Month: <span>July 2023</span>
Month: July 2023

Molly-Mae Hague shows off engagement ring with Love Island throwback

Tommy Fury and Molly-Mae Hague 'Love Island'

Molly-Mae posted a sweet throwback to Love Island (Picture: Matt Frost/ITV/Shutterstock)

Molly-Mae Hague has shown off her stunning engagement ring in an adorable post after Tommy Fury’s proposal.

The 2019 Love Island stars, both 24, announced on Sunday (July 23) their exciting news, which they shared with baby daughter Bambi.

In a dreamy clifftop setting and surrounded by hundreds of white roses and a ballad by Irish singer Ruth-Anne Cunnigham, the boxing champ got down on one knee, as she couldn’t hold back her tears of joy.

Still not over the perfect moment, Molly-Mae has now posted a picture showing off her stunning ring, clearly unable to wipe the smile off her face.

Lounging on the beach in a white shirt, she smiled at the camera and held her hand up to her face, showing off her new addition of the sparkly diamond – estimated to be worth up to a whopping £1million.

“Just call me… Molly Fury” she wrote, in a nod to a Love Island clip which she also shared.

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While the pair weren’t crowned winners of the ITV2 dating programme, their love was clearly one for the history books, as host Maya Jama commented on after the happy news.

Molly-Mae and Tommy had quite the journey in the villa, after she entered as a bombshell.

And once her sights were firmly on the pro boxer, it wasn’t long before she was left saying: ‘Just call me Molly Fury.’

The comment had occurred while he wats teaching her how to box – with a pair of flip flops – and left him chuckling at the comment.

Fans are, of course, loving the nod to Love Island, with one

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EastEnders star Lorraine Stanley announces her engagement

Congratulations are in order, as EastEnders star Lorraine Stanley has announced her engagement to long-term partner Mark Perez.

The actress, who is best known for her role as Karen Taylor in beloved BBC1 soap, shared the happy news with her 170,000 followers on Instagram.

Lorraine shared a collage of the couple’s time together alongside an ecstatic caption, which reads: “Almost 10 years with you, I can now call you my Fiancé! I can’t wait to marry you Mark Perez, I love you and Nancy so much!!!!!

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“Xxx us forever xxx new chapter #engaged #mylove #MrsPerez #love #marriage #weddingbells Xxxx #loveisintheair,” she concluded alongside a heart, engagement ring and kiss emojis.

The sweet collage included pictures of Lorraine and her husband-to-be in happy moments with family members and their travels together.

Friends and fans were quick to share their congratulations, including Lorraine’s EastEnders co-stars such as Max Bowden, who commented: “Best family”, while her former colleague Danielle Harold wrote: “Ahhh so excited love you both.”

Clair Hayley Norris, who plays Bernie Taylor in the soap also shared her joy at the news. “Congratulations to you both & Nancy!! Love you all,” she penned, alongside some love heart emoji faces.

Emmerdale actress and Celebrity Masterchef 2023 contestant Amy Walsh also commented on Lorraine’s post. “Congratulations beautiful!!!,” she wrote.

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Lorraine also shared her exciting news on her Instagram story, uploading an image of her and Mark looking loved up.

“Love you baby!!” she captioned the snap, along with an engagement ring and love heart emoji.

The soap star additionally confirmed that she was the one

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Ashley Benson’s Engagement Ring Is Likely Worth $1M+

The sighting: Pretty Little Liars actress Ashley Benson is newly engaged to her beau, Brandon Davis, grandson of a billionaire oil tycoon. The pair revealed their new status (and the huge diamond) on their Instagram Stories.

The jewels: Benson’s engagement ring is a sizable oval diamond on a thin gold band, held in place by four elegant tapered prongs. The couple did not confirm the ring’s maker, size or price, but it’s obviously big and beautiful.

