Who says engagement rings have to be colorless solitaires?
Chic brides are opting for less serious fare in an array of hues. Diamond in the Rough’s flowerlike creation embellishes a massive 12-carat rough stone with dainty yellow diamonds, and Verdura’s tanzanite stunner, designed in 1951, evokes old New York society. Melissa Joy Manning and Sydney Evan have concocted understated pieces perfect for stacking atop an eternity band. Sydney Evan’s moon-shaped offering is positively dreamy, while Manning says her pink sapphire is “meant to encourage love and loyalty.” And forget wearing your heart on your sleeve; Curiosités’ 18th-century Georgian antique is the ultimate heart-shaped token of affection.