History of Round Engagement Rings
Completely circular shapes weren’t possible until the diamond bruting (cutting) machine was invented in the late 1800s. Then, diamonds could be cut into a circular shape rather than a cushion shape, which was one of the most popular cuts of the time. Jewelers called the first round diamonds “European-cut diamonds,” and they were much different from the round brilliant diamond cuts that are so popular today. Although they weren’t nearly as brilliant as round diamonds in this day and age, European-cut diamonds were very popular with jewelers, since the cut wastes little of the original diamond. Over the last thirty years, round brilliant cut diamonds have become the most popular diamonds available, and with good reason—simple yet elegant, these diamonds suit nearly any woman’s style.
Celebrities With Round Engagement Rings
Round engagement rings are hugely popular with the rich and famous. Here are a few of the celebrities who have opted for round-cut engagement rings.
Mila Kunis — A gift from husband Ashton Kutcher, Mila’s engagement ring is kept securely in a lockbox. It’s no wonder when the five-carat round-cut diamond set in a solitaire Tiffany’s band is worth $250,000.
Allison Williams — American actress Allison Williams is reportedly “obsessed” with her ring from husband Ricky Van Veen. The nearly three-carat diamond rests in a solitaire setting on a platinum ring with stunning baguette side stones.
Emmy Rossum — Emmy’s round-cut engagement ring from fiancé Sam Esmail is a vintage beauty. Set on a platinum band, the large round-cut center stone is flanked by two bullet-style diamonds.
Emily Blunt — This Neil Lane engagement ring, given to the actress by actor John Krasinski, was inspired by the Edwardian era’s intricate aesthetic. The three-carat round-cut diamond is worth around $100K.
Miranda Kerr — Australian model Miranda is married to Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel, who gifted her a round-cut diamond flanked with baguettes for their engagement. The diamond is estimated to be 1.75 to 2.5 carats and is worth around $75,000 to $100,000.
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