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(NT) why is the cocktail ring so called?

by jonah jones / July 6, 2004 9:57 PM PDT
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Haven't a clue
by Diana Forum moderator / July 7, 2004 3:14 AM PDT
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(NT) (NT) Why is it called a tennis bracelet?
by Diana Forum moderator / July 7, 2004 3:17 AM PDT
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Re: Why is it called a tennis bracelet?
by SE Moderators / July 7, 2004 3:40 AM PDT

Hi, Diana.

From Glossary of jewelry terms:
COCKTAIL RING A type of cluster ring, generally more elaborate. An eye-catching ring such as one you might wear to a cocktail party.

And from All about jewels:
"A tennis bracelet is a simple, flexible, in-line diamond bracelet. The name tennis bracelet was first used when the great tennis player Chris Evert dropped a diamond bracelet during a tennis match in the summer of 1987 (at the US Open Tennis Tournament). She had to stop the match until she found her bracelet. Since then, that style of bracelet has been called a tennis bracelet."

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Re: (NT) why is the cocktail ring so called?
by Angeline Booher / July 7, 2004 9:33 AM PDT
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(NT) (NT) I thought it was a napkin ring, duh.
by James Denison / July 7, 2004 12:25 PM PDT
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(NT) (NT) thanks, good links too ;)
by jonah jones / July 7, 2004 12:40 PM PDT

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