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It’s the most wonderful time of the year – time for celebrity engagements and glitzy, glamorous rings. We love Eva Longoria’s ruby red engagement ring (so unique!), and Peta Murgatroyd’s flashy diamond, but our favorite ring has to be Nicki Minaj’s massive diamond. Nicki has stated that it’s not her engagement ring (although that may be coming soon…!), but was gifted to her by her boyfriend Meek Mills.

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The Jewelry Insider

September 12, 2013

Marriage of Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries in August 2011.

Rumor has it that Christie’s will be auctioning off an engagement ring that looks mighty close to the one Kim Kardashian wore on her finger during her short-lived rendezvous with Kris Humphries.

Say What?

Yup, apparently Kris Humphries is finding closure in that train wreck of a relationship by auctioning off the 20 carat diamond bling that will be featured at Christie’s “Magnificent Jewels” sale on October 15th in NYC. At least one good thing will have come out of that marriage.

If you blinked in 2011, you probably missed the rocky marriage of Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries. The ‘KK’ duo was engaged for 90 days and married for 72. To make things even more interesting their divorce only took 535 days to finalize. I guess after 162 days, I would be ‘feelin’ the burn’ from wearing that rock, too. Just kidding – Christie’s? You can donate it to me.

Kim Kardashian’s 20 carat Lorraine Schwartz diamond engagement ring.
Ring to be auctioned at Christie’s on October 15th.

While Christie’s is keeping their lips sealed on this one, the ring in question is so similar to the bauble once found on Kim K.’s finger (both designed by Lorraine Schwartz, too), the rumor mill seems pretty confident.

The ring features a 16.21 carat emerald-cut diamond flanked by two 1.8 carat trapezoid-cut diamonds. Its value is estimated at $300,000 – $500,000, but if there’s any possibility that this ring was worn by reality TV royalty, we can only imagine what it will sell for. Especially since it was rumored to be worth somewhere around $2 million at the time of their engagement. Good News? A portion of the proceeds will benefit a charity.

US Magazine said it best, “You can’t buy love, but you can buy the material possessions that are left behind when that love disappears.”

I would make a joke about this bauble selling faster than their marriage lasted, but it actually will sell faster I’m sure!

The Jewelry Insider

July 19, 2013

There’s been a celebrity engagement ring dry spell so far this summer until (drumroll….) this week two heavy hitters announced they’re officially off the market: Fashion Police‘s purple-haired pixie, Kelly Osbourne, is engaged to vegan chef boyfriend, Mathew Mosshart, and (sorry, ladies) Maroon 5‘s Adam Levine proposed to his Victoria’s Secret-model girlfriend, Behati Prinsloo.

Kelly Osbourne, no fashion wall-flower, designed her own engagement ring to match an earring worn by her rocker father, Ozzy.

“I designed it to look like an earring that my father wore,” she gushed to Hello! Magazine. “I used to hold my finger up to his ear when I was little and say, ‘I want a ring like that.’ Now I have one!”

And just when you think Adam Levine is going to go for the stereotypical solitaire to match his stereotypical choice in soul mate? He throws us a curve ball by offering up a stunning vintage sparkler from the 1930s.

Says Prinsloo of her ring finger bling to Extra!,

“It’s from the 1930s. I was very giddy. I was speechless. It was a beautiful moment.”

It’s hard for me to find the right words to describe how I’m feeling about your good fortune, Behati.

I WILL say that Adam Levine is on to something: Vintage jewelry is still trending after over a year on the hit list.  Check out the Very Vintage Collection I curated on Jewelry.com, which has some vintage-inspired rocks on the block that will take the sting out of yet another Victoria’s Secret model having all the fun.

This vintage-inspired 1/3 Carat Diamond Flower Ring in 10K Gold doesn’t come with a Maroon 5 frontman, but it also doesn’t judge your singing voice and expect you to wear wings down a runway in your skivvies. AND you can drop the price from $1,279 to $299 with code PREMIER at checkout (shhhhhhh!). Celebrate!

What do you guys think of the celebrity rocks? Weigh in!

Drew Barrymore’s Engagement Ring Bling

 

Drew Barrymore’s engagement ring finger is once again sporting a diamond – and if her official engagement photo is any indication?

 

The third time may just be the charm…

Drew’s hunky art-consultant fiance, Will Kopelman, put a stunning colorless, 4-carat, radiant-cut stunner on the 36-year-old actress over the holidays, according to USWeekly.com.

“He’s madly in love and knows she’s The One,” a source told Us in October, adding that the actress was “yearning to get married and have kids.”

