Shopping for serious investment jewellery is one of the most exciting purchase experiences you'll have. Whether you're recently engaged, doing some all-important "forward-planning", or buying yourself a well-deserved sparkly gift, this guide has everything you need to get you thinking outside the white solitaire box.
It turns out classic diamonds aren't neccessarily forever, with twists on tried and tested designs coming to define our era's rings of choice. You need only look to the fingers of recently wed celebrities (Blake Lively and pink diamond sidekick, I'm looking at you) to notice that washes of colour, unusual cuts and shapes, and stacking different coloured metals are challenging what engagement rings should look like.
To sum up, it's about rule-breaking. Does an engagement ring have to be white? No. Does it have to be a solitaire? Not necessarily. Does it have to include precious stones? No way. This new wave of liberalism makes the 2010s a free-falling ring-ocracy. So have some fun – here's never been a better time to rock it your way.