May 24 brought us the most anticipated celebrity wedding of the year and, love them or hate them, this extravagant event was one of the most beautiful we have ever seen. Kanye West married Kim Kardashian in Florence, Italy, surrounded by an “intimate” group of friends and family who were dressed just as fabulously as the bride herself. But it was the jewellery we were keeping a close eye on, and the Kardashians did not disappoint.
Obviously, the star of the show was Kim’s 15-carat Lorraine Schwartz rectangular cushion diamond ring. Kanye gave her the engagement ring seven months ago in a heavily documented proposal at San Francisco’s AT&T Park – with the entire Kardashian clan and friends hiding in the wings, apparently with no clue as to what was going on. The massive sparkler cost an estimated US$8 million, according to the New York Daily News. Unfortunately, most of us can’t quite afford something this extravagant, however your local Showcase jeweller has an extensive range of gorgeous engagement rings to suit your style and budget.
Kim chose to wear classic, understated diamond studs on her big day to encourage all eyes to stay on the stunning diamond on her finger as she made her way down the aisle. This is a great option for brides looking to keep the focus on their dress and ring, whilst maintaining a little sparkle around the face.
Kanye also chose to keep things simple for himself, opting for a wedding band that didn’t take any attention away from his stunning bride, yet still looked gorgeous against his skin.
The rest of Kim’s family was also showered in jewels designed by Lorraine Schwartz, according to E! News, with an eclectic mix of modern pieces and antique style jewellery that just oozed old Hollywood. Giving retro style a fresh take is becoming increasingly popular amongst jewellery designers and fashionistas, and is a great option if you like to stand out from the pack whilst still following in the exciting footsteps of fashion.