How stunning is Gabrielle Union’s engagement ring? The actress debuted the sparkler on her Instagram account today, after NBA star Dwyane Wade proposed to her on December 21, 2013.
That’s what we call an unforgettable holiday gift! Gabrielle’s brand new diamond is a square cushion-cut, and looks to be between 8 and 9 carats. Set in a platinum band, secured with four-prongs, this is a style that combines classic and vintage influences for a truly breathtaking effect. It is reportedly worth close to $1 million, and designed by Jason of Beverly Hills. Cushion-cut diamonds have been incredibly popular in the last few years. A style that combines the modern round-brilliant with European old mine cuts, these stones are characterized by soft, romantic lines with elegant sparkle.
With a revival in art deco design – epitomized by the 1920s glamour on display in Baz Lurhmann’s The Great Gatsby – the cushion-cut has an antique appeal that sets it apart from the more prevalent round diamond shape.