocktail …and they are amazing!
The Blue Lagoon
The “Blue Lagoon” cocktail inspiration ring in 18K white gold set with a cushion-cut aquamarine (approx. 28.03 ct), 13 spherically-cut fire opals (approx. 3.18 ct) and 58 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 1.36 ct)
The Mai Tai
The “Mai Tai” cocktail inspiration ring in 18K white gold, set with one cushion-cut morganite (approx. 46.72 ct), 186 brilliant-cut tsavorites (approx. 3.09 ct), 122 brilliant-cut rubies (approx. 1.52 ct) and 286 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 2.39 ct)
The Lemon Fizz
The “Lemon Fizz” cocktail inspiration ring in 18K yellow gold, set with 13 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.28 ct), 4 brilliant-cut emeralds (approx. 0.04 ct), 2 rubellite balls (approx. 2.04 ct), a sculpted peridot (approx. 2.07 ct) and an oval-cut “lemon” quartz (approx. 24.50 ct)
Scotch On The Rocks
The “Scotch on the Rocks” cocktail inspiration ring in 18K yellow gold, set with one cushion-cut citrine (approx. 27 ct), 2 quartz cut in the shape of ice cubes (approx. 1.9 ct) and 100 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.74 ct)
Sex On The Beach
The “Sex on the Beach” cocktail inspiration ring in 18K white gold, set with one pink tourmaline (approx. 13.86 ct), one peridot sculpted in the shape of a lemon slice (approx. 2.5 ct) and 194 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 2.02 ct)
The Blue Hawaiian
The “Blue Hawaiian” cocktail inspiration ring in 18K white gold and white chalcedony flower, set with one cushion-cut blue topaz (approx. 37.5 ct), one brilliant-cut yellow sapphire (approx. 0.05 ct) and 121 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.81 ct)