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August 18, 2009 / Monsieur D

Celebrities are popping the question and saying ‘I DO’ with platinum rings

We count on our favorite celebrities to set the trends when it comes to their jewelry choices, and engagement and wedding rings are no exception. Whether they get engaged in Rome or wed in Malibu, members of Hollywood’s A-List prefer to commemorate their special occasions with platinum.
After all, platinum provides an ideal setting since it’s stronger than other precious metals,
which means that you don’t have to worry about losing the treasured center stone with
everyday wear. Also, platinum is a naturally white metal, allowing the diamond to sparkle even brighter. Since platinum is so durable and loses little metal over time, the ring will undoubtedly become a family heirloom that can be passed down for generations to follow.
Here are a few celebrities who’ve recently taken the plunge in platinum:
KEVIN JONAS made an impression on fiancé Danielle Deleasa by proposing with a platinum and 3-carat cushion cut diamond engagement ring from Jacob & Co. The ring features a double shank band with 210 round pavé diamonds.
JENNIFER HUDSON started a new trend by proposing to her fiancé, David Otunga, with a custom platinum and 5-carat diamond ring by Neil Lane.
ANDY RODDICK & BROOKLYN DECKER exchanged platinum wedding bands by Tiffany & Co. Brooklyn’s engagement ring is also set in platinum with a diamond solitaire by Tiffany& Co.
RHEA DURHAM said “I do” to MARK WAHLBERG while wearing a new platinum and cushion cut diamond engagement ring by Neil Lane.

SALMA HAYEK opted for a platinum engagement and wedding ring set.
IVANKA TRUMP loves her platinum and 5-carat cushion cut diamond engagement ring from her own collection, Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry.
JENNA DEWAN chose a platinum wedding band to complement her platinum and diamond engagement ring, all from Neil Lane. Her husband CHANNING TATUM selected a custom-designed platinum wedding band from Neil Lane.
ZOOEY DESCHANEL received a platinum and 3-carat asscher cut diamond engagement ring by Neil Lane from her fiancé Ben Gibbard.
THE BACHELORETTE’S JILLIAN HARRIS was overjoyed to receive a platinum and pear shaped diamond engagement ring from Neil Lane that included six baguettes and 94 round cut diamonds.
CHRISTINA MILIAN tried to keep her engagement to The Dream a secret for months,
but she couldn’t hide her gorgeous platinum and diamond sparkler.
FRED DURST showed off the platinum engagement ring from Neil Lane that he gave to Esther Nazarov by posting a photo on Twitter.
EDDIE VAN HALEN gave his new bride a platinum wedding band with white diamonds.

In addition to engagement rings and wedding bands, brides are also choosing platinum accessories for their wedding days. JENNA DEWAN selected a platinum pendant, bracelet and earrings from Neil Lane to wear to her nuptials, while KENDRA WILKINSON wore a platinum pendant, bracelet and earrings by Michael Barin on her big day. RHEA DURHAN accessorized her wedding day look with a platinum bracelet and earrings by Neil Lane.

Many other celebrities including Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Lopez, Tom Cruise, Sandra Bullock and Will Smith also chose platinum rings. Jewelry and style expert Michael O’Connor is available to comment on the latest trends in celebrity wedding jewelry and how to get the same style at various price points.

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