When celebrities do something, their followers tend to go by their choice. The same goes for jewelry as well. This is evidenced by the fact that when a celebrity chooses a particular engagement ring, that piece’s style then becomes a cult. Likewise, many follow the ethical choices which celebrities make. Not only do celebs know the best place to buy diamonds from, but they also know what moral standards to set for others.
Amal Alamuddin is a human rights attorney who is half British and half Lebanese. George Clooney is an A-list actor who is also known for his activism for a social cause on behalf of Sudan’s Darfur region people. However, those in the west know him more for marrying the British-Lebanese attorney, who also fights for a human cause in court. No wonder her engagement ring features ethically mined diamonds.
She is a social activist and a vegan, so one would least expect Natalie Portman to have an engagement ring featuring an eco-friendly platinum band and conflict-free diamonds. The glamorous ring of the Thor actor features a 4-carat diamond, which has a round shape and is encircled by a pave diamonds halo.
The engagement ring of the “Black Widow” star is an antique piece with the Art Deco elements. The long and rectangular ring has bezel-set diamonds, which are surrounded by glittering accent diamonds. The piece exudes the quintessential 1920’s style, which borrows a lot from architecture and decorative arts, hence the name. Art Deco engagement rings are an ethical and a vintage choice, because these do not require mining and have almost no environmental impact.
Author and actor, Alicia Silverstone is best known for environmental activism. Her engagement ring also does not feature any mined diamonds. Christopher Jarecki proposed marriage to her with his grandmother’s ring.
Penelope Cruz The Spanish actor, known for his villain role in the Coen brothers’ movie “No Country for Old Men”, Javier Bardem is also known for his activism for a humanitarian cause. The vintage engagement ring which Bardem gave Cruz reflects the Oscar-winning actor’s values. Bardem won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2008 for his role in the movie, directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. His wife’s ring features a blue-colored and oval-shaped sapphire at the center, with a halo setting around the centerpiece creating a floral effect.