Los Angeles' hottest jewelry designer Michael Beaudry lives and breathes diamonds and platinum -- and particularly takes pride in his handcrafted engagement rings.
Beaudry says these days engagement bands are a very popular alternative to a more traditional, single stone -- and much easier on the pocketbook. Feast your eyes on the single row pink diamond eternity band:
The Infinity fashion band is different, unique and utterly divine!
The stylish stacked engagement bands:
The pear-shaped diamond continues to be a hugely popular trend for brides:
Moving onto more traditional engagement ring attire, other popular choices for brides-to-be include this 1-carat oval and diamond engagement ring, featuring a split shank and pave diamond bezel, set in platinum:
Fancy pink diamonds continue to be an extravagant trend -- they are extremely rare and in demand. This 2-carat, to-die-for engagement ring features a fancy pink diamond bezel and shank. Where do these precious gems come from? Australia!
Extra juicy couture: For the bride who wants to make a statement, there's the couture bridal 3.11-carat cushion cut diamond engagement ring featuring a waterfall diamond bezel.
Beaudry's advice for overwhelmed couples exploring their engagement ring options? Take your time and do your homework! "Read bridal and fashion magazines to help determing which aesthetic most appeals to you, then follow up with online research of the particular brands you are interested in, and finally, consult with your local trusted jeweler."