Thursday, December 2, 2010

Vintage Inspired Engagement Rings: Romance Personified

More often than not we celebrity engagement rings that are, while impossible stunning, imposingly large. The styles worn by celebrities like BeyoncĂ©, Eva Longoria, and Khloe Kardashian may vary in detail; however the style remains the same: beautiful, large, square cut, and solitaire. And while that combination of elements never fails to produce a clean and modern look, there are still some celebrities that prefer the more romantic feel of a vintage engagement ring.

Though the engagement was short lived, when Scottish actor Ross McCall proposed to television star Jennifer Love Hewitt, he presented her with an engagement ring that managed to be both modest and elaborate at the same time. Featuring a 1.5 carat Round cut diamond center surrounded by floral diamonds set in platinum, prompted friends of the actress to say that the ring was perfect for her ultra-feminine style. While 1.5 carats is nothing to sneeze at, it was relatively small by Hollywood standards, and yet the intricate detail of this ring made it stand out in a sea of red carpet bling.

Megan Fox was lucky enough to receive two engagement rings from her now husband, Brian Austin Green, or unlucky considering it’s rumored she lost the first one in the sand hours after the proposal. And despite the somewhat flamboyant aura that surrounds the movie star, Fox couldn’t seem happier with the Radiant cut diamond solitaire set in platinum and rumored to be from the 1930’s. For someone with such an audacious reputation, the ring may seem to simple, but Fox insists she is an old fashioned, simple girl at heart.

Another couple that got married along with the slew of celebrity couples that exchanged wedding rings this summer, Emily Blunt and John Krasinski tied the knot in Italy this past July. The actors have never been one to live too much in the public eye, and do their best to keep their business private, which explains why the two got married in a private ceremony at the remote Lake Como with a small group of friends and family. Shortly before, Blunt was photographed wearing a 3 carat, Edwardian cut, vintage inspired diamond engagement ring, perfect for the couple that always seem very much in love, when they are seen at all.

So no matter what kind of ring appeals to an upcoming bride, it can be argued that all engagement rings are meant to be a reflection of the bride-to-be’s personal tastes, and that is true, which is why Verragio’s collections offer a range of looks from the ultra-unique 3002R from the Paradiso collection, to the clean look of the 0378 from the Couture collection.


But it is the Venetian collection that was specifically inspired by the antique elements of the old world Italy. Whether it is the lace detail mimicked in the band of the 5003 or antique beading that can be seen on the 5016-3, the Venetian collection is all about capturing that vintage feel, and including other design elements which can become just as important in creating a romantic feel as the center diamond.

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