Natalie Portman Celebrates Award with a Halo-Style Engagement Ring

Newly engaged actress Natalie Portman has been seen around town recently wearing her new diamond engagement ring from fiancé, Benjamin Millepied.  The couple, who met on the set of her latest movie, Black Swan, where Millepied worked as a choreographer, announced their engagement as well as the arrival of their first child, this past December.

The notoriously tight-lipped actress has publically told reporters that she was thrilled with the changes in her life, but has said little else on the subject.  She did, however, appear at the Palm Springs Film Festival Gala on Saturday, wearing her new stunning, diamond engagement ring, and thanked her fiancé.

While being honored for her work in Black Swan, receiving the Desert Palm Achievement Award, Portman became emotional while she spoke of Millepied who “partnered me in the movie and who now partners me in life,” she said. 

Her reluctance to comment on her love life has left many to wonder what her engagement ring will look like, but on Saturday, the actress didn’t shy away from wearing the extravagant diamond design.  The Round cut diamond center is surrounded by a halo of pave’ set diamonds, with pave’ set Round cut diamonds on the band as well, and adds Portman to the list of celebrities, like Jennifer Hudson and Gwyneth Paltrow, who favor halo-style engagement rings.

For a look similar to Portman’s, there is the Insignia 7003 from Verragio, which offers a simple design with a Round cut diamond center, surrounded by a halo of smaller Round cut diamonds, which also adorn the outside of the band halfway around.  This ring however, has the signature Insignia scrolling design inside the band and under the center to completely the uniquely ‘Verragio’ look.  

But for a slightly heavier, edgier look, there is the Paradiso 3063R  from Verragio, which still offers a Round halo style, but has a more modern, split shank look.  This ring features a Round cut diamond center surrounded by a halo of smaller diamonds, and while the shank is also adorned with diamonds, the band splits slightly before the center and goes up in the direction of the four prongs.  The look is made completely unique by including the scrolling design inside the band, a comfortable feature for which the Paradiso collection is known for, making sure this ring stays put exactly where it is supposed to.     

But halo designs are not just for Round center, as can be seen in the Couture 0379 engagement ring from Verragio, from one of Verragio’s most popular line.  Much like the Paradiso 0363R, this shank on this engagement ring splits halfway up the band, but on this ring is crosses once before continuing up surround a square shaped halo, and is able to accommodate a Princess or Radiant cut diamond. Couture-0379 diamond engagement ring from Verragio

With so many celebrities sporting similar rings in the last few years, twenty years from now, halo designs will be vintage twenty-teens.

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