Recreating Celebrity Engagement Rings – Ethically And Affordably
In the world of high-end fashion, there’s one accessory that’s more glamorous, more romantic, and associated with sentimental grandeur than the rest — an engagement ring. Celebrities have tapped into this trend and helped push the envelope with avant-garde designs for their engagement rings! Unfortunately, we do not all have a multimillion-dollar budget to fund our engagement ring purchases. However, it’s still possible to recreate the look!
Here, we’ll take a quick look at some of the most famous rings and talk about how you can replicate the look for less with your very own lab grown diamond ring.
♡ J-Lo ♡
Lopez’s gorgeous engagement ring was first seen up-close when she was exiting her gym clad in activewear, which served as an innocuous background for her ultra-luxe ring. Hers is a large 10-to-20 carat emerald-cut diamond ring, with no side stones, on a white gold or platinum band.
Aside from the luxury of the main stone, it’s a remarkably simple setting! To get the same look for less, request a square or emerald-cut lab-grown diamond in a 14k white gold band. You can often save a lot of money by going just under a full carat size. For example, find something that’s 2.8 carats instead of 3. Let the gorgeous gem speak for itself.
♡ Kim Kardashian ♡
For her 33rd birthday, Kanye West gave Kim a diamond ring (and popped the question as well!). Her 15-carat cushion-cut diamond dwarfs the tiny pave band upon which it is set, making the stone seem as if it floats on her finger. To recreate this look, go for a large cushion-cut diamond on the tiniest band you can find!
♡ Elizabeth Taylor ♡
The Krupp Asscher cut diamond was a one-of-a-kind stone that, following Elizabeth Taylor’s death in 2011, is now simply referred to as the Elizabeth Taylor diamond (it even has its own Wikipedia page!). After Richard Burton gave the 33-carat stone to Taylor, she wore it almost daily!
To achieve maximum drama with this look, you’ll need the largest stone you can find. You can ask a diamond expert for the Elizabeth Taylor or Krupp look (they’ll know exactly what you’re referring to) with an Asscher cut and maximum bling!
♡ Princess Diana ♡
The iconic blue stone of Princess Di’s engagement ring caused significant controversy within the Royal Family, which only increased its popularity worldwide. As a large cushion-cut sapphire with a white gold band and 14 solitaire diamond studs, the ring was as unique as the princess herself!
To replicate, look for a large sapphire encircled by diamonds, set on a simple band. You can go for a lab-grown diamond with blue coloring to complete the look affordably. If you love the look of her ring, but not the cut, you might also consider a cut that maximizes the size of a smaller stone such as an oval.
♡ Hailey Baldwin ♡
For ultimate sparkle, look no further than Hailey Baldwin’s 10-carat ring! For a simple, yet luxe stone, Justin Bieber chose a large oval-shaped diamond for his bride. It creates a perfect minimalist look with maximum sparkle. To replicate, select a thin yellow-gold band and pair with a large oval-shaped stone!
♡ Cardi B ♡
For a truly standout engagement ring, Cardi B’s has few equals. Her pear-shaped diamond, filed to a sharp point on top, is surrounded by a double halo of pink diamonds. It is certainly not something you see every day!
To recreate the look, ask for a teardrop or pear-shaped diamond. To save money, make sure you are purchasing lab-grown gems and that even the diamonds they use in their halo settings are man-made.
Replicating the look of celebrity engagement rings is incredibly fun and it allows you to get creative when trying to get the look of your dreams. That said, it is important to be mindful of your budget and find ways to save big. Lab-grown diamonds are the answer! Most celebrity rings go for a wow-factor that is determined by the extravagant size of their diamonds.
Lab-grown diamonds are chemically identical to mined diamonds and cost a fraction of the price. The bottom line? You can use those extra savings to create your own wow-factor with a larger stone. Try a lab-grown diamond today!
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