Did you know that roughly 130 million carats of diamonds (that’s 26 thousand kilograms) are mined across the globe each year? About 20% to 25% of those diamonds are used as gemstones like those you’d find in a traditional engagement ring. The thing is — not all blushing brides are interested in rocking something so conventional. Many 21st century couples are thinking outside that little blue box, choosing custom engagement rings that match their personal styles and represent them as a one-of-a-kind couple. Celebrities, in particular, are leading this trend. Let’s take a look at a few examples of unusual engagement rings worn by the stars.
Four Unconventional Celebrity Engagement Rings
Jessica Simpson’s 5-Carat Ruby: Simpson’s husband, former NFL star Eric Johnson, chose a ring with a ruby at the center (her birthstone), flanked by two dazzling, pear-shaped diamonds.
Halle Berry’s Emerald: This unique engagement ring features a 4-carat emerald hand-forged in a yellow gold band. According to Us Weekly, husband Olivier Martinez took a 500-year-old “mystical alchemy test” to determine Berry’s favorite shapes, colors, and numbers. The jeweler than “decoded” the answers and placed them in the ring in mysterious symbols and codes.
Carmen Electra’s Black Diamond: Diamonds engagement rings are pretty conventional, but there’s nothing ordinary about Electra’s jet-black rock. She described it as, “different — it’s our style,” referencing her relationship with rockstar husband Rob Patterson.
Solange Knowles’ Art-Deco Bling: Knowles flaunted a very unique diamond engagement ring from husband Alan Ferguson. The piece featured one square diamond and one emerald cut diamond adjacent to one another on a gold prong setting.
Custom engagement rings aren’t reserved for the American elite. By their nature, custom rings can come in virtually any style at just about any price point. You and your partner are unique, shouldn’t the very symbol of your love reflect that? After all, diamonds aren’t your girl’s best friend; you are. Show her that with a custom jewelry design.