The following article is published courtesy of: Israeli Diamond Industry Blog
Author: Roe Kalb
One of films’ most anticipated moments has finally come around and movie buffs worldwide can utter a collective sigh of relief – Carrie Bradshaw finally got her diamond engagement ring.
As Sex and the City fans remember, at the end of the 2008 film, Carrie Bradshaw got engaged with diamond-encrusted blue satin Manolo Blahnik pumps, rather than a diamond-topped ring.
Well, the long anticipated Sex and the City 2 goes about solving that little hiccup and Carrie gets a ring – a 5-carat black diamond stunner designed by Itay Malkin.
The unique black diamond ring is set in 18-karat white gold and surrounded by 80 round natural colorless pave diamonds.
Back for another round, Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte sport jewelry throughout the film, but fans are only interested in one piece – the 5-carat diamond ring, of course.
The hefty carat weight makes for a talking point of its own, but the real buzz factor is the diamond’s hue, which is not your classic, bright white.
In the final scene, Big presents Carrie with a black diamond ring, explaining “because you are not like anyone else.”
According to a media release from Malkin, the search was on for black diamond rings. Writer/director Michael Patrick King and actress Sarah Jessica Parker, who plays Carrie, sifted through designs from more than 20 jewelry designers before selecting one of two rings anonymously submitted by Malkin.
Fans inspired to own a black diamond ring of their own, especially one like Carrie’s, would be happy to know that the ring won’t just live on film. Malkin has already said he intends on producing a replica ring in a limited-edition series, each stamped with the limited-edition serial number and certificate.
Other sparkles to get some coveted screen time in the film include colorful statement necklaces, oversized pendants, shoulder-grazing earrings and classic diamond jewelry, including Van Cleef and Arpels’ “Vintage Alhambra” necklace in white mother-of-pearl and “Fleurette’ diamond stud earrings, both set in 18-karat white gold.