I spoke with Inna Kushnirski, bridal merchandiser for Gabriel & Co., and she said that the ring “appears to be around 7 to 10 carats” and that at this size, “I would say it’s going to be nearly perfect in clarity, cut and color, in which case you’re looking at upwards of $1 million.”

Kushnirski added: “Oval cuts continue to dominate as the most in demand fancy cut for engagement rings, and we will definitely continue to see this trend grow thanks to stunning rings like Ashley’s!”

The trends: Ovals, ovals, ovals! They’ve been the diamond shape of the moment for the past few years, and they’re not ready to cede their superiority yet. All signs point to the oval moment staying strong for a while longer.

Other celebs who have recently chosen oval engagement rings: Olivia Culpo, Vanessa Hudgens, Kourtney Kardashian, Hailey Bieber, Jasmine Tookes, Lana Condor and Blake Lively.

What do we think? Every time I think the oval diamond engagement ring trend is on its way out, a celeb does something like this. We’re not done with ovals yet, folks.

I’m getting a little tired of seeing this shape over and over again, but I have to admit it looks good at this size. I just hope those dainty prongs are up to the task of keeping that iceberg attached

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3 engagement ring styles we’re loving right now, shop 20% off now through July 22


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A dream. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

Whether you’re getting ready to pop the question, or dreaming of saying “I do”, the bridal collections at Diamonds Direct are sure to put a sparkle in your eye. Keep reading for a look at the most popular ring styles. Plus, you won’t want to miss Diamonds Direct’s Summer Showcase, now through to Saturday, July 22 for 20% off engagement rings and more.

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We’ll take them all, please! (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

1. Oval centers

There is nothing not to love about a classic oval cut. If you’re on the hunt for simple elegance, an oval solitaire will never go out of style. Looking for a little more pizazz? Try an oval center with trapezoid cut diamonds on either side for an extra gorgeous look.

2. Emerald centers

We have been dreaming about these rings. For brides looking for a classic, yet modern piece, you can’t go wrong with an emerald center.

Our favorites: We couldn’t keep our eyes off of this yellow gold setting with round-cut diamonds on the band AND a hidden halo (left). For a trendier look, an emerald center with a bezel halo was another winner (right).

Shop the designer: C. Gonshor

Check out the Diamonds Direct website for full details on their offerings.

3. Three-stone settings

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Glamorous. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

For those who love glitz

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See Ashley Benson’s Giant Engagement Ring From Brandon Davis

Ashley Benson is sporting some new bling. On July 6, the actor revealed her engagement to Brandon Davis by sharing photos of her diamond ring on Instagram Stories. The classic design features a simple yellow-gold band and singular oval-cut gemstone so enormous, it nearly takes up the width of her entire finger. “Love of my life,” Davis wrote while sharing a close-up of his latest splurge, while Benson added, “My best frienddddd I love you” when she reposted it. The “Pretty Little Liars” alum also showed off the ring while FaceTiming several friends to announce the big news.

With a diamond that huge, it should come as no surprise that Benson’s ring has quite the hefty price tag. Diamond expert Zack Stone of UK-based jewelry retailer Steven Stone estimates the central stone is eight carats and the entire ring is valued at anywhere from $600,000 to $800,000.

Oval-cut engagement rings remain a popular, timeless choice among celebrities. Benson’s longtime friend Vanessa Hudgens received a strikingly similar ring from Cole Tucker when he proposed, and both Hailey Bieber and Kourtney Kardashian also have the same diamond shape on their respective rings. Other trendy engagement ring design elements as of late include Toi et Moi settings, round-cut diamonds, colored stones, and pavé bands.

Take a zoomed-in look at Benson’s giant engagement ring ahead, but perhaps slip on a pair of sunglasses first, because it’s shiny AF.

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Kelly Bensimon’s Enagement Ring from Scott Litner: Photos & Details

In July 9 Instagram Stories, Kelly Killoren Bensimon showed off an abundance of “gorgeous lavender” as she ran some through her hand. Although Kelly’s vibrant surroundings were certainly beautiful, it was hard to look past the massive diamond ring on her finger. 

