Platinum Engagement Rings with Colored Gemstones
What do Mr. Big, Javier Bardem and Dax Shepard have in common? They all proposed to their brides with engagement rings featuring stunning colored gemstones.
“Whether it’s black, yellow or blue, colored engagement rings set in platinum are becoming increasingly popular since they are non-traditional and very eye-catching,” says jewelry and style expert Michael O’Connor. “In fact, Prince William is reportedly expected to present Kate Middleton with his mother’s platinum, 18-karat blue sapphire and diamond engagement ring.”
Platinum is the favored engagement and wedding ring setting for Hollywood stars and royalty. Not only does the durable metal hold gemstones securely, but because it’s a naturally white metal (unlike white gold which is naturally yellow), platinum also maximizes the brilliance of colored stones. You don’t need a celebrity’s budget to afford the high quality of platinum. Nowadays, designers are offering platinum engagement rings with colored stones in a variety of styles and prices to fit most budgets. Below are examples of the latest celebrity ring styles in platinum for under $5,000.
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Carmen Electra sports a platinum and black diamond ring valued at $70,000. Above is a platinum and natural rough black diamond ring from Diamond In The Rough priced at $3,500 including the center stone.