While we love a simple, contemporary engagement ring, there’s nothing quite like a vintage inspired sparkler to evoke the true romantic in all of us! If you love all things antique and are looking for something a little bit different, here’s our simple guide to some of the different eras.


Buying your engagement ring is one of the most exciting purchases of your life, but some of the technical descriptions can be a bit confusing – unless you’re a jeweller! While some are obvious, others are harder to work out so, Emmeline Smith from Infinity Diamond Jewellery shares her quick guide to help get you up to speed with the basics.

The main parts of a ring

Shank or band – is simply the part of the ring that wraps around your finger, in any metal and is the part that will bear any hallmark.

The rings that CAST couples create are completely unique and the only rings like it on the planet. Not only that the creative process in itself is incredible.

Lovely Ella from CAST got in touch, saying, “I would absolutely love the opportunity to feature on your fantastic blog and spread the word about this incredibly personal aspect that can easily be incorporated into your readers’ weddings.” And since we LOVE creative touches and doing things a little differently, we were only too happy to oblige!

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.

Emmeline Smith shares a brief history of wedding rings and why we started wearing them

You’d be forgiven for thinking that the engagement ring is the most important piece of jewellery when it comes to getting married, as no one seems to make as much fuss over a wedding ring.

But arguably, the wedding band is the more important ring of the two. While the engagement ring represents the intent to create the union, the wedding band symbolises the actual sacred union of marriage. Although not all cultures wear wedding rings and of course, it’s down to personal choice if you want to wear one at all, for many, the exchanging of rings is one of the most important parts of the wedding service. It’s a physical symbol of the union, tying the couple together – it really does seal the deal!