Celebrity Black Diamond Engagement Rings & Jewellery
Red Carpet worthy black diamond celebrity jewellery
Celebrities are known to be trendsetters for unique and unusual engagement rings and jewellery. Natural black diamonds have surged in popularity in recent years thanks to these celebrities who have been spotted wearing them. Believed to hail from outer space, these rare and spellbinding black gems are an unconventional choice for a bold and stylish woman. We’ve rounded up some of the top celebrity black diamond engagement rings and jewellery.
Sex in the City, Carrie Bradshaw was presented with a black diamond ring
She may be a fictional character, but Carrie Bradshaw from Sex in The City is arguably one of the reasons why black diamonds have skyrocketed in popularity. Her on-screen boyfriend, Mr. Big, gave her a 5-carat black diamond engagement ring set in 18K white gold, accented with 80 pave-set diamonds, and told her that he chose the ring “because you’re not like anyone else”.
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Kat Von D’s engagement ring from then-fiancé DJ Deadmau5
Dark-haired beauty and tattoo artist Kat Von D’s engagement ring from then-fiancé DJ Deadmau5 (whose real name is Joel Zimmerman) in 2012, was certainly befitting for her unique taste. The ring features a black diamond centre stone flanked by a pair of skulls on the sides and a double-banded shank accented with small black diamonds.
Carmen Electra has a stunning black diamond engagement ring
Rocker Rob Patterson popped the question to former Baywatch star Carmen Electra on her 36th birthday in April 2008 with a stunning black diamond engagement ring. The 2-carat diamond is set in a six-prong setting anchored in a diamond pave band. She claimed it to be in a league of its own and stated “It’s a black diamond, perfect for us. Different – it’s our style.” The 2-carat round-cut black diamond ring is set on a platinum band and was valued at approximately $100,000 (about R1,5 million)
Shenae Grimes was proposed to with a gorgeous black diamond engagement ring
90201 actress Shenae Grimes was proposed to with a gorgeous black diamond engagement ring from British model and musician boyfriend, Josh Beech. The 1-carat square-cut diamond is set in platinum and encircled in a halo setting that gives it a beautiful timeless effect. The couple tied the knot in May 2013 in England, where Grimes also rebelled against tradition by choosing to wear a unique black wedding dress that perfectly complemented her black diamond engagement ring.
Another Beverley Hills 90210 star to sport a black diamond is Jennie Garth
Yet another Beverley Hills 90210 star to sport a black diamond is Jennie Garth, who was proposed to by actor David Abrams in April 2015. The glamorous round black diamond is encircled by white diamonds in a pave setting on a gold band.
David Arquette proposed to Christina McLarty with a halo ring
Actor David Arquette proposed to Christina McLarty with an eye-catching halo ring that is a beautiful combination of trendy and vintage. The large ring features a black centre diamond set in platinum or white gold, flanked by two halos of white diamonds.
Lance Bass, of ‘NSYNC fame, re-proposed to fiancé, actor Michael Turchin
Lance Bass, of ‘NSYNC fame, re-proposed to fiancé, actor Michael Turchin, on their one-year anniversary of the original proposal. Michael’s original ring featured a single row of small black diamonds set in platinum, while the upgraded ring for the new proposal has two rows of small black diamonds set in a gold band.
At the Age of Adaline premiere, Blake wore a diamond ear crawler and stud set
Gossip Girl actress Blake Lively has been known to grace the red carpet wearing beautiful black diamonds to complement her magnificent gowns. A standout look is from the Age of Adaline premiere, where she rocked a black diamond ear crawler and stud set. She also looked sensational at the screening of Deadpool 2 wearing an ultra-long pair of black diamond earrings.
Gwyneth Paltrow wore a 50-carat black diamond bracelet Emmy’s red carpet in 2011
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow stepped out onto the Emmy’s red carpet in 2011 with a stunning chain-link 50-carat black diamond and black rhodium bracelet that perfectly complemented her black lace gown.
Rose wore a pair of blue and black diamond earrings to the Met Gala in 2017
The Bridesmaids actress Rose Byrne is well known for her signature accessories on the red carpet. She wore a pair of show-stopping blue and black diamond earrings to the Met Gala in 2017.
Now that you’ve seen some of the best celebrity black diamonds, book a tour to the Cape Town Diamond Museum to learn more about these fascinating and rare gemstones – from how they were discovered to what makes them so unique. The museum is open daily 9am to 9pm at the V&A Waterfront Clock Tower.