Love is in the air… even in Hollywood, where love sometimes seems fleeting. Right now, there’s no lack of celebrities falling head over heels and saying yes! to love and a beautiful engagement ring! But what kind of ring do you want? That depends on the woman, and we're spotting some trends emerging among the recently engaged.
Trend 1: Fancy shape diamonds are hot! While round diamonds have been the traditional choice for engagement rings for many years, we’ve recently seen a lot of interest in other shapes, like cushion cuts, emerald cuts, asscher cuts, ovals and radiants (which we in the biz refer to as “fancy shapes”). For a woman who wants an engagement ring that’s unique, a fancy shape diamond is a beautiful choice. No question about it – this is one trend that’s not slowing down.
Celebs fans: Leann Rimes, Shania Twain, Reese Witherspoon, Hilary Duff, Katherine Heigl and Victoria Beckham.
Trend 2: Leading ladies are seeing color! To personalize your ring, consider using color as either a center stone or as accent stones around a center. Sapphires and rubies are very popular and also make a good choice because of their durability. And who could possibly say no to a colored diamond in yellow or pink (gasp)!
Celeb fans: Carrie Underwood -12 carat yellow diamond, Jessica Simpson- bright red ruby, Kate Middleton- Princess Diana’s divine oval sapphire.
As they prepare for their 2011 nuptials, Hollywood’s leading ladies are embracing love and setting some trends. If you’re thinking about your engagement ring, ask yourself – is your style classic, modern or vintage? Just remember to drop a few hints for your special someone. Celebrity or not, proposing is a leap of faith and it sure would be nice for him to know if you’re a “classic round” or a “vintage cushion”. Ahh love… isn’t it grand?