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Amy Adams’ Engagement Ring

Capture the Essence! of Amy Adams' Engagement Ring with this 1.15-Carat Diamond Halo Engagement Ring in Platinum. Photo ©2014 EraGem Jewelry.
Capture the Essence! of Amy Adams’ Engagement Ring with this 1.15-Carat Diamond Halo Engagement Ring in Platinum. Photo ©2014 EraGem Jewelry.

Amy Adams’ engagement ring is a stunning designer creation by Jean Dousset, of Cartier descent. According to InStyle, her now-husband, Darren Legallo, an actor and rally driver, wrapped the ring box in wrapping paper that the actress decided to keep. According to sources, the central stone is a 1-carat brilliant-cut diamond.

Ms. Adams’ engagement ring is a study in perfection, designed specifically with Amy in mind. While the intimate details of her ring belong to the actress and those closest to her, we are privy to some general details.

For one, Mr. Dousset confirms on his website that Ms. Adams’ engagement ring, featured in Us Magazine’s Celebrity Sparkler Quiz on May 13, 2013, is patterned after his EVA design.  Handcrafted in his “seamless halo” design, the central diamond is 1 carat and surrounded by hand-cut diamonds that seamlessly flow around the girdle of the stone. This leaves the crown and the pavilion of the stone visible to the eye from nearly every angle.

Set in this way, the center stone is held snugly without the use of prongs, a unique characteristic of Jean Dousset Diamonds. Mr. Dousset states, “The diamond center stone should always be the focus of an engagement ring, and the metal should only play a supporting role.” By creating seamless, prongless houses for his diamonds, he gives center stage to the beautiful hand-selected stones.

For Ms. Adams’ ring, the supporting metal is platinum. The solid band is paved midway with rare colorless melee. One final intimate detail is known only because it represents one of Mr. Dousset’s key signatures. Beneath the crown, cradled in a ring of platinum, rests a colored gemstone.

It’s impossible to know which stone she would have chosen, but it could be her birthstone (peridot or sardonyx), or it could be one of the royal trio (sapphire, emerald, ruby), or it could be a semi-precious stone of significance to her alone.

Today, she wears the beautiful diamond nestled against three thin platinum wedding bands paved in diamonds. The one she wears nearest to her heart is rimmed with tiny yellow diamonds (or sapphires). The other two are the same size and weight, paved in white diamonds. She wears them between the yellow-stone band and her Jean Dousset engagement ring.

Which mystery stone do you think Ms. Adams’ engagement ring features?

Alicia Keys’ Engagement Ring Details

Capture the Essence! of Alicia Keys' Engagement Ring with this wide band channel-set diamond engagement ring featuring a 2.26-carat Princess Cut Diamond. Photo ©2014 EraGem Jewelry.
Capture the Essence! of Alicia Keys’ Engagement Ring with this wide band engagement ring featuring a 2.26-carat Princess Cut Diamond. Photo ©2014 EraGem Jewelry.

Alicia Keys’ engagement ring is an object of mystery. Only one blurry photo of the jewel seems to exist online. Us Magazine, who published the photo, shared only one detail about the ring: “A pal tells US that [Swizz] Beatz…proposed with a 7-carat sparkler right before her big day…”

And that seems to be it.

While we are deprived of the details about Ms. Keys’ engagement ring, we have seen another another photo of Ms. Keys’ ring finger on Marie Claire’s “152 Celebrity Engagement Rings” feature. The ring Ms. Keys wears in the photo appears to be made of platinum (though white gold is a possibility).

It is a wide band with three rows of channel-set stones. The outer two are solid rows of white diamonds, and the inner row is set with yellow stones, either yellow diamonds or yellow sapphires.

Given that this ring does not contain the rumored 7-carat sparkler, it’s more likely that this photo features her wedding band.

Do any of Alicia’s fans know what yellow means to her?

