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When it comes to jewellery, it’s drilled into us from a very young age – diamonds are a girl’s best friend. But what if a classic diamond ring just isn’t your thing? Fear not, there are some gorgeous alternatives out there. Here are a few of our favourites…

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Opt for a stone such as topaz or tourmaline and your engagement ring can also be your something blue. Main image, Vintage style blue tourmaline ring from the Arman Sarkisyan collection. Top right, White gold London blue topaz ring from the Suzanne Kalan collection (both at Liberty). Bottom right, White gold and blue sapphire ‘Royal’ ring by Clogau, inspired by Kate & Wills’ engagement ring.

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Seeing these, we can’t help but wonder why more brides-to-be don’t go for black jewels. Main image, White and black diamond interlocking ring set by Shaun Leane. Top right, 18 Carat Forged gold ring with Tahitian pearl by McCaul Goldmiths. Bottom right, rose gold ring with faceted cushion cut onyx and black diamonds by Pomellato.

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A coloured diamond or other gemstone makes a great statement, as does an oversize ring. Top left, De Beers Aurora solitaire with yellow cushion-cut diamond. Bottom left, Morrigan Vengeance amethyst and sterling silver ring by Katie Rowland, available at Harvey Nichols. Main image, Erickson Beamon Hello Sweetie gold-plated Swarovski crystal ring, available at Net-a-porter.
So, what’s it to be – a stunning diamond solitaire or something a little more unusual? We’d love to hear your thoughts. Christina x

  • Jennifer Watson - September 27, 2013 - 4:13 am

    I like diamonds for my rings but any other stones are also fabulous. They have this astounding beauty that makes you fall in love with them.ReplyCancel