It’s the season for romance and with spring arriving it’s time to prepare for an abundance of engagement announcements. This is especially true with the 36th edition of the MidEast Watch and Jewellery Show beginning today in Sharjah, and more than 60,000 visitors are expected to attend the event (while hosting over 450 exhibitors from a staggering 25 countries) – it’s the diamond event of the moment. Welcoming jewellers, crafters and designers from all over the world, it’s luxury event that has no limit and is sure to attract those looking for a unique ring.
So, let’s prepare by admiring some of the exquisite pieces already adorning celebrity ring fingers. Whether contemporary yellow diamonds, Edwardian inspired or emerald cut, the unique designs are full of romance embedded with personality.
Arguably the most long-awaited marriage in history, 53-year old George Clooney tied the knot with human rights lawyer, Amal Clooney in Venice last year. Her engagement ring is reportedly worth over half a million dollars and the stunning emerald-cut diamond surrounded by a platinum band embodies classic elegance – much like Amal’s style that tops fashion-charts every time.
Chanel brand ambassador Poppy Delevingne is a style icon that the breaks boundaries. She personalises contemporary trends and revamps looks from the 60s in a way that only she can envisage. It seems her (now) husband James Cook is gifted with creativity too, proposing with an Anya Hindmarch jewellery box containing images of them both, and the words ‘Will You Marry Me?’ The surprises don’t end there as the unusual engagement ring by Leo De Vroomen looks like it was inspired by Poppy’s iconic style with injections of colour and dramatic band.
As the face of Miss Dior, Natalie Portman may not get her happy ending, but in real life the Parisian style icon married Frenchman Benjamin Millepied. Crafted by designer Jamie Wolf (Benjamin’s best friend) the antique ring is embedded with pave diamonds, and is a piece that resembeles Natalie’s eco-friendly approach to the world. Made with the guarantee that no one came to harm while acquiring the diamonds, it’s beautiful for all the right reasons.
Cake actress Jennifer Anniston has been engaged to Justin Theroux for two years and since then her sizeable ring steals the attention from any red carpet ensemble. Jennifer revealed in an interview with the New York Times that: “It took me a while to get used to it. I’m not a diamond girl.” We think the radiant-cut jewel was a perfect choice by fiancé Theroux and deserves Jennifer’s own title of ‘The Rock’.
Lastly, Lady Gaga announced her engagement to Taylor Kinney with a snapshot of her stunning heart-shaped diamond ring. The stone is beautiful alone, although the key is in the detail, as on the underside the singer’s fiancé had the pairs’ initials designed in diamonds. The personal touch teamed with an uniquely-cut diamond was obviously chosen with Gaga’s quirks in mind; it’s a diamond that’s worthy of the title ‘best friend’.