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Celebrity Engagement Ring Trends

The celebrities have definitely set an engagement ring trend for mere mortals like us to follow. When I got married, many years ago, things were very different from what they are today, especially in the engagement ring and proposal side of things.  There were usually no over the top public proposal, and proposals were fairly simple and very private. Social media was not big back then. There was no Instagram, so the pressure was non-existent unlike today.

The proposals are now over the top and the rings are getting more exotic. Who can remember Kanye West’s over the top proposal to Kim Kardashian in 2013? Kanye went all out with 50 piece orchestra and fireworks at San Francisco’s AT&T baseball park, and a 5 carat diamond ring by Lorraine Schwartz, estimated to be worth more than $1.6m. It was definitely the engagement of the year. Many of us still talk about it today.

 

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Celebrity engagements have set the bar so high for engagement rings and proposals all over the world. I recently came across 77 Diamonds Celebrity Engagement Ring Trends Report for 2017 and I found the results very interesting. The report surveys 100 of the highest-profile celebrity proposals to discover their favourite engagement rings, diamond shapes, value, location and time of year to pop the question.

I found the survey very informing. I didn’t know half of the information on there, so it was a good read. The celebrities have changed almost everything in our world today, and when it comes to popping the question, they have stepped up the game completely.

 

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Here are some of the most interesting facts I found from the Celebrity Engagement Ring Trends survey.

 

Ring Design

According to the survey, various ring designs have been in demand from year to year. From 2013 to 2015, platinum was the engagement ring trend among celebrities. This changed to white gold in 2016, and then to yellow gold in 2017.

My engagement ring was yellow gold, and mine was a couple of years now, so I guess we saw the future engagement ring trend. However, If I was to get a new engagement ring today, I think I would go for a sparkly white gold ring or a platinum ring. I think I have fallen in love with white gold sort of engagement rings.

Still on the ring design, the oval cut diamond was popular with the celebrities in 2013 and 2014, but emerald has always been a celeb favourite.

 

 

 

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Engagement Ring Carat and Value

The cost per carat for an engagement ring has changed a lot since 2014. The engagement ring value and carat are on an upward trend. The celebs are also spending much more on diamond quality than in previous years, which is good for all the parties involved. After all, diamonds are girl’s best friend.

 

Best Time to Pop the Question

According to the survey, most celebs got engaged in either the summer or festive season. I guess the amazing sunshine and festive cheer have a role to play in engagements.

 

What are your thoughts on these findings? Does any surprise you? Please share your views in the comments section below.

Thanks for reading. Have a lovely day.

 

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Moissanite vs. Diamonds: Which is Right for Your Ring?

There is a nothing quite like the look and feel of a real diamond. It has long been one of the most cherished stones in human history. Owning a diamond is like a rite of passage for many men and women. It is something to be proud of and enjoyed, forever. There are few other materials that last as long as a diamond will last. But what happens when you want the look and feel of a diamond, but can’t really afford to take on that kind of expense? Comparing Moissanite vs. diamond rings will help you decide if it is worth investing in a real diamond, or choose the more economical Moissanite.

 

 

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The Look

At first glance, you may not be able to tell the difference between a Moissanite stone and a real diamond. Once you know what to look for, it can be quite easy to spot the difference. But if the look of diamonds is more important than having actual diamonds, the Moissanite might be for you. Moissanite appears to have a much shinier sparkle to it; sometimes it can appear exaggerated in certain lights, especially if the stones are quite large. If you are opting for a Moissanite stone instead of a diamond, consider using a smaller amount in your ring so the difference is less noticeable.

 

The Strength

While diamonds are the hardest materials used in creating jewelry, their rarity and composition make them much more expensive than the trending Moissanite. Because Moissanite is a manufactured material, the cost of the gemstone is much less than a real diamond. In considering the everyday wearability of a diamond and Moissanite, they are quite close in durability. There’s only a .75 measurable difference on the Mohs Scale of Hardness (which is used to determine strength in gemstones and diamonds). So Moissanite is a close second to diamonds.

 

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The Cost

Obviously, a diamond-look-a-like is going to cost much less than a real diamond, however, Moissanite is not just a look-a-like. Real Moissanite is also quite rare and can be just as expensive as real diamonds. Thankfully manufactured Moissanite is about 30% less than real diamonds. That is a significant savings when it comes time to purchase your engagement and wedding jewellery. Consider using a smaller sized Moissanite gemstone to reduce the visible differences between the look-a-like and the real thing. Only you will know for sure.

Perhaps you want to save money on diamonds to be able to pay for a custom ring instead: you can get the look of the diamond ring you are dreaming of without the cost associated with a real diamond. Comparing the differences between Moissanite and diamonds is important if you are considering an alternative ring design. Gerry The Jeweler can help you determine what is right for you and your budget when the times comes. He can walk you through the design process, or help you choose a ready-made diamond or Moissanite ring for your special occasion.

What are your thoughts on diamonds and Moissanite rings?

 

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