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The Perfect 10: Engagement rings

He's (finally) popped the question and you're on the lookout for the engagement ring of a lifetime. Or, you haven't even got a boyfriend and you're just dreaming (why not?). Either way, don't miss our round-up of the best ring bling out there.

From antiques and gemstones, to dazzling diamonds and gorgeous gold, there's something for everyone. Fingers at the ready...
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Buying an antique ring is now de rigueur, so why not take a leaf (or a sapphire) out of Kate Middleton's engagement ring style book and opt for a stunning gemstone surrounded by over a carat's worth of diamonds? Oh, and it dates back to 1950 – so romantic.

Sapphire and diamond cluster ring in platinum and gold, £3,900, Berganza

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How unique is this delicate diamond and leaf-print ring? Gold sparklers are making a huge comeback, and they don't come much prettier than this. Two words: we want!

Yellow gold wood nymph, £1,869, Kabiri

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Star quality: OK, bad pun, but beautiful ring! Annina Vogel has restored this exquisite Victorian rose-cut diamond sparkler back to all its glow-getting glory. What's more, it'll definitely set you apart from the crowd – after all, how many people have you seen with a star on their engagement finger?

9-carat gold diamond star ring, £2,850, Annina Vogel at Net-a-Porter

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Let's face it, most girls would give their ring finger just to own a diamond from Tiffany! And this cushion-cut beauty is timeless and elegant, yet makes a head-turning statement. It costs a pretty penny but, oh, isn't it worth it?

Tiffany Legacy, from £9,475, Tiffany

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If you adore everything and anything kitsch, then this 'love' ring – dusted with a sprinkling of pavé diamonds – was made for you. Could it be the new 'Carrie' necklace of the engagement ring world?

Love script ring, £469, Sydney Evan at Harrods

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Make like Victoria Beckham and totally out-bling your best friends with a jaw-dropping pear-shaped diamond. Not only does this bobby dazzler pack in 1.49 carats, it's also unique, individual and beautiful.

Pear-shaped diamond ring, £7,999 Rennie & Co

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Looking for that traditional princess cut solitaire diamond ring? Call off the (finger) ice hunt! This 18-carat white gold and half-carat diamond ring has got your name all over it.

Princess cut diamond ring, £1,399, Goldsmiths

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Best way to describe this ring? A show-stopper. Upmarket jewellers Astley Clarke have created an 18-carat gold green amethyst and diamond sparkler – at an affordable price. Snap it up, quick... before we do!

Montebello Envie ring, £1,295, Astley Clarke

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Three-stone sparklers mean three-times the wow-factor in our book! And there's one and a half carats on this white gold ring for all you magpies to keep your beady eye on.

Three-stone 18ct white gold ring, £2,799, Ernest Jones

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Marquise cut diamonds are so elegant and, with its showy shoulders, this sparkler is bound to take centre stage in any room.

18ct white gold diamond cluster ring, £1,250, Beaverbrooks

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