Celebrities are often seen as trendsetters when it comes to fashion. We want to know what they are wearing, especially when it is the most significant piece of jewelry a person receives in their lifetime. If you’re looking for something fancy or fashionable for your engagement, then why not find inspiration by checking out the rocks on famous fingers? Here are three rings that created a lot of buzz in 2012.
Drew Barrymore and Her Ring
Everyone’s favorite girl-next-door Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman announced their engagement this year. Her dazzling ring features a rather simple setting with a nearly four carat radiant cut diamond. The band is just as breathtaking thanks to a covering of smaller stones. This piece was created by Graff Diamonds and is estimated at around $80,000. (more…)
When most people think of a golden Christmas tree, they picture a lush green pine covered in sparkling gold tinsel, matching lights and assorted ornaments. While this scene may be beautiful, it is nothing compared to the Disney-themed foliage found on a special tree in Tokyo. Constructed of pure gold, this towering decoration gives off a luxurious light that features more shine than just about any holiday accessory ever made. (more…)
Diamonds are known for their crystal clear appearance, but there are actually many versions of the stone that are favored because of their intense coloration. A recent purchase of a stunning blue diamond has created quite a stir because of its record breaking price. Stones with a pink or blue hue can actually command lofty bids when the right characteristics are present. (more…)
The average person would probably choke a bit at the prospect of spending thousands on a single jewel. Imagine picking up the tab for the sale of the famous Archduke Joseph diamond. This exciting gem recently went to market and sold for a mind boggling $21.5 million. (more…)
The concept of the “blood diamond” has been circulating for quite some time. There has been an ongoing issue that many people across the globe were not aware of until recently. While searching for ways to finance violence, warlords and insurgents in some countries found that they can unethically mine diamonds in war zones and sell them to generate income. Many countries were impacted by this practice however the overall number has begun to dwindle. Blood diamonds currently make up approximately 0.1% of the world’s overall production based on statistics produced by the United Nations and the Kimberley Process. (more…)
Fans know that finding love hasn’t been easy for Jennifer Aniston. The hugely popular star really began to shine during the 1990s, with roles in films and television shows. Some of her most widely recognized successes include her part as Rachel Green on the hit NBC sitcom Friends and her work in Bruce Almighty, Along Came Polly, The Object of My Affection and Office Space.
While her on screen romances sometimes work out, much to the appeasement of audiences, the same can’t be said for her real life relationships, which included flings with Charlie Schlatter and Counting Crows’ front man Adam Duritz. She married actor Brad Pitt in 2000 but the marriage eventually fell apart and the two were separated by 2005. Aniston said yes to actor Justin Theroux this past August and only recently began showing off the glittering engagement ring he gave her. (more…)
Marilyn Monroe said it best when she sang, “Square-cut or pear-shape; these rocks don’t lose their shape. Diamonds are a girl’s best friend.” When it comes to selecting an engagement ring there are many styles she is sure to love. Before popping the question, educate yourself about the many types of styles that are available that will not only wow her when you propose, but also reflect her individual style and personality. While there are dozens of classic styles like round cut, emerald cut, princess cut, and marquis cut; 2012 is showing many new and unique diamond dazzlers that really raise the bar to the traditional cuts. (more…)