Nick Carter & Lauren Kitt
If you spent your teenage years fantasizing about Mrs. Nick Carter, spoiler alert he is now officially off the market. Earlier this year, Carter proposed to his girlfriend of more than 4 years Lauren Kitt. On February 20th, Carter traveled by boat with his fitness expert/actress girlfriend to a secluded island in the Florida Keys to pop the question. Carter had actually carried the ring around with him for more than two weeks, but he wanted the day to be perfect, so he planned the trip to an island that he had spent time on as a child. The trip meant that he had to spend the days leading up to the grand finale repairing his boat for the trip. Despite the fact that the engine stalled several times on the trip, he refused to be deterred.
Lauren Kitt pear shaped diamond engagement ring
The scene that Carter chose for the big proposal is best described as majestic. He positioned himself on the edge of an island peak so that the ocean was in the background. He was in swim trunks and she wore a red bikini for the occasion. He even brought the family dog along for the occasion to make the moment complete. With the ocean in the background and the dog at their feet Carter got down on one knee and asked Kitt to become his wife. He was so nervous at the proposal that he forgot that the next step was to place the ring on her finger. The ring itself was a seven carat pear shaped ring set on a thick band. The couple now refers to the island as “Engagement Island” and is reportedly already beginning preparations for the big day.
Once the two arrived back home, they contacted the first people on their “to do” list : the band. The wedding will be scheduled around the bands touring schedule so that all the important people in their life can be in attendance.
Christian Slater engaged to Brittany Lopez
Christian Slater solidified his title as a Hollywood heartthrob in the early 90’s in cult classics like Heathers and Pump Up the Volume. He graced the big screen and quickly skyrocketed to the top of the A-list and became a shoe in for best dressed and most beautiful people lists. Things for the last several years may have calmed down, but those times are about to change.
This year Slater is back in the limelight as a groom to be. Earlier this year Slater confirmed on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, that he is in fact engaged to his girlfriend Brittany Lopez. Slater first met Lopez at Florida’s Little Palm Resort. The two met when Slater went to congratulate Lopez on what he thought was a wedding proposal that he had witnessed. The spot was known to be a popular destination for romantic wedding proposals so for Slater that was not a giant leap to assume. The woman with Lopez that day however was in fact her aunt and what he witnessed was a joke between the two. Slater was so intrigued by what he had seen that the two began an in-depth conversation that soon blossomed into a three year relationship culminating in their recent engagement.
This will be the second marriage for Slater who was previously married to television producer Ryan Haddon. Haddon is the daughter of 1970’s model Dayle Haddon. The two divorced in 2007, but share two children together, Jaden Christopher and Eliana Sophia. After his divorce, Slater was linked to Jimmy Choo cofounder Tamara Mellon. No official date has yet been set for the wedding but the two are currently deep in the midst of planning and solidifying details. No news yet on the role the family will play in the upcoming nuptials.
Jamie Lynn Spears engaged to Jamie Watson
For those of you that follow the teen queen scene and have been missing a certain Spears princess, rest assured she is taking a step back into the spotlight. As part of her recent adventures Spears spared some of her milestones with her some 45,000 followers. Jamie Lynn Spears, like many Hollywood starlets of her generation took to twitter to announce the news that she is now engaged to her boyfriend of 3 years Jamie Watson.
Spears tweeted a picture of her brilliant round cut diamond set on a band of smaller sparkling diamonds with the caption “He did good.” The two were seen smiling lovingly in the photo and Jamie flashing the rock. Jamie Lynn who is the younger sister of pop icon Brittany Spears had been a rising star in her own right until she took a brief break from the limelight after her announcement that at 16 she was expecting her first child.
Jamie Lynn receded into relative obscurity in a concerted effort to focus on raising her now 4 year old daughter Maddie. Now that Maddie is getting a little older, Jamie Lynn has decided that the time has come to reinvent herself and begin the second leg of her career. The two have since led a fairly quiet life as Spears adjusted to her new role as Mom.
In recent years, Spears has begun a comeback attempt by transplanting her family to Nashville in an effort to more effectively pursue a career in country music. Over the last several years, Spears has been playing dates all over the Southern states as she attempts to launch her new career. Along the way, the new country superstar will plan her wedding and walk down the aisle into the arms of her awaiting Prince Charming.
Sean Lowe proposes to Catherine Giudici
Unless you have been under a rock, you have probably heard of a hit television show that brings together a plethora of eligible women who all have the same goal in mind, to land the Bachelor and receive the final rose. Viewers watch as the girls vie for the attention of the Bachelor in an effort to connect with him on a series of mini dates and private meetings. In the end he will choose one woman to spend the rest of his life with.
