Fairy tale romance is alive and well, marked by Sarah Michelle Gellar’s engagement ring and her beautiful life with Freddie Prinz, Jr. The couple met on the set of I Know What You Did Last Summer in 1997. A four-year friendship blossomed into deeper love, and the two became betrothed in 2001.
An Ethereal Cathy Waterman Creation
Ms. Gellar’s engagement ring is an ethereal creation by famed Hollywood designer Cathy Waterman. True to style, Ms. Waterman fashioned a fantastical ring of platinum and diamonds. The central stone is reported to be a princess cut diamond mounted in place by four ornate prongs set with uniquely shaped diamonds. The band is channel-set all the way around with small round brilliant diamonds.
Rumor has it that Ms. Gellar said in an interview the stone is held in place by a pair of dragonflies. These delicate creatures are not clearly visible in the photos of Ms. Gellar’s engagement ring, but there is very little doubt that Ms. Waterman could conceive of such beautiful pedestals for that gorgeous rock.
Do Dragonflies Hold Her Diamond in Place?
The dragonflies are reminiscent of the two purple dragonflies she has tattooed on her lower back. She told Movieline that “the dragonflies are something Freddie and I share, our love of dragons and dragonflies.”
Cathy Waterman has made other dragonfly gems for the beautiful actress. In June 2002, Sarah Michelle Gellar wore dragonfly earrings on the cover of In Style magazine made by the esteemed designer.
And on September 1, 2002, the couple said ‘I do’ and exchanged a pair of Cathy Waterman wedding bands in matching platinum. Ms. Gellar’s band is intricately carved in a diamond-set floral motif.
Sushi and Board Games Are Staples
This is all we get in terms of details about Ms. Gellar’s engagement ring. But the starlet has given some details about the beginnings of their romance, which apparently included sushi, something they continue to share with passionate devotion.
“I’m still learning how to talk about this because I’ve never had a relationship that’s public before,” she told Movieline.
What sets Freddie apart from the others? “He balances me. We’re both homebodies. We love to have our friends over. We love board games–we’ll play them until three in the morning,” she said.
After 12 years of living the homebody life, which balances out their hectic filming schedules, the couple appear to be happier than ever. “They’re on the same channel,” Cathy Waterman told People of the couple.
Ms. Gellar confirmed this sentiment in an interview with Access Hollywood, “It’s easy…he’s my best friend, and the communication is always there, and we support each other no matter what.”