Marilyn Monroe crooned it in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Nicole Kidman sang it from the rooftops in Moulin Rouge... we all know it's true, so I'm giving into temptation and dedicating today to a sensual, sparkly, scintillating study of our favourite stone. With lots of eye candy of course!
Engagement rings are your way of telling the world "I'm taken!" so why not make a statement with some gorgeous bling and brilliance? I love the idea of choosing a ring that reflects your personal style. Sydney Jeweller and Engagement Ring Specialist Ken Anania of Anania Jewellers advises couples to take their time and make sure they choose the right engagment and wedding rings. "This is a piece of jewellery that will be with you for life," he says. "You need to be sure it's timeless, stylish and uniquely you. Ideally, you should be thinking about jewellery that will be passed down from generation to generation."
"Be sure to think about how your engagement and wedding rings will work together. Sometimes people focus on them as separate entities. It's important to remember you'll be wearing them together, so the designs should be cohesive and harmonious," says Ken.
According to gem theory, the shape of the ring you choose says something about your personality.
Round: Family-centred, dependable, easy-going.
Pear: Comforting, adaptable, home-centric.
Oval: Individualistic, creative, organised, takes chances.
Princess: An efficient leader, disciplined, organised.
Marquise: Extroverted, aggressive, career-centred.
Emerald: Disciplined, conservative, efficient, honest.
Heart: Sentimental, feminine, sensitive and trusting.
Do you think that your stone of choice says much about your personality? What kind of stone did you choose for your engagement and wedding rings? Let us know! Leave your comments, stop by Facebook or tweet us @ModernWeddingOz.
Many thanks to the Ken from Anania Jewellers for providing all this super sparkly diamond ring bling-spiration. I'm all googly-eyed and swoony. And I kinda feel like singing too. So pretty!