Drinking and serving illegal alcohol was one way to flaunt one’s wealth at the time; another was wearing colorful, oversized rings that never failed to make a dazzling statement and draw attention to a glass of (expensive) prohibited liquor. Since then, bold, solitary stones have been an essential part of elegant evening wear.
Usually featuring a colorful center gem, a bright, determinedly joyful cocktail ring is statement jewelry at its best, and these designers are bringing them into the Roaring Twenties — the 2020s, that is.
Make the most of any party: eye-catching gems from Theo Fennell, Picchiotti and Sauer are bound to turn heads at post-pandemic celebrations, while an enamel style by Sid Ward is an irresistible way to incorporate even the most vibrant of hues.
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18k white gold, 9.40 carats cabochon sapphire, 0.97 carats (tw) pear-shaped emerald and 0.63 carats round diamond ring, $56,300, Bergdorf Goodman, 745 5th Avenue, NY, + 1 212 753 7300, picchiotti.it
18k yellow gold, 16.69 carats autumn tourmaline and 0.76 carats diamond Floribunda ring, $43,000, theofennell.com
14k yellow gold, 8.90 carats opal and 0.39 carats diamond ring, $3,600, edenpresley.com
Kavant & Sharart
©Kavant & Sharart
18k yellow gold, 4.99 carats blue sapphire and 0.17 carats diamond ring, $7,290, kavantandsharart.com
Sig Ward Jewelry
©Sig Ward Jewelry
18k yellow gold, 1.65 carats tourmaline and enamel ring, $3,972, sigwardjewelry.com
18k yellow gold and pink tourmaline ring (carat weight may vary), price upon request, sauer1941.com
Temple St Clair
©Temple St Clair
18k gold, 2.10 carats blue moonstone and 1.80 carats blue sapphire Color Theory ring, $3,900, templestclair.com