When the gamine actress Kate Bosworth - famous for her fashion nous - emerged for the first time as Mrs Polish, our eyes were, inevitably, drawn to her ring finger. Married earlier this month to film director Michael Polish, Kate chose to tie the knot with not one but two bespoke wedding bands by Ocappi, each featuring a row of horizontal-set baguette-cut diamonds.
The star of 'Straw Dogs' and Big Sur' wanted something to match her vintage engagement ring from the 1920s, which meant plundering the art deco era for inspiration. The result was these handmade platinum rings, set with 18 and 12 diamond baguettes, which are so sparklingly pretty that you can understand why she broke with tradition and opted for eternity-style wedding rings rather than a traditional gold band.
Choosing an eternity-style ring for your big day is on the rise. Just as more and more brides-to-be are flaunting their individuality by having a bespoke engagement ring made for them, many are picking diamonds over plain gold for their wedding band. The rule is, increasingly, if you like it, go for it. Chanel recently launched a new range of delicate wedding rings that follow the shape of the Première watch. Available in three different types of gold - pink, yellow and white - they are presented with or without diamonds, a clear sign that the eternity-style diamond wedding ring is here to stay.
You can go as simple or as ornate as you like. Boodles' baguette-cut Ashoka diamond ring is a real dazzler - Ashoka diamonds are renowned for their incomparable sparkle - while the 'Eternity Princess' by Van Cleef & Arpels is in the same vein as Kate Bosworth's rings, with horizontal set baguette-cut diamonds giving it an authentic vintage vibe.
Inspired by Kate's twin bands, we've chosen a selection of our favourite eternity-style rings, which, in the case of the Chanel band, you could even double up on. Or go full-out diamonds with the Mappin & Webb Swallowtail ring, which has a row of baguette-cuts sandwiched between two rows of brilliants.