Diamonds are a girls best friend. Its a well-worn phrase for a reason diamonds have the perfect amount of sparkle and are imbued with historical significance. Besides, they look great on your hand and go with everything. At certain points throughout history, only a diamond would do when it came to a proposal, and an engagement ring should cost three times a monthly salary.
Things have changed a little these days. A gorgeous engagement ring doesnt need to break the bank, nor does it have to include that perfect diamond. In the 21st century, jewellery is all about expressing your own personal style. If your significant other goes down on one knee and reveals a ring that reflects your taste, isnt that the most meaningful thing of all?
Fortunately, for the bride to be who favours unusual styles, there are plenty of ring options that can say more about you than about traditional ideas of that perfect single diamond. At Antique Rings Online, the classics never go out of style, such as the stunning Antique Victorian Diamond Solitaire ring, with a sparkling diamond set in 18ct gold. Simple styles can still make such a statement, however, if you want something more unique, there are fantastic options like the Edwardian Emerald Diamond ring, with an enchanting emerald nestled in a cluster of diamonds, all set in a sumptuous 18ct white gold. The perfect choice for starting a future together, since emeralds are the symbol of hope.
Rest assured, if you choose to go a less well-trodden route with your engagement ring, whether you love sensational sapphire pieces or want to go with a fiery ruby, youre in good company. Many celebrities are turning away from traditional pieces and opting for something more unique to them. The centrepiece of actress Olivia Wildes engagement ring is an aquamarine emerald jewel said to remind her fianc of her eyes, while first lady of style Grace Kelly famously sported a head-turning ruby and diamond ring.
Even our own royal family are standing out more, with the Duchess of Cambridge proudly wearing Princess Dianas bold and different sapphire and diamond ring during her engagement.
The important thing to remember when selecting an engagement ring for yourself or someone you love is that it shows off who you are and how well your fianc knows you. Beyond that, beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder.