Throughout 2012, we saw a whole host of celebrity engagements including that of, Drew Barrymore, Angelina Jolie, Kelly Clarkson and Keira Knightley. From the traditional to the contemporary, celebrity engagement rings have traveled the diamond spectrum and we have loved every second of it! It is safe to say that in the lead up to Valentine’s Day we are almost certain to see some proposals and what better way to assist you in finding your perfect engagement ring than with a little A-list inspiration?
Keira Knightley stepped out in May 2012, proudly boasting her traditional diamond solitaire ring. This classic style of engagement ring is truly timeless and is sure to sit perfectly up against the wedding ring of your choice. This 18ct white gold third carat diamond ring is ideal if you’re looking for something with a little elegance, as well as an eye-catching diamond.
Next we have ‘Brangelina’ where Brad Pitt finally presented Angelina Jolie with the long awaited engagement ring and he certainly did not let her down! The emerald cut sparkler is sure to stop people in their tracks, with a large centre stone surrounded by sparkling diamonds in the shoulders. This ring is sure to make a statement and, as I have said many times before, I do love a statement piece of jewellery!
With statement in mind, it is essential to look at the elegant designs of Mr Neil Lane. Neil Lane is one of Hollywood’s most prestigious jewellery designers, with a celebrity following that even Angelina herself would be jealous of! With vintage inspiration cemented firmly within these luxury designs, they are also unique and often display beautiful twists and decorated shoulders.
If you’re looking for an Angelina-inspired engagement (or you would just like to imagine Brad Pitt giving your the ring), Neil Lane is certainly one to watch, as these rings are sure to make you feel every bit the glamorous LA starlet.
One of the newest recruits to join the engaged celebrity group is Kelly Clarkson. Her fiancé opted for the increasingly popular trend of the coloured diamond. Her canary yellow diamond engagement ring is certainly a showstopper, with an emerald cut centre stone complete with a halo of white diamonds and diamond set shoulders.
I have been completely won over by this contemporary trend of coloured diamonds, which came as a shock even to myself as I am quite particular when it comes to jewellery matching outfits. However, If like me, you’re a fan of the yellow diamond, then this radiant lemon diamond ring is perfect for adding a dazzling and contemporary edge to your engagement.
So as we look back on some of last years most extravagant celebrity engagement rings, it almost seems obscene not to credit the long awaited engagement ring that Mr Big presented Carrie with in Sex and the City. After the eventful and dramatic receiving of her engagement ring from Aiden, we all watched in anticipation as we waited for the Big reveal of the ring.
Although, as every Sex and the City’ girl will know, all Carrie really wanted was a huge wardrobe, the next best thing was of course, a black diamond ring. If you’re thinking of heading towards the dark side to mark your engagement, a black diamond is perfect for monochrome chic. This white and treated black diamond ring is utterly striking, with a teardrop centrepiece stone finished with a white diamond halo.
So if this Valentine’s Day you are hoping to receive the ring of your dreams, from of course, the man of your dreams, make sure you choose your own personal diamond style. From traditional to contemporary, find your perfect engagement ring at Ernest Jones.
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