From left: Me&Ro’s 18k yellow gold and diamond ring, $2,275, at Me&Ro, New York, 917.237.9215,
Cathy Waterman’s 22k yellow gold and ruby ring, $4,750, at Ylang 23, Dallas,
Sydney Evan’s 14k white gold and diamond ring, $360, at Sydney Evan, 800.768.2999
Melissa Joy Manning’s 18k yellow gold and pink sapphire ring, $560, at Persimmon, Los Angeles, 323.951.9540
Verdura’s platinum, tanzanite and diamond ring, $16,800, at Verdura, New York, 212.758.3388, <a></a>
Diamond in the Rough’s 18k yellow gold, rough diamond and yellow diamond ring, price available upon request, at Bergdorf Goodman, New York
Curiosités’ 18k yellow gold, silver, marcasite and antique paste ring, $2,000, at Curiosités, 212.319.7280
Mish New York’s 20k rose gold, lavender spinel and diamond ring, $15,400, at Mish New York, New York, 212.734.3500,

Chic brides are opting for less serious fare in an array of hues. Diamond in the Rough’s flowerlike creation embellishes a massive 12-carat rough stone with dainty yellow diamonds, and Verdura’s tanzanite stunner, designed in 1951, evokes old New York society. Melissa Joy Manning and Sydney Evan have concocted understated pieces perfect for stacking atop an eternity band. Sydney Evan’s moon-shaped offering is positively dreamy, while Manning says her pink sapphire is “meant to encourage love and loyalty.” And forget wearing your heart on your sleeve; Curiosités’ 18th-century Georgian antique is the ultimate heart-shaped token of affection.