Finer Things

As bold and so­phis­ti­cated as a dou­ble mar­tini, to­day’s cock­tail rings chan­nel the mys­tique of a modern cabaret. Psst: the more, the mer­rier!

Veranda - - CONTENTS - PHO­TO­GRAPHS BY Chris­tian Fer­retti • PRO­DUCED BY Rachael Bur­row • WRIT­TEN BY Tracey Minkin

To­day’s cock­tail rings shine with highly dec­o­ra­tive bravado.

THERE’S PUTTING A RING on it, and then there’s putting a ring on it. Such has been the in­tox­i­ca­tion of the cock­tail ring, that out­size piece of dec­o­ra­tive bravado that sits ( gen­er­ally) on the right hand and says to the world, “Re­gard my élan, my as­sur­ance, and my abil­ity to bal­ance this coupe brim­ming with bub­bly.” With its ori­gin of­ten as­cribed to the set-free aes­thetic of the Jazz Age and speakeasy cul­ture dur­ing the 1920s, the rings saw their real boom in the years fol­low­ing World War II, when women seized upon eco­nomic in­de­pen­dence, in­spi­ra­tion from film stars, and Amer­ica’s love af­fair with cock­tail cul­ture to buy their own over­size (of­ten cos­tume) pieces. While they fell briefly from fa­vor in the 1960s and ’70s, a re­turn to max­i­mal­ism and flam­boy­ance in sub­se­quent decades has kept big rings at the cen­ter of the party. Even the Roy­als want in to the speakeasy: HRH Prince Harry of­fered his mother’s aqua­ma­rine cock­tail ring to Meghan Markle on their wed­ding day.

PRE­VI­OUS PAGE AND BE­LOW: Dress by March­esa Notte; march­esa .com. • Hollywood hoop ear­rings with di­a­monds in 18-karat gold and plat­inum by David Webb, $36,000; 212-421-3030. RIGHT HAND: Cob­ble­stone ring with di­a­monds and sap­phires in 18-karat yel­low gold by Sin­gle Stone, $11,500; sin­gle­stone.com. • Aura fancy color soli­taire di­a­mond ring in plat­inum and yel­low gold by De Beers Jewellers, price upon re­quest; 212-906-0001. • One-of-a-kind ring with blue sap­phires in 18-karat yel­low gold and ster­ling sil­ver by Vram, price upon re­quest; vram jew­elry.com. LEFT HAND: Gems chain large ring with tan­zan­ite and di­a­monds in 750 white gold by David Yur­man, price upon re­quest; davidyur­man.com. • Ring with di­a­monds and green di­a­monds in white gold by San­jay Kasli­wal, $15,000; san­jaykasli­wal.com. • Di­a­mond cuff 23222D04 in 14-karat yel­low gold and ster­ling sil­ver ($2,000) and di­a­mond and pearl cuff 23312DWP06 in 14-karat yel­low gold and ster­ling sil­ver ($2,065) by Va­han Jew­elry; va­han­jew­elry.com.

PRE­VI­OUS PAGE AND AT LEFT: Juli­ette gown by Sachin & Babi, sachi­nand­babi.com. • Ven­taglio ear­rings with white di­a­monds in white gold by de Griso­gono, $96,600; de­griso­gono.com. RIGHT HAND: Stitches ring with ruby and di­a­monds in plat­inum and 18-karat yel­low gold by Tiffany & Co., price upon re­quest; tiffany.com. • Lily soli­taire ring with rose tour­ma­line and pavé di­a­monds in 18-karat white gold by Ta­mara Co­molli, $34,000; ex­clu­sively at Palm Beach lo­ca­tion, 561-659-3700. • Spinel ring with di­a­monds in plat­inum by Os­car Hey­man, $220,000; os­carhey­man .com. LEFT HAND: One-of-a-kind wa­ter­melon tour­ma­line ring with di­a­mond pavé in 18-karat rose gold by Irene Neuwirth, price upon re­quest; ireneneuwi­rth.com. • Akron ring with di­a­monds in 18-karat white gold by Etho Maria, $22,200; se­lect Saks Fifth Av­enue and Neiman Mar­cus stores. • Gypsy ring with pink tour­ma­line and white di­a­monds in 14-karat gold by Marlo Laz, $4,600; mar­lolaz.com.

AT LEFT: Es­ther top by Nili Lotan; nililotan.com.• Fran­cois skirt by Danielle D. Rollins; danielle­drollins.com. RIGHT HAND: Jaipur color ring with lon­don blue topaz and di­a­monds in hand-en­graved 18-karat yel­low gold by Marco Bicego, $6,180; mar­co­bicego.com. • No Heat cey­lon sap­phire ring in 18-karat white gold by An­dreoli, $34,000; neiman mar­cus.com. • Aella ring with di­a­monds in yel­low gold by De Beers Jewellers, price upon re­quest; 212-906-0001. LEFT HAND: Rock ‘N’ Roll ring with blue chalse­dony, cabo­chon, di­a­monds, and black rhodium in 18-karat white gold by Gosh­wara, $6,200; 212-937-9727 x 121. • Aqua­ma­rine cock­tail ring with di­a­monds in 18-karat white gold by Mish Fine Jew­elry, price upon re­quest; mish­newyork.com. • Oval fancy yel­low di­a­mond ring in 18-karat white and yel­low gold by Pic­chiotti, $249,500; Kerns Fine Jew­elry, 650-348-7557. • Ado­nis Rose three-row bracelet in white gold by De Beers Jewellers, price upon re­quest; 212-906-0001. ✦

AT RIGHT: Duchess Satin flounce hem cape by Lela Rose; lelarose.com. • Full cir­cle hoop ear­rings with white di­a­monds and pearls in 14-karat gold by Marlo Laz, $4,800; mar­lolaz.com. RIGHT HAND: Rhodo­lite gar­net, white and cham­pagne di­a­monds, and sap­phires ring in 18-karat rose gold by Wendy Yue, $15,400; moda­operandi.com. • Pavé di­a­mond oval green tour­ma­line ring in 14-karat rose gold by Jac­quie Aiche, $6,250; jacquieaic­he.com. LEFT HAND: Pat­tern Hyp­no­sis Rap­sody in green ring with mala­chite and emer­alds in rose gold by Pomel­lato, $13,800; 1-800-254-6020. • Rubel­lite and di­a­mond ring in 22-karat gold and sil­ver by Ar­man Sark­isyan, $22,800; bergdor­f­good­man.com. • Anna emer­ald ring with di­a­monds in 18-karat white gold by Valani Ate­lier, $66,000; vala­ni­ate­lier.com.

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