The Jewelry Insider

January 27, 2011

Natalie Portman is having one heck of a year. And while her Oscar nomination is making big headlines this week, I’m turning my attention to another newsworthy Natalie item making the rounds – the blingy details of her gorgeous diamond engagement ring.

When it came to designing Portman’s shiner, the A-lister’s choreographer fiancé, Benjamin Millepied, relied on his leading lady and the art of ballet for inspiration, according to People. Millepied called on former dancer pal and jewelry designer Jamie Wolf to help create the perfect ring for his Black Swan.

“Ben was exceptionally thoughtful and dedicated and patient to make sure we had everything right,” Wolf explained to InStyle. “We wanted everything about the ring to speak to things that are important to Natalie.”

The circular Halo design centers around an antique mine-cut diamond, surrounded by certified conflict-free stones and made of recycled platinum — all in line with Natalie’s eco-friendly, vegan lifestyle. The estimated price tag is around $35,000 – (or a lifetime supply of gluten-free veggie burgers).

I am in love with the ‘Halo’ look for engagement rings – and expect the silhouette to develop into a full-blown trend – especially now that Natalie’s rock is getting so much air time during Awards Season. Stay tuned!

P.S. I am Live Tweeting the SAG Awards red carpet this Sunday with all the other cool kids starting at 7pm EST/4pm PST. Use hashtag #SAGjewelry. Be there or be square, jewelry hounds!

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  1. Belle de Ville

    Good for Ms. Portman for sticking to her green thing and going with an old mine cut diamond.
    I wish that more women would understand that buying estate jewelry is the green thing to do.

  2. Jewelry Insider

    And many vintage or estate pieces are more affordable than new looks…No reason to spend a fortune these days to get a great looking piece.Unless you’re Natalie Portman, of course. 🙂

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