The Modern Bride

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Congratulations! You’re engaged. You’ve got the rock, but do you really have to wait another 60 years to get your second diamond (or version thereof?).  

If you subscribe to the dictates of tradition, then yes. Diamonds are traditionally gifted for the 60th wedding anniversary. And then there’s the widely held belief that anniversary rings are given to mark the milestone years: first, fifth, 10th, 15th, 20th and 25th.

But Secrets says, why wait? Modern brides, it’s okay to fly in the face of tradition. You’re worthy of an anniversary ring for EVERY anniversary, and not just the milestone ones.

The Modern Bride is not bound by rules. Anything goes. Mixing gold colours? Yes! Combining different stone cuts in the one look? Yes, Yes! Incorporating eclectic ring designs into your bridal stack? Yes, yes and yes!

With literally hundreds of ring designs to choose from, Secrets invites you to create a bridal ring stack that’s as brilliantly distinctive as you.

Here are some ideas to get you started, and the ‘Secrets’ to achieving these looks. Remember, when choosing your anniversary / eternity bands, your aim is always to enhance beauty, not compete with it.

  1. Everyday princess

The modish square princess cut solitaire contrasts beautifully with our bezel set, round brilliant cut celebration rings. Juxtaposing the strong square shape with smaller round brilliants really makes the feature stone ‘pop’ – and the gold twist band adds an extra textural element. Combining white and yellow gold adds to the visual richness of this bridal ring stack.

  1. Royal flush

With five different rings in the mix, this is our boldest ring stack. Starting with a triple layer of Art Deco-style fine celebration bands, it builds in complexity. The round brilliant solitaire is a classic beauty in itself,  but see how the eye is drawn to its brilliance when framed by the marquise cut ring enhancer. It really is the crowning glory of this bridal ring stack.

  1. Pairing pears

Part half round brilliant, part marquise cut, pears incorporate the best qualities of both and are super sparkly. The pear is also one of the most flattering stone cuts. The elongated shape creates the illusion of making a woman’s fingers look longer and more elegant. Pairing the pear with a couple of our thin band celebration rings on both sides really accentuates its juicy shape making your manicured talons look even more refined.

  1. Fallen angel

You don’t have to be a saint to wear one of Secrets’ heavenly halos. Apart from looking delicately sparkly, the 'halo effect' draws attention to your ring's centre stone, giving it the illusion that its carat size is larger than it actually is. It also highlights the beauty of this stone cut. Throw some diamond simulant encrusted bands into the mix and the halo’s beauty is further amplified. It’s refined bling on steroids.

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