2017 is merely a quarter-way through, but it’s already a year of sparkling celebrity engagements. Every time a new celebrity engagement is announced, we eagerly await those first snaps of the engagement ring. For most celebrities, money is no object, so they tend to choose the biggest diamonds, the most impressive settings and sparkle is a must for photo opportunities. We’ve analysed the available images of each and chosen our favourites.
Kirsten Dunst – Yellow gold oval diamond
Paparazzi have been delighted with Kirsten Dunst’s obliging attitude towards proudly showing off her huge oval diamond ring set in yellow gold. Since Kirsten’s engagement in January this year, various experts have commented on the diamond quality stating it is around 2 or 3 carats. We estimate that Kirsten’s beautiful vintage style engagement ring would have cost in excess of £50,000.
Serena Williams – two engagement rings are better than one?
Another New Year engagement announcement for 2017 was all about tennis champion Serena Williams’ surprise proposal from fiancé Alexis. The couple got engaged on a surprise trip to Rome, and Serena took part in photo shoots shortly after her return, whilst simultaneously announcing her engagement with a poem. The white gold wedding band she has been seen wearing is an understated and practical choice of engagement ring for athlete Serena for her working life. However, diamonds are a girl’s best friend of course, so Serena also wears a huge square cut diamond set in white gold, for the evenings.
Kate Mara – a fantastic rock
Fantastic Four star Kate Mara has finally "officially" announced her engagement to co-star Jamie Bell and is now not afraid to flaunt her huge round brilliant cut diamond ring, which looks to us like it’s around 3 carats set in yellow gold and is similar in style to our Renée Engagement Ring. A fairly similar style to Kirsten Dunst, oval and round cut diamonds have recently become very popular in the celebrity world.
And the best of the whole of 2016’s engagement rings...
As we’re yet to finish 2017 and there are certain to be plenty more proposals on the way, we’re waiting for another dose of diamonds before making the bold statement of who’s engagement ring is the best of the year. However, for 2016 one particular celebrity engagement ring wins hands down - the elegant, simple and unique pear shaped diamond ring belonging to Margot Robbie, that’s been in the limelight more in 2017 thanks to her not-so-secret wedding that has now been revealed in the tabloids. The press have commented that Margot’s rose gold ring is “average” in value even though it’s estimated to be in the $30,000 range and is a real show-stopper with a half band of diamonds surrounding it, and we don’t doubt due to the shape that it was a bespoke request.
Another stunning, but perhaps controversial engagement ring of 2016 was Pippa Middleton’s £250,000 Asscher-cut, art-deco inspired octagonal diamond engagement ring surrounded by a halo split into different sections. The cut of the diamond and shape of the settings throws off sparkle from every angle.
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