Cupid is making the rounds in celebrity-land this month, giving we jewelry hounds a cornucopia of diamond carats to count.
First and foremost – we’ve got another royal wedding on our hands. Huzzah! HRH Prince Albert of Monaco finally parted ways with his bachelor lifestyle by proposing to Olympic swimmer, Charlene Wittstock, with what appears to be a 3-carat pear-shaped diamond stunner (see Jewelry.com’s report for more diamond details).
Next up? Our favorite swashbuckling elf, Orlando Bloom, is breaking hearts with news of his engagement to model, Miranda Kerr. A rep at the Diamond Information Center told Us Kerr’s ring is an oval diamond set on a white gold or platinum band weighing in at an estimated 3-4 carats with a price as high as $65,000.
Ugly Betty may have lost the ratings war, but its star won big in the end with her recent engagement to longtime beau, Ryan Piers Williams. Reports put the carat count of the round center stone at 4 with an estimated price tag of around $70 large.
Finally? Vienna Miller’s diamond engagement ring is making news because, well, it’s still on her ring finger. Reports are swirling that Bachelor, Jake Pavelka, kicked her to the curb after discovering she was cheating on him while he was away on business.
If you didn’t see that one coming, I have some beach property in the Gulf I’d like to show you.
And if prior Bachelor break-ups are any indication, she won’t be wearing the 2-carat Neil Lane diamond much longer. The show’s producers get back the bling once the honeymoon’s over.
Are there any other recent celebrity betrothals I’m missing? Weigh in!
Pirates of a different sort robbed superhunk, Orlando Bloom’s, treasure chest of nearly $500,000 in jewelry and loot this week.
Officers were called to the Pirates of the Caribbean star’s home in Los Angeles on Wednesday evening, after one of the actor’s relatives found the home had been broken into, police spokeswoman Tenesha Dobine said.
Cash and jewelry were taken, but Dobine declined to provide a value for the items. Celebrity website TMZ.com reported that $500,000 worth of goods was stolen. Two pricey watches are rumored to be among the missing loot.
While nothing can replace the emotional value of your jewelry, there are steps you can take to protect your financial investment from the sticky finger brigade that seems to be having a field day in Hollywood lately (see Paris Hilton and Queen Latifah for more)
Check out this earlier entry about jewelry certificates, appraisals and insurance, and sleep a little better at night knowing your jewelry stash is safe from the urban pirates.