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The Jewelry Insider

September 29, 2008

A glittering three-carat diamond ring was the only evidence of Hollywood screen queen, Scarlett Johansson’s plans to marry hunky actor, Ryan Reynolds. Rarely have we spotted the two together – the pair takes great pains to keep their relationship out of the press. A tall order these days.

It comes as no surprise, then, that the Associated Press reports the happy couple secretly tied the knot this weekend. The two reportedly wed in an intimate ceremony outside Vancouver, British Columbia in Reynolds’s native Canada on Saturday. According to Us Weekly, the wedding took place at a gorgeous resort, and guests included Scarlett’s mother Melanie Sloan, and her brother Adrian Johansson.

The couple began dating in February 2007 and announced their engagement in May 2008. Johansson’s icey diamond rock made a stunning debut soon after at the Met Costume Ball, where she was escorted by none other than fashion kings, Dolce and Gabbana.

Men everywhere are sure to go through a period of mourning now that the gorgeous A-lister is officially off the market. Not the least of which is director, Woody Allen, who makes no apologies for worshipping the ground she walks on. Then again, he’s never been one to follow the rules when it comes to infatuation.

Our congrats to the happy couple!

The Jewelry Insider

August 3, 2008

Presenting a diamond ring on bended knee has long been the traditional way to seal the deal when it comes to a proposal of marriage. The man agonizes over how exactly to pop the question (and how big a rock he can afford). The woman feigns surprise (even though she knew this day was long in coming – perhaps a little too long). Tears flow…And scene. But this ritual may soon be recast and revamped by a bevy of gay couples who are rewriting the way a proposal goes down.

According to E! online, Heather Matarazzo, best known for her gawky roles in Welcome to the Dollhouse and The Princess Diaries, proposed to her girlfriend, Caroline Murphy, last week. Because they don’t have the traditional male-female roles, they BOTH popped the question. “It was really cute,” says Matarazzo’s publicist, Lisa Jammal. “First Heather proposed to Caroline, then Caroline proposed to her!” Good for them, and good for the jewelry industry, no?

And the bling? There will always be fans of the tried-and-true diamond solitaire. But The Jewelry Insider looks forward to seeing some new designs on the ring finger as more and more couples (gay and straight) put their own stamp on the ritual. Diamond right hand rings, with their multitude of stylings, are starting their migration left. Gemstones such as rubies, emeralds, and sapphires can offset a diamond or replace it altogether, if you so desire. And guys are getting in on the act by creating unique interpretations of the (snore) traditional gold band.

No matter who you are or who you love, the good news is the engagement ring is opening its doors to more looks and now more and more fingers. Lindsay and Sam – -are you taking notes?

The Jewelry Insider

August 3, 2008

Presenting a diamond ring on bended knee has long been the traditional way to seal the deal when it comes to a proposal of marriage. The man agonizes over how exactly to pop the question (and how big a rock he can afford). The woman feigns surprise (even though she knew this day was long in coming – perhaps a little too long). Tears flow…And scene. But this ritual may soon be recast and revamped by a bevy of gay couples who are rewriting the way a proposal goes down.

According to E! online, Heather Matarazzo, best known for her gawky roles in Welcome to the Dollhouse and The Princess Diaries, proposed to her girlfriend, Caroline Murphy, last week. Because they don’t have the traditional male-female roles, they BOTH popped the question. “It was really cute,” says Matarazzo’s publicist, Lisa Jammal. “First Heather proposed to Caroline, then Caroline proposed to her!” Good for them, and good for the jewelry industry, no?

And the bling? There will always be fans of the tried-and-true diamond solitaire. But The Jewelry Insider looks forward to seeing some new designs on the ring finger as more and more couples (gay and straight) put their own stamp on the ritual. Diamond right hand rings, with their multitude of stylings, are starting their migration left. Gemstones such as rubies, emeralds, and sapphires can offset a diamond or replace it altogether, if you so desire. And guys are getting in on the act by creating unique interpretations of the (snore) traditional gold band.

