When most women think of an engagement ring design, it’s not uncommon for most to think of classically iconic, beautiful women from the past. We all yearn for a touch of class and beauty. One lady from our past has become an inspiration of fashion and style; this is also common when it comes to picking an engagement ring design that’s both classical and a symbol of eternal love.
Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe dated for two years before Joe offered her an engagement ring. It was 12 days into the New Year when Joe proposed to Marilyn on January 12, 1954. The couple wed in San Francisco’s City Hall two days later. They were planning a quiet secret wedding with only a few guests. As you can imagine, the secret was out quite quickly and over a hundred people showed up along with reporters and photographers.
Marilyn Monroe in her simple yet classic style had a simple chocolate suite and her new husband was wearing the same tie he wore on their first date with a simple blue suite. On that day, Marilyn Monroe received a platinum eternity band with a 36 baguette-cut diamonds, which sold at auction for $772,500. The brilliant band was placed on her left hand as an engagement ring and a wedding band all in one.
Prego Jewelry has seen many unique requests for custom engagement rings in Orange County. Many couples prefer a diamond eternity band over the traditional engagement ring and wedding band. It is quite comfortable to wear on an everyday basis and it’s becoming quite popular with young couples planning to wed.
That goes to show, something so beautiful will always remain stylish, just like the lady who started this new trend in 1954.