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Engagement SparkleApr 29

Amore Wedding & Engagement Jewellery - Gold Coast - Honeywed

The sparkle of a marriage proposal is special. When couples speak to me about that special moment, there is always a story attached to the event – the significance of the location, the words exchanged, the hopes and dreams that were born. That moment of insecurity – would the answer be yes, maybe or no. And of course, there is the ring.

An engagement ring is a symbol of commitment and it is also a significant investment. This is a decision that needs some thought and an approachable, knowledgeable jeweler.

Anne at Amore Fine Jewellery at Sanctuary Cove has been advising couples for more decades than she would like to share! Anne and her master jeweler husband, Rodney have worked with hundreds of couples in Sydney and the Gold Coast.

A chat with Anne is a gem in itself. Approachable, stylish and knowledgeable, Anne loves working with engaged couples. This is a special moment and Anne aims to make dreams come true.

Her insights into what’s currently trending in engagement rings certainly have the magic of a Cinderella moment in it. Diamonds remain the traditional favourite. As Marilyn Monroe famously crooned square cut or pear shape these rocks don’t lose their shape. But other stones have featured in recent celebrity engagements.

The solitaire, which features a single diamond on a band, is the classic engagement ring. Trending today is a re-make on this classic. The halo, a center stone with diamond surrounds, is the new, fresh look for the solitaire. The most popular cuts are round or princess, with diamonds set into the band. Only an expert can tell you what you need to look for in terms of size and colour. Personal preference along with expert guidance will really help.

While an engagement ring is often a surprise, you can research the expectations and taste of your partner. Perhaps a few window-shopping excursions or chats with friends about their experiences is time better spent than googling information on the 4Cs of diamond selection!

Good luck and congratulations.

Linda Gately

Marriage Celebrant

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