Miley's 3.5 carat engagement ring in gold
Singer Miley Cyrus got engaged to boyfriend and Hunger Games star Liam Hemsworth in June 2016. According to People Magazine, he proposed with a 3.5-carat cushion-cut diamond ring from Neil Lane, handcrafted in 18-karat gold with intricately carved diamond floral motifs in an art nouveau pattern. And the center stone is extra special: it’s an antique dating back to the late 19th century.
“It was hand-cut around 1880 or 1890 and it’s unique and in its original form,” Lane says. “At that time no two diamonds were alike, as they were all hand-cut, so it’s fascinating to look at because it hasn’t been re-cut to look contemporary over the years. I find that really romantic.”
Lane sculpted the gold setting to fit the shape of the diamond, and set smaller diamonds in the gold to highlight the main stone. “It’s a contemporary design based on vintage aesthetics,” he says. “The light flashes and sparkles no matter where Miley moves her hand.”
The bride-to-be admitted that it doesn’t really match up with her aesthetic. “This is really weird because this is like real jewellery and most of my jewellery is made out of gummy bears and cotton candy,” she said. “But I’ll wear it because he loves me.”