Gone are the days of the little blue box. For the modern bride it's all about customisation and creating something uniquely you. And often, that means choosing a jeweller close to home and taking a collaborative approach.
In Australia, there's an entire army of talented jewellers willing to work with you to create the ring of your forever dreams.
Which brings us to the shape. In the last decade, the solitaire diamond has remained the ring of choice for the traditional bride and more recently, we've seen three-stone and round halo styles become increasingly popular.
In the past year, oval shapes and vintage-inspired designs have been revived, a welcome nod to the 1930s as well as coloured diamonds making a sparkling comeback (no thanks to Kate Middleton).
The emerald-cut diamond, while not a hugely popular choice, remains a classic option and one favoured by the likes of Grace Kelly and Elizabeth Taylor. Ahead, we take a look at what this retro rock looks like today.
Proof you can go BIG with a classic cut.
The kind of ring that stands the test of time.
A fancy-meets-simple design.
A centre diamond flanked between two baguettes.