The 45-year-old actress officially stepped out as a bride-to-be for the very first time this past weekend on Saturday at the Producers Guild Awards in Los Angeles. Paltrow was presenting Ryan Murphy with the Norman Lear Achievement Award in TV when she debuted the massive and gorgeous blue Sapphire engagement Ring from her fiance, Brad Falchuk.
Falchuk and Murphy have frequently collaborated on television series like American Horror Story, Glee, and 9-1-1. Paltrow’s unique engagement ring wasn’t the only thing contributing to her stand out appearance Saturday. Wearing a red Alex Perry dress, she was eye-catching in her Christian Louboutin shoes that coordinated wonderfully with the glimmer and shine from the large stone of her new engagement ring.
In the first pictures released by Paltrow of her ring, the center stone looked almost black to the eye, but when you take a closer look, it is, in fact, a deep, dark, vivid blue sapphire hue. Earlier this month, Paltrow and Falchuk made their engagement official by announcing the happy news through a joint appearance on the cover of Goop Magazine’s ” Sex & Love” issue. The couple began dating over three years ago, in 2014, but had initially met when Paltrow made a guest appearance on Glee back in 2010.
It’s truly a love story that will cause almost anyone to swoon. Paltrow has spoken about accepting she has reached midlife, and that the romantic department can be quite complex during this stage. So why did she decide to officially become Mrs. Falchuk? Because she truly believes she has met the one she was meant to be with.
After a rollercoaster marriage to Coldplay’s Chris Martin for over 11 years, Paltrow knows that things have worked out just as they were meant to be. Her previous marriage came to an end when the couple split in 2014. Falchuk had previously split from his television-producer wife Suzanne Bukinik in 2013.
Her newest engagement ring isn’t the first large engagement ring Paltrow has worn. When her ex-husband proposed to her in 2003, she was given an 8-carat Asscher-cut ring which was set in with micro pave diamonds.
Taking the leap to get married after going through a divorce can be scary and confusing. But Paltrow has been quoted to say “I have decided to give it a go again. Not because I have found the man I’m meant to be with, but because I have accepted the soul-stretching, pattern-breaking opportunities that terrifyingly are made possible by intimacy.” This statement helps to give hope to those going through the same life cycle as Paltrow and Falchuk.
The pair first went public with their romance when they attended Robert Downey Jr’s birthday party in 2015. The mother of two opened up about making changes in her life after she turned 40 years old, telling The Mirror that, “for me, there were changes I had to make to be my true self and live my life with happiness. You just have to be brave and make the choice to go for it, to accept yourself and love yourself. Forgive yourself for any missteps you make. It was a long interesting road to get to where I am now, but I know I like myself. I wish I could teach young girls how to do this when they are 16 years old instead of 40.”
A gorgeous ring made even more beautiful by the wearer, there is much that we can already tell about this stunner.
Size: It is likely to be about 12 ct in size.
Origin: Ceylon or Burmese origin and definitely untreated in color. To learn more about color treatments of sapphires, visit us here where we cover the topic and what you need to know.
Shape: The shape is either round or cushion, and both serve as the most impressive shapes to achieve maximum color and light reflection.
Value: At an estimated $25,000-50,000 per ct for a sapphire of this size and quality, total cost is roughly $300,000-600,000 for this gorgeous solitaire.
Setting: This ring is all about the sapphire appearing in a simple solitaire setting, highlighting the exceptional stone as the sole focus of the ring.
Take a look at similarly gorgeous sapphire engagement rings that grace the hands of your favorite celebrities.
This ring serves as a statement for the huge trend toward modern engagement rings that feature precious gemstones in the starring role, specifically sapphires. Google trends show an immense interest in sapphire engagement rings building strongly over the last few months, making 2018 the year for the sapphire to reign!
Sapphire engagement rings have a long and illustrious history outside of the United States where the sapphire gemstone is highly revered and have only recently in the past few years been garnering more and more interest stateside for their beauty, individuality, and unique appeal.
With this choice, Gwyneth Paltrow is offering a visual representation of the strength and confidence she has worked towards and spoken about in the last few years as part of her personal transformation. Choosing a sapphire engagement ring is a statement of independence and confidence in forging one’s own unique style story outside of the norm, something Gwyneth Paltrow is well-known for achieving.
The solitaire setting is a classic style that is meant to showcase a single center stone of superb quality. The most recognizable form features a plain precious metal band that supports a prong-set center stone for maximum presence and reflection of light. Due to the lack of other stones or intricate detailing, all solitaire settings by their nature call for an extreme quality for the center stone – something easily apparent about Ms. Paltrow’s ring.
It is likely that the metal used for the ring is platinum, a most popular choice as it provides a strength, durability, and beauty highly prized for use in jewelry. It is the ultimate metal that symbolizes luxury and quality. For its use with Ms. Paltrow’s ring, it provides a cooling element to the blue of the sapphire gemstone, adding to the depth and intensity of the stone’s hue.
Mike notes here to add: (Meghan please expand on this and integrate into post)
Suggestions for similar stones in size, color.
Professional estimates on value, origin, treatment.
(Ceylon or Burmese. Definitely untreated, round or cushion is the most impressive shape for color and light reflection. Size looks like a 12ct size. Estimate is $25,000-50,000 per ct which comes to $300,000 – 600,000. Total) (it’s ALL about the sapphire as a solitaire, no diamonds makes a stand-alone statement for change in her life and the gemstones respect to hold its own.
Compare to price, size etc to other famous sapphire engagement rings
Talk about Google tends over the last few months blowing up for sapphire engagement rings
Talk about the setting design showing CAD wire frames and renderings
Hypothesize on why she went with a sapphire ring for her second experience in love and marriage. She’s a leader in women’s fashion, lifestyle, and independence. Clearly making a big statement.
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