Have you seen another photo of Alicia Keys’ engagement ring with the 7-carat diamond?

Leave us a comment on our Facebook page and let us know if you have any insight into Ms. Keys’ engagement ring or her wedding band. We’d love to hear from you.

Drew Barrymore’s Engagement Ring Details

Capture the Essence! of Drew Barrymore's Engagement Ring with this 1.5-Carat Radiant-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring by Palladio. Photo ©2014 EraGem Jewelry.
Capture the Essence! of Drew Barrymore’s Engagement Ring with this 1.5-Carat Radiant-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring by Palladio. Photo ©2014 EraGem Jewelry.

Art consultant Will Kopelman chose Drew Barrymore’s engagement ring with an eye for beauty, style, and class. He turned first and only to Graff Diamonds for the D-color, radiant-cut diamond which weighs between 3 and 4 carats.

According to their press release, Graff Diamonds deals in only the most extraordinary diamonds, ensuring the highest quality in cut and craftsmanship.  Ms. Barrymore’s engagement ring is clearly no exception to this claim.

The gorgeous diamond is set minimally in a four-prong platinum setting atop a platinum band paved in sparkly white diamonds. During early interviews, Ms. Barrymore appears both intimidated and fascinated by the massive jewel.

“It’s beautiful,” Ms. Barrymore told Anderson Cooper. “He picked it out, and he’s just got lovely taste, and it’s really fancy. I’m sort of funky eclectic girl, so I feel like this is very fancy, and I’m trying to feel comfortable with it.”

It’s clear that although Ms. Barrymore’s engagement ring is far more classic in its appearance than we would expect, it looks so beautiful and natural on her finger. The radiant cut gives off a gorgeous flash of light, even from a distance.

Today, Ms. Barrymore wears a beautiful platinum and diamond wedding band alongside her exquisite diamond engagement ring. This timeless band features round and oval-shaped diamonds set in bezel-style settings. Keeping with tradition, she wears her wedding band nearest her heart.

Biel-Timberlake Wedding Bands

Capture the Essence! of Jessica Biel's Wedding Bands with this Diamond Eternity Wedding Band in 18k Gold. Photo ©2014 EraGem Jewelry.
Capture the Essence! of Jessica Biel’s Wedding Bands with this Diamond Eternity Wedding Band in 18k Yellow Gold. Photo ©2014 EraGem Jewelry.

Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake are wearing beautiful designer wedding bands by Leor Yerushalmi of The Jewelers, Inc. of Las Vegas. Justin’s band is a classic domed yellow gold band with a hammered finish.

Jessica chose four thin stackable wedding bands. Two of her stackable rings are yellow gold to complement Justin’s wedding bands. Two of them are 18k white gold with a black rhodium finish.

At least one of the yellow gold bands is set eternity style with diamonds. In her wedding day photos, she wears the one plain yellow band.  In other photos, she wears the plain yellow band nearest her heart with the diamond-studded yellow gold band on the other side of her gorgeous engagement ring.

The two superstars were married on October 19, 2012. The ceremony took place at the Borgo Egnazia resort in Fasano, Italy. The resort is a pristine example of Italian architecture, a vision in creamy white against the Mediterranean blue waters of the pools.

According to James Delingpole, the resort was designed to feel like an Italian village “complete with clock towers, piazzas and narrow alleyways–out of blinding white volcanic rock” {cited}.  Against the backdrop of these gorgeous white walls and porticos flickering with candlelight, Ms. Biel was truly a vision in pink on her wedding day.

Mr. Timberlake serenaded his bride with a song he wrote for her, and they exchanged handwritten vows in front of their close friends and family. Hello! Magazine is the source for exclusive photos of their nuptials.

Jennifer Love Hewitt’s Engagement Ring

Capture the Essence! of Jennifer Love Hewitt's Engagement Ring with this 1.2-Carat Diamond Engagement Ring. Photo ©2014 EraGem Jewelry.
Capture the Essence! of Jennifer Love Hewitt’s Engagement Ring with this 1.2-Carat Diamond Engagement Ring. Photo ©2014 EraGem Jewelry.

