Congratulations to Prince William on his engagement to Kate Middleton! Honoring his late mother, The Prince recently announced the engagement ring he gave his new fiancé Kate Middleton was the same one Prince Charles once gave to Princess Diana. “I’d been carrying it around with me on my right side for about three weeks…” Prince William said in an interview with CNN. “I literally would not let it go. Everywhere I went I was keeping hold of it because I knew if this thing disappeared, I’d be in a lot of trouble. You hear a lot of horror stories about proposing and things go horribly wrong, but it went really, really well.”
The exquisite 18 carat diamond and blue sapphire engagement ring features an oval cut center surrounded by 14 brilliant cut white diamonds in a cluster setting. The sapphire alone is worth approximately $300,000 and the ring total is worth $500,000 retail. Sapphires are rarer than diamonds, but less expensive because the demand is lower. With blue sapphires all the rage once again, here’s a selection of our favorite diamond rings featuring an oval cut center that would make for a unique engagement ring:
Did anyone catch Sunday’s episode of Brothers and Sisters? Luc (Giles Marini) proposed to Sarah (Rachel Griffiths) with an exquisite Simon G engagement ring (model LP1239)! Concerned about the distance between her and Luc, Sarah has become convinced that Luc was cheating on her. However, when Luc returns home, he proved his devotion to their relationship when he pulled out this stunning diamond engagement ring and proposed seen here: Product #2160 http://www.firenzejewels.com/simon-g-diamond-antique-style-platinum-engagement-ring-setting_2160.html
Celebrities graced numerous November issue magazines wearing Simon G jewelry. First Katy Perry rocked the cover of Cosmopolitan wearing a charming Simon G diamond and 18k yellow gold heart shaped pendant necklace. There was also editorial coverage within the magazine showcasing an exquisite Simon G diamond and 18k yellow gold bracelet. Next, Brooke Burke was featured in Redbook wearing a Simon G diamond and 18k three tone gold fine pendant necklace with a letter ‘B’ design during her photoshoot. Finally, November’s issue of Glamour highlights a gorgeous pair of Simon G diamond and 18k two tone gold dangle earrings. We absolutely adore these exquisite earrings (also comes in a full white gold design with matching pendant) and the only thing more appealing than its delicate aesthetic, is the price. Ladies, these would make an excellent gift for the fast approaching holiday season, wouldn’t you agree?
The President has a good eye for fine jewelry. In December 2009, Mr. Obama gave this exquisite custom made Garavelli diamond brooch pin to Michelle as an anniversary gift. The brooch has a floral design and scintillates with pave-set round brilliant cut white diamonds. She first wore it on Oprah’s “Christmas at the White House” special and has been wearing it in a variety of creative ways ever since, including attached to her pearl necklace as a pendant on the cover of Good Housekeeping. Michelle Obama’s diamond brooch pin, has a very similar design to one of Garavelli’s other floral inspired designs that was sold at Firenze Jewels earlier this year. 2010 has seen a significant theme in floral jewelry – everything from engagement rings to beautiful pieces such as this one.
New photos have surfaced of Brad Pitt wearing what seems to be a classic style wedding band. Cameras caught a glimpse of the sparkler on two recent occasions. The first was over the weekend when the A-list actor was out shopping with daughter Zahara for her birthday at The Grove in Hollywood, California. He was smiling and seemed to be in high spirits. The second was yesterday on the set of his new film Moneyball.
Not too long ago, Brangelina gave actress Mindy Cohn, the godmother of two of their children, a huge 4-5 carat solitaire diamond ring as a thank you gift. In an October 2006 interview with Esquire Magazine, Pitt said that he and Jolie would marry when everyone in America is legally able to marry (voicing their support for gay marriage). So what are your thoughts on the ring? Did they secretly tie the knot? Is it merely symbolic? Or simply just decorative?
The Hills star Stephanie Pratt wore a pair of Simon G white and black diamond dangle earrings earlier this month to LAVO at the Palazzo for gal pal Lo Bosworth’s TheLoDown.com website launch event. The earrings frame her face nicely and are on trend with Fall 2010’s jewelry designs. The 24 year old recently posed for PETA’s Be Nice to Bunnies iPhone application in April, which is intended to help the public find stores and products that are kind to animals. As for her infamous brother Spencer? This month marks a year since they’ve last spoken.
Eva Mendes recently posed for a photo-call wearing Le Vian diamond bangles and a ring before the Russian premiere of “The Other Guys”. Stacked diamond bangles paired with a right hand ring has increasingly been a hot jewelry trend we’ve seen. Eva looks exquisite, and the jewelry adds the right touch to compliment her dress. The shot above was taken on the roof of the Ritz Carlton Hotel on September 13th in Moscow. The 36 year old actress is set to have another role in a movie called Southbound currently under production.
Gossip Girl actress Joanna Garcia flaunted her eye-popping emerald cut diamond engagement ring from New York Yankees outfielder Nick Swisher when she paid a visit to Jimmy Kimmel Live earlier this week. Upon seeing the enormous sparkler, Kimmel jokingly blurted “That’s the biggest ring I’ve ever seen on a non-queen.”
The red-headed Cuban beauty shared some details on the show about their relationship such as where their first date took place, the fact she watches all of his games whether he plays or not, and how she and the other Yankee wives get along really well. Their relationship went public in September 2009 when Nick Swisher announced it during an interview with Sports Illustrated. The 30-year old actress is planning to walk down the aisle with the Yankees star after baseball season is finished.
Garcia’s new TV project, a comedic sitcom called Better with You, premieres next Wednesday, September 22 at 8:30PM on ABC.