On Tuesday, Jennifer Lawrence wore her engagement ring at a public event for the first time since she got engaged earlier this month. The ring features an emerald-cut diamond of about five carats, set on what appears to be a platinum or white-gold band, experts told INSIDER. Experts at jewellery retailer James Allen said Lawrence’s ring would cost between $US150,000 and $US250,000 on the company’s website. According to Kathryn Money, the vice president of strategy and merchandising at Brilliant Earth, the ring is worth around $US60,000 to $US100,000, “depending on the quality and specific characteristics of the center diamond.” Gemologist and diamond expert Grant Mobley said Lawrence’s ring will “undeniably retain its value over time,” since “large, natural diamonds are growing increasingly rare.” Jennifer Lawrence has been photographed wearing her engagement ring at a public event for the first time since she got engaged … [Read more...] about Jennifer Lawrence’s ‘timeless’ engagement ring could be worth as much as $250,000, experts say
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Follow Us: Visit The Upshot on Facebook Visit The Upshot on Twitter Follow The Upshot via RSS Get the Upshot in your Inbox The Upshot By QUOCTRUNG BUI FEB. 13, 2019 Buying an engagement ring can be an emotionally loaded purchase. For most people, it’s more than jewelry: It’s a symbol of love and affection and of the serious commitment they want to make. How much is that worth? For the typical American, two weeks’ pay. The median American spends about 4 percent (or two weeks) of annual pretax income on an engagement ring, according to an online poll of 1,640 adults conducted for The Upshot by Morning Consult. The poor spend two months’ wages on rings, but for most it’s less than two weeks Annual income Share of income spent on an engagement ring 2.2 months (16.7%) Less than $23,000 2 weeks $23,000 to $40,000 (4.0%) 1.9 weeks $40,000 to $58,000 (3.7%) 1.6 weeks $58,000 to $90,000 (3.1%) 1.6 … [Read more...] about Three Months’ Salary for an Engagement Ring? For Most People, It’s More Like Two Weeks
INSIDER recently spoke with runway stylist and jewellery expert Tanya Dukes to learn more about 2019’s biggest engagement ring trends. According to Dukes, diamond halos with unique shapes are surging in popularity. Fancy-cut diamond rings are another huge trend right now, thanks in part to celebrities like Priyanka Chopra and Hailey Baldwin. Yellow gold and multi-stone rings are also trendy options after Meghan Markle‘s engagement ring famously included both features, Dukes said. Picking out an engagement ring can be overwhelming if you’re not sure where to start. These days, there are countless combinations of stones, settings, and bands to choose from, both in stores and online. To help narrow down your search, INSIDER recently spoke with runway stylist and jewellery expert Tanya Dukes and learned more about 2019’s biggest engagement ring trends. If you know your partner wants something a bit more modern, find out what’s in fashion below, from … [Read more...] about 4 types of engagement rings that will be in fashion for 2019
Meghan Markle’s engagement ring has resulted in a huge spike in trinity rings, according to a bespoke jeweller. She is not the only royal bride to have influenced ring styles – halo rings, as seen on the fingers of the Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Eugenie, have also grown in popularity over recent years. Nikolay Piriankov, founder of the bespoke jeweller Taylor & Hart, told us how recent royal nuptials have impacted the industry. When Prince Harry proposed to Meghan Markle, he did so with a stunning engagement ring he designed himself. The impressive sparkler is a yellow gold trilogy ring – it has one main diamond sourced from Botswana, and two smaller ones, each from Princess Diana’s jewellery collection, on either side. According to a bespoke jeweller, this style has massively increased in popularity since the Duchess of Sussex’s ring was revealed to the world, and trilogy is now one of the most popular engagement ring styles. … [Read more...] about A bespoke jeweller says Meghan Markle has caused a ‘stratospheric rise’ in the popularity of trinity engagement rings
Video PUBLISHED: 17:56 16 January 2019 Sophie Barnett The Poundland 'Bling Ring' range includes gold and silver rings with red or blue stones. Picture: SOPHIE BARNETT Archant If you’re planning to pop the question this Valentine’s Day but are strapped for cash Poundland is selling more than 200 engagement rings across Suffolk for – yes you guessed it – £1. Especially for Valentine’s Day the discount store has launched a range of “stand-by” engagement rings. Poundland says the budget buys should be used as ‘placeholders’ in anticipation of the real thing so that people can choose their own ring. The Bling Ring range is called the "stand-by engagement ring". Picture: SOPHIE BARNETTThe rings, which are sold in Poundland’s Valentine’s Day section, come in four different styles and a range of sizes and are so far proving popular in Suffolk. Manager of the Sudbury Retail Poundland … [Read more...] about Would you wear a £1 engagement ring?