ELLE (Canada) - - Wedding Special -

All the mar­ried women at ELLE Canada have unique en­gage­ment rings; from heir­loom ru­bies to ser­pent-shaped bands, we’ve got the non-tra­di­tional thing on lock. That’s why we were so ex­cited to hear that Canadian jew­ellery designer Erin Tracy has launched a cus­tom­iz­a­ble bridal col­lec­tion. Here’s her ad­vice on

stand­ing out from the crowd: What are good al­ter­na­tives to

tra­di­tional di­a­monds? “Grey di­a­monds are stunning and pre­cious-look­ing—a great op­tion for some­one who wants a big­ger stone at a lower price point. I also like raw di­a­monds and raw sap­phires—they’re not as re­fined as what you would

nor­mally see.” What are some unique shapes

and set­tings to try now? “You of­ten see oval coloured stones or aqua­marines, but they are be­com­ing more popular in di­a­monds. Set­ting a stone east to west makes a ring more orig­i­nal. I like go­ing one step fur­ther with a halo set­ting and do­ing a dou­ble halo or us­ing black dia

monds around the stone.”

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