An Interesting Engagement

I’ve signed up for the Daily Candy emails, half out of curiosity, and half out of truly searching for a good bargain. Today, they sent out a piece published yesterday about engagement rings. There were some interesting options available for the traditional, the vintage, the romantic, and the modern boy looking to ‘put a ring on it.’ Here are some highlights:

Doyle & Doyle Vintage Engagement Ring

Just try to say no to a platinum, vintage, emerald-cut, 1.31-carat looker with square and round diamonds creeping up the sides. Not possible.

Available at, $10,500.
Photo: Courtesy of Doyle & Doyle

For the Twi-hards out there, there’s the

Bittersweets New York The Vampress Ring

Choose fourteen carat white, rose, or yellow gold to bite down on the .50-carat, brilliant-cut garnet or white or black diamond. For the Twilight/True Blood fans out there.

Available at, $800-$2,000.
Photo: Courtesy of Bittersweets New York

St. Kilda Rapture Ring

Cleopatra may have started the snake jewelry trend, but this updated version with an oval-cut, .53-carat stone clasped in the jaws of blackened rose gold serpents is a band for the ages.

Available at, $6,255.
Photo: Heather Colmar / Courtesy of St. Kilda

Erica Courtney Cate Ring

What’s the difference between puttin’ on the ritz and puttin’ on this ring? There isn’t one. The maker even saved a little surface area in the platinum setting for engraving (not visible in this photo, thanks to all those diamonds).

Available by phone order (323-938-2373), $13,500-$56,200. For more information, go to

Photo: Courtesy of Erica Courtney

Check out the entire gallery here. Good luck shopping now boys!
Cheers, Kate

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