Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth, this week announced their engagement, which saw celebrity followers desperately trying to take a sneak peek at the engagement ring presented by Liam Hemsworth, when he proposed on June 6th. The Hannah Montanna star met Hemsworth whilst working together on ‘The Last Song’ in 2009. Whilst he had attempted to maintain a professional stance during their work together, in a romantic comment, he noted that the could not help falling in love. Following numerous break-ups and reconciliations, the couple are now engaged and Cyrus tweeted the other day “I feel like all my dreams are coming true.”
The engagement ring was a commission by Neil Lane, who has become a celebrity jeweller in his own right. His work gained notoriety through its appeal to a new generation of Hollywood stars, and Hemsworth’s collaboration to produce the ring saw him working back and forth to come up with the design, in 18ct Yellow Gold, and set with a beautiful cushion cut diamond, weighing 3.5cts. Hemsworth took exceptional pride in the diamond being in its original unique form. Most diamonds are now cut to optimise the performance of light and many older cuts of diamond are re-polished to elevate their appearance as well as their value. It was particularly refreshing to hear that the true original beauty of the stone, provided sentimental value to the couple. The design of the ring was born out of Liam wanting “something that was really romantic and beautiful.” The diamond was hand cut between c.1880 – c.1890 with the ring design being a modern design, but based on Vintage styling. Vintage engagement rings have seen quite a surge in popularity in the last 18 months, with such celebrity engagements showcasing the trend in true Hollywood style. Photo credit – J J Duncan.