Falling in love used to be scripted. A lady was swept off her feet in a dizzying, romantic courtship filled with flowers, love notes, and one big, dramatic, down-on-one-knee gesture that culminated with a diamond on her finger. But things have — thankfully — changed. Call it the Kate Middleton effect, but today we find ourselves entranced by dazzling colored stones on platinum bands — sapphires, emeralds, and even black diamonds for the ring that'll forever represent our binding love (and taste). To catch you up on our latest dream ring picks, we've teamed up with Platinum Guild International to source 15 pieces as stunning as love itself.
Of course, platinum has more than beauty going for it. The precious metal's natural white hue won't change color, fade, or wear away, and it's also one of the most secure settings for a solitaire gemstone — ensuring your stunner stays put.