STYLE GUIDE: DISCOVER THE BEST CELEBRITY SAPPHIRE ENGAGEMENT RINGS
An engagement ring classic, long since favoured for its durability, abundance and vast array of colourings, Sapphire makes a truly stunning option for anyone searching to enhance their engagement ring with the option of a coloured gemstone.
With this in mind, we’ve selected some of the most gorgeous sapphire adorned engagement rings worn by popular celebrities to inspire you to consider an unconventional yet classic design.
No sapphire engagement ring list would be complete without the Duchess of Cambridge’s royal addition. Handed down to her by her husband Prince William, from his mother Princess Diana, though the 18-carat oval blue sapphire and diamond ring is by no means the most expensive design to grace this list, its rich history makes it priceless. When the news of her engagement hit the news, jewellers everywhere experienced what they called ‘The Kate Middleton Effect’ with brides-to-be opting for classic sapphire & diamond cluster designs, in order to mimic Kates style. Whether you’re a fan of the classic design or not, there is no denying that Kate Middleton’s engagement ring inspired a whole generation to consider coloured gemstone engagement rings, and in turn the sapphire experienced a renaissance within the world of fashion.
Following her engagement to Australian cricketer Shane Warne back in 2011, Elizabeth Hurley was presented with a stunning 9-carat sapphire and diamond ring. Estimated to be worth within the realms of $100,000, the very large sapphire is flanked by two 2-carat trillian cut diamonds and set in platinum – though her engagement to Shane didn’t last very long, the beautiful & contemporary design of her ring will remain eternally stylish due to the addition of the stunning sapphire gemstone.
Penelope Cruz’s sapphire engagement ring is a little more achievable for those wishing to emulate a celebrity style. Her stunning 3-carat sapphire and diamond engagement ring has a vintage twist to it with a floral-like design, making it an extremely unique, vintage and memorable, classic piece. Perfect for anyone searching for a traditional style with a romantic and vintage twist!
Famous for her long time relationship with comedian Jim Carrey, Jenny McCarthy was speechless following an emotional proposal from fiancé Donnie Wahlberg, brother of the famous actor, Mark Wahlberg. Showcasing the versality in colouring of sapphires, Jenny’s engagement ring features an incredible 10-carat yellow sapphire and diamond ring, set in 18ct white gold. An unsual choice in colour, a yellow sapphire can definitely compete with the allure of a yellow diamond, making it a cost effective option for those with their heart set on a yellow stone.
Notorious for her array of awe-inspiring engagement rings, Victoria didn’t miss out on the opportunity to add a striking sapphire design to her collection. Amidst her assortment of diamonds, emeralds and rubies, Victoria’s stunning round-cut sapphire engagement ring is both flawless and extraordinary. Undoubtedly a statement piece, this particular ring is one of our personal favourites and a beautiful example of how captivating coloured gemstone rings can be.
One half of the renowned Olsen twins and eternal style icon, Mary-Kate, wowed the world when she stepped out with an incredible vintage Cartier engagement ring from french fiancé, and half brother of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, Oliver Sarkozy. Though the centre stone is a european-cut diamond weighing 4-carats, the stone is surrounded by 16 stunning sapphires. Said to be worth within the realms of $81,000 the ring is a truly unusual statement piece that suites Mary-Kate’s fashion-forward style. If you’re looking to introduce coloured gem accents to your engagement ring, a cluster around a diamond centre stone can be incredibly elegant.