Bold and showy, they are more in keeping with the latest fashion trend for cocktail rings, favoured by those wishing to make a clear statement about their wealth.
People like Mr and Mrs Rooney, in fact.
Wayne and Coleen exchanged rings worth an estimated £250,000 his-and-hers rings at their glittering ceremony in Genoa on Thursday.
The bride designed each of the diamond-encrusted bands, which have the couple’s initials carved into the inside.
The proud couple flashed the distinctive gems during a wedding breakfast at 700-year-old La Cervara Abbey, and they were also sparkling as they boarded a jet at Genoa yesterday on their way home to Liverpool.
Coleen loves designer jewellery and often wears a £30,000 diamond-encrusted bracelet from New York jewellers Jacob & Co. But the most stunning is the £200,000 ten-carat diamond from Chopard – a 21st birthday present from her husband.
Meanwhile Catholic Church officials are to launch an investigation into the wedding as the monastery where the ceremony was held was deconsecrated and not suitable for a religious event, raising fears that the marriage may not be valid.