Much like love, money doesn't buy you a beautiful engagement ring. Well OK, it doesn't have to buy you a beautiful ring.
As weddings have evolved, so have our tastes for rings. Popping the question no longer goes hand-in-hand with a traditional clasp diamond sparkler worth three months' salary (or whatever that ridiculous rule is).
With so many talented independent jewellers around right now, the market is suffuse with eye-catching, ethical and unique designs that won't leave you or your beloved eating baked beans for the rest of your lives.
Come take a look at a few of our favourite statement-making baubles to say "will you... ?" with, for under £1000: