From lab-grown diamonds to coloured stones, these 2023 trends are redefining engagement jewellery

Popping the question with a hefty designer diamond that cost the equivalent of three months' salary is no longer in fashion. PHOTOS: AUTHICA, B.P. DE SILVA, LOVE & CO, FELINE LIM
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SINGAPORE – When the day comes for Ms Chen Meihui to tie the knot, she will already have her “something blue” – her engagement ring.

The rock she sports on her ring finger is an ethically sourced, unheated Montana sapphire – flanked by two 0.1-carat diamonds on each side.

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