E! News exclusively confirmed on July 10 that The Real Housewives of New York City alum is engaged to Scott Litner. The finance executive proposed with a custom emerald-cut, five-carat diamond ring, from NYC jeweler Material Good, during a boat ride on their recent vacation to Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. 

Kelly, who will appear on The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip Season 5 (RHONY: Legacy), gave E! a close look at the ring in a photo that showed her looking shocked as she held up her hand moments after getting engaged. The real estate pro had a pretty light pink manicure that perfectly complemented her pink string bikini, and she was donning other jewelry, including gold hoop earrings, several bracelets, and a gold pinky ring. 

Kelly also proudly showed off her new sparkler while showing support for Luann de Lesseps and Sonja Morgan at the New York City premiere of Luann and Sonja: Welcome to Crappie Lake (check out some of the premiere episode in the video above). 

Kelly grinned on the red carpet as she put the ring on display with her hand on her hip. While the diamond is head-turning in its own right, Kelly also donned a jaw-dropping look for the evening in a see-through black dress with exposed black undergarments. 

Kelly Killoren Bensimon’s Engagement Ring

Kelly Killoren Bensimon Shares Exciting Life Updates

In addition to being on cloud nine following her engagement, Kelly has been sharing some other happy updates about her life recently. Last month, she revealed that she was helping her

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wedding advice from Dear Prudence.

Dear Prudence,

My ex-husband surprised me with a really extravagant engagement ring. We married less than a year into our engagement. Eight months later we separated, and after living on opposite coasts for two years with very little contact, we divorced. No hard feelings, but it didn’t end well, and we don’t keep in touch. Fast forward several years and my current boyfriend and I are talking about marriage but are not officially engaged yet. We’re both pretty practical, so I suggested reusing my old engagement ring and wedding band. I love the set and barely got to wear it. I also don’t have any strong emotions surrounding it. It’s just a beautiful set that has been sitting in a drawer collecting dust for years. My boyfriend initially liked the idea and seemed relieved since we have a million other things on which our money would be better spent.

The problem is that our friends and my family have declared that this is “creepy” and bad luck. My mom told my sister that she thinks my boyfriend is being a “cheapo” and that it’s tacky to reuse a diamond. I feel like this is an overreaction, but now my boyfriend is beginning to feel self-conscious about all the criticism, which is unfairly being lobbed at him considering this was my idea. We’ve agreed that we definitely want to wear rings when we get married, and although we can buy something else for less, I want to wear it, and free fits our budget. I won’t say this to him in case we go another way, but I also worry that I’ll always look down at a new ring and think longingly about the eye-popping beauty going to waste in the drawer. I feel like that’s worse than reclaiming an

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Noah Cyrus Flaunts Sparkly Diamond Engagement Ring

Noah Cyrus feels like the luckiest girl after engaging with her German boyfriend, Pinkus.

The American singer becomes the latest in her family to get engaged, as her father, Billy Ray, earlier proposed to his younger fiancé Firerose in August of 2022, while her mom, Tish, is currently set to tie the knot with “Prison Break” actor, Dominic Purcell.

Noah Cyrus Excitedly Shows Off Her Sparkly Diamond Engagement Ring 

The “All Falls” crooner, who went public with her relationship with the fashion designer on April 16, took her fans by surprise following the announcement of the romantic proposal.

Noah Cyrus and BF Pinkus are engaged after two months of dating

Taking to her Instagram to flaunt the expensive-looking ring, she uploaded a series of snaps of herself and her beau all dressed up as they attended several functions. In the first frame, Cyrus was spotted wearing a silver metallic cutout dress while she rocked smoky eyes makeup and styled her jet-black hair in a center part.

Her boyfriend, on the other hand, donned a black jacket and matching trousers. In the next slide, the singer donned a black sleeveless top with a hoodie attached to it and matching pants, while Pinkus looked fashionable in an insulated masked sweatshirt and similar sweatpants. 

