October 8, 1987 |
Romantic wedding traditions are back, complete with religious ceremony, reception, honeymoon--and the diamond engagement ring. "More than 75% of all brides now receive a diamond engagement ring. That's up 9% in the last two years," says Kae McCulloch, fashion consultant to the Jewelry Industry Council. McCulloch discerns a trend toward unusual and individually-designed engagement rings.
October 5, 1996 |
A woman whose dreams died with her fiance on TWA Flight 800 says she is fighting to get her diamond engagement ring, which was found in the ocean after the jet exploded and crashed. But an airline source familiar with Julie Stuart's repeated requests, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Stuart needs to prove that the item belonged to her fiance. "Also, this property, when and if it is identified as his, under New York law has to be returned to the next of kin," the source said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 1997 |
About 50 police officers and volunteers searched a stretch of the Artesia Freeway on Friday for the engagement ring belonging to the fiancee of a slain Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy, creating a massive traffic jam but finding nothing. Police believe that the two men accused in the execution-style killing of Deputy Shayne York, 26, on Aug. 14 may have thrown the ring away hours later as they were being arrested on the freeway.
HOME & GARDEN
January 19, 2013 |
An engagement ring is an expensive, seemingly indestructible version of those red tags taped to furniture that say: Sold. Move on, prospective buyer. This one's taken. At 20 I knew I'd never wear one. I wish I'd stuck to my guns. A sorority may be an unlikely place to develop an aversion to engagement rings. In fact, I may have been the only sorority girl on the planet turned off by ritualized diamond envy. Sorority girls would gather in a circle, sing the sweetheart song and pass around a lighted taper adorned with baby's breath and roses.
April 15, 2014 |
"Almost Doesn't Count" for Brandy -- the singer has called off her engagement to music executive Ryan Press. "They are no longer together. The engagement is off, but the friendship is still on," the R&B singer's rep told Us Weekly on Tuesday. "The Game" actress, whose full name is Brandy Norwood, and Press announced their engagement in December 2012. It would have been her first marriage. PHOTOS: Celebrity splits of 2014 "They decided to take a step back and reevaluate the relationship," the rep said.
January 8, 2014 |
Emily Maynard, who's been "The Bachelorette" and competed for the hand of "The Bachelor," is engaged to a man who has nothing to do with the hit reality-TV franchise at all. Management consultant Tyler Johnson proposed with five diamond-studded bands instead of the usual engagement ring, Us Weekly reports. And why not: Maynard has already been proposed to three times, so it couldn't hurt to make it a little different. (The late NASCAR driver Ricky Hendrick, father of Maynard's daughter, Ricki, was the first; he was killed in a plane crash before Maynard learned she was pregnant.