These are a Few of my Favourite Rings…

Published by Claire Gould on

If you’ve said ‘YES!’ and you’re currently choosing your engagement ring, you’ll know the choice is vast! If you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed and not sure where to start, fashion stylist Emmeline Smith shares her favourite ring styles to help inspire you.

Triple Stones

Triple stone rings, also known as a trilogy or trinity setting, are still experiencing a resurgence thanks to the fabulous ring Prince Harry gave Meghan Markle on their engagement in 2017. The beauty of this style is that you can have any stone shape or size to suit your personal taste.

Did you know that the three stones also have a wonderfully romantic meaning? They are said to represent the past, present and future of your relationship together, which is such a lovely touch.

Whether you go for a huge emerald cut main stone, flanked by two smaller round stones, or opt for 3 round cut stones of the same size, this classic design will never go out of style.

Oval Stones

Kourtney Kardashian got engaged in 2021 and her giant oval ring was simply stunning. Oval gems have always been popular but we’re seeing a real boom at the moment and it doesn’t show any sign of slowing down. On its own, or surrounded with a halo of smaller stones this is a pretty timeless style that will definitely catch the eye! And if you prefer a bit more sparkle, you can have smaller stones on the shoulders of the ring

Coloured Stones

Almost 20 years after they broke up, Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck are back on and have tied-the-knot in Las Vegas!

This time round, Ben proposed to JLo with a trinity style, giant 8.5 ct green diamond ring, flanked by two diamonds, set in a platinum band – rumoured to be worth between $5 and $10 million! J-Lo specifically loves the colour green as she believes it gives her good luck.

And it’s not just Bennifer that are loving coloured gems. Long-gone is the old fashioned assumption that an engagement ring has to include a traditional diamond and you’re not in the market for a ring costing millions of pounds, a sparkly lab-grown gem can be just as striking and a realistic price that us mere mortals can afford. I just think coloured rings are so much fun – here’s just a few of my favs.

Emmeline said, “Celebrities often have insane budgets for their engagement rings, which aren’t realistic for the rest of us! We offer high quality, stunning rings at a much more affordable price.”

Practical considerations


Are you going to wear your ring every day? If so, you need something that’s robust such as a lab-grown diamond or moissanite, the two hardest minerals known, which will withstand most lifestyles.

Pick a reputable jeweller

An engagement ring is a big investment so make sure you buy from a brand you can trust. Check your seller offers IGI (International Gemological Institute) Certified gems and a lifetime warranty.

Your style

It’s not very scientific, but always go with your gut when it comes to style. What metal colour do you wear most? Have you seen engagement rings on anyone famous that you love? Creating a short-list of things you love is a great place to start your search and narrow down the choices.

Forget fashion

Trends come and trends go, but ultimately, an engagement ring has to be chosen from the heart. Pick a ring you totally love and you can’t go wrong – remember, you’ll be wearing it for the rest of your life!



Written for English Wedding by Emmeline for

Claire Gould

Claire spends her days writing - either in beautiful calligraphy or online. She lives on the edge of the English Lake District only minutes away from the beach, where she loves to escape and unwind. Claire's calligraphy can be found at Claire launched the English Wedding Blog in November 2009 - it's been a top 10 UK wedding blog ever since, with a regional focus we hope you LOVE.


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