The year 2021 will, henceforth, be known as the time all Y2K it-girls got engaged. First, Paris Hilton announced her engagement to Carter Reum back in February (the duo tied the knot on Nov. 11, 2021). Next, the incomparable princess of pop and now-free Britney Spears announced her engagement in September. Last but not least, congratulations are due for Lindsay Lohan, who got engaged to her boyfriend of two years, Bader Shammas, over the weekend. The actor shared her engagement via Instagram where Lohan’s engagement ring, a massive Harry Winston sparkler, was front-and-center in each image. “My love. My life. My family. My future. #love 💍,” the Mean Girls alum captioned her romantic photo dump.
Lohan’s ring boasts a hefty square-cut diamond, which one can interpret as a nod to fall 2021’s trend of chunky engagement rings. What’s interesting, however, is that Lohan’s oversized diamond is set on a thin, diamond-encrusted band, mirroring the dainty engagement ring phenomenon that’s become a go-to choice among minimalist brides. The actor’s sparkler is unique in that it is equal parts delicate and dramatic, effectively combining two seemingly antithetical yet equally popular bridal jewelry trends. Perhaps Lohan’s special bauble will even herald a new engagement ring trend altogether, one that encourages brides to mix and match the frontrunning styles to find an individualistic design that works best for them.
The exact particulars of Lohan’s engagement ring are, unfortunately, sparse. However, Jenny Luker, the president of Platinum Guild International USA, has a few speculations. “[Lohan’s] spectacular platinum ring appears to feature a square, brilliant-cut center diamond that’s approximately 5-7 carats with pavé diamonds along with a platinum band,” Luker tells TZR over email. “I would estimate this ring costs $200,000. And because the diamonds were set in platinum, a super-secure metal, she doesn’t need to worry about them falling out,” she shares.
In an interview with TZR, Lorraine West offers her thoughts on Lohan’s ring, too. “How deep is your love? From the looks of it, [Lohan and Shammas’ love] is at least 3 carats,” muses the jewelry designer. West continues and highlights the exciting contrast between the yellow gold band and white diamonds of Lohan’s ring. “We tend to see white gold or platinum paired with white diamonds for engagement rings,” West says, which makes Lohan’s ring feel wonderfully unconventional. The designer also adds that yellow gold is a versatile choice: “Classic yellow gold highlights any skin tone and brings a bold yet classic feel to any engagement ring.”
Shop rings with similar oversized and square-cut diamonds, below. Some — like Astterria’s 3.01-carat sparkler — boast diamond-encrusted bands that match the high-shine look of Lohan’s engagement ring. Others, however, are more simplistic and feature gem-free bands — take Valerie Madison’s solitaire moissanite piece, for example.
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