The most Iconic Platinum engagement rings of modern times

The most Iconic Platinum engagement rings of modern times

Platinum engagement rings became extremely fashionable in the late 1940's, with celebrities and royalty publicly displaying their relationship status with the rare metal. The brilliant platinum engagement rings worn by Queen Elizabeth II, Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly, and Audrey Hepburn remain as memorable now as they were years ago.

Many of today's most famous celebrities, including Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, Miranda Kerr, Ariana Grande, Priyanka Chopra, Anne Hathaway, Emily Blunt, Natalie Portman, Jessica Biel, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicole Kidman, Mila Kunis, Brie Larson, and Sarah Hyland, continue to wear platinum engagement rings.

Why is platinum so popular as an engagement ring metal?

Platinum is a rare, naturally white metal that, unlike white gold, does not require extra coating. Additionally, it is hypoallergenic and one of the toughest natural materials on the world, allowing it to survive daily wear and still last for years.

Platinum Guild International, the platinum jewellery industry's marketing group, will spotlight some of the most memorable platinum engagement rings of contemporary times in subsequent postings. Additional platinum jewellery styles and information are available at @platinumdaysoflove (IG).

Beyoncé has worn this Lorraine Schwartz emerald-cut gown for over a decade. This apparently perfect centre diamond weighs 24 carats and is set in platinum with a split shank band.

Jennifer Lopez's platinum engagement ring, which she received from on-again lover Ben Affleck during the "Bennifer" days, is set in platinum by Harry Winston and contains a 6.1-carat radiant-cut fancy intense pink diamond with two trapezoid-cut white diamond side stones.

Miranda Kerr's classic platinum ring is set with a dazzling solitaire diamond and tapered baguettes.