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It seems that with each passing year, Hollywood’s red carpet is graced with bigger and more brilliant diamonds that come in all shapes, carats and colors. From unique necklaces and earrings to the elaborate diamond engagement rings, celebrities are truly a walking billboard for great jewelry designers. From Arndt and Cavalli to Lane and Swartz, the top designers of the world are represented each season.
Whether you’re a big fan of the celebrity world, or you’re a novice who checks in once in awhile, you can’t help but notice that one thing that goes hand-in-hand with stardom is “Bling”. When celebs are primping up for their big night on the red carpet their outfits always revolve around the diamond bling they wear. So what are the newest diamonds finding their way onto the red carpet? Let’s take a look.
Can you say “B-B-B-Bling?” That’s what you’d be stuttering and muttering if you had the change to wear the 381-carat necklace draped around Carrie Underwoods slender neck as she made her way down the red carpet at the 2013 Grammy awards.
This breath-taking necklace designed by Johnathon Arndt is made up a beautiful arrangement of oval, marquise, pear and round-cut diamonds. Coupled with her eloquent Robert Cavalli designer dress and her loosely-curled blonde hair, this necklace was the star of the red carpet. Oh, just so you know, this eye-popping piece of diamond jewelry is valued at a staggering $31 million dollars!
Now that we’ve got the heavy-hitter out of the way, let’s take a look at some other Bling that’s recently made its way to the red carpet; if your head has stopped spinning, that it!
Also seen on the red carpet that same night was Rhianna, who was bathed in $2 million dollars of brilliant diamonds including a stunning 100-carat diamond and platinum serpentine bracelet by Neal Lane, as well as a 30-carat diamond and platinum drop earrings by the same designer, and Jennifer Lopez who sported 2 white diamond bangles offset by a 33-carat canary diamond bracelet by famous designer Norman Silverman, with a price tag of $5 million dollars combined.
The 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards saw Amanda Seyfried coming down the red carpet with a beautiful jade and diamond pendant necklace by Lorraine Schwartz dangling perfectly from an opera-length chain. Her platinum and diamond stud earrings didn’t go unnoticed either.
Viola Davis made her way along the red carpet wearing two of Cathy Waterman designs including an eye-catching pair of coral and diamonds dangly earrings, and a striking turquoise and diamond cuff.
Yes, where ever there are celebrities there will certainly also be diamonds. Diamond rings, diamond necklaces, diamond cuffs and bracelets, and earrings. And, diamonds of all colors, shapes, and cuts in exquisite and unique settings.
Celebrities are known for their stand-out lifestyles. Lavish cars, dining at only the best restaurants, wearing Versace, Gucci handbags slung over their shoulders, and of course, wearing some of the biggest and most beautiful diamond jewelry any of us have ever seen. So is there really such a thing as an engagement ring that’s too big? The trends are saying no.
Engagement rings among celebs are getting larger by the season it seems. Some say it all started with the star who has received more engagement rings than all other stars; the lovely Elizabeth Taylor.
When Taylor became engaged to husband number three in 1957, she toted a whopping 30 carat diamond engagement ring for all to see. Seems big diamond engagement rings are finding their way onto the red carpet once again.
In 2005, Paris Hilton was given a brilliant 24-carat diamond engagement ring from her fiancé, Paris Latisis. Music legends, Mariah Carey and Beyonce both received striking diamond engagement rings from their significant others. Carey landed a 17-carat emerald-cut pink diamond and Beyonce’s rapper boyfriend, Jay-Z, proposed to her in 2007 with a beautiful 18-carat diamond engagement ring. And let’s not forget Kim Kardashian’s mammoth 20.5-carat diamond engagement ring.
So the question still begs; are celebrity engagement rings too big? Well, it’s really a matter of opinion. Some circles believe they’re all in competition with one another to see who can give/receive the biggest engagement ring. Who cares why these huge diamond engagements rings are being gifted. They are still remarkable, unique stones that dazzle everyone’s senses.
Others believe these famous engagement rings are simply a sign of the times, and a growing trend that will continue to grow each year. Maybe so, but what it boils down to is personal opinion. That’s what’s so great about giving your girl a diamond engagement ring.
The one you pick out is special because you picked it out. We all look at these big celebrity diamond engagement rings and say wow! But, then we glance down at the one our soul mate bought specially for us, and our hearts melt all over again.
There’s probably a limit to how big an engagement ring need be. Of course, that limit hasn’t been reached yet as is evident with the ever-growing size of the engagement rings celebrities are gifting to their lovers. Still, determining what is and isn’t too big for an engagement ring is entirely up to the giver and the receiver.
