We might not have too many events in our calendars this year, but one piece of partywear is refusing to be cowed by COVID – the cocktail ring.
Despite socials getting shelved and little black dresses being replaced with casual work-from-home outfits, designers have been tipping this outspoken type of custom jewellery for the top for autumn and winter.
Louis Vuitton and Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty brands are among those to have already showcased cocktail rings as part of their collections, with Vogue Australia featuring them among “the pieces every grown up jewellery box should have” and pointing out that they’re “a sparkly reminder of how fun it is to dress up for special occasions”.
Interestingly, cocktail rings first shot to prominence in the 1920s, when they were worn by Flappers as a defiant statement of non-conformism – and that’s what we think is happening again now.
Just like the rainbow colours and the statement fashion we’ve been seeing throughout 2020, bold rings are a symbol that the coronavirus pandemic hasn’t broken our spirit and that we still have a passion for expressing ourselves.
After all, you can take the people out of the party, but you can’t take the party out of the people – and that’s why we’re being encouraged to wear bejewelled rings to liven up any outfit, no matter how casual.
As Harper’s Bazaar points out, though, there’s one rule: go big, or go home.
“Time to store those thread-like gold stacking rings and replace them with a hero-like big, gold cocktail ring,” agreed jewellery designer Jill Heller on whowhatwear.com. “They’re super empowering and the best conversation starter. Bonus points if you wear it on your index finger.”
Here at Majique, we also think cocktail rings should be a celebration of colour and a bold size, whichever finger you put them on. Luckily, whatever your style, we’ve got a piece to suit you at a price that means you can afford to treat yourself.
Check out this elegant black, gold-tone and mock-diamond cocktail ring at the slightly daintier end of the scale, or this gold-toned wraparound ring with sparkly flowers if you enjoy nature themes.
For lovers of cool tones, we’ve selected this flowing silver cocktail ring with an emerald-look gem, which also fits in with the trend we recently talked about for all things green.
You might also like this gold-toned ring with a paler green stone if you want something a little larger.
Whether you do get to go out for socially-distanced drinks soon or you’re confined to video calls in your jeans, try a cocktail ring and see if you can feel that Roaring Twenties spirit every time you glance down at your hand.