 

Want more celebrity engagement ring dish? Stay tuned for my posts on Jessica Biel’s engagement ring and (Oops, She Did it Again) – Brit-brit’s ring finger bling. (I guess my fantasy of a Justin/Britney reunion is now officially a 90s-era pop-star pipe dream.)

The Jewelry Insider

May 25, 2011

 

Kim Kardashian’s engagement ring is the perfect fit for the uber-reality starlet’s personal style. It’s bold. It’s beautiful. And (good gracious) is it BIG!

New Jersey Nets forward Kris Humphries popped the question after dating Kim for only 6 months with a whopping 20.5-carat Lorraine Schwartz stunner, People reports!  (Schwartz is a longtime friend of the Kardashian clan and is known for her ‘bigger means better’ bling on all the important red carpet events.)

 

“It’s the most beautiful thing I have ever seen,” Kardashian told People. “It’s perfect.”

And TMZ is reporting the stone is valued at over $2 million smackers! (someone get me a chair….)

The 16.5-carat emerald-cut center stone is flanked by a pair of 2-carat trapezoids, for a total weight of 20.5 carats! Humphries even managed to work with Schwartz on the design behind Kim’s back.

 

“[Lorraine] always listened to what I would want and the shapes I love. I had said I loved an emerald cut and they were scheming and plotting for a while,” she explained.

No wedding date is set yet, and while Humphries isn’t keen on a big celebration he joked with Kim’s momager, Kris Jenner, that he’d be “fine if there were mini-horses there.”

 

Careful what you wish for,  sport…

Remember sister Khloe Kardashian’s basketball-bought bling? She too dated her basketball beau, Lamar Odom, for a mere six months before gettin’ hitched. Way to take your time, ladies.

Remember her carat count? Re-live all the Kardashian diamond details with me here!

 

Kate Hudson’s Engagement Ring Details!

Bling, baby bumps and now – Mrs. Bellamy? Kate Hudson’s engagement ring made its dazzling debut with Matt Lauer on the Today Show this morning – and boy is it a doozy. 

UsMagazine.com reports the ring is likely a 9-carat rock – which isn’t in the Mariah Carey (17-carats) or Beyonce (18-carats) stratosphere, but it’s certainly of a caratage befitting the A-list.

The center stone appears to be an emerald-cut gem (actually, it looks a lot like Beyonce’s engagement ring) with baguettes on either side set in a white metal – which for this crowd means platinum. One of my favorite Tweeps, Jean from Francesca Fine Jewelry tells me it’s worth an estimated $200,000!

Will be on the lookout for more specs, but it’s surprising to see such a ‘traditional’ look on Hudson, who is known as the queen of alternative fashion and boho chic.

Click here to see a video of the big ring reveal.

Kate later told Lauer that wedding plans will be taking a back seat to all things baby, as she’s expecting her second child with hubby-to-be, Matt Bellamy, in the next few months. 

Babies, bling and betrothal! Now that’s a triumvirate worth babbling about!

Kristen Stewart’s Promise Ring Buzz

Did you hear? Twilight hunk Robert Pattinson gave co-star and sweetheart, Kristen Stewart, a ring last week! (And you thought the budget brouhaha in Washington was big news.)

While Twi-hards will be disappointed to learn that the rumored ring is not, in fact, an engagement ring – it is a rock that comes with relationship strings.

According to Hollwoodgossip.com, R-Pats threw down a whopping $17,000 for a vintage promise ring and is just “waiting for the right time to give it to her.”

A source said, “The ring is rose-cut diamonds set in rose gold. It’s a very feminine piece of jewelry and very old. The diamonds aren’t huge, and it doesn’t look like an engagement ring. [He] found it through a dealer who specializes in estate jewelry, and he knew it was just perfect for Kristen.”

1/2 Carat Diamond Right Hand Ring in 14K Rose, Yellow and White Gold

He’s not proposing, though. But the snitch is convinced that he would, if Kristen were on board for it.

I haven’t heard much about the use of ‘promise rings’ these days, but it’s heart-warming to know the tradition continues even with A-listers like this Tween dream couple. It’s also nice to hear that rose gold is still a hot trend for all the metal mavens out there.

Rose Gold Ring with Diamonds

Rose gold, for the uninitiated, is a gold and copper alloy also known as pink gold or red gold (depending on the amount of copper in the mix).

Rose-cut diamonds were introduced as early as the 1500’s and were popular until the early 1900’s – so you see them a lot in vintage pieces like the one Rob apparently selected.

