The Most Imitated Wedding Rings of All Time

Celebrity engagement rings are among the most imitated of all time, as people all over the world hire jewellers to create custom rings in the style of the rich and famous.  Although for many of us first class diamonds aren’t exactly in our budgets, we can make suitable alterations to make that star-studded dream ring a reality.  Here is a rundown of the most popular celebrity inspired jewellery:

1. Kate Middleton

Thousands of women across the globe fell in love with the Duchess of Cambridge once Prince William proposed to her and she was set to join the royal family.  The stunning sapphire engagement ring, surrounded by a cluster of 14 diamonds was originally Princess Diana’s engagement ring, and has been passed down as an heirloom to Kate.  Ever since the royal engagement, jewellers have seen a phenomenal increase in the sale of replica rings as women everywhere attempt to wear a classic sapphire ring designed for a princess.  A Kate Middleton inspired ring is one of the most sought-after in the world, and in particularly in the UK where sales of sapphires have increased 15% since the engagement was announced.

2. J-Lo

Pop star J-Lo has been engaged numerous times, but the ring given to her from Ben Affleck cost an insurmountable $1.2 million.  The 6.1 carat diamond had a characteristic that truly made it stand out from all the rest – it was pink.  Pink diamonds are not only beautiful; they are incredibly rare, and ever since J-Lo flaunted one people all over the world have been imitating her.  It seems J-Lo set a trend in coloured diamond engagement rings, as other celebrities also started wearing other stones and colours rather than the traditional white diamond.

3. Kim Kardashian

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian has also been married more than once, and it was going to take something amazing to beat the first 20.5 carat emerald cut diamond given to her from first husband Kris Humphries.  This was reportedly valued at $2 million, but second husband Kanye West was heavily involved in the creative process of designing Miss Kardashian’s new engagement ring, and chose the most flawless diamond possible.  Kanye’s ring is speculated to be valued anywhere from $1.5-$8 million, which leaves replicas of Kim’s ring highly sought after.

4. Mariah Carey

Singing sensation Mariah Carey was also given a diamond engagement ring with a coloured hue from Nick Cannon.  The pink emerald-cut diamond-centre stone is surrounded by 58 intense pink diamonds and two more rocks either side.  No wonder this feminine dazzler is adored and desired by many women who have been asking for imitations of the ring ever since.

5. Angelina Jolie

When Brad Pitt got engaged to gorgeous actress Angelina Jolie, it only took days for Angelina inspired rings to hit the jewellery stores.  Brad spent an estimated $1 million on the engagement ring, but other large sized emerald cut replicas of the jewellery were soon available for smaller budgets.

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