Put a Ring on It!

We check out the hottest jewellery trends for this season’s brides-to-be

As we approach one of the most popular times of the year to get engaged, think Christmas and New Year’s Eve proposals and plans a plenty, it’s the perfect time to start dropping hints re the rock – because nobody wants a nasty surprise when the big moment comes.

Luckily luxury jewellers F Hinds have got it covered with a whole host of jaw-dropping jewels to suit all tastes and budgets.

Whether it’s platinum all the way or if something more low-key like white gold or silver is on the agenda there is a shape and style for every budding bride. For anyone with a beau on a budget F Hinds do a gorgeous range of simple stones and settings for under £200 including the nine carat white gold diamond solitaire reduced to an amazing £199 from a RRP of £499 or the super simple yet elegant white gold and diamond twist for just £89.95.

If your budget’s a bit bigger, the nine carat white gold starburst ring for £250 is elegant and understated while the 18 carat white gold trilogy ring packs a bit more of a punch for £599 reduced from £699. For something a bit more bling in yellow gold the nine carat gold diamond band ring, now reduced to £175, is a fashion forward alternative as is the white gold and sapphire twist from £325.

For something that mirrors the hottest trends of the season, Halo settings are big news. Halo defines a row of stones, which makes the ring look bigger and more sparkly even if you don’t have a budget to match. Something like F Hinds’ trilogy style for £599 would work well in platinum or gold.

Another big trend of the season is coloured stones with rubies, sapphires and emeralds gracing the pages of every inspirational wedding tome. F Hinds’ ruby and diamond cluster ring set in yellow gold for £599 is bang on the money for any bride looking for a retro yet fashion-forward statement piece but it’s not for wall flowers so grooms- in-training might want to do their research before springing a style like this on a lady love who prefers low-key. If you are happy to go bold, black diamonds and Edwardian cluster rings are big news for 2017/18 too.

For those who would rather stick to classic diamonds but work on the setting instead another trendy shape for the season is stacking rings. Instagram is full of images of bang-on-trend brides-to-be flashing the classic stacked trilogy of white, yellow and rose gold bands which are as practical as they are stylish as they match all of your other jewellery and every outfit.

Another trend on a similar note is intertwined bands. Not only a romantic display of your relationship but also easy on the eye and affordable, as demonstrated by F Hinds’ nine carat white gold twist ring.

Other trends to look out for include all things Boho, following in the trend for Edwardian and antique style settings and coloured stones, and in particular opal. Associated with love, loyalty and longevity of marriage opals have long been a popular diamond alternative and the smoky stone is enjoying something of resurgence. F Hinds’ gorgeous diamond and opal cluster ring for £399 is the perfect example of the fusion of both styles and would suit classic and modern brides in equal measure. All that’s missing now is the man to match.

Emily Mccarrick

Emily Morgan is a freelance Writer and Editor with twenty years experience across brands from HELLO and SHAPE to Grazia, Time Out and Harper's Bazaar. She's currently based in the UK after spending seven-years living and working in Dubai.

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