Kate Hudson Engaged!

Kate showing off her rock at the Something Borrowed premiere

Congrats to the lovely Kate Hudson! She announced yesterday on The Today Show with Matt Lauer that she and singer Matthew Bellamy are engaged! Kate was on the show to promote her new movie Something Borrowed (more on that next week) but couldn’t help but gush over her engagement and of course her huge rock. The engagement ring features an emerald-cut diamond and two sparkling baguettes on each side.

The happy couple are also expecting a baby in a few months so they have much to celebrate. This is the second marriage for Kate who has a 7 year old son with fellow rocker Chris Robinson. You may know Kate’s fiance as the lead singer of the British rock band Muse. (If you don’t know Muse, go out and listen to them – they’re amazing!)

We’re thrilled for the couple – we’re big fans of both Kate and Matthew. We wish them much happiness! What do you think of her ring?

Photo by PR Photos

So You Just Got Engaged, Now What?

Celebrate your love in classic style
Celebrate your love in classic style

Valentine’s Day is a classic day for wedding proposals. Did you get engaged this Valentine’s Day? If so, congratulations! You’ll have so much planning to do and things to think about. Let me help you lessen the stress by making a few jewelry recommendations for the big day.

A consistently elegant choice, a diamond-encrusted band is extremely impressive without making the wearer appear to be a showoff. Your clothes might match this sentiment, with tiny details and low-key designers making the outfit, like a TSE dress matched up with traditional diamond studs, an ageless Bottega Veneta bag, subtle Bvlgari sunglasses, and topped off with a whisper of Chanel perfume.

Who needs one best friend when you can have at least three? If you prefer multi-stone engagement rings, chances are you’re into wearing flashy pieces on other parts of your body, too. When going out, you might favor a Betsey Johnson dress worn with Tory Burch wedges and a metallic bag to get yourself noticed, and colorful stones like a pair of emerald earrings or a garnet necklace add zing to your look.

Marquis (or marquise) cuts are wonderful because their shape often makes the diamond look larger than it actually is. The savvy woman who decides on this cut might make equally as calculated choices in her wardrobe, choosing pieces for their ability to tastefully and conservatively flatter, like a Theory dress paired with pearl earrings and Stuart Weitzman heels, matched with a pashmina and a suede clutch.

No matter what your style, there’s a wedding ring out there that will match the perfection of your special day.