Because you don't have to be popping a special question to impress with a ring box this Christmas, here's my top choices for some original rings from even the smallest of budgets...
Over £200 - Ca & Lou
Rose gold, Art Deco influence and smokey coloured crystals - these pieces could have just about every trend going in one little ring. I think the gorgeous vintage look will prove pretty timeless, however, and the subdued glitz makes them nicely festive, too!
From www.luisaviaroma.com, featured rings £215 - £270
£100 - £200 - Katie Rowland
Tough but polished, the sculptural simplicity of these rings makes them just so perfect for presents and everyday wear. Katie is such a versatile designer (from the cheeky 'ring me' pieces to her sublime platinum work), and is a name any jewellery aficionado would be thrilled to own a piece by.
Rings £110 from www.liberty.co.uk
Under £100 - Selda Okutan
Made by a jeweller in Istanbul (possibly my favorite city in the world), these sterling silver 'diamond' rings come in all sorts of sizes, styles and stone colours to suit everyone - there's even some heart shaped pieces if you're feeling romantically inclined.
Selda also creates pieces with tiny human figures, ram heads and angel wings, ranging from sweet to darkly gothic. Her attention to the tiniest detail is remarkable - see this? That's the bottom of a ring.
From www.etsy.com/shop/SeldaOkutan, selected rings £25 - £32