There is something about celebrities and diamonds that go hand in hand. Wherever you see one, the other is not likely to be far behind. Many of the rich and famous own some of the most unique and spectacular stones in the world. In fact, celebrities and their fabulous diamonds continue to attract attention and make headlines.
Fergie (singer from the Black Eyed Peas) received a large four carat rock attached to an engagement ring from fiancé Josh Duhamel. It is a most unusual looking ring with a brilliant cut stone. Brilliant cut produces a cone shaped diamond with a high amount of radiance. The ring is very wide with a 4 carat stone in the middle of a star (surrounded by many other stones).
Have you ever heard of an Ashoka cut diamond? When Jim Toth proposed to Reese Witherspoon he gave her an engagement ring with an enormous four carat Ashoka cut stone. The rights to this cut are owned by jeweler William Goldberg and he designed the stone from a famous diamond (of over 40 carats) owned by emperor of ancient India, Ashoka Maurya. Legend has it that the stone possessed the power to take away sadness.
The Ashoka cut is a type of cushion cut, but it is longer and requires longer rough diamonds to create. With rounded edges and a full 62 facets, it produces a great deal of luminescence. However, due to the rarity of the rough stones needed, it is an expensive cut. Yet, for those with the funds, it offers unique features.
Olivia Wilde is sporting one of the most unusual looking engagement rings you will find. It is a round shaped structure with a round stone in its middle, and the diamond is surrounded by a halo of emeralds. Comedian Jason Sudeikis gave her the ring but there is nothing funny about it. This ring has some serious bling.
If you love yellow diamonds, you will be enamored with the ring that Jerry O”Connell gave to Rebecca Romijn. It is a full six carats and absolutely dwarfs its setting. In fact, it is so large that it dominates Rebecca”s left hand.
If you would like to see what a million dollars looks like, check out Hilary Duff”s engagement ring. A few years ago she received the 14 carat ring from hockey pro Mike Comrie. The main feature of the ring is the enormous princess cut stone. Unfortunately the couple is no longer together, but the ring remains legendary.
Many people love to read about fabulous diamonds of the rich and famous, but they are saddened when they “return to reality” and take a look at their own finances. The truth is, you might be able to afford much more than you think. A good online jeweler works with you to help you find the best rings, pendants, and loose diamonds for sale. You can custom design your own creation and have something that is uniquely yours, all for an affordable price.