As the latest evolution in her ever-expanding bridal business, designer Vera Wang launched a 40-piece collection of diamond engagement rings in collaboration with Zales last December. Later this month, 15 new styles will join the Vera Wang LOVE lineup, along with a handful of earrings and pendants. The new engagement rings are priced from $2,500 to $6,000, although some styles offered in the current collection value as high as $16,000 (for those who dream of 1.5 carats in diamonds).
In the video below, Wang explains that creating the bands—most of which feature a signature blue sapphire—closely reflects "my design philosophy for wedding gowns—that there are different types of brides and different kinds of styles." Watch the interview to find out more about the collection, plus to hear Wang's advice on popping the question.
—Phillip B. Crook