Have you and your bb been together for like, 400 years? You’ve probably had The Talk then, yeah? It’s the one that comes after ‘are we a thing-thing?’, after ‘hey, so since you’re getting kicked out of your apartment… want to just move in here?’ – yep, it’s the marriage talk. Do you want to get hitched/when do you want to/etc etc.
“I definitely feel that people aren’t tied to the idea of diamonds as a ‘necessity’ anymore, and are seeking out something that’s more of a personal expression of them and their style,” Natalie tells PEDESTRIAN.TV. “Our generation is full of couples who are in love and just want to celebrate that – and there has been such a strong move away from the traditional picture of what that needs to looks like.”
“Natural grey or champagne diamonds are popular now, as well as semi precious stones. More and more people are opting for something softer and less sparkly than a traditional diamond. I am seeing clients inclined towards abstract designs, offset stones or East-West facing lines. Just generally a move towards the less traditional, more unique.”
Just look at some of these beauties.
“I like playing with fashion and jewellery and I don’t think any piece is forever,” explains bride-to-be Liana, who was proposed to with a moonstone. “I would have hated someone to spend $12,000 on a ring that I was a) scared to lose and b) maybe wanted to change in 20 years time. I also don’t think of myself as an entirely traditional person so I didn’t feel like a diamond was fitting for me.”
“It’s an intimate process which enables both partners to feel equally involved, and it can be deeply rewarding to have created something so significant through a collaborative process,” explains Natalie. “Even when this isn’t the case I think couples are more vocal with each other about preferences and restraints, and it’s generally a much more open process than it has been in the past.”
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