Unless you’ve been living under a rock, we think it’s safe to assume you’ve heard that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are engaged. Can we get a resounding, “Finally!”? Now let’s get right into the good stuff – the ring. While it’s not an emerald (May’s birthstone) or a black diamond like we had guessed, the ring is no doubt a showstopper.
Designed by Robert Procop in collaboration with Pitt himself, the ring is a dazzling tablet-shaped diamond ringing in at $500,000. However, if you don’t have that kind of cash lying around, Gemvara offers a similar style in the Evelyn Ring. Set in rock crystal Gemvara’s ring comes to $1,200.
How do you feel about wearing a celebrity-look-alike engagement ring? Would you wear this style? Or customize it to be your own?
America’s pop princess is engaged, and this time we have a feeling it will last more than two days.
Jason Trawick asked Britney Spears to marry him last Thursday, on the eve of his 40th birthday. Britney and Jason have been dating for two years and he was previously her agent/manager.
Britney was ecstatic over the proposal and she had no qualms about sharing. She tweeted a message telling everyone that night and even changed her relationship status on Facebook to “Engaged.” Oh, the world of social media.
Conveniently, Friday night was Jason’s actual birthday and the couple celebrated their soon-to-be nuptials with a big bash in Vegas. It was here that we got to see a glimpse of her Neil Lane sparkler.
The 3-carat, round solitaire is fit for a princess. Lane, who designed the ring from scratch, made it with a tiara-motif, a handmade platinum setting, and an eternity band consisting of 90 diamonds. Apparently Jason didn’t want an over-the-top ring. Yeah… right.
Lucky for anyone lusting over this princess ring, Gemvara’s Carrie Ring is a near-perfect match. A gorgeous, round center stone that can be set with any gem of your choosing, the Carrie Ring is undoubtedly a show-stopper. Ranging in carat size from 0.77 to 5.02 it also virtually fits any price range.
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Boyfriend, Adam Shulman proposed to Anne over the weekend with a ring that he designed himself. Shulman (an actor, as well) began designing his own jewelry line and consequently played a key role in designing Anne’s ring. He worked closely with Kwiat jewelers to create something custom and unique. We’d say this guy’s a keeper!
Michael O’Connor commented to Us Weekly that the 6-carat ring in a platinum setting is likely to be worth $150,000. “After all that Anne’s been through in the past she knows the value of quality in everything, from her men to her engagement ring,” jewelry expert Michael O’Connor told Us Weekly. “Like a fine romance, this setting will embrace the diamond forever and never fade or change color.”
During the couple’s most recent outing in NYC many photos were taken of the ring, however, it’s shape and intricacy are hard to make out. Most of the photos appear to portray the ring as a round or halo diamond (see above), yet Martha Stewart Weddings wrote on their blog today that the ring is, in fact, an emerald-cut! We’re dying for a clear shot to eliminate the mystery, but for now we’re going to believe Martha. What do you think?
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Elizabeth Hurley, 46, got engaged on September 31st to professional cricketer, Shane Warne, 42, with a 9-carat blue sapphire that is estimated at $100,000. We are swooning.
In a recent interview with UsMagazine.com, jewelry expert, Michael O’Connor chatted about the fabulous ring:
“[It's a] platinum setting with an approximate 9-carat center blue sapphire and a 2-carat Trillion cut diamond on each side,” O’Connor says. “Shane made the right choice by setting the sapphire in platinum, since platinum doesn’t change color or fade – so it symbolizes a relationship that will endure.”
“Shane Warne is clearly a romantic,” O’Connor adds. “Since not only is blue sapphire a favorite of British royalty, but it’s also his birthstone!”
Wish this ring could be on your finger? Lucky for you, Gemvara has a very similar style. Our Pinnacle Ring features an emerald-cut center stone, set in any gemstone and metal you fancy. Gemvara also makes a ring just like Kate’s — the other British bombshell to wear the “royal” blue.
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Unfortunately for Jennifer Lopez it seems that the third time is not a charm. Jennifer and Marc Anthony have officially called it quits after seven years of marriage— a feat in Hollywood, but sad nonetheless. Jennifer, who has been married two times before, recently won America over (once again) with her endearing role as a judge on American Idol. It seemed that the public was truly rooting for her and her marriage to succeed and were shocked to hear of the split, especially since the couple has 3 yr. old twins.
Aside from the disheartening news, Jennifer still remains optimistic about love saying in an exclusive interview with Vanity Fair magazine, “Sometimes it doesn’t work—and that’s sad. But I remain an eternal optimist about love. I believe in love.”
As onlookers we can only hope her next suitor is prepared to live up to her engagement ring standard. Jennifer owns two multi-million dollar rocks from her previous marriages. Her first ring from Ben Affleck was a 6 carat pink diamond weighing in at 3 million dollars. This stunner was unbelievable at the time, but Marc Anthony (not to be outdone) got Jennifer an even bigger 8.5 carat blue diamond setting him back over 4 million dollars.
Which of Jennifer’s rings do you like better—the pink or the blue? What do you suggest for her next ring? A fancy yellow diamond, perhaps?
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It’s official! Brangelina is finally tying the knot! After six long years of PDA-packed romance, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are set to exchange vows within the next few months. According to an article from Us Weekly, the ceremony will be “intimate and informal.” The couple, who we sometimes forget is not married, previously preached that they would not partake in a traditional marriage until it was legal for everyone (gay or straight), but have since changed their story thanks to pressure from their kids.
Way to go tots! Now the fun starts. With no engagement ring reported, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to design some jewels we think Angie might like. Since her style is exotic we chose two rings that match her mysterious personality: The Pave Lotus Ring and the Apex Ring.
The Pave Lotus Ring was our first pick. Symbolizing elegance and perfection, this three dimensional ring was designed by Jeet Palavwala to be an absolute showstopper. With pave all around the band and an inky, black diamond center, we feel this portrays the all the sultry, yet stunning qualities of Angelina.
Anything but ordinary or traditional, we also felt that Angelina wouldn’t settle for just any ring. Our second pick is the Apex Ring, an emerald-cut emerald platinum ring with diamonds. Although it is rare to wear an emerald as an engagement gem, Angelina has made her affection for emeralds quite clear (she has worn them to almost every red carpet event), so why not? Plus, green is definitely her color!
What do you think? Should Angelina go a more traditional route with a colorless diamond, or do you like our contemporary engagement ring picks?