The old adage of “the bigger, the better” rings particularly true when it comes to a specific type of jewellery. We are, of course, talking about cocktail rings. These glamorous gems are preferred to be as ostentatious and dramatic as possible.
Coined back in the Prohibition Era of the 1920s, the cocktail ring was birthed at a time where these creative tipples exploded in popularity in speakeasies. Women would adorn these rings as they sipped on cocktails, giving the jewellery its name.
To celebrate the Roaring Twenties and the spectacular jewels it birthed, Chaumet is revisiting the cocktail ring with coloured stones in the most scintillating of hues with four new creations as part of its cocktail range.
The Exquises from the Bee My Love collection presents an updated reinterpretation of the geometric honeycomb pattern, with graphic details and volume. Diamond honeybees buzz around citrine, amethyst, morganite and tourmaline.
The Offrandes ring is a celebration of sapphire, in shades such as pink, purple, lavender and yellow. Stalks of wheat serve as the central emblem here, representing harvest time in the L’Épi de Blé de Chaumet collection.
Surprises — from the LÉpi de Blé de Chaumet — adopts the wheat motif once more, enveloping the pear-cut colourful stone at its corners.
Finally, the Liens d’Amour is a joyous celebration of love. The stones, ranging from a brilliant red rhodolite garnet to a cool blue aquamarine evoke the idea of a passionate, enduring romance.