The Cartier Love ring may boast sleek lines and modern-looking screw motifs that are suitable for both brides and grooms, but it’s its meaning behind the design that makes it such a popular choice with couples.
The ring is part of the Love collection, inspired by the world-renowned Love bracelet, which is a symbol of steadfast dedication (the bracelet was first released in the 1970s, and was known for its ode to commitment, as each one could only be unlocked by a special screwdriver “key”, which is kept around the neck of another).
The unisex design, which features a dynamic interpretation of the famous T designs, and comes in wide bands of 18K yellow, white or rose gold, or sterling silver, and with or without diamonds, makes perfect matching wedding bands.
Forevermark Endlea Collection, available at Lee Hwa Jewellery and Citigems
Inspired by the ribbon, a symbol of nobility and luxury dating back to the Middle Ages, ribbons are associated with the nature of gifting, celebration, and good fortune in the West. For the Chinese, ribbons also represent longevity, blissfulness and the cycle of life.
Even today, these are seen to represent gifts, and are very romantic for weddings, and bridal jewellery.
From the exquisite tiara design to the meaning behind the collection (the Chaumet Josephine collection was named for the brand’s first muse, the Empress Josephine, the first wife of Napoleon I, Emperor of France), we love the stunning Josephine Aigrette ring with its pear-shaped centre diamond and smaller ones at the side.
If you love looking at how your diamond looks in the light, consider a tension ring like this, which lets your gem sparkle brilliantly at all angles. We also like how this ring, which is traced with a line of diamonds on the outside, exudes a vintage vibe thanks to its rosewood gold material.
While you may not be marrying into royalty, Citigems’ Princess Fairytale Collection will have you feeling like one anyway. The Forevermark Diamond, which rests on top of the design, is literally the crown jewel of this collection.
If you’ve got a modern or architectural aesthetic, you’ll love this geometric rose and white gold ring from Hong Kong jeweller Chow Tai Fook. The band comes with one smaller diamond on top, and two small diamonds at the side.