Special to OneWed by Platinum Guild InternationalWhat do Mr. Big, Javier Bardem and Dax Shepard have in common? They all popped the question to their brides-to-be with non-traditional engagement rings featuring dazzling colored gemstones! I don't know about you, but this is one 2010 wedding trend that I am loving! I used to dream about having a canary diamond engagement ring rock on my finger...
“Whether it’s a black, yellow or blue gemstone, colored engagement rings set in platinum are becoming increasingly popular since they are non-traditional, unique, and eye-catching,” says jewelry and style expert Michael O’Connor. O'Connor goes on to give a little inside scoop on the impending nuptials between Prince William and Kate Middleton. Apparently, Prince William will pop the question with Princess Diana's 18-karat blue sapphire and diamond engagement ring! That Kate Middleton is one lucky lady!
We already know that Platinum is the go-to engagement and wedding ring setting for Hollywood A-listers and royalty. But keep in mind, you don't need to be raking in $10 million a movie to afford a platinum ring. Designers have become privy to engaged couples' desire to sport platinum, creating affordable designs (under $5000) inspired by celebrity engagement ring bling!
Are you sporting a non-traditional, colored gemstone engagement ring? Or would you like to be? We want to hear your thoughts on this wedding trend inspired by Hollywood!
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