Leading Luxury Jewellery design house, Azza Fahmy, introduces an exquisite exclusive nine piece limited edition Cocktail Rings Collection.
Designed by Amina Ghali, Head of Design and daughter of founder Azza Fahmy, the stunning hand crafted statement cocktail rings are inspired by, and reflect, the cocktail ring’s Egyptian origins and Victorian nature inspired themes.
Azza Fahmy’s distinctive individual layers of 18ct Gold and sterling silver are combined with the intricate set stones such as Diamonds, Amethyst, Lemon and Rose Quartz, Ethiopian Green Opals, Blood Red Rubies, Tanzanite and earthy tones of Smokey Topaz complimented with intricate fine floral filigree and ajoure shank detailing.
This unique collection will witness only 135 pieces worldwide and includes the striking Cabuchon style 30ct Amethyst ring surrounded by a halo of diamonds that open to reveal the inscription ‘joy’ while the bejewelled Scarab ring that marked the origin of the cocktail ring features the khepri beetle with diamond encrusted head and tail is seen carrying the sun in the form of an amethyst or 5ct Blue Topaz stone; the covetable Ottoman Garden ring with Victoriana influence features a bold 50ct Smokey Topaz stone with pave diamonds and floral ajoure shank detailing.
Not commonly known, but the origin of the cocktail rings dates back to ancient Egypt with the wearing of large cocktail rings with one of those highlighted being the Scarab Beetle which signified a ‘new day’. Pictured is Azza Fahmy’s Amethyst and Diamond Scarab Ring.
The Cocktail ring gained popularity in the 1920’s during prohibition in the US where the term ‘cocktail’ was coined for the creation of a palatable drink which a supposed mix of strong tasting low quality alcohol that was served at underground parties.
The name was then extended to bold cocktail rings fashioned with Art Deco influences and symbolising cultural social status.
The Azza Fahmy collection captures elements of history and a spirit of decadence using time-honoured techniques to create a sophisticated collection of ‘must have’ designs.
Shop the Azza Fahmy Limited Collection of Cocktail Rings at La Maison Couture