Ahh . . . sweet romance.
The flowers. The chocolate. The late night whispers of “I love you.”
For most people in love, culmination of months of togetherness and special friendship comes down to one single moment: The marriage proposal - - featuring a simple, but elegant, diamond engagement ring.
Of course, if you’re a celebrity, a simple ring may not have enough wattage to suit your tastes. Thus, we see many celebrities sporting five-carat to seven-carat diamond studded engagement and wedding rings.
Well, if you can afford it, why not flaunt it, right?
Take for instance recent marriages of Britney Spears and Star Jones. When Britney Spears got engaged to her former back up dancer, Kevin Federline, she promptly bought herself an awesome-looking five-carat diamond engagement ring. (Does anyone really believe that Kevin bought this for her on his dancer’s salary?)
Britney bought herself ring she felt she deserved – nothing wrong with that. Then, she and Kevin quickly made leap to matrimony in a matter of months with a surprisingly nice (no lip kissing of Madonna) wedding ceremony.