WEIRDLAND: Wedding bands, diamond rings

Friday, July 09, 2010

Wedding bands, diamond rings

Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore in "The Wedding Singer" (1998)

"Set in New Jersey in 1985, the film stars Adam Sandler as Robbie Hart, a good-hearted guy who lives in his sister's basement and ekes out a living by singing at weddings and the occasional bar mitzvah. It's not the most glamorous job, but Robbie is happy enough, especially since he's about to get hitched to longtime sweetheart Linda (Angela Featherstone).
Linda leaves the wedding singer literally standing at the altar, spurring Robbie into a deep depression". Source:
Jackie and Adam Sandler.Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise.Jimmy Stewart slipped a wedding ring on the finger of socialite Gloria Hatrick McLean at the Brentwood Presbyterian Church.Christine Taylor and Ben Stiller.Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green.Close up of Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green's engagement ringsEmilie de Ravin in InStyle - Weddings.Olivia Thirlby on the set of Friends with Benefits, June 2010.Megan Fox in her wedding day June 24 on the beach in Hawaii.Sophia Bush and Chad Michael MurrayKaty Perry
Three months after they began dating, Russell Brand presented the singer with a 5-carat pink-diamond Cartier ring, but she didn't like it! She swapped it for a 3-carat Cartier stunner worth $120,000.
Jenna Fischer
Since writer Lee Kirk's June proposal, The Office star has been wearing a 2-carat round-cut sparkler worth $30,000.
Anna Paquin
Stephen Moyer codesigned the rustic 1.5-carat diamond ring, worth about $50,000, with L.A. designer Cathy Waterman before proposing to his True Blood costar in August.
Kendra Wilkinson
Hank Baskett gave his June bride a Bernie Robbins Fine Jewelers 2.25-carat princess-cut ring worth about $50,000.
Rachel Bilson
Hayden Christensen popped the question in February with a 3-carat round-cut ring worth roughly $60,000.
Emily Blunt
The Office's John Krasinski asked the British star to marry him in August with a Neil Lane 3-carat Edwardian diamond and platinum ring worth $100,000.

A week after Jenna Fischer tied the knot, her on-screen husband John Krasinski wed actress Emily Blunt on Saturday in a private ceremony, their reps tell PEOPLE.

Blunt wore a Marchesa Bridal custom cream chiffon sweetheart draped gown with embroidered detail. She had a Neil Lane three-carat round diamond and platinum ring.
Carrie Underwood
The country singer's fiance Mike Fisher codesigned the yellow-and-white 12-carat diamond ring worth about $800,000 with her favorite designer, Johnathon Arndt, before proposing in December.
Penélope Cruz
Javier Bardem proposed to the Nine star with a vintage 3-carat sapphire ring worth roughly $30,000, sources tell Us.
Photograph by Helmut Newton. Carat is evolved from the Arab word for the karob seed which was used to weight diamonds in the past. That is about a 10 carat pear cut diamond.Poster of "The Heartbreak Kid" (2007), starred by Ben Stiller.
Robert De Niro showing off a wedding ring to Ben Stiller in "Meet the parents" (2000)
-Jack Byrnes (Robert De Niro): If I lighten up, would you consider marrying my daughter?
-Gaylord 'Greg' Focker (Ben Stiller): Would you lighten up a lot?
-Jack Byrnes: Yeah. [...] Will you devote yourself entirely to her for the rest of your life?
-Gaylord 'Greg' Focker: Of course.
-Jack Byrnes: Gaylord Focker, will you be my son-in-law?

The engagement ring given to Bella (Kristen Stewart) by Edward (Robert Pattinson) in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, was designed as a delicate piece “set with slanting rows of glittering round stones” and fell on prop master Grant Swain, who researched Victorian-era jewelry.

8mm Hand Braided Gold Wedding Band

The evolution of wedding bands:
 Even the caveman, our forefather, used to bound himself to his mate with a cord of woven rushes as a symbol that their spirits were one.

A diamond cluster ring in the shape of a long pointed oval was popular as an engagement ring during the time of Louis XVI, and remained fashionable for 150 years afterwards.

In Persia, it was customary for a bridegroom to give a ring to everyone who attended the wedding ceremony.

One type of English engagement rings
 was named the "princess ring". It contained three, four or five diamonds in a row, across the top.

1/2 Carat Diamond & Sapphire Ring

Rings with gemstones were popular in the 18th and 19th centuries. The creative gentleman might present his beloved with a gemstone ring where the first letter of the stones within the setting spelled out his name or a word such as, for example, "dearest" (diamond, emerald, amethyst, ruby, epidote, sapphire, turquoise). Medieval wedding rings were often set with colored gemstones, because of the symbolism of the colors.

Joe DiMaggio presented Marilyn Monroe with a platinum eternity band set with thirty-six small baguette diamonds.1.00 Carat Diamond Wedding Band

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