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The Jewelry Insider

December 27, 2010

Celebrity engagement news is breaking big today! Here’s the scoop:

From “Black Swan” to Baby Momma:

Not only is Natalie Portman engaged to her (gorgeous!) choreographer boyfriend, Benjamin Millepied, they’re also expecting their first child. The Black Swan star met her hubby-to-be on the set last year (he choreographed all of her numbers), and the Oscar buzz is building along with her little ballet-dancing bun in the oven.

Portman has been on the red carpet all month promoting the film (and Dior’s new perfume), but despite a mention of ‘eating a lot’ lately – this news is a total shock.

No ring sighting yet, but stay tuned.

Hef’s Getting Hitched:

The other shocker today is news that everyone’s favorite bachelor octogenarian popped the question to his 24-year-old playmate girlfriend, Crystal Harris.

“After the movie tonight, Crystal & I exchanged gifts. I gave Crystal a ring. A truly memorable Christmas Eve,” Hefner, 84, tweeted. “When I gave Crystal the ring, she burst into tears. This is the happiest Christmas weekend in memory.”

Later, he clarified, “Yes, the ring I gave Crystal is an engagement ring. I didn’t mean to make a mystery out of it. A very merry Christmas to all.”

What kind of ring exactly remains to be seen, but my guess is Hef will make sure his bunny’s got enough ‘carats’ to keep her satisfied.

But celebs aren’t the only folks with romance on their minds. With New Year’s Eve around the corner, many questions have yet to be popped. So fellas? If you need a little nudge in the right direction – check out the amazing post-Christmas engagement ring deals on sample sale sites like JewelClub.

And check out my ‘Affordable Engagement Ring’ guide here for more sparkling solutions.

In the meantime, congrats to the happy couples!

The Jewelry Insider

March 7, 2009


This Girl Next Door may have left the Playboy mansion, but she’s certainly sporting a nice parting gift. Namely, a 2.25 diamond engagement ring from fiancé, Hank Baskett.

The Philadelphia Eagles star, spent weeks shopping for the perfect ring for his bride-to-be.

“I wanted something unique just like Kendra,” he told Celebuzz. “I wanted to get something she hadn’t seen anywhere.”

That could have been a tall order considering Kendra’s Playboy past, but Baskett worked with local jeweler, Bernie Robbins Fine Jewelers, to hone in on the princess cut sparkler – that is also surrounded by 60 smaller diamonds to give it shimmer from all angles.

You have to like a guy who thinks these things through.

Baskett admits he was nervous before popping the question last November,

“I honestly felt this was the one. But there was still a lot of nerves,” he says. “Like my god, I hope she likes this.”

Wilkinson, 23, says she never gave Baskett any advice about what kind of bling she’d like.

“I had nothing to do with [the ring selection],” Wilkinson says. “I didn’t even know he was proposing.”

But you can tell by the way she flashes that ring finger that Baskett hit the ball out of the park on this one. (Or some other sports-related metaphor).

The two plan to wed at – where else? – the Playboy Mansion on June 27th.