Bride on a Deadline: The Ring!

21 October 2010

 Susannah Lovit, Burlington Arcade

My intended very wisely decided that it would be better if I chose my engagement ring myself (one of the advantages of being together so long is that he is fully aware I’m not one for a surprise, however romantic a gesture it is).  So this week I set about finding the perfect sparkler. Who knew that such a lovely project could be so stressful?  The thought that I had to wear this ring every day for the rest of my life has had me paralysed with fear and indecision. I feel like I have trawled every jeweller from Hatton Garden to Bond Street and as a result am suffering from an acute case of jewel overkill (never thought I’d write that sentence!).

Michael Rose, Burlington Arcade

I had always thought that I’d like to have an engagement ring with a coloured stone, a sapphire maybe, or a yellow diamond. But then I started thinking that maybe I’d get bored of them…plus it would seriously limit the colour of nail varnishes I’d be able to wear – a yellow diamond with red nails just doesn’t work. So I have scrapped that idea, it’s going to have to be a white diamond. One thing I am sure of is that I want a ring with a vintage feel – 1920’s maybe or Victorian.

So after much umming and ahhing I have finally narrowed it down to these three rings.  But proceedings have ground to a halt and I just can’t choose!

 Bentley & Skinner

And that’s where I need the help of you lovely Grazia Daily readers.  Which ring do you reckon I should go for?  The simple solitaire, the one with the unusual circular setting or the super- sparkly cushion setting (that’s a “roundish square” in jeweller speak)?

Cast your votes, ladies!

PS: Please ignore my hideously wrinkly hands… my knuckles are my new least favourite body part! Any tips on anti aging hands gratefully received…


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