• Bezel-Set Asscher Cut Diamond Ring Stephen Russell Engagement Ring
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  • Gold-Plated Earrings with White and Purple Cubic Zirconia Melinda Maria Wedding Jewelry
  • Hanging Diamond and Geode Earrings Kimberly McDonald Wedding Jewelry
  • Gold Cuff with Large Blue Opal Jamie Joseph Wedding Jewelry
  • Kate Middleton Engagement Ring
  • Platinum and Diamond Wedding Band Philip Press Wedding Jewelry
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The 10 Best Jewelry Designs of 2010

We're still talking about these stunning engagement rings, wedding bands, earrings, and bracelets.

Earlier this year, at the Brides Local Magazines cover shoot, this was the most popular ring on the set; it was selected for several cover tries, including the one shown here. Encrusted with rows upon rows of icy diamonds, with a bezel-set Asscher-cut center stone, the circa-1925 platinum ring from Stephen Russell is wonderfully photogenic thanks to, well, its magnitude, first of all, but also because it fuses full-on glitz with clean, modern details. As fate would have it, you can't see the ring in our final cover photo selects (which happens a lot, but that's how it goes), so we're showcasing it here in fond remembrance of its brief moment in the spotlight.

Photos: Olivia Graham (cover try); courtesy of the Platinum Guild (ring)