A history of cocktail rings

We love a cocktail ring at London Jewellery School.

This year we have launched the Cocktail Rings Against Cancer campaign, raising money for Cancer Research UK by encouraging you to make your own rings as a sign of support, share the pictures and donate – find out more here.

To celebrate our love of cocktail rings, we have compiled a collection of our favourites through the past century.


tiffany 1910 cocktail ring

Stunning Art Deco cocktail ring created by Tiffany & Co. in the 1910’s. Features an approximately 0.76-ct marquise cut diamond framed with pre-cut horn and accented with single cut diamonds set in platinum.


tiffany 1920s cocktail ring

All original 1920’s Art Deco Platinum ring with colorless near flawless diamonds. Tiffany + Co Art Deco ring


1930s cocktail ring

An aquamarine and diamond cocktail ring, by Raymond Yard, 1930s


1940s cocktail ring

Craig Evan Small – 1940s Sapphire and Diamond Ring


1950s cocktail ring

Elegant and feminine cocktail ring created by Pierre Sterle in Paris in 1950’s. An oval cabochon angel skin coral tastefully set in gold and accentuated with diamonds.


1960s cocktail ring

Classic cocktail ring created by Tiffany & Co. in the 1960s.


1970s cocktail ring

18k gold and platinum, black enamel ring with a cabouchon coral and diamonds by David Webb


1980s cocktail ring

Bold and prominent cocktail ring created by Andrew Clunn in the 1980’s. It is made of yellow gold and white enamel. The enamel work is very fine.


1990s cocktail ring

1990s Miguel Berrocal Diamond Yellow Gold Puzzle Ring


rosie sanders ring

London Jewellery School tutor and designer Rosie Sanders’ ‘Kaleidoscope ring’ – winner of the 2014 British Jewellers Assocsiation ‘Cocktail Rings on the Catwalk’ competition

One Comment

  1. Posted April 23, 2014 at 10:15 am | Permalink | Reply

    These are genuinely beautiful, I have never really looked at a ring as a work of art, but these are nothing but wonderful art! Love love love!

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