A different frame revealed the pair enjoying each other’s company while seated on a field of green grass. Other photos included the couple sharing an intimate kiss at a gathering during an evening outing. They also visited the beach and stepped into the water. Most importantly, the singer posted an up-close image of her gorgeous ring that lit up in the camera.  

Captioning her post, she penned, “The greatest moment of my life was saying ‘yes’ to spending the rest of ours together. This past month of being your fiancé and being in our little world of just us

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Ellie Goulding pictured without engagement ring amid ‘marital struggles’

Ellie Goulding has been pictured without her engagement ring as she attends art bash with Caspar Jopling amid &#x002018;marital struggles&#x002019; (Dave Benett)

Ellie Goulding has been pictured without her engagement ring as she attends art bash with Caspar Jopling amid ‘marital struggles’ (Dave Benett)

Ellie Goulding was pictured without her engagement ring at the Serpentine Summer Party amid reports she and husband Caspar Jopling are ‘spending time apart’.

The 36-year-old attended the annual soiree on Tuesday alongside Jopling, who was pictured wearing his wedding ring, days before struggles in their four-year marriage were reported.

Following the event, the pair appeared to go their separate ways as the art dealer, 33, visited Chiltern Firehouse with friends following the swanky art party.

The news comes as it has been claimed that their marriage has come under strain due to their busy schedules, and they have decided to spend some time apart.

The pair attended the Serpentine Summer Party earlier this week (Dave Benett)

The pair attended the Serpentine Summer Party earlier this week (Dave Benett)

It’s believed that the pair, who began dating in 2017, are still close, and continue to co-parent their son, Arthur.

Despite the reports, the singer has been spotted in public with Jopling on multiple occasions, leading to friends believing they’ll rebuild their marriage.

A source told The Sun: “There have been ups and downs for a while, but they have always strongly felt they wanted to stay together so they could both be with their son.

“In the end they’ve tried to find a compromise where they continue to share lots of time together for their son Arthur, but outside of that sometimes live separate lives for now.

“There is no discussion of a divorce and neither of them have been in a new relationship – the priority is to keep good friends and remain amicable whilst they work out their next steps, so they can stay close and enjoy being mum and dad to Arthur.”

The couple married in 2019

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Emily Osment’s Toi et Moi Engagement Ring

“Hannah Montana” star Emily Osment is engaged to longtime partner Jack Anthony, announcing the news on Instagram with a close-up picture of her Toi et Moi engagement ring. The stunning piece of jewelry — with its radiant-cut diamond set in four bead prongs and circular teal sapphire stone in a bezel setting, all set in yellow gold — falls right in line with the unique engagement ring trend, which has been popular since 2022. Kathryn Money, SVP of Merchandising and Retail Expansion at Brilliant Earth, estimates Osment’s diamond to be about 1.75 carats, with the price point being anywhere from $25,000-$35,000. Stars like Emily Ratajkowski, Megan Fox, and Ariana Grande have also sported two stones on one band, and the look is now fast emerging on the bridal scene, with so many options for personalization.

Osment, who currently plays Mandy McAllister in TV series “Young Sheldon,” spotlighted the stunning design in her post, with Anthony and Yosemite National Park in the background. She was rocking a lavender manicure on the day of the proposal, and her Instagram Stories showed that a surprise engagement party with family and friends followed soon thereafter.

“This magical, beautiful, kaleidoscope of a person asked me to marry him this weekend. I did not know life could be this sweet or I could ever be this deliriously happy,” Osment captioned her carousel on Instagram, continuing, “I am so proud of the life we have built together and the people we have become over the last few years. This love is so big and so uniquely ours and I know it can do anything. I am so honored to stand next to you every day. I love you, Jack.”

Ahead, see the Toi et Moi engagement ring in all its glory, both mid-action on the couple’s

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