This season was no different as viewers watched the drama unfold for bachelor Sean Lowe. Lowe spent the season eliminating contestants one by one until he was ready to reveal his final decision. On the season finale, Lowe presented Catherine Giudici with a 4.3 carat platinum engagement ring valued at $76,000 courtesy of the network.
The romantic proposal occurred in Thailand after Lowe’s family had an opportunity to meet both of the final two women and provide their insight into how the family felt that each girl would fit into the family dynamic. The couple is determined not to fall into the trap that has befallen many other Bachelor couples and not follow thru on the nuptials portion of the relationship. Both parties are determined to see the relationship to the alter and are currently planning a wedding that will air this summer.
In the midst of all the wedding plans Lowe is also currently appearing on another reality show as a contestant on Dancing With the Stars this season. Only time will tell if the relationship will stick, but until then we got a great show and a designer ring out of the deal. Now, as we watch and wait for the wedding special to air we can check out his moves on the dance floor.
Christina Ricci with boyfriend James Heerdegen
Even though Christina Ricci has been busy juggling an almost impossible schedule, she did find at least a little time for herself as she had recently announced her engagement to her boyfriend James Heerdegen.
The news broke earlier this year to the delight of her fans who have been anxiously awaiting the announcement. The 32 year old actress has been publicly dating James since 2012, so this was a natural progression to what has been a fairytale relationship up until now. Ricci met her beau on the set of the now cancelled ABC sitcom “Pan Am” where he was a dolly grip. There was almost instant chemistry between the two, and even though the show did not last the two are still going strong.
Christina Ricci three stone engagement ring
Ricci made headlines last October when she began sporting the ring on her left hand, but neither party would publicly confirm the speculation until now. The ring is a classic three-stone ring with three round diamonds set in gold. The style is a timeless style and the perfect combination of diamonds and gold. In the months since Ricci began sporting the ring there has been a major spike in the sale of three stone rings as people clamor to be apart of an emerging trend. This will be the second engagement for Ricci who was engaged to actor Owen Benjamin prior to their split in 2009.
There is no date set as of yet. The two must find a date that will not conflict with the schedules that the busy couple is now juggling. Ricci has spent the summer promoting the launch of Make Up For Ever Remix Makeup bag. Now she is about to embark on a new movie adventure. Her next project will be the summer smash the Smurfs 2.
As country music becomes more and more apart of mainstream music, there are some stars that have now found their way onto the style radar. One of those stars is country crooner Carrie Underwood. From songs like Jesus Take the Wheel to her latest single Two Black Cadillacs, Carrie has become a household name.
Carrie first found her way into the spotlight on the famed reality show American Idol. In the beginning though, it was not Carrie’s idea to try out for the reality show. It was her family that encouraged her to pursue the opportunity before she finished her education and would no longer have the time to pursue such an opportunity. At the end of the fourth season Underwood was crowned the next American Idol and the rest is country music history.
In her most recent red carpet appearance at the 2013 Grammy Awards, Carrie wowed the crowd in a strapless Robert Cavalli gown. The black dress had a sweetheart neckline that helped to showcase the 381 carat diamond statement necklace that she chose for the occasion. The remainder of the dress was a lace and embroidered, curve-hugging gown that created the perfect hourglass shape for the evening.
Carrie got her fairytale ending when she met her now husband Mike Fisher. When it
came time to seal the deal, Fisher extended Underwood’s reputation as a style icon when he presented her with a flawless yellow diamond. The ring is a 5-plus carat round flawless yellow diamond with diamond side stones. The ring has an estimated value of $150,000 and sparked a new trend of choosing colored stones as an option for engagement rings.
The country crooner may have got her start on a reality show, but her reality now includes the role of wife and style icon. The only question is what will she come up with next.
The world waited up to watch the fairytale play out as Kate Middleton married the love of her life who just so happened to be a member of the royal family. The ring that she was given as she agreed to commit her life to his was steeped in history and tradition as is often the case when it comes to the royal family. The ring is a 12 carat oval blue sapphire ring that is surrounded by a cluster of 14 diamonds and is set in 18 carat white gold and once belonged to the beloved Princess Diana. Diana who loved sapphires chose it from a selection that was presented to her in 1981 by the then Crown Jeweler in preparation to her engagement to Prince Charles. How though does the ring stack up to those of royals past?
Princess Grace of Monaco
When you are engaged to a royal, for most the ring must live up to the bigger is better philosophy. Princess Grace of Monaco actually had two rings during her engagement to Prince Rainier of Monaco. He originally proposed with an eternity band that was made of rubies and diamonds, but when others in Hollywood had larger rings, he opted to make another selection. His final selection was a 10.5 carat emerald cut diamond ring that was flanked by two baguettes.
Queen Elizabeth II
Tradition takes many forms in the royal family. As a means to pay tribute to the loved ones of the past, some royals choose to craft a ring that has some historical significance. The ring that Queen Elizabeth II received from Prince Philip was a square cut diamond engagement ring that was created from diamonds that came from a tiara that once belonged to Philip’s Mother.
