A bold piece of jewelry, usually with one or more large colored stones, is called a cocktail or statement ring. Large, beautiful, and high-end rings are no stranger to New York Loan Company – As Manhattan’s leading luxury pawnshop, the loan officers have seen every style of jewelry, including magnificent statement rings.
The cocktail ring as we know it was first coined during prohibition. Before speakeasies, women did not generally go to public bars, however during the 1920’s women both frequented these illegal bars and managed them. Women’s fashion and expression changed rapidly during this time, and with that came the trend of art deco jewelry – both large and small.
Nowadays, cocktail rings are typically worn on any finger other than their “ring finger” on the left hand, which usually indicates they are married or engaged. All luxury jewelers have styles of beautiful gemstone cocktail rings. Cartier, Tiffany & Co., Bulgari, and Harry Winston have created stunning designs meant to be worn for glamorous special occasions.
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