I guess I'd always assumed that if I ever got engaged, I would go down the same route as everyone else and get my first real piece of bling. But why? Especially when I once proposed to Sian with an Orient Express napkin ring.
|Accessorize St Marcasite leaf ring, £14 Accessorize's leaf rings are wonderful. I've always owned at least one (before losing it at a party)|
So, not so good with the losing jewellery. But aside from that, and the cost - and if you've got the money and want to, you go for it! - I loved the sentiment that the real jewel is the marriage. It made me go all gooey and lovestruck. The thing that I admire most about my married friends isn't the rock on their fingers, it's that bit where you're watching them get married, and at the reception afterwards, and the love is just palpable. The only rock you care about then, is the one they're marrying.
So, with that in mind, here are some lovely cocktail, statement and costume jewellery rings that I might just wear on every single one of my fingers, all at once.To save time on inserting pretty much every one from the V&A shop, just go straight there.
|Vintage peacock glass cocktail ring, Etsy, £12|
|Art Deco 9ct gold, silver and paste ring, £65, eBay|
|Etsy, Sapphire ring (I know, real, therefore a cheat, but it is so pretty and only £50!)|
|1980s vintage ring cluster, £11, ASOS Marketplace|
|QVC Diamonique open cluster ring, £31|
|Accessorize Swallow ring, £4|
|Etsy Swarovski emerald cocktail ring, £25|
Want something real for not much? Stack up these babies below - two emerald and diamond rings, and an amethyst and paste ring - they're on auction at Fellowes on June 26th.
|Estimated £80-£120, Fellowes auction|
PS - this piece about a hate cake is hysterical as well.