Princess Margaret’s ring was designed with a special significance with a nod to her middle name. The ring was designed as a ruby engagement ring surrounded by diamonds and was meant to resemble a rosebud in honor of her middle name: Rose.
When you are a member of the royal family, the sky is the limit in terms of jewelry options. The choice is yours when it comes whether to honor those of the past or your goals from the future. When life is a fairytale, you alone design your ending.
After more than ten years together former Lakers coach Phil Jackson and Lakers executive vp Jeanie Buss are finally set to wed. The Two first began dating in 1999 and live together in the beach town of Playa del Ray, a beach community that is located near the Lakers headquarters. Their romance began over a vodka gimlet after a long day of NBA meetings and was solidified the next day when he boarded the plane in the first class section and she explained that her reason for flying coach was that the Lakers did not need the added expense of her first class ticket.
Phil Jackson’s Career
Phil Jackson has had a career that anyone would envy. He began his career as a player by being drafted in the second round by the New York Knicks. After his playing career ended, Jackson remained in the league as a coach. Jackson was the head coach of the Chicago Bulls from 1989 until 1998. He then moved on to coach the Lakers from 2000 until 2010. Over the span of his career, he won 11 NBA championships. Five of his championships came with the Lakers with two titles coming as recently as 2009 and 2010 with Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol. Having won two titles as a player, he holds the record for the most combined championships with 13.
Jackson presented the ring over the Christmas holidays and the couple announced their engagement via twitter as she tweeted a picture of her ring. The ring appears to be an emerald cut diamond ring edged by two smaller emerald-cut diamonds. Of the ring, Buss says, “he finally gave me the ring I wanted.”
Even after the engagement announcement though, the speculation remains about Jackson’s role with the Lakers in future years
For some the Oscars and awards shows in general are about who won what, but in recent years the Oscars and other red carpet events have also become about the over the top jewels that have dominated the red carpet. Celebrities and jewelers alike go above and beyond when it comes to selecting a piece that is red carpet worthy. Now, the name of the game becomes who comes wearing the most valuable jewels. Now, security guards guarding the jewels are as common as handbags and mani-cams on the red carpet.
Viola Davis Oscar Choices
For the 2012 Oscars, Viola Davis made a splash with her fashion choices. She chose a dress that made the entire red carpet green with envy. Davis opted for a natural hairstyle that highlighted her green and diamond drop earrings. Her dress was an emerald green mermaid style by Vera Wang that featured a pleated chiffon train. At the end of the day she may not have taken home the statue, but she definitely made one of the biggest statements of the evening.
Jennifer Lopez Chandelier Earrings
There is no doubt that Jennifer Lopez is viewed as a true style icon of her generation. Nowhere is that more evident than when she steps out onto the red carpet. People look to her a symbol of style and grace, and seek to copy her every move. The latest trend that has been sparked by Jenny from the Block is an increased focus on styling the chandelier earring. No one will forget how she highlighted her earring choice with an off the shoulder gown that many described as pure perfection.
Halle Berry Red Diamond Bracelet 2002
Who can forget the amazing dress that Halle Berry donned for the Oscars in 2002. Berry wore a dark ruby Elie Saab dress with an embroidered net bodice and full taffeta skirt. To round out her look she chose a red diamond bracelet that mimicked the color of her dress. The overall look is still mentioned today anytime someone recaps the best of red carpet style.
2013 presents a unique adventure for singing sensation Brandy. In December of 2012, Brandy became engaged to music producer Ryan Press. Still riding high from the success of her recent album “Eleven”, the couple confirmed their intent to spend the rest of their lives together. This will be the first marriage for Brandy who has a ten year old daughter from a previous relationship.
Brandy was born in Mississippi but was raised in southern California. She began her career singing in a gospel choir and was originally signed to a recording contract with Atlantic Recording Company at the age of 14. In addition to a decorated singing career, Brandy has also had a successful acting career in projects such as Moesha, Cinderella, and I Still Know What You Did Last Summer.
Brandy made clear early that the relationship was serious from the get go and that she definitely wanted him to put a ring on it. At one point she even joked that at this point she would be happy with a bubble gum ring, all she wanted was to be married. Lucky for her when the time finally did come to put a ring on it, she did not have to settle for a bubble gum ring. The ring was a round diamond set on a platinum band that could be seen afar as she spent the day sunning in Hawaii. At the end of the day, it was definitely worth the wait.
Brandy expressed her feelings on marriage in several interviews. After the dissolution of her long term relationship she began to doubt if there was a special person that was made just for her. Enter Ryan Press. She felt like he was the answer to her prayers. Now, the only step that remains is to live out her own Cinderella story.