It’s true to say that The Bridal Edit team are romantics. We love proposals, we love loved-up couples and we ADORE Christmas proposals. At this time of year, we’re getting excited about festive declarations of love. Oh yes, how many people are planning to pop the question over the holidays? How many lucky lovers are going to be wearing some gorgeous new jewellery come January? However the proposals happen, there’s one thing you need to tell the world you’re in love. And that, dear reader, is a gorgeous engagement ring.
PROPOSALS | IT’S A RING THING
Engagement rings have been an integral part of proposals for years. They date back to Roman times but it was Archduke Maximilian of Austria who gets the cred for the first diamond ring in 1477. Now, engagement rings aren’t given as a sign of ‘ownership’ but as a gift of love and we’re ALL for that.
Over the last few years, #ringselfie has given engagement rings a whole new status. Hop onto Instagram on any day of the year and you’ll see newly engaged couples flashing their sparklers in the cutest of poses. In fact, Insta has become THE way to announce your engagement so if you get engaged this season, it’s time to up your selfie game.
PROPOSALS | THE RING
Just like weddings, engagement rings have become way more daring over the last few years. We’ve still got a MASSIVE soft spot for the traditional styles but these new designs are super hot too. Think different cuts of stone, different settings and different metal options and you’re onto a winner. It’s all about personality babe so don’t be afraid to make a statement.
We’re crushing on this stunner from Bert Jewellery. That stone shape and the band style is just ace. This is one ring you’d definitely spend all day looking at.
Jewellery supremo Tiffany has long been associated with beautiful engagement rings and their latest collection is just stunning. No one does classic quite like Tiffany but that rope design? Oh yes please indeed. And, because you can never have enough sparkle, the diamond encrusted band also makes our shortlist.
Zoe & Morgan are another of our fave jewellery labels and their engagement rings are as perfect as you would imagine. Those raised settings take a traditional style to a whole new level and the cool shaped design is a thing of beauty. Of beauty, we tell you.
We’ve always got love for people who really do it different so check out these beauties! Natalie Marie Jewellery has totally got it spot on with this contemporary designs. Yes to the on trend geometric designs and an even bigger HELL YES to that grey starburst cluster. Swoon.
Lastly, Daniella Draper. These rings are the epitome of elegant style and if you’re looking for a modern classic, look no further. Honestly, who wouldn’t be the happiest girl ever wearing one of these?
So, bring on the Christmas proposals. And, don’t worry, we’ll be checking out Instagram for you news. See you there…