Thursday, 2 May 2013

Diamonds Are Forever

As we enter this year’s matrimonial season, it seems that Keira Knightley will be kicking it off amidst rumours that she is set to walk down a sun-soaked aisle in the stunning surroundings of the South of France this bank holiday weekend, to tie the knot with James Righton – definitely makes my plans seem a little less exciting! It isn’t rare for celebrities to sneak off to secluded locations to wed, or even completely surprise us by marrying in secret, leaving us only with the hope of getting a glimpse of that all important designer dress, or those luxurious rings we are so eager to see! 

So with the sun shining and the distant sound of wedding bells in the air, we take a look at some of the latest trends in engagement and wedding rings, sure to add that extra dose of sparkle to your big day. 

Tradition rules that the man chooses our engagement ring and fingers crossed it will be a ring that we will fall in love with. However if, like me, you’re a tad picky about what you will be wearing on your finger for the rest of your life, then dropping a few subtle hints on what would make your perfect ring can’t do any harm can it? I mean you have to make sure it’s going to match that dream wedding ring you already have in mind, right? Right!

Keira Knightley’s engagement ring is the epitome of elegance; a single brilliant cut diamond sits simply on a platinum band, giving the option to team with an equally classic plain band or perhaps something with a bit of sparkle. To achieve a Keira Knightly inspired timeless look, then this stunning solitaire from Leo Diamond is the perfect balance of simplicity and style.  With 66 carefully placed facets instead of the standard 58, a Leo diamond gives you that extra radiance and sparkle.

A classic solitaire isn’t for everybody, and even more so in the last year with the rise of vintage inspired engagement rings and the increasingly popular coloured diamonds.  A favourite amongst celebrities are the glamorous art-deco inspired statement rings from Hollywood designer Neil Lane. This white gold diamond cluster is adorned with every girl’s best friend; a glistening emerald cut diamond, surrounded by a halo of diamonds and finished off with diamond shoulders. Every engagement ring needs a wedding ring to compliment it perfectly and Neil Lane have a range of diamond set shaped wedding bands to frame your engagement ring for years to come. With a gentle square shaping at its centre, this wedding ring presents handcrafted couture and will make for an extravagant engagement counterpart.

For a contemporary twist on the traditional white diamond, why not choose a distinctive coloured diamond? This beautiful white gold bridal set features a radiant lemon diamond centrepiece framed with sparkling white diamonds. Unique and beautiful, ring would be ideal for a Summer engagement, to ensure a little piece of your sun-kissed engagement is always carried with you. I’m certainly thinking yellow may be the new white this matrimonial season! 

Take a look at our full collection of engagement rings, wedding rings and bridal sets at Ernest Jones.

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