All posts tagged Miranda Kerr

Blushing Brides

I was clicking through some stories on FabSugar today and came across a great slideshow of celebrity engagement rings. Now that wedding season has kicked off, I know that a lot of ladies (and men) are giving some serious thought to what they’d want to buy or wear if the big day comes. While I don’t think you should necessarily be swayed by a certain star’s choice, I do think they are a great jumping off place for ideas about your own ring.

Here are a few of our favorites, and similar options available right now on Portero.com:

I like the modern, circular design of Natalie Portman‘s ring, and even better, her fiancé was sure that it was made with ethically-sourced diamonds. Try this fabulous ring by David Alan for a very similar look:

By now we’ve all heard tons about Kate Middleton‘s sapphire and diamond ring passed down from Princess Diana, but that doesn’t mean the classic design of the ring should be dismissed. Colored gems are a perfectly lovely choice for an engagement ring, and are in fact gaining in popularity.

You can’t get much more similar than this sapphire and diamond ring, priced at an amazing 55% off of the retail value!

I love the oval shape of Christina Applegate‘s ring, and it has a distinct vintage feel to it. I love the idea of a vintage engagement ring–it really embraces the feeling of endless love, whether or not you find that a bit cheesy. I always wonder who wore the ring before me and where it will be after. Kind of romantic, no?

Try something from the Art Deco time period for a similar elongated look:

Finally, I’m really smitten with Miranda Kerr‘s flower-inspired ring from fiancé Orlando Bloom. This is a great design for couples looking to save a bit of money, as the smaller diamonds mean fewer dollars.

Get the look with this vintage flower ring in white gold for under $2,000!

Images via FabSugar and Getty

Green with Envy

I’ve always been a fan of emeralds. It could partially be because it’s my birthstone (May), but I think I’ve always been attracted to the mysterious and delicate nature of emeralds. They are somewhat soft and prone to inclusions (cracks and imperfections) which means that finding a good stone is all the more rare.

It’s nice to see celebrities wearing more emeralds, like Miranda Kerr (left), in a stunning emerald and pearl necklace and Angelina Jolie (right) in emerald drops. Angelina, in particular, is often seen wearing emeralds–I have a feeling she has an affinity for the green stones that goes beyond the aesthetic.

Want to learn more about emeralds? Check out the website for Gemfields, a Zambian emerald mining company. You can learn a lot here about the lore and the history of emeralds, and why they are so precious. You can also shop our selection of emeralds–hopefully you’ll find your own treasure!