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The Jewelry Insider

March 15, 2011

(Note: My original report of a 3-carat center stone $90,000 ring was a bit off. Turns out the diamond carat-count totals 3 carats for all diamonds and the cost is about $50,000. Still – a gorgeous ring that will likely go back to the producers once the honeymoon’s over.)

Oh, Brad. You may have picked the perfect Neil Lane diamond engagment ring – but it looks like your leading lady, Emily Maynard, might not stick around for a walk down the aisle.  Before we get to all that, the good news:

The ring was apparently the most expensive in the show’s history – a $50,000 show-stopper accented with 263 round brilliant-cut diamonds around a “romantic” central cushion-cut diamond for a grand total of 3 carats.

Here are some blurry screen shots too for your gawking pleasure from Small Screen Scoop:

But will the rock stay on Emily’s ring finger? After watching their crazy uncomfortable appearance on the After The Rose show amid confessions of a ‘rough couple of months’ – I give it another news cycle.

According to PopEater, it’s already over.

“Emily is so insecure, she just isn’t cut out for all the fame and attention her relationship is under,” a show insider told PopEater’s Rob Shuter. “The six weeks of shooting the show in paradise was easy, away from prying eyes and photographers, but since they both returned to their normal lives things have been a disaster.”

What do you think of the ring? Their chances? The fact that we continue to root for true love despite knowing we’re being manipulated by folks hoping for their shot at the D-list? Sigh.

Galas, Gowns and Grown-up Jewelry

Every jewelry hound knows the fall season brings with it all kinds of galas, opening nights and high profile fundraisers – perfect conditions for a good bauble hunt.

I love it when the grown-ups come out to play.

New York City Ballet’s Fall Gala:

It’s been a while since we’ve seen Sarah Jessica Parker on a red carpet, and she picked the tony occasion of the New York City Ballet’s Fall Gala last night to grace us with a little Halston hotness and some great dress-up jewelry.

I love the necklace layering – not too matchy-matchy and just the right side of gaudy with the metallic sheen of her dress.  What do you think of the choice? Should she lose the longer look?

Los Angeles Philharmonic Opening Gala:

Eva Mendes lit up the left coast last night in a flowing Dior gown and sparkling Neil Lane jewelry that channeled old Hollywood glamour.

This diamond bracelet looks like it was made for her gown. Gorgeous!

Who are your favorite grown-up gamines to gawk at on the red carpet? Charlize Theron is another one on my list – despite her unfortunate gown choice at the Oscars this year.