Nicola Peltz, the American actress and model, made headlines in 2020 when she announced her engagement to Brooklyn Beckham, the son of soccer superstar David Beckham and fashion designer Victoria Beckham. The couple has been dating for over a year, and Beckham proposed to Peltz with a stunning engagement ring. After their wedding two years later, Nicola revealed a new engagement ring, wowing everyone once again. Both are classic yet distinctive and the perfect inspiration for your own ring!
Get the Look: Nicola Peltz's Engagement Ring
Nicola Peltz’s First Engagement Ring Design
Nicola’s first engagement ring is a stunning emerald cut diamond that is estimated to be around 5 carats. The stone is set in a simple and elegant platinum band that complements the diamond perfectly. The ring was designed by Nicola's fiancé, Brooklyn Beckham, who worked closely with a jeweler to create a ring that would be both stunning and meaningful.
The emerald cut is a classic diamond shape that is known for its clean lines and elegant look. The cut is typically rectangular with beveled corners and features long, straight facets that create a beautiful shine and sparkle. The emerald cut is a popular choice for engagement rings because it gives the diamond a timeless and sophisticated look that will never go out of style, and the rectangular shape is elongating on the finger.
One of the most unique aspects of Peltz's ring is the hidden message that is engraved inside the band. The words "love of my life" are inscribed in Beckham's handwriting, adding a personal touch to the already stunning ring. This small detail shows how much thought and care went into designing the ring, and it is a beautiful way to express their love for one another.
Nicola Peltz’s Second Engagement Ring Design
Shortly after the couple’s wedding in 2022, Nicola Peltz debuted a new engagement ring alongside her emerald cut eternity wedding band. This new ring features an oval cut diamond in the 6 to 8 carat range flanked by trillion cut diamