It’s no secret that celebrities play a strong role in fashion. A specific designer could do very well for themselves if they are lucky enough to drape their design across a celebrity’s body. The same holds true for engagement rings. Remember when Prince William presented Duchess Kate with Princess Diana’s sapphire and diamond ring when they got engaged? Brides-to-be all across the world clamored at the possibility to have a ring just like hers. Who could forget Lady Gaga’s heart-shaped ring, which may very well have increased the sales of diamond engagement rings?
These are just a few examples of rings that caused a commotion and had everyone “oohing” and “aahing”; not to mention scrambling to find a similar piece for the perfect engagement.
In 2013, the biggest trend was the cushion cut diamond set in a pave halo setting. This is the exact ring that Ryan Sweeting used to propose to Kaley Cuoco from The Big Bang Theory. Kelly Roland, formerly of Destiny’s Child, also got this exact same cut and setting from her then-boyfriend, manager Tim Witherspoon. This engagement ring combination was highly popular during 2013 because it gave the illusion that the center diamond was bigger than it actually is, thanks to the pave halo.
Yet another trend that has taken Hollywood (and the collective masses) by storm is the vintage or antique look. These diamond engagement rings evoke old Hollywood glamour and, in many cases, include various accent stones. Kylie Minogue received one such ring from her boyfriend Joshua Sasse when he proposed back in January 2016. Mary-Kate Olsen is another lucky Hollywood maven who got a vintage-inspired rock from her fiance Olivier Sarkozy. Another antique diamond engagement ring that made all the ladies swoon is the seven-carat stunner that George Clooney used to propose to Amal Alamuddin.
These rings made a big statement and even more importantly, created a frenzy among brides-to-be all over the world. Jewelers were bombarded with requests for diamond engagement rings with the same look and feel of popular celebrities all over the world. Though the carat size might not always be the same, the setting and cut on these look-alikes would be in high demand. While there isn’t any way to tell for sure what the next engagement ring fad will be; we can be certain of one thing: it will most certainly show up on the finger of an A-lister first.