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What Is a Cocktail Ring

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Once a popular accessory standoffish only for more formal occasions, cocktail rings are given their name for the cocktail parties at which they originally made their appearances. Originating during Prohibition, the ring speedily became a statement of style in the 1940’s and 1950’s. They are classically very large in size and comprise of either one oversized stone complimented by minor stones or several smaller stones made up into a design such as an animal or flower.

Made of precious, semi-precious or artificial stones, cocktail rings come in an array of shapes and colors all meant to attract awareness. Rings made of precious stones may be particularly expensive and hard to find today. Many antique cocktail rings feature involved metalworking and large center stones...

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