Simple is beautiful, and Jennifer Love Hewitt’s engagement ring is beautifully simple. A platinum or white gold band is studded with tiny diamonds, and her central stone is a beautiful round diamond of substantial size.

Ms. Hewitt’s engagement ring was a gift from her now-husband Brian Hallisay, who co-starred with Ms. Hewitt in The Client List. Our first look came in June 2012, when the happy couple took a stroll through Florence, Italy, showing off their love, their baby bump, and their bling all in one sweet surprise.

Ms. Hewitt’s engagement ring now has company. A slim band, likely in matching platinum or white gold, rests comfortably beside her sparkling E rings. The couple pledged their vows in a super-secret wedding to which no one, not even Ellen DeGeneres, was invited.

“It was just the two of us. And then we went to Bed, Bath & Beyond because that’s what married people do,” the actress told Ellen in April of this year.

Married just five days before their daughter, Autumn, was born, the couple is now happily married. “He is an awesome, incredible father and a great husband, and I just feel really lucky,” she gushed.

Jennifer Love Hewitt wears her engagement closest to her heart, with her wedding band resting just slightly outside of tradition on the outside.

Will you wear your engagement ring closest to your heart? Or do you think the wedding band belongs nearest your heart?

Zoe Saldana’s Engagement Ring Details

Capture the Essence! of Zoe Saldana's engagement ring with this 2-Carat Emerald Engagement Ring with Diamond Accents. Photo ©2014 EraGem Jewelry.
Capture the Essence! of Zoe Saldana’s engagement ring with this 2-Carat Emerald Engagement Ring with Diamond Accents. Photo ©2014 EraGem Jewelry.

Zoe Saldana’s engagement ring is a gorgeous pear-shaped emerald surrounded by a micro halo of tiny diamonds. Abutting the central stone on either side are two trilliant-cut diamonds, also surrounded by a rim of tiny diamonds, with the points facing down the diamond-encrusted band.

This unique ring is now accompanied by a simple gold wedding band. Both were gifts from her now-husband, artist Marco Perego. Ms. Saldana’s engagement ring was first seen in public on the red carpet at the LACMA Art and Film Gala on November 2, 2013.

This presentation came three months after her secret wedding to the Italian artist. Details about the wedding and the engagement remain under wraps, though speculation circulates that the central cabochon emerald is between 6 and 10 carats and that the trillion diamonds weigh between 0.75 and 1 carat each.

Zoe now holds court in the elite group of celebs who have chosen emerald green as their signature color. This group includes American royals Jackie O and Halle Berry.

Sarah Michelle Gellar’s Engagement Ring

Capture the Essence! of Sarah Michelle Gellar's engagement ring with this Princess Cut Diamond Engagement Ring. Photo ©2014 EraGem Jewelry.
Capture the Essence! of Sarah Michelle Gellar’s engagement ring with this Princess Cut Diamond Engagement Ring. Photo ©2014 EraGem Jewelry.

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.”

Camila Alves’ Engagement Ring Details

 

Capture the Essence! of Camila Alves' Engagement Ring with this Ethereal 5.5-Carat Asscher Cut Light Blue Sapphire Engagement Ring. Photo ©2014 EraGem Jewelry.
Capture the Essence! of Camila Alves’ Engagement Ring with this Ethereal 5.5-Carat Asscher Cut Light Blue Sapphire Engagement Ring. Photo ©2014 EraGem Jewelry.

Wrapped in a small box within a box, within a box, within, yes, seven boxes, was Camila Alves’ engagement ring from superstar Matthew McConaughey. It was Christmas Day 2011, and a public announcement was made with a smoochy photo posted on Twitter by Mr. McConaughey himself.

