Your share of diamond jewelry news was due so we decided to share some latest news from the diamond industry. First news is about actor Rider Strong who got an an engagement ring for his fiancée, other is about Belle Époque Diamond ring fetching more than $450,000+ at Bonham’s Fine Jewelry Auction.
Rider Strong’s Gift for His Fiancée
Rider Strong a well-known actor and director recently proposed his long-time girlfriend Alexandra Barreto. What’s worth discussing besides the proposal is that the actor personally crafted the ring keeping Alexandra’s style in mind.
Rider learned the art personally with the help of an old-school jeweler before he handcrafted the white gold ring with three sparkling diamonds. He’s been quoted as saying, “I spent weeks making the ring in secret. I found an old-school jeweler who works out of his basement in Echo Park and asked him to teach me how to do a lost wax casting.”
Though the pricing is not known, we’re sure that it took his girlfriend Alexandra Barreto by storm. She accepted his proposal and was even seen posing the engagement ring to the media.
Belle Époque Diamond Ring Fetches $450,000
Belle Époque Diamond ring that was auctioned at Bonhams’ Fine Jewelry Auction fetched $450,000+. To be more precise, it was sold at $458,500. The platinum ring contains a 6.98ct D-color diamond with a marquise-oval look.
The expected price for the ring was between $250,000 and $300,000, but as the auction began, the price rose to new heights. It is a rare diamond jewelry piece that you don’t get to see too often.
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