No matter who you are or who you love, the good news is the engagement ring is opening its doors to more looks and now more and more fingers. Lindsay and Sam – -are you taking notes?

The Jewelry Insider

July 5, 2008

“They’re not engaged” – that was message from Cameron Diaz’s rep in an attempt to squash the rumors that the ‘What Happens In Vegas’ star is about to tie the knot with British model Paul Sculfor. The actress was recently spotted leaving a restaurant in Santa Monica with a sparkling diamond on her left hand fueling rumors that she was engaged.

‘It is not an engagement ring. It is her own ring, designed by her friend, Lenore Marusak, for La Paix,’ said the star’s publicist.
It seems that Cameron is quite simply a Right Hand Ring woman. And talking about diamond Right Hand Rings, Jewelry.com has the perfect diamond sparkler for a star like Cameron. A double diamond star by-pass ring – for a double glammy whammy.

The Jewelry Insider

July 5, 2008

“They’re not engaged” – that was message from Cameron Diaz’s rep in an attempt to squash the rumors that the ‘What Happens In Vegas’ star is about to tie the knot with British model Paul Sculfor. The actress was recently spotted leaving a restaurant in Santa Monica with a sparkling diamond on her left hand fueling rumors that she was engaged.

‘It is not an engagement ring. It is her own ring, designed by her friend, Lenore Marusak, for La Paix,’ said the star’s publicist.
It seems that Cameron is quite simply a Right Hand Ring woman. And talking about diamond Right Hand Rings, Jewelry.com has the perfect diamond sparkler for a star like Cameron. A double diamond star by-pass ring – for a double glammy whammy.

Ellen’s Engagement Ring To Portia

According to People.com, a jubilant Ellen DeGeneres is about to tie the knot with long-time girlfriend Portia De Rossi. At the recent 35th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, Ellen announced that they’ve set a wedding day – this follows their May announcement that they planned to make it ‘official’ following California’s Supreme Court ruling that the previous ban on gay marriages was unconstitutional.

It was a happy night for the talk-show host and her fiancee (who was sporting a stunning Neil Lane ring that featured a marquis cut diamond set with pink diamonds) – she went home for the fourth year running with the title of outstanding talk-show host.

People.com says they are still preparing “the dream wedding,” which DeGeneres says “is very stressful. It is crazy. My gardener is now invited.” The 50-year-old four-time Emmy winner said that only “incredible people” would perform, and parts of the wedding will be aired on her talk show.

The Jewelry Insider

May 17, 2008

Oh please – sometimes people (i.e. tabloids) come out with the most ridiculous ideas. My latest peeve is the headlines slamming Carmen Electra’s new fiance, Rob Patterson. The poor guy apparently committed a greater sin than mere cheating, lying, stealing, drunk-driving, shooting-up etc. (i.e. the regular misdeamnours). What did he do? Well, he apparently bought a diamond ring and didn’t want to pay more than he had to.
Apparently the Korn musician has a brain. Instead of going to a ‘name’ and paying a fortune just for the pleasure of having his finance state it’s a #### ring. He searched around – found a different (black diamond) ring, something he thought his beloved would like. Probably researched the prices and bought something that was value for money.
According to the papers – this was not a wise move. “She seems really embarrassed,” an insider tells Life and Style Magazine. “I think the ring is a real deal breaker. She thought she’d be getting this giant rock. Instead, Rob bought it online for a bargain price!”
A bargain price???? Shame on him….
Actually shame on whoever thinks that finding a bargain is wrong. Since when is love measured by the price of the ring. Apparently too often. Surely a ring should be something the betrothed loves. Something that reflects her personality. Something unique to the couple. And surely internet bargains are great deals. After all, who wants to spend more than necessary.
Apparently – the black diamond ring cost just under $2000.
If only he’d asked, I would have sent him to Jewelry.com for JCPenney where they have this gorgeous, Champagne, Black and White diamond ring for under $900.