According to the Office for National Statistics, 42% of marriages end in divorce. So why bother? For the jewellery, obviously. Whether you hope to receive an engagement ring by strategically planting hard copies of your browser history around your home or plan on purchasing one to represent the commitment you have to yourself, these are our absolute favourites.
FERIAN WEDGWOOD BLUE CUPID RING
An engagement ring set with a vintage Wedgwood cameo of Cupid makes perfect sense, doesn’t it?
VAN CLEEF & ARPELS
VAN CLEEF & ARPELS FRIVOLE RING
Flowers are a nice demonstration of affection, but they tend to die. Avoid the realities of this metaphor with a ring from the Van Cleef & Arpels Frivole collection.
FIE ISOLDE ODETTE SIGNET RING
You’re probably aware of the idea that wedding bands represent the supposedly eternal love of spouses. What better predecessor to this than an engagement ring that’s not quite a full circle?
THEODORA WARRE MOTHER OF PEARL & RUBY HEART RING
Why declare your love for someone with a heart-shaped ring when you could declare your love for someone with a heart-shaped ring that looks like it shoots laser beams of love from its ruby centre?
GEORGIA KEMBALL ORGY RING IN STERLING SILVER
We did say ‘alternative’ engagement rings.
JIWINAIA FLOWER SMILE RING, FROM A SELECTION
In case there was any doubt that you’re supposed to marry the person who makes you the happiest.
SEB BROWN PINK RING, FROM A SELECTION
Feelings may fade, but precious stones and metals are forever – never forget it!
First published on Buro247.com.
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