Designers of Celebrity Engagement Rings

Have you ever wondered who designs celebrity engagement rings?  Here is a look at a few designers.

Neil Lane grew up in Brooklyn where he was intrigued with nature and design.  After attending Purdue University he traveled to Paris, France to learn more about jewelry.  While living in Paris, he became quite knowledgeable about vintage pieces.  That’s when he started working on his period pieces, which are classics that will never go out of style.

After moving to Hollywood, Neil’s reputation of art collector quickly grew.  It didn’t take long for the celebrities to come knocking on his door.  Some beautiful female stars have accepted their first Oscar wearing jewelry designed by Neil Lane.

So whose engagement ring has he designed? Well, we can start with Elizabeth Taylor. From there we can move on to Barbara Streisand and Jessica Simpson. These are only a few of the stars that shined as bright as the diamond Neil Lane designed.

Cynthia Wolff designed Britney Spears’ 4-carat platinum ring with a single, round diamond. She actually designed two rings for Britney. The other one was a 5.5-carat, also in platinum.  Although Cynthia Wolff started in New York City, she has been in California since 1993.

Cartier created Katie Holmes’ Platinum and Rose gold ring with a Pave setting and an Oval cut center stone.  The ring was given to her by Tom Cruise in 2005.

Ann Mangini of Santa Monica’s Rafinity designed the 2.5-Carat princess cut diamond ring for a very surprised Carrie Ann Inaba. She has designed other jewelry for Sharon Osborne, Kobe Bryant, and Mariah Carey just to name a few.

These are just a few of the designers who design for the celebrities.  Most of these designers are very private and do not disclose personal information.