Monday, June 4, 2012

*Exquisite Designs: Celebs Rings Edition - Part I

Ola sweets! Hope u had a great weekend! Monday has returned and we all are so overwhelmed with those blues... We think we may have a cure for em'... Let's get nosy into these Tinsletown celebs... where for every engagement, these hotties would flaunt their gorgeous rock- making them so-called the luckiest chic in the world. .. Despite em' all.. we get more deets on their how much they splurged on these sparklers, their face-off rocks, race to altars, and of course unfortunately not all these ladies had the fairytale we thought!.. (also you  may get some inspirations for your blings too..) let's read on..
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1. Brad Pitt & his co-designed Blings 

The future Mrs Pitt surprised the world by wearing the gorgoeus 6 carat sparkler to a private museam tour which sparked engagement rumors almost immediately. It was a no surprise, Angelina Jolie's engagement ring was designed by Brad Pitt along with jeweler Robert Procop that took them almost 1 year! Carefully designed, the ring which approx cost $250,000 has a center stone with an elongated tablet shape and is mounted with a galaxy of smaller stones, graduated in size and faceted to match. 
   Let's compare with the other ring Brad designed for this then-wife, Jennifer Aniston when they got engaged in 2005. They sure created headlines back then! A total unique sparkler, Brad Pitt Pitt wanted the ring to look like a heart and symbolize eternity. Although the marriage only lasted for 5 years, the ring did cost him $500,000.

2. The Popstars Race

It was one unforgettable night for Britney Spears when her current beauformer agent, Jason Trawick, proposed with a three-carat engagement ring by Neil Lane on his birthday! The traditional style ring has a round center stone set on a pave band which cost approx $100,000. 

Months later, Britney's engagement sent a message to Jessica Biel & Justin Timberlake 3 year rocking-boat relationship and oh boy they made a perfect ending when Biel was spotted with 6-carat radiant cut engagement ring after the christmas holidays with JT & family earlier this year.  The ring has an utmost look, with each sides feature a scrolling rope-style that gives a vintage element  which approx cost $130,000. Let's see who get to altar first? 

3. Gemstones are back!

They say legacies are best to be honoured and Prince William chose to keep his late mother's legacy alive by proposing to Kate Middleton with Princess Diana's 18-carat oval sapphire ring (the one she got proposed too by Prince Charles in 1980s). A true beauty, surrounded by 14 smaller white diamonds, the ring is made by Garrand and originally cost Prince Charles $65,000 which now cost priceless.

Halle Berry publicly said no-more to marriage but beau of 1 year, Olivier Martinez caught her off-guard by commisioning a one-of-a-kind emerald engagement ring by Paris jeweler Roberto Mazio. The ring has a four-carat center stone in a yellow-gold setting with codes and secret symbols only Berry can see.

Just a week after Jessica Simpson's ex-husband proposed to longtime love Vanessa Minnillo with a giant Asscher-cut diamond, Simpson flashed her own whopper: a ruby-and-diamond Neil Lane engagement ring. Engaged for the second time to NFL player Eric Johnson, the ring features an approximately 4-carat, oval-shaped ruby stone flanked by two diamonds with a retail value approx  $100,000. The retro ring is flanked by "old European cut" diamonds of approximately 2 carats each.

4. The Heavyweight Bling 

With  the trend of the bigger bling the better you are speaks more of their social status compared to the rest of blings. Here are those we can envy from...
A list multi-talented megastar Jay-Z proposed to songstress Beyonce in 2008 with an 18-carat flawless diamond by Lorraine Schwartz. The emerald cut center stone is set in platinum and its reportedly worth more than $5 million. Its also reported that Beyonce had it in a imiation version, for her wear in the public, for safety, which cost $5k for her to wear everyday. Another hollywood child megastar Hilary Duff got lucky when she got proposed by hubby Mike Comrie on the balcony at sunset in Hawaii with a 14-carat radiant cut diamond engagement ring which approx cost $1 million.
Mariah Carey was another celeb who bagged herself a huge rock when she got engaged to husband Nick Cannon with one of a kind Jacob and Co. 17-carat emerald cut diamond ring. The heirloom sparkler, which is pink center stone which is 10-carats, has 58 pink diamonds and two half moon-cut diamonds surrounding it, estimated worth $2.5 million.

5. The Guilt bling

It was the moment of spontaneity when Tom Cruise jumped out of his chair during a Late nite show while bragging about his new love for wife Katie Holmes. Turns out actually Ms Holmes got a bun in her oven. Moments later, he proposed to her atop the Eiffel Tower with this five-carat Edwardian style oval cut solitaire diamond ring with pave detail. The beautiful ring is set in platinum and rose gold and is estimated to have cost $250,000.
Another A list celeb was caught with this sparkler was Natalie Portman when she got engaged to Benjamin Millepied after months of dating.  The ring is a round diamond surrounded by pave diamonds. The couple met while filming movie "Black Swan" and the couple got a boy soon after movie wrapped.
Kate Hudson's nine-carat rock from beau Matthew Bellamy of English band Muse is another gesture of love after the couple announced they are expecting their first child together. Her rock is an emerald-cut diamond with tapered baguettes worth $200,000.

6. Canary flawless

 Hot Country crooner Carrie Underwood shocked the press by wearing a flawless yellow diamond by Johnathan Arndt after getting engaged to hubby Mike Fisher. A total classic setting, the ring is worth $150,000 plus.
Rebecca Romijn's six-carat yellow diamond engagement ring was designed by Simon G., by her actor husband Jerry O'Connell. A lovely sparkler, the round yellow diamond cost approx $100,000 and the actress stacked pink and blue pave bands against it after they got married.
Katharine McPhee's ring, the american idol constentant got proposed from hubby Nick Cokas, an oval-cut yellow diamond surrounded by pink pave diamonds. The ring is set in platinum and estimated to be worth $100,000.

When singer Seal proposed to soon to be ex-wife Heidi Klum then inside an igloo in the Canadian Rockies, with a 10-carat canary diamond engagement ring by Lorraine Schwartz.which was worth $150,000. Sadly the marriage crumbled after 6 years of publicly-love indicating seperation since last year. Their divorced is yet to be finalized soon.

7. Sisterly Love-rivalry

Sister love can also mean sister rivalry for the Kardashians. We thought Khloe fast courtship, engagement and marriage to NBL player Lamar was the news until Kim tried to updo her sis by getting engaged to Kris, her new boyfriend of 2 months. Yet sadly their marriage wasnt up to last.
Khloe Kardashian chose this nine-carat radiant cut diamond on a pave band by Vartan's Fine Jewelry when she got proposed by her beau Lamar Odom after one month of courtship. Good news their marriage still intact despite all the baby rumors and Kardashian drama circling their marriage
Kim Kardashian shocked the news when she wore a 20.5-carat Lorraine Schwartz designed ring with an emerald cut center stone flanked by a pair of two-carat trapezoids. The ring was co-designed by Kardashian's fiance Kris Humphries which cost almost $5 million. 






 8. Square Sparklers

Drew Barrymore's beau of one year, Will Kopelman, proposed over the holidays in Sun Valley, Idaho with a four-carat radiant cut engagement ring by Graff. Her jewellery is estimated value of $80,000.

Reese Witherspoon wore a rare four-carat Ashoka diamond engagement ring after saying yes to Hollywood Agent beau of 1 year, Jim Toth. The ring was designed by by William Goldberg cost her husband approximately $250,00. 

stay tuned to Part II!

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