It’s time to catch up with some of the year’s latest engagement ring appearances:
- Olivia Wilde
This beautiful and accomplished actress is celebrating her engagement to Jason Sudeikis by proudly showing her dazzling emerald-halo engagement ring (a nod to the year’s top fashion color?) It’s reportedly an antique yellow gold setting holding the round brilliant cut diamond. Photo: ringspotters.com
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Ring photo: Glamour.com
- Christina Applegate
When Applegate and her fiancee, Martyn LeNoble, tied the knot earlier this year, she wore a platinum & diamond set with a fast-growing design feature, the ring wrap. By combining her bezel-set diamond engagement ring with a matching wrap in lieu of a band, the result was a vintage-style show-stopper.
- Alexis Bledel
These “Mad Men” co-stars (Bledel & Vincent Kartheiser) are going with the flow of their other-era personas with this ultra-vintage octagonal diamond in a pave band (below).
- Kelly Clarkson
The singer & fiance Brandon Blackstock (step-son of country star Reba McEntire) announced their engagement just late enough in the year not to make it on our 2012 list – but her stunning canary diamond is worth the mention! The fancy colored diamond is surrounded by a halo & a completely diamond-encrusted band. See more at InStyle Magazine.
The most noticeable trend? Color! Fancy colored diamonds are far from reaching their peak in popularity as they gain appreciation among the fashion world’s most selective tastes. Their brilliant colors combine the best of a gemstone’s rich, diverse color variety with the durability and timelessness of diamond.
But it’s not just diamonds that are adding a splash of color to the bridal world – less-traditional gemstone combinations are an appealing option for daring brides (and grooms!) looking for a dramatic, personal, and unique engagement ring.
Vintage is still a hot ticket – what’s old is new again, from the Art Deco geometry of antique settings to the very feminine look of filigree. Embrace the past & take inspiration from the old days to give your wedding jewelry a timless elegance!
And finally, a couple of new shots of headline engagement rings from 2012:
Jennifer Aniston’s much-anticipated engagement ring from Justin Theroux:
Top Ten Celebrity Engagement Rings