DOUBLE TAKE – HOW TO COPY PARIS HILTON’S ENGAGEMENT RING STYLE
It seems heiress to an immense hotel fortune, Paris Hilton, has already started 2018 (quite literally) on a high, announcing her engagement to actor, Chris Zykla.
Opting to propose to Paris at the top of a mountain in Aspen, the proposal was quite literally a fairy-tale moment. It’s been reported that Chris was shaking with excitement and nerves as he got down on one knee to present her with the ring. And of course Paris said yes! The 20-carat ring is definitely worthy of a princess, or in this case, an heiress.
Diamond expert and celebrity jewellery, Michael Greene, says that the centre stone is 20 carats, set on a platinum split shank halo band which boasts another two carats of smaller diamonds. It’s been valued at an incredible $2 million, according to Greene.
The ring isn’t just a huge diamond though, it’s been reported that a lot of sentiment and thought went into the decision, with Chris ensuring he made the perfect choice and keeping it a total secret from Paris. According to certain sources, Paris has always loved her mother’s pear-shaped diamond ring making the shape the optimum choice for Chris to make. Because of this the ring holds a lot of meaning to the couple and shows how much Chris cares for Paris.
‘Paris is the most beautiful and incredible woman both inside and out, I feel like the luckiest man in the world to be marrying my dream girl. I can’t wait to spend the rest of our lives together.’ With so much love and a diamond ring that size, it’s understandable why the couple are beaming in their announcement photos!
It’s not just Paris though that’s been opting for pear-cut rings, with many other celebrities jumping on the pear-cut trend. Katherine Heigl, Sophie Turner & Cardi B, have all chosen to sport pear-cut diamond engagement rings. The growing trend seems to see no signs of slowing either, with increasing popularity in the jewellery world.
At Wakefields though, we’re here to show you that you don’t need to spend $2 million dollars to get a sparkling diamond ring which is a dupe for Paris’ rock! Here’s our top 3 favourites in store which could totally pass as a more affordable designs of Paris Hilton’s engagement ring.
Pear-Shaped Illusion Cluster Ring – 18ct White Gold 0.40ct Total – £2,395
If you’re searching for a pear-cut ring with a lot of sparkle, but your budget doesn’t stretch that far, opting for a pear-shaped illusion cluster ring might be the answer! Made up of a variety of diamonds, set in the shape of a pear, at first glance you’d easily mistake the cluster as a larger centre stone. Complete with diamond halo and set shoulders, this ring packs a lot of sparkle for a more affordable price than its single stone counterpart.
Pear-Cut Cluster Ring – Platinum 1.37ct Total – £12,955
If you’re after a ring pretty much identical to Paris Hilton’s, but without the $2 million price tag, then this is the one for you! Featuring a 1.02ct centre stone, in platinum, this gorgeous ring will offer an affordable alternative to Paris’ 20-carat engagement ring.
Pear-Cut Cluster Ring – 18ct Rose Gold 0.54ct Total – £1,950
If you’ve fallen in love with the rose gold trend, then this fashion-conscious engagement ring will offer a fiery alternative to the classic white gold and platinum designs. Featuring a 0.30ct centre stone, with diamond cluster and set shoulders, this dainty ring offers a more modest, minimalistic design for brides to be that prefer stylish understated elegance. With all the glamour of Paris’ pear-cut cluster design, but with the added fashion statement of rose gold metal, this design will definitely be one to keep an eye on in 2018!