“She got the ring, I took a knee and asked her to marry me and take my name,” the starstruck star told People. So long as she had to wait for (and work for) her gift, she apparently decided he could wait for his answer, as well.

“After a bit, she conceded…thankfully,” he recounted.

Ms. Alves’ engagement ring was made by designer Cathy Waterman, whose imaginative creations have captured the attention of Hollywood’s most ethereal beauties.

It features a large rose cut diamond set fairly openly in a delicate prong setting with intricate design features. The band is gorgeous, and is likely made of platinum*. It features two sprays of diamond-set flowers ‘growing’ toward the central stone.

On June 9, 2012, Ms. Alves added a pair of wedding bands (likely made of silver**). Both are flecked with tiny diamonds in varying sizes. The one she wears nearest to her engagement ring is etched with ‘XOXO’, a message assumed to be the universal symbol for ‘hugs and kisses’.

The following Monday, Matthew McConaughey was captured in his sweat suit sporting his brand new wedding ring. A close-up shot of the gold ring, taken at the opening of the movie Magic Mike, demonstrates a wide band with a curious inscription: “6.22”.

According to Mr. McConaughey, the numbers refer to both a significant time and a significant passage from the Bible.  In 2008, he reportedly told OK! magazine that their son, Levi, was born at 6:22pm, a time which “represents my favorite verse in the book of Matthew in the Bible: ‘If thy eye be single, thy whole body will be full of light.'”

In 2013, the star posted a photo of the time 6:22, and wrote “keep the eye high.” He uses it for a motto, wears it on his finger, and holds it in his heart. It seems to have served him well in life and love.

The wedding bands were reportedly made by Kathy Rose, known for her unconventional jewels, described on her website as “enriched with hints of historical, ancestral, architectural and cultural influences.” Sounds perfect for the down-home Texas boy who has captured the heart of America with his laid-back, homegrown style.

*The majority of Cathy Waterman’s jewels are made from platinum and 22k gold.
**Kathy Rose typically works with silver and white gold.

Anna Paquin’s Engagement Ring Details

Capture the Essence! of Anna Paquin's engagement ring with this Bezel-Set Old Euro Diamond Engagement Ring. Photo ©2014 EraGem Jewelry.
Capture the Essence! of Anna Paquin’s engagement ring with this Bezel-Set Old Euro Diamond Engagement Ring. Photo ©2014 EraGem Jewelry.

Stephen Moyer proposed to his True Blood co-star Anna Paquin in 2009. In a spontaneous interview captured by a paparazzi while the on their way somewhere, Anna and Stephen reveal some surprising details about Ms. Paquin’s engagement ring.

The road noise makes it hard to hear her answer, but it sounds like Ms. Paquin tells the interviewer that her center stone is 5 carats!! When asked what inspired the ring, she gives the floor to Stephen. “It’s Gothic, interesting, and not the normal…and it’s not a moonstone,” he said with emphasis.

It’s Not A Moonstone

Yes, we can confirm that center stone is no moonstone, despite the circulating rumors. Though it is yet to be substantiated, we believe the central gem in this gorgeous Gothic engagement ring is a rough-cut diamond. It is set within a beautiful setting made from blackened platinum.

The diamond is prong-set with a cluster of smaller diamonds mounted on either side of the stone. These accent stones appear to be set into a floral design which reaches to cup the diamond. The solid blackened band curves around her finger gently. Beside it Ms. Paquin wears a matching wedding band comprised of a series of tiny round diamonds set in blacked platinum connected by teeny-tiny accent diamonds.

Storybook Designer Cathy Waterman

Rumor has it that the storybook designer Cathy Waterman, who has adorned many starlets both on and off screen, is the designer who hand-hewed Ms. Paquin’s engagement ring.

Ms. Waterman’s gorgeous creations are indeed out of a fantasy tale, and her story of their creation is no less fantastical.

