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Green Fairy Beaded Cocktail Ring and Pendant

January 23, 2010

Green Fairy Ring

Green Fairy Necklace

The history of the cocktail ring is more controversial than one might expect. The costume jewelry ring women wear today premiered in the speakeasies of the prohibition era. The fashionable — and daring — females of the 1920s would wear rings with giant fake jewels to compliment their gorgeous gowns and their illegal cocktails.

The prohibition era gave birth not only to the cocktail ring, but the era of the classic cocktails itself. Many of these drinks faded out, partly due to the common use of Absinthe. Absinthe’s naughty reputation meant it was illegal in the United States until 2007! Now the drink is seeing a revitalization and many classic cocktails featuring Absinthe are making a comeback.

I decided to name this cocktail ring and matching pendant, which both feature a blue and green foiled bead, after the Green Fairy, which is  said to appear to the Absinthe drinker as a playful muse.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. tfic permalink
    July 20, 2010 1:29 pm

    Casey, It’s been a while since I’ve visited your blog. This set is gorgeous! Your work is really interesting and unusual – very fun to look through your creations. I hope that all is well w/ you and that you are using your technical communications certification. – Tammy Fickel

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