We’ve all seen it. Marilyn Monroe luxuriously shuffling between tuxedoed men. Singing the ultimate Diamond anthem in the film classic Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Making history in that pink dress as she meditates on the platonic love between a woman and her Diamonds:
“A kiss on the hand may be quite continental, but diamonds are a girl’s best friend.” Sing it, girl.
Yes, “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend” is possibly the greatest song in history about Diamonds. Re-watching that iconic musical number got us thinking about best friends. Not the kind who you gossip, braid hair, or go to the movies with. We’re talking about “the one.” That person who you found and chose to spend of your life with. This person, your best friend, stands (“stiff back or stiff knees”) above the rest. The full package, the whole story.
Just like we love Marilyn Monroe and movie musicals (we’re based in Los Angeles, we can’t help but be movie buffs), we love Diamond Engagement Rings. Today we chose to feature a ring we know Marilyn would have loved. It’s our Art Deco Old Cushion Cut Diamond Filigree Platinum Engagement Ring. The all-hand engraved filigree platinum ring features a 1.71 carats old Cushion cut diamond with a filigree setting further enhanced with eight single cut diamonds and two calibrated triangle cut Sapphires. Circa 1930′s, can you believe this beauty can be worn on the hand of your BFF?
Along with an ivory and rose-print Vivienne Westwood silk dress that showed off her bountiful cleavage, Elle’s pick for Woman of the Year was sporting quite the rock on her left hand, a rather traditional-looking piece of jewelry when compared with the turquoise cocktail ring she had on her index finger.
Whether she’s engaged or happily not, the ring is a stunner and worthy of adoration to be sure!
We made a couple appearances in this amazing photo spread, “It’s Evening in America” photographed by Norman Jean Roy in the May 2012 issue of Vanity Fair.
Canadian actress Emily VanCamp, star of ABC’s Revenge wears this stunning vintage ring plucked right from of our showroom! It’s a 1.00 carat old Cushion cut diamond with Rose cut diamonds set in platinum, circa 1930’s.
Get a load of Emmy Rossum‘s glittering vintage necklace from the 1940’s, set with 18.00 carats of old Triangle, Emerald, Marquise & Round cut diamonds, set in platinum! Fun fact: The star from Shameless also happens to be an accomplished singer!
Kerry Washington, star of ABC’s Scandal is wearing a spectacular vintage french diamond necklace, 23 carats of Old European cut diamonds from the 1850’s!
We’re so thrilled to share these timeless pieces with the readers of Vanity Fair!