History of the cocktail ring - a stylish fight!

The cocktail ring was born in the 1920s, during the Prohibition period, and became popular in the 1950s. The first decade was characterized by severe laws on alcohol consumption and social life restriction. The female community soon started developing some forms of rebellion against the status quo.

It is known that women used to wear the cocktail ring at clandestine parties held in clubs and private homes. The cocktail ring thus can be interpreted as a form of protest against Prohibition: parties were secretly organized and ladies indulged in prohibited pleasures like liquor tasting and entertainment.

They often exhibited exaggeratedly luxurious rings to make themselves noticed despite the shadow cast by Prohibition. However, specifically due to the duty of secrecy imposed on those parties, the cocktail ring became a well-known and renowned piece of jewelry, especially in the 1950s, a time when, with the end of restrictions, people were finally allowed to enjoy a glamorous lifestyle and join exclusive cocktail parties. Nowadays the cocktail ring is a fashionable symbol of style and elegance, characterized by a large and faceted gem and in a bold and elegant setting. Unlike in the 1920s, buying a cocktail ring today is not about getting noticed but has become essential in completing an outfit making it original and cherished.

Doralia among its catalog of masterpieces available to clients, offers exclusive and unique cocktail rings, a combination of creativity and high-level craftsmanship. It is our mission to bring the beauty of Italian jewelry to the world.