Whilst most engagement rings styles can be traced back to a specific era, from the lace-like filigree often seen on Victorian rings to the classic round solitaire first popularised in the 1940s, ring designs rooted in a love of nature have been worn for centuries. Floral engagement rings have their origins in the 1700s, when silver poesy rings engraved with flowers were considered the height of fashion in Europe.
On the occasion of her engagement, a silver betrothal poesy ring would be given to the bride, which was replaced with an identical poesy ring in gold following the marriage. Often, these flower engagement rings had a love poem or message inscribed on the inside of the band and they were so popular that you can find regular references to them in Shakespeare’s writings.
Today, nature inspired engagement rings main a favourite with brides to be. Personally, I think it’s because they are amongst the prettiest engagement ring out there. The complete antithesis of, say, a modern geometric style engagement ring, they have a whimsical, effortlessly feminine charm that women are naturally drawn to and which gives them a timeless beauty that the wearer will never tire of.
Browse some of my favourite engagement ring designs, below, inspired by nature and crafted with love.
Entwined around the finger and embellished with charming rose and leaf motifs, our popular Foliage Ethical Sapphire Platinum Gemstone Engagement Ring captures the quintessential beauty of nature. The unique cross-band design can be set with your choice of gemstone or diamond and is also available in 18ct Fairtrade gold.
The floral Bellis ethical diamond engagement ring is a modern classic that makes a very individual statement. The rub-over setting secures the diamond in place and transforms it into the centre of a daisy, encircled by delicate petals. Also available in 18ct Fairtrade gold, it can be set with your choice of gemstone or diamond.
The gently asymmetric style, with cherry blossoms either side of the centre stone, gives our Cherry Blossom ethical diamond engagement ring its unique charm. Available in 18ct white, yellow or rose Fairtrade gold and set with your choice of gemstone or diamond, the four claw setting makes this ring a classic choice with a pretty floral twist.
Unconventionally beautiful, the split band design of our Royal Oak ethical diamond engagement ring incorporates two delicate leaf motifs, with a tiny pavé diamond nestled within each, that draw the eye towards the scintillating conflict-free centre stone.
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