“I believe the beauty in my work is a direct result of trying to create objects equal to these winged creatures of mine,” the designer says, speaking of her beloved children {cited}.

“I see jewels in puddles…and in the reflection of a cloud. They appear to me all finished. And I find that it’s often what I don’t see that inspires me most: I’ll walk down a lane entranced by the silhouette of a bird on a bough only to find that there is no bird…and often no bough. So the vision is purely mine and I can make of it what I will” {cited}.

In addition to designing Anna Paquin’s engagement ring, Cathy Waterman also created the jewels worn by Charlize Theron and Kristen Stewart in Snow White and the Huntsman.

She has also made beautiful jewels for classic red carpet walkers, Julia Roberts, Demi Moore, Vanessa Hudgens, and Laura Linney. The LA Times writes, “In a town full of loud bling, Cathy Waterman’s jewelry stands out for its nonagressive beauty.”

Ms. Paquin’s engagement ring is certainly nonagressive in its beauty, even with its Gothic undertones.

Olivia Wilde’s Engagement Ring

Capture the Essence! of Olivia Wilde's Vintage 1920s engagement ring with this Vintage Diamond Engagement Ring with Authentic Art Deco green glass accents. Photo ©2014 EraGem Jewelry.
Capture the Essence! of Olivia Wilde’s Vintage 1920s engagement ring with this Vintage Diamond Engagement Ring with Authentic Art Deco green glass accents. Photo ©2014 EraGem Jewelry.

Olivia Wilde’s engagement ring made a big splash when she first stepped out with it in early 2013. She and actor Jason Sudeikis confirmed their engagement to the media on January 12, 2013.

People‘s First Capture

 

On January 15, 2013, People captured shots of the ring, which Olivia offered coyly while on the set of The Third Person in Rome, Italy.

Those early shots were so blurry, but People went ahead and made a guess that the ring featured “a large, elevated brilliant-cut diamond.” They did learn one detail from Ms. Wilde’s rep. They wrote, “…the bauble is an antique.”

It is hard to discern whether they meant that the entire ring is antique, or if one of the stones is an antique.

At Second Glance

 

Our next glimpse of her ring came in the form of, again, blurry pictures at a Knicks game the following month. The shots from the game were still too far away to get a clear look at the ring.

It was definitely round, and there was more than a hint that People got it wrong on their first guess. With a mild hint of color and a sense of more than one stone in the ring, it was becoming evident that we might have a unique style to ogle over.

Third Time’s A Charm

In March 2013, two sources confirmed that Ms. Wilde’s engagement ring actually features a round diamond surrounded by a halo of emeralds. It turns out that the actress went fairly unconventional on all counts–a small diamond, emerald accent stones, and yellow gold (as opposed to the far more popular platinum or white gold).

This is about all we got, until Ms. Wilde made her big reveal to Lucky magazine, posted online in May of 2014. In addition to opening up about being someone’s ‘hall pass’,  activism, and the perks of pregnancy, Olivia also shared the scoop on her engagement ring.

The Big Reveal

By her own report, Ms. Wilde’s engagement ring is a vintage ring with a story that placed it in Paris around 1921. “I love imagining the story of this ring. Who had it?” said the actress as she turned it ’round and ’round on her finger.

“Jason said it reminded him of my eyes, which is very sweet,” she said of the slightly aqua-colored emeralds surrounding the central diamond.

One Last Luscious Tidbit

We received one last luscious tidbit after Jennifer Aniston spilled some beans to Alicia Quarles of E!Online. “Somebody helped [Jason] on the ring, in fact,” she said. “Not me, but my fiance did…He just guided him in the right direction.”

And there you have it! Straight from the mouth of a fellow Hollywood superstar, Justin Theroux helped guide Jason Sudeikis to find the perfect ring for his bride-to-be.

How would you like to have some celebrity advice when you’re set to pick out your girl’s ring? Would your sweetheart like a vintage ring like Olivia Wilde’s engagement ring?