Jennifer Lopez may have sparked yet another jewellery trend when she revealed her new engagement ring from Ben Affleck: a glittering beauty set with a cushion cut green diamond and a white diamond on each side of the ring’s silver band.
There’s a good reason for brides to be green with envy. Like the pink diamond that Affleck previously proposed to Lopez, natural green diamonds are extremely rare. The centrepiece of Lopez’s ring, which is reportedly sourced by Tamara Rahaminov and Nicol Goldfiner of Rahaminov Diamonds, is even more impressive considering that it weighs 8.5 carats.
“Green diamonds can range from US$50,000 or US$60,000 per carat to millions per carat, depending on the hue and intensity,” shares Danilo Giannoni, founder of the local bespoke jewellery brand Arte Oro. “The price of Jennifer Lopez’s ring could possibly be between 4 to 6 million.”
There are many reasons why couples may opt for a coloured diamond over a classic white one. Lopez herself has shared that she considers green to be her “lucky colour”, saying, “I’ve realised there are many moments in my life where amazing things happened when I was wearing green.”
“Ultimately, choosing coloured diamonds is always a personal choice,” says Giannoni. “Personal preference and details are a part of the journey when making something so special, that is what makes it more meaningful.”
Considering adding a green diamond to your jewellery collection? Below, Giannoni shares with us everything you need to know about the rare gemstones, and what you can expect from Arte Oro’s exquisite collection.