Day 7: Cocktail Rings
Why are they called cocktail rings? Here's my wiki-definition:
Any ring that draws a lot of attention to whichever hand is holding a cocktail.
I actually had no idea why they were called cocktail rings until a few years ago. If you use your hands to help you talk, you should have extra fabulous cocktail rings; then again, maybe not (the ring(s) may or may not detract from the actual words coming out of your mouth.......)
Here is a quick snapshot of some of my favorite cocktail rings (I've been infatuated with rings since I was a young girl):
My favorite? The Jade green one in the upper right hand corner. Many, many Thanksgivings ago, my Uncle M showed me this really cool ring. It had a hinged lid and the story was that it was a queen's ring and she used it to slip poisons and potions into her unwitting victim's drinks. I think this one originally had perfume, not poison, but the hinged lid always reminds me of that story and I love it! Not that I hope to poison anyone.......
Have you got at least one cocktail ring in your jewelry box?