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Celebrity Engagement Rings

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Whether we like it or not current trends in engagement rings say bigger is so much better. Just have a look at what style engagement rings celebrities are choosing. And of course what's good for them is good for the rest of us.

J Lo's engagement to Ben Flick also started an interesting trend of consumers seeking out pink diamonds. In no other time in history have pink diamonds been as popular as right after J Lo placed that pink diamond engagement ring on her finger.

Do any of you remember Marilyn Monroe sexily purring "Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend?" Do you have any idea what that did the engagement ring market.

Guys are still paying for that statement. Sure back in the 50s women knew it wouldn't be sensible to wear such a large engagement ring but that didn't mean a gal couldn't yearn for it.

Today a women wouldn't feel in the least bit guilty about wearing such a diamond, in fact there are many a women that judge how well they are loved by the size of the rock they are wearing because they "know" what Marilyn knew, that "diamonds are infact a girls best friend."

When we see the engagement rings worn by stars like Madonna or Catherine Zeta-Jones we take notice and their choices influence the trends that follow. Celebrities are the leaders in setting fashion and jewelry trends.

Madonna with her Edwardian engagement ring and Catherine Zeta-Jones's antique styled 10 carat diamond ring has revived the desire to own a beautiful antique engagement ring. In fact it's one of the hottest engagement ring styles in 20 years.

The size of the diamonds in current styles has also grown from the average one carat to over three carats. That's a pretty big rock that's going to set you back a bit. But girls know they deserve it!

If you aren't sure whether bigger is better than have a look at the jewels at this years Oscars which are said to total over $50 million dollars in value. Wonder how many vaults it took to keep those locked up for the night?

With bling being the in thing one has to stop and wonder how the heck normal average working guys plan to pay for these rings. When their fianc├ęs are asked the standard answer is "doesn't matter I'm worth it.

That's great if your guy is earning a 6 figure salary but wait what if he's not. What if he's joe average living from pay day to pay day. What should he do move into the bush and give up his home, perhaps take up walking and sell his car?

Wait guys maybe you can get away with a really good quality cubic zirconia. No guarantees but it might be worth a try. Most of the high end ones can only be identified by a quality jeweler. Then again maybe she won't care as long as it's big and impressive.

Okay girls lets be real here. Dreaming and lusting for that big 5 carat rock is just fine. No problem with dreaming, but when it comes time for your man to buy that ring remember that the ring is not what you are marrying so perhaps it's time to consider the quality and quantity of the husband to be rather than the ring.

Big diamond or little diamond it doesn't matter as long as the two of you are blissfully happy. Let the celebrities wear their big diamonds and let them sparkle and shine in the lime light. It doesn't matter because you got your man! That's what counts!

About the Author
Sher has been serving customers for over 20 years, providing affordable estate jewelry, and a wealth of information on jewelry, fashion, designers, and beauty with on staff industry professionals. Please visit us at Estate Jewelry International.

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COMMENTS:  SAY SOMETHING!
    12:59 PM, Anonymous Ruth
    I can't wait to get my own engagement ring, and I hope I get a really nice one too! 

    3:09 PM, Anonymous fishoutofwater
    I've never been a fan of huge stones, but antique and handcrafted rings have always turned my head. I don't know how you can practically wear a huge diamond. It would bet caught on clothing and such, wouldn't it? 

    8:56 PM, Anonymous Janet
    My husband gave me a really nice ring when we got engaged. Too bad I didn't have the problem with it being to big to catch on to my clothing.

    That would definitely would have been something :) 

    3:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous
    I always wanted a large diamond ring. Still waiting someday I hope. 

    9:35 AM, Anonymous Calypso
    Thank you for being the voice of reason. Most men CAN'T afford huge engagement rings, and it's selfish and spoiled to ask them to buy a three-carat ring on a minimum wage income.

    Love is everything. If you've got that, jewelry shouldn't matter. 

    5:36 PM, Anonymous stephanie2377
    While I think diamonds are gorgeous, I think anything over 1 carat is just excessive. There is no way I want to lug around a 5 carat ring on my hand. I'd be too afraid that something would happen to it! Plus, to me, it just takes away the joy of the love when all of the attention is on the ring. 


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