Wedding bands

Holly Davies finds some of the best rings on the market
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Dinny Hall, best known for her modern simplicity, has a gorgeous selection of his and hers rings (right). The best are plain, chunky, matt polished in white gold and yellow gold, pounds 130-pounds 700. From 54 Fulham road, London SW3 (0171-589 9192); 200 Westbourne Grove, London W11 (0171-792 3913).

Interlocking rings in pairs, by Diana Porter for Jess James. Inscriptions include "Feeling of we" and "One heart, one soul". Silver, from pounds 65 per half pair; gold from pounds 350; and platinum, from pounds 420. Beaten bands by Sam Salmons for Jesse James: silver, from pounds 85; gold, about pounds 800; platinum, around pounds 1,000.

Detail offer wedding bands in white, rose and yellow gold. Most popular are the 2mm and 3mm bands with a ring of each of the three golds, pounds 750 for her and pounds 2,100 for him. From 4A Symons Street, London SW3 (enquiries, 0171-730 8488).

Slim Barratt, best known for their tiaras, can be commissioned to make one-off rings. Basic 18-carat gold bands start from pounds 500; commissioned pieces can cost pounds 2,000-pounds 4,000 (enquiries, 0171-354 9393).

Wright and Teague have rings with inscriptions, including "Now I know what love is", in Latin, and "Forever and ever", and "Love, honesty and truth", in English (right). All in 18-carat gold, platinum or white gold. Plain, beaten bands start from pounds 280; inscribed rings start from pounds 310, for her and pounds 600 for him. From Liberty, Regent Street, London W1; Sheila Miller, 26 Princes Square, Buchanan Street, Glasgow (enquiries, 0171-336 8633).

Cox and Power's gold bands in 18-carat gold start at pounds 295 for her and pounds 600 for him. Rings can be specially designed. From 95 Walton Street, London SW3 (enquiries, 0171-589 6335).

Solange Azagury-Partridge makes some of the most fabulous rings around. An 18-carat heart ring with rubies that splits into two costs pounds 5,800. Other ideas include setting your partner's birth stone on the inside of a ring, so you are always in touch. All consultations with Solange at 171 Westbourne Grove, London W11 (enquiries, 0171-792 0197).

Josef Koppmann: "For some people the traditional golden wedding band now seems outmoded." From pounds 195 for a silver and gold ring with pink tourmaline (right; enquiries, 0171-384 3265). From the Talisman Gallery, Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge, London SW3 (enquiries, 0171-584 0011).

For aspiring Holly Golightlys, Tiffany is the only place to shop. Wedding rings start at pounds 160 for 18-carat gold and pounds 300 for platinum. All rings are available in pairs. They can be engraved in any typeface, including your own handwriting, from pounds 12. From 25 Old Bond Street, London W1 (enquiries, 0171-409 270).

H Samuel offers basic gold bands, pounds 80-pounds 299, and traditional Russian wedding bands in white, yellow and rose gold; from pounds 40. From 50 Oxford Street, London W1 and branches (enquiries, 0171-493 1682).

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