Five iconic diamond engagement rings
Beyoncé, Kim Kardashian and other celebrities may present or show off their expensive engagement rings, but they will never bring back the glamour of history icons. Since the ‘50s, celebrities were asked to wed with exclusive diamond rings. Engagement rings should stand out: the bigger, the better. Moreover, these rings began to speak to imagination, and people copied them with cheaper versions. The most famous ring is the one of Lady Di, but there are many other examples. That’s why we are going to tell you something about the fifth most iconic engagement rings:
Elizabeth Taylor married 8 times, with 7 different men, including two times with actor Richard Burton. He never asked Liz to marry him with a ring, but was partly responsible for her world famous jewellery collection. Think about the Taylor-Burton diamond and the Krupp Diamond. Film and theater producer Mike Todd (3rd husband) gave her the most beautiful engagement ring with an Emerald cut diamond of 30 (!) carat.
Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful engagement rings is the one of Princess Diana. The ring consists of a 12 carat Ceylon sapphire with 14 diamonds around it, and today Kate Middleton is still showing it off. Because of her, this kind of engagement ring is very popular again, as in the ‘80s, when the ring had an unprecedented success and was copied a lot.
Emerald has been popular for a very long time. Since the ‘60s, this green gem became even more favoured; thanks to the engagement ring that John F. Kennedy gave to Jackie O. This iconic ring, set with diamonds and emeralds, had a unique Art Deco look.
Mel Ferrer observed Audrey’s iconic style before choosing an engagement ring. So he chose to ask her hand in marriage with a white golden eternity ring, which will later be combined with a yellow and red golden wedding ring. This way, she could combine the rings depending on her mood and outfit.
Yankee legend Joe DiMaggio gave Marilyn Monroe a platinum eternity wedding ring set with 35 baguettes. Their marriage did not last, but the elegant eternity ring is still very popular.