Best cocktail rings for party season


YUNUS & ELIZA. Solid Sterling Silver Messenger ring, £1440. Every wondered why the cocktail ring was so-called? The habit comes form the 1920s during prohibition when women wore big jewels to draw attention to the illegal drinks in their hands. Today, big, bold rings add attention-grabbing colour to party dresses. Use them to provide sparkling contrast to LBDs and the season’s statement velvets and brocades - or to style up a pair of ripped jeans, probably the easiest way for day-to-night dressing. The key to a good cocktail ring? It’s a conversation-starter, an ice-breaker, the cause of sharp intakes of breath. Enjoy.

CHLOE. Gold-tone brass Lyzbeth ring, £215. <a href=

COMPLETED WORKS. Column Fragment ring in gold vermeil, £325.

IMOGEN BELFIELD. 'Marpesia rose gold ring, set with white porcelain and 0.01 carat coloured diamonds, £1,360.

DANIELA VILLEGAS. Alpaca ring, from £18,500.

SOLANGE. Diamonds, Emeralds, Sapphires and Rubies in blackened 18ct yellow gold Eye ring, £POA.

ALICE CICOLINI. Summer Snow Dark 9-karat gold multi-stone ring, £1,260.

JACQUELINE CULLEN. Whitby Jet Ball Ring with Black Diamonds, from £1,130.

RUTH TOMLINSON. Cluster Oval Green Tourmaline Diamond Gold Ring, £1,580.

FRED LEIGHTON. 1970s David Webb enameled 18-karat gold ring, £19,800.

DAOU JEWELLERY. Morning Bright Ring, £3,800.


ORNELLA IANNUZZI. Coralline Atoll ring with opal cabochon and diamonds set in 18d gold. £8,800.