Whether you've just said yes to a very special question or your idea of commitment consists of finishing that box set on Netflix, we can all agree on one thing: ogling at engagement rings never gets old. Few can resist pausing at the windows of jewellery stores they pass to take stock of the shimmering trinkets on offer, and we're certainly no exception. But there are virtual methods too: like looking at the latest jaw-droppingly expensive A-list rock or a new brand we’ve discovered on Instagram.
For those of you who are already betrothed, set to be in the not-so-distant future, or simply a keen gem-hunter like me, the quest for the perfect engagement ring can begin. But with so many cuts, colours and carats to be had, it’s overwhelming to know where to begin.
Now that you've found the ring, what's the harm in checking out some wedding dresses?
No opera has ever had a collection of precious ornaments to go along with it, even the most famous ones. Not Giancomo Puccini’s La Bohème, which captures the trials of young love between main characters Mimi and Rodolfo. Or even Georges Bizet’s