While studies show that most brides-to-be still prefer traditional white diamond engagement rings, more and more are choosing Natural Colored Diamonds – a k a Fancy Color Diamonds — especially pink and yellow stones.
Fancy Color Diamonds are often exponentially more valuable than their same-size colorless counterparts. The extreme rarity and natural beauty of Natural Color Diamonds makes them highly sought-after by investors, collectors, connoisseurs – and celebrities!
Remember Bennifer? When Ben Affleck famously presented Jennifer Lopez with a stunning 6-carat pink diamond ring in 2003, the world took note. That engagement didn’t last, but some jewelry experts point to it as the first blush of the colored diamond engagement ring rush.
A 17-carat emerald-cut Fancy Pink Diamond ring sealed the deal between pop diva Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon in 2008. It also launched a trend toward pink diamond engagement rings among celebrities and non-celebrities alike.
Last September, Blake Lively’s 12-carat flawless Fancy Pink Diamond ring is said to have cost husband Ryan Reynolds several million dollars. In a similar style, this luminous 10+ carat Fancy Orangy Pink Diamond ring is described as “a bright and brilliant pink, with just a hint of sweet pastel orange.” It is currently available by appointment only, price upon request. www.TheOneAndOnlyOne.com
If you’re not inclined to “think pink” when it comes to your engagement ring, consider a Natural Yellow Diamond, the most popular of all colored diamonds.
Celebrity brides in the Fancy Yellow Diamond fan club include: Heidi Klum, who received a 10-carat Canary yellow diamond engagement ring from (now ex-husband) Seal; country singer Carrie Underwood, who sports a 12-carat Fancy Yellow Diamond from the National Hockey League’s Mike Fisher; and Grammy winner Kelly Clarkson, who unveiled her huge Fancy Yellow Diamond engagement ring at the VH-I DIVAS concert in December.
Not quite ready to take the plunge? Consider an Eternity Ring of alternating white and Natural Color Diamonds. It’s a wonderful way to dip your toe — or rather your right-hand ring finger — into this exotic pool.
Tell us what you think of pink and yellow diamond engagement rings. Do you or any of your friends have one…or hope to receive one? OBJ is obsessed by color!