Gold and Smoky Topaz Ring “Meredith”
unique piece, 1 item available
Impressive cocktail ring from the 1950s in 14k gold set with a sublime 8 carat emerald-cut smoky topaz. A sublime piece with a dark and subtle colour, enhanced by the warmth of yellow gold. Note that the corners of the stone present faint damage.
Size: FR 49/ UK K / US 5.5
The story: The cocktail ring was born with Prohibition in 1920. With the ban on the sale of alcohol in the United States, cocktails were born, a mixture of contraband alcohol, undrinkable on its own, with sugar and other ingredients to hide its taste. The bars, called speakeasys, were mostly frequented by men and a few emancipated women, the Flapper girls. The latter, to draw attention to the hand holding the glass, began to wear colorful and imposing rings far from the codes of the engagement ring.