Rose-Cut Diamond Center Stone

Everything’s certainly coming up roses for Kristen Stewart these days. I’ll be on the lookout for her rosy ring pics – so stay tuned!

In the meantime, do you guys see promise rings making a comeback out there? Is this a new trend or a sweet gesture from a bygone era?

“The Bachelor” Engagement Ring Scoop

The Bachelor franchise has something going for it other than manufacturing doomed marriages for the sake of its deluded viewers (including yours truly). It has Neil Lane.

The celebrity designer has bedazzled the ring fingers of many blushing Bachelor brides-to-be and Bachelorettes since the show’s inception 800 years ago. (Ok. 15 years ago)

According to StyleList, Lane personally globe-trots with a case of his vintage-inspired diamonds to help the reality show’s stars handpick the rings that are part of the dramatic final rose ceremonies.

On the Season 15 finale airing tonight, hunky Texan Brad Womack will either offer single mom Emily Maynard or sultry siren Chantal O’Brien the final rose and the Neil Lane diamond stunner – which in previews appears to be a cushion-cut stone with pave accents.

Lane has bejeweled every celebrity under the sun  – from Jessica Simpson’s ruby engagement ring to Reese Witherspoon’s emerald earrings at this year’s Oscars. But his diamonds are the most drool-worthy – which is why Kay Jewelers offers a line of Neil Lane bridal designs at price points mere mortals can afford.

“My rings used to be aspirational, but now they’re attainable”, he tells StyleList about the Kay partnership.


A ring from “The Bachelorette” in 2010. Photo courtesy: Neil Lane Archives

As for tonight’s lucky lady? No one gets to keep the rock unless the relationship ends in a marriage that lasts longer than two years. So in other words? It’s a Neil Lane loaner until she gets a gig on Dancing With The Stars.Stay tuned!

The Jewelry Insider

January 27, 2011

Natalie Portman is having one heck of a year. And while her Oscar nomination is making big headlines this week, I’m turning my attention to another newsworthy Natalie item making the rounds – the blingy details of her gorgeous diamond engagement ring.

When it came to designing Portman’s shiner, the A-lister’s choreographer fiancé, Benjamin Millepied, relied on his leading lady and the art of ballet for inspiration, according to People. Millepied called on former dancer pal and jewelry designer Jamie Wolf to help create the perfect ring for his Black Swan.

“Ben was exceptionally thoughtful and dedicated and patient to make sure we had everything right,” Wolf explained to InStyle. “We wanted everything about the ring to speak to things that are important to Natalie.”

The circular Halo design centers around an antique mine-cut diamond, surrounded by certified conflict-free stones and made of recycled platinum — all in line with Natalie’s eco-friendly, vegan lifestyle. The estimated price tag is around $35,000 – (or a lifetime supply of gluten-free veggie burgers).

I am in love with the ‘Halo’ look for engagement rings – and expect the silhouette to develop into a full-blown trend – especially now that Natalie’s rock is getting so much air time during Awards Season. Stay tuned!

P.S. I am Live Tweeting the SAG Awards red carpet this Sunday with all the other cool kids starting at 7pm EST/4pm PST. Use hashtag #SAGjewelry. Be there or be square, jewelry hounds!

The Jewelry Insider

January 21, 2011

So Kat von D and Jesse James are engaged, and despite how you might feel about the couple (James notoriously cheated on former wife, Sandra Bullock, just a year ago for those of you living in a cave), you have to admit her vintage-style engagement ring is totally cool.

And wouldn’t you know? Neil Lane is the designer responsible for the celebrity ring bling. (If I had a diamond for every time I wrote that sentence…)

Lane tells People the ring is a four-carat-plus platinum and diamond ring from his archival collection, adding,

“It’s a beautiful ring set with a central round diamond in the middle with smaller surrounding diamonds for an overall dome shape. It has a delicate filigree pattern with very pretty scroll-work.”

Not so delicate? The way this couple is gushing all over town about how perfect their lives are now that they’ve finally found true love. Ick!

Kindof reminds me of when Brad and Angelina couldn’t keep their mouths closed long enough to realize it might not be in the best taste considering Jennifer Aniston has a pair of eyes and ears that work just like everyone else and….

OK. Big inhale…

Here are some really cool vintage-inspired diamond ring designs I found on sample sale sensation, JewelClub (click on the caption to see more). Check out the price break they give you for the carat count! Now that’s worth blabbing all over town about…

1/2 Carat TDW in 14kt White Gold, $418.78 (down from $1279.00)
1 Carat TDW in 14kt White Gold, $668.05 (down from $2059)