Inspired By JLo’s Engagement Rings?
Here's How to Get One of Your Own
With the return of “Bennifer” setting the media abuzz this week, jewelry aficionados were quick to reminisce about ‘THAT’ ring. Only a few engagement rings are as storied as the 6.1-carat fancy intense pink diamond ring which Ben Affleck proposed to Jennifer Lopez with nearly two decades ago. The Harry Winston creation brought colored diamonds into many of the general publics’ vernacular and view for the first time.
But that ring was not the first to be put upon Ms. Lopez’s finger! Her first engagement, and marriage, was in 1997 to Ojani Noa, who proposed with a timeless pear-shaped white diamond, set in yellow gold.
With classic prongs and a clean, minimal band, this ring is as relevant today as the style was then.
When the time came for the next proposal, Ms. Lopez changed things up significantly – in more ways than one! Opting for a new diamond cut AND metal type, Cris Judd, a dancer, proposed with an emerald cut diamond set in white gold on a diamond-studded band.
The epitome of the word classic, this style will last a lifetime…even if their marriage did not.
The bar was then set on a whole. different. level. Enter: Mr. Affleck and his $1.2 million one-of-a-kind pink diamond stunner. The 6+ carat radiant cut diamond was set in platinum with trapezoid side stones. While this exact ring is out of the realm of many – or most! – the look is easily recreated.
Did you know that lab grown diamonds come in different colors? They do! And are more affordable than you may think! So, if you are dreaming of a pink diamond engagement ring like JLo had, take a glance of LovBe’s finest colored lab grown diamonds currently available:
As with all LovBe lab grown diamonds, you can then use the website’s Ring Builder to find your dream setting from a selection of more than 1,200 rings.
While you may think a pink diamond is a tough act to follow, Marc Anthony was up for the challenge. He presented his fiancé with another historic Harry Winston stunner: an 8.5-carat blue diamond with white diamond side stones in a platinum setting. Rumored value? A cool $4 million. While a blue diamond is not everyone’s taste – or budget -- the style of the ring is one that was and is continually replicated by many a bride.
When it was A-Rod’s turn to get down on one knee, he too selected a square-cut diamond, as had those that came before him. However, Alex Rodriguez selected a sleek emerald cut diamond simply set in platinum for his proposal. Not one to be outdone, the former Major Leaguer presented Ms. Lopez with a whopping 15-carat solitaire. The exact value was debated by experts, ranging between $1 million and $5 million based on its high clarity and color.
Will JLo find her happily ever after? Only time will tell. Until then, we’ll be dreaming about the ring Ben Affleck will propose with for a second time!