21 October 2010

Bride on a Deadline: The Ring!

 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…


Comments

All posts must obey the house rules, if you object to any comments please let us know and we'll take the appropriate action.