According to the Office for National Statistics, 42% of marriages end in divorce. So why bother? For the jewellery, obviously. Whether you hope to receive an engagement ring by strategically planting hard copies of your browser history around your home or plan on purchasing one to represent the commitment you have to yourself, these are our absolute favourites.
An engagement ring set with a vintage Wedgwood cameo of Cupid makes perfect sense, doesn’t it?
Flowers are a nice demonstration of affection, but they tend to die. Avoid the realities of this metaphor with a ring from the Van Cleef & Arpels Frivole collection.
You're probably aware of the idea that wedding bands represent the supposedly eternal love of spouses. What better predecessor to this than an engagement ring that's not quite a full circle?
Why declare your love for someone with a heart-shaped ring when you could declare your love for someone with a heart-shaped ring that looks like it shoots laser beams of love from its ruby centre?
We did say 'alternative' engagement rings.
In case there was any doubt that you're supposed to marry the person who makes you the happiest.
Feelings may fade, but precious stones and metals are forever - never forget it!