There were quite a few high profile celebrity engagements which occurred in 2013. I guarantee that your fiancé is drooling over these celebrity engagement rings as she flips through her favorite magazine while getting a mani-pedi or standing in line at the grocery store… This just might be where her pie in the sky ideas for an engagement ring come from! Let’s check out the most celebrated celebrity engagement rings of 2013. And see which online diamond dealers are offering similar styles that you can drop down on one knee and present her with.
Without a doubt, one of the most noteworthy celebrity engagement rings of 2013 is the one presented by Kanye West to Kim Kardashian. The ring features a center stone weighing a whopping 15 carats! The diamond is D-color, and Flawless in clarity, and set in a simple solitaire that is covered with pavé set diamonds. The selfie pictured above that Kardashian posted to Instagram on December 13th, created a lot of chatter. Perhaps because it seems to be an attempt to draw a correlation between herself and the late Elizabeth Taylor. Taylor’s engagement ring appears to the right side of the photograph.
This ring is designed to make a diamond such as this 1.533 carat, G-color, VS-2 clarity, Brian Gavin Signature Cushion cut diamond look like it floating in air. I’m sure that wearing this ring would make virtually any woman feel like a star! Of course Brian Gavin Signature Cushion cut diamonds are available in a variety of carat weight and qualities to fit practically any budget. This ring could be custom made to fit a variety of diamond shapes, including round, oval and princess cut. It’s a timeless classic.
This photograph which Naya posted on Instagram, shows a cushion cut diamond set in a pavé style halo setting. The ring is quite similar to Kirsty’s Halo setting from Brian Gavin. The Park Avenue Halo setting from High Performance Diamonds and this halo setting from James Allen offer a similar look. All three of these jewelers offer great custom design services as well, so they can make exactly what you’re looking for!
This timeless classic is an engagement ring that you can duplicate easily regardless of your budget! But let’s get as close as possible just for fun! Just set this 2.644 carat, I-color, VS-2 clarity, Brian Gavin Signature round diamond in this four prong solitaire. If you really want to spice things up, select this classic six prong solitaire which features a more unique prong structure.
This three stone emerald ring from James Allen with pavé set diamonds in the band is pretty similar in concept. The ring can be made to accommodate virtually any size center stone. You’ll want to work closely with me to find 3 emerald cut diamonds that match-up really well. I’m sure you’re beginning to see that celebrity engagement rings are not hard to duplicate.
Start by selecting a Brian Gavin Signature Cushion cut diamond and then set it in the U-prong solitaire in 18k white gold or platinum. For instance, you could set this 1.170 carat, I-color, VS-2 clarity, Brian Gavin Signature Cushion cut diamond in an 18k white gold U-prong solitaire. The total cost of the engagement ring will be less than nine thousand dollars. Now that’s a winning play that you can make!
Whitney’s engagement ring looks very similar to the Kristina setting from Brian Gavin. Brian Gavin shows it with a round brilliant center stone, but it could easily be made for an oval brilliant. If you wanted to spice things up a bit, you could opt for the Kim micropave setting from Brian Gavin. That ring style features even more diamonds on the side!
By the way, if you’re wondering about how much a three carat diamond costs, I found this 3.01 carat, H-color, SI-1 clarity, oval brilliant cut diamond on James Allen for $31,810.00 but it’s likely that Whitney’s diamond is higher in color and clarity, perhaps something more like this 3.03 carat, F-color, VS-1 clarity, oval brilliant cut diamond from James Allen which is currently selling for $78,210.00
Of course the ring is available to accommodate oval brilliant cut diamonds of just about any carat weight. Thus you can replicate the concept of Whitney Port’s engagement ring in a variety of diamond carat weights, qualities, and price ranges. The reality is that most celebrity engagement rings are simply larger more expensive versions of popular ring styles. I don’t really see anything being worn by celebrities that is any different from what most other people are wearing… the only real difference is the amount of money that they’re spending.
This photograph shows the ring set with a round brilliant cut center stone, but it could be made to accommodate a cushion cut diamond. As far as cushion cut diamonds go, I’m partial to the Brian Gavin Signature Cushion cut diamonds because they have an overall cut grade of AGS Ideal-0 and exhibit spectacular light return and sparkle factor that is off the charts. The challenge is that Brian produces very few of these special cushion cut diamonds. It’s best if you have a little time on your side for us to find the right diamond.
Obviously halo settings with pavé set diamonds are extremely popular right now. Just consider the number of halo set diamonds we’ve seen celebrities present as engagement rings this year. This one is pretty similar to the Park Avenue Halo setting from High Performance Diamonds. However it appears that the diamonds set into the band might be staggered. That is not something that appeals to my sense of balance, I’d prefer the band to be symmetrical. But that’s just my personal preference, and I’m not the one wearing this ring. For 1.4 million dollars, you can set the diamonds in the band any way that you want.
I think it looks a lot like the Queen Dinah 3 Stone pave setting from Brian Gavin Diamonds. This ring is built to accommodate center stones weighing between 0.50 – 2.00 carats. The accent diamonds set in the band weigh about 0.12 carats each. Of course the ring could be custom made to accommodate diamonds of virtually any size and shape. That is one of the benefits of working with Brian Gavin, their custom design division can make just about anything you desire. You also get to name any custom design that you commission, thus you can name the ring after your fiancé.
I’m sure that this is something which the custom jewelry design division of Brian Gavin or another custom jeweler could pull off. However it is minor differences such as these that distinguish an engagement ring. Celebrity engagement rings should be seen as ideas for inspiration, there is no reason to copy them down to the last detail.
According to various reports, the emerald cut diamond center stone weighs six carats and cost a whopping half million dollars. I found this 5.18 carat, F-color, Internally Flawless emerald cut diamond from Brian Gavin for just a little more than $350K and the Truth setting can be customized to fit. In the event that you’re working with a more modest budget, we can run a fresh search for additional options. Oh man, I almost managed to write that last sentence with a straight face!
I think that it looks pretty similar to the Rush diamond engagement ring from High Performance Diamonds. You could also go with the Tara from Brian Gavin. That ring features 3 rows of pavé set diamonds on the band. Set a Brian Gavin Signature Cushion cut diamond in it for spectacular sparkle and light performance!
It is pretty clear that cushion, emerald and square brilliant cut diamonds were all the rage in 2013. But what shape diamonds will be most popular in 2014? Only time will tell, but it seems to me that the Brian Gavin Signature Cushion cut diamond will be very popular this year!
The round brilliant cut diamond has always been the most popular choice for diamond engagement rings. One reason is because the symmetrical shape of the diamond rough enables the cutters to optimize the proportions of the diamond. This enables them to maximize the light return and align the facets for maximum sparkle.
In terms of round brilliant ideal cut diamonds, I’m partial to:
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