[UPDATE: This story was originally published on June 29.]
Who could forget the classic Sex and the City moment when Carrie discovered that Aidan's proposal was imminent, but — eek — that pear-cut rock! The poor guy was just in over his head from day one, deciphering the codes of a stylishly complicated chick. It can be daunting for guys who date sartorial sophisticates to find distinctive bling to bless their soon-to-be unions. But can you blame Carrie for wanting her ring to reflect her diamond-in-the-rough aesthetic?
Well, we've hunted down seven ladies whose bridal baubles scream "me," and they're ready to spill the deets on just how their partners got it right. Peep the exceptional and original rings right here, and get ready to give mad props to the wise beaus behind them. And maybe keep the Kleenex handy, too?
Photographed by by Daniel DiScala