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The Gucci Horsebit Cocktail Ring
The Gucci Horsebit Cocktail Ring

A statement-making ring is a must-have for any jewelry box. Whether worn during the day or at night, tt’s a great way to add some fire to a look. And Gucci, the famous Italian design powerhouse behind some of fashion’s most important styles, makes some stunning diamond rings. Here are two of our favorite Gucci diamond rings from their famous Horsebit collection.

A Bit of History: The Gucci Horsebit

In 1921, Guccio Gucci opened a boutique in Florence, Italy, specialized in luxury leather goods for horseback riding. Prized for their impeccable quality Gucci’s leather goods quickly gained popularity among Europe’s elite. As a result, the founder branched out into products to serve an audience outside horseriding but the brand continued to draw inspiration from the equestrian lifestyle.

The horse bit rings

Case in point is the Horsebit motif, which made its debut on a pair of Gucci loafers in the 1950s. For those who aren’t well versed in equestrian activities, a horse bit is a piece of equipment crafted from leather and metal that is placed in a horse’s mouth to allow the rider to communicate with the animal via the attached bridle and reins. An important component of the horse bit is the pair of metal bit rings placed on either side of the mechanism. And the Gucci Horsebit symbol is directly fashioned after this piece of hardware.

Gucci loafers with the Horsebit motif
Gucci loafers with the Horsebit motif

Since the 1950s, the Horsebit emblem has graced almost all product lines in the Gucci catalog from shoes to handbags to watches and of course, jewelry.

Gucci Horsebit Cocktail Diamond Ring

The Horsebit motif is heavily used in Gucci’s fine jewelry collection. Take for example this stunning yellow gold and diamond Gucci Cocktail ring.  Holding the diamond pavé center with 317 diamonds totaling 5.76 carats is an 18k yellow gold setting with four Horsebit details.


Gucci Diamond Rings
Gucci Diamond Rings: Horsebit Cocktail in Yellow Gold and Diamonds


Beautifully large as cocktails rings should be, the Gucci Horsebit diamond cocktail ring in yellow gold and diamonds is a striking piece of fine jewelry.


Gucci Horsebit Diamond Ring

Aside from cocktail rings, the Gucci Horsebit jewelry collection also includes other designs inspired by the equestrian equipment. This 18k white gold Gucci Horsebit diamond ring is a gorgeous interpretation of the utilitarian horse hardware.


Gucci Diamond Rings
Gucci Diamond Rings: Horsebit in 18k White Gold and Diamonds


Gleaming with 1.98 carats of diamonds, this Gucci Horsebit diamond ring in white gold seductively wraps around the finger three times. The two ends of the Horsebit design detail are proudly oversized and the smooth surface is a fantastic contrast to the diamond pavé its sits adjacent to.


So, if you’re looking for some fine designer jewelry with bold silhouettes, then Gucci may be right for you. As clearly displayed by these two Gucci diamond rings, the Italian house never shies away from striking designs. By using their iconic equestrian emblem, the brand ensures that these diamond rings will be instantly recognized as Gucci creations.


Written by

Celine Simon

Celine is a freelance luxury watch writer who has enjoyed working in the horology industry for over ten years. Like many of the high-end timepieces she writes about, she comes from Switzerland—the heart of fine watchmaking. From Singapore to Montreal to Geneva to Dubai, Celine has lived all over the world but now calls Southern California home.