Celebrities and famous people not only have the power to define current trends in the world of fashion and décor but can also design and divert the public’s general taste and opinion.
The fascination of celebrities with diamond rings has been known for decades, especially since Merlyn Monroe described them as “a girl’s best friend” in her famous song. There seem to be many similarities between celebrities and diamonds, which might explain the strong connection between the two: they both attempt to shine and stand out from the crowd, and they both need to be not only of a high quality but also attractive and aesthetically appealing in order to succeed.
It is no coincidence that some of the most famous diamond rings that have altered the face of the history, belong to famous celebrities:
Elizabeth Taylor- Taylor is well known for her many failed marriages, especially to her beloved Richard Burton with whom she married twice.
Despite having a string of marriages, Taylor’s most famous diamond ring is without a doubt the one she has received from Burton himself for her 40th birthday. The ring made headlines all over the world at the time, due to its massive size and shape. The diamond ring was found in South Africa, weighing 48 grams. It was a pear shaped diamond, cut by the famous diamond Diller Harry Winston.
It was the first time the whole world has shown a true obsession regarding diamond rings, and it appears than ever since- the interest and the fascination with diamonds keep growing as the time goes by.
Elizabeth Taylor’s ring may have caused a precedent in terms of our attitude towards jewelry and diamond rings, but ever since many celebrities became more famous for their choice of diamonds than for their work.
Madonna-the famous pop singer received a three store antique Edwardian diamond ring with a platinum band from her ex- husband, the noted director, Guy Ritchie.
Paris Hilton- the famous heiress to the Hilton wealth, was engaged to a fellow billionaire, Paris Latsis, with not one but two famous engagement rings: the first is a canary diamond ring of 24 carats and the second ring is a white emerald –cut diamond of 15 carats. The estimated worth of both rings is over 7 million dollars.
Jeniffer Lopez- the singer/actress got engaged to actor Ben Affleck with a beautiful pink diamond ring of 6 carats. It was Lopez’ exquisite taste that set a new trend of wearing rings with colorful diamonds.
Many celebrities get divorced just briefly after saying “I do” and many of them don’t even make it to the altar before breaking the relationship, however- The diamond rings that they receive accompany them even when the promises brake off and the love vanishes.
That’s the beauty of diamond rings – they escort you no matter what, even as boyfriends and husbands come and go- they are always there for you.