If your better half, got down on one knee and proposed to you with a huge diamond ring would that bother you? What if the ring wasn’t big? What if it was a simple 1-carat cushion-cut diamond perched elegantly on a simple gold band? Would that be ok with you? Of course it would because it the message behind the ring that matters most.
I love you!
There’s no better way to say it except with a diamond!
It seems Kristen Stewart has made this week’s list of celebrity and diamond news. The popular Twilight actress recently posed for Vogue UK wearing a Shamballa Macrame Bracelet, only o
ne of the latest fashion items noticed by adoring fans.
In recent months Stewart has also be seen wearing other notable designer items such as Kara Ackerman Designs Talulah Eternity Stacking Rings at the premier of Snow White and the Huntsmen. The Talulah Eternity Rings are set with white synthetic diamonds in a 4-prong setting and surrounded by sterling silver plated in yellow gold. The 3mm wide rings have become noted on other famous fingers including Lauren Conrad, Lea Michele and Elizabeth Olsen.
Stewart has also been spotted with a Melinda Maria Sliced Ring. Worn to another Hollywood screening of Snow White and the Huntsmen, the gold and black ring she is wearing is made from a black onyx that has been set in a 14 karat plated setting on a textured band.
If you look closely, you’ll notice in the movie itself that Snow White, played by Kristen Stewart, is sporting a Cathy Waterman Hammered Yellow Gold Ring. This particular ring was made especially for the movie character in a 22-karat hammered gold. In the movie you will also see another Cathy Waterman piece. This piece created for the character Queen Ravenna, who was played by Charlize Theron, is also a 22 karat gold but with diamonds and rubies.
Aside from Twilight, Kristen Stewarts’s Hollywood rolls include Bella Swan, Zathura, The Messengers, Panic Room, Land of Women and the Twilight Saga.
a.com”>buy loose diamonds or preset pieces, their diamonds always seem to be stunning diamonds. Even television reality shows are getting in on the diamond concept as shows such as The Bachelor and The Bachelorette fixate on beautiful diamond rings.
When Jake Pavelka asked Vienna Girardi for her hand, he was down on bended knee when he proposed with a stunning three-carat Princess cut diamond ring. The ring, designed by none other than Neil Lane, cost $50,000 for its 3-carat centre and 70 smaller surrounding stones.
Who could forget the episode of The Bachelorette when hunky Roberto Martinez proposed to the beautiful Ali Fedotowsky? Another Neil Lane ring, this $50,000 masterpiece consisted of a 3-carat Asscher cut diamond that was surrounded by 184 brilliant cut diamonds. Talk about a ring!
Melissa Rycroft was proposed to on The Bachelor by Jason Mesnick with a two-carat marquise cut diamond. Designed by the famous Neil Land, this particular ring was encrusted with 170 diamonds to add that special touch.
There was also the unforgettable show when Jillian Harris from The Bachelorette was asked to marry Ed Swiderski. This particular Neil Lane gem of a ring cost $60,000 for her pear-shaped diamond cut ring that was adorned with 3-baguette cut diamonds on either side.
Miley Cyrus was also proposed to with a Neil Lane engagement ring which had nothing to do with The Bachelor or The Bachelorette. She was presented with a beautiful 3.5-carat cushion cut ring by her sweetie, Liam Hemsworth. This antique ring, which is rumored to cost upwards of $100,000, was hand crafted in none other than 18-karat gold with floral motifs made of what else, diamonds! The floral motif, which are said to be exquisite, are designed in an art nouveau pattern.
There are some modern celebrity brides that are more about colour than cut. Take, for example, the recent engagement of Oliver Martinez to Halle Berry. Her four-carat diamond centre stone is an emerald set in yellow gold. Designed by Paris ring icon Roberto Mazio, the ring is said to be highly personalized with symbols and codes that only Halle can see.
What about Carrie Underwood’s stunning yellow diamond from Mike Fisher. Designed by Jonathan Arndt, the flawless brilliant round cut engagement ring, which weight just over five-carats, is said to be worth close to $150,000.
A lady who truly stands apart from tradition is none other than Katherine McPhee. One look at her engagement finger and you will spot a stunning yellow diamond that has been set in pink pave diamonds. The oval cut centre stone really does shine above the others. Good choice Nick Cokas!
If you’re keeping up with the latest in celebrity engagements you probably already know that Curtis Stone and Lindsay Price are engaged. Together since 2009, the couple tells US Magazine, “We were down in the south of Italy. We took a little break, and…I did it! I popped the question. We had a beautiful balcony in Positano and I did get on one knee.” Congrats to the lucky couple!