The Most Beautiful Rings for Committed Couples Lauren April 14, 2014 ACCESSORIES Whether you’re planning an engagement, a wedding or simply wishing to reaffirm your commitment to one another, a ring is usually a traditional requirement. Whatever your budget or the stage of your relationship, there will be a ring that suits your individual needs. If you’re buying for a partner, remember to match the choice of ring to the colour and style of jewellery that they already wear on a regular basis. Engagement Rings The classic diamond solitaire on a slim silver or white gold band is the traditional choice when it comes to engagement rings, but there’s no reason why you should stick with something that’s popular. Some retailers like Diamond Boutique provide a bespoke service that allows couples to design their own engagement rings. You can fully control the design process and customize every aspect of the ring in order to create something truly unique. Another way to stand out from the crowd when it comes to your engagement ring is to buy vintage. If you’re an admirer of a particular era, why not find a ring from that specific age? Antique stores can provide plenty of inspiration when it comes to looking for vintage engagement rings. Wedding Bands Wedding rings are usually simple, plain bands to contrast with the opulence and sparkle of the engagement ring. However, there are plenty of innovative ideas and unusual designs on the market, including rings with the date of your first meeting with your spouse engraved inside them and rings that have a section cut away in the shape of the sound waves generated by each partner saying ‘I love you’. Make sure that the colour and metal of the wedding band matches that of the engagement ring for a cohesive appearance. Eternity Rings If you’re interested in renewing your vows or preparing to celebrate an important anniversary, an eternity ring is a wonderful gift choice for both partners. Eternity rings can be any style, as long as they are good quality and will stand the test of time. If you’ve been married for many years, you may be in a position to splash out on the eternity ring in a way that you weren’t able to when you were choosing an engagement band as a young couple. Your tastes will also have matured and you may find it easier to pick something that you’ll continue to love and cherish.