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Miranda Kerr's Second Diamond: The New Vs. Old

Here’s the dilemma.  Choosing between two stunning diamond rings is like being torn between two lovers.  Which one should we pick as the better one?  Ring #1 given by actor Orlando Bloom to Miranda Kerr in 2010, or ring #2 Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel recently slid on her finger? Both are quite stunning!  Still, on closer inspection, we believe that the caption “new and improved” belongs on the snap of the Spiegel ring. And here’s why.

The Bloom Ring

What We Love

Well, for starters, this ring is 4 carats of round diamonds! That kind of wattage gives off brilliance and dazzle to blind.  The floral design is also pretty and feminine.  This may be reaching, but was this arrangement intended as a special reference?  You know…bloom…flower.  We choose to think it was, and for that special meaning, we give it a couple of extra marks.  

Kerr 1

What We Don’t Love

The tab for this showy bauble was almost half a million dollars!  Now, the price tag is probably in line with a rock of this size, but that kind of exorbitance does not quite square with the Buddhist philosophy both Miranda and Orlando espoused at the time.  And it’s so stereotypically Hollywood!  Is this to judgy?  Maybe.  But that’s our job.


A bigger bee in our bonnet, however, is that the ring has a definite vintage feel. Nothing against a vintage-inspired design, but Miranda is so young and fresh, and known for being a super fashionista!  The flowery arrangement set in a gold band harkens back to the Victorian era and does not really reflect who she is.  


The Spiegel Ring

What We Love

Actually, pretty much everything.  The round center stone with tapered diamond baguettes set in a white gold design is sleek and modern.  And it so makes sense! The bride-to-be is very much a today’s girl, and the expectant groom is a co-founder of one of our most cutting-edge social media platforms.  This ring is definitely an apt reflection of who they are.


And extra credit is due for the restraint in the dollar outlay for this bauble.  Being a mogul, Spiegel could have matched or surpassed the Kim Kardashian engagement boulder price tag by far.  But by all accounts, he didn’t even bother coming close.  The center diamond is 2.5 carats and is just the right size with the reported cost being $75,000.  Granted, this price sticker is at least one digit too many for most common folks, but not for the CEO of Snapchat, right?  

 kerr 2


What We Don’t Love

Sorry, there is nothing we don’t love about the Spiegel ring.  Well, actually, maybe one thing.  The fact that it’s not been slipped on one of our fingers!  



Are we right about our choice?  We think so!  And perhaps the fact that the Bloom-Kerr marriage lasted only three years proves us right?  It’s possible that maybe—just maybe—this mismatch between the engagement ring and her personal style was a sign of things to come in the Bloom-Kerr relationship.  We’re just speculating, of course!  But assuming there’s some truth to that, we’re betting that the Spiegel-Kerr union will turn out to be much more lasting.

Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe Is Engaged To Shawn Booth

Kaitlyn is a Bachelorette no longer! Congratulations go out to Kaitlyn Bristowe on her engagement to Shawn Booth.  Kaitlyn accepted Shawn's proposal on the finale of The Bachelorette with a gorgeous 3.5 carat cushion cut diamond halo engagement ring.  Love her gorgeous engagement ring? Take a look at or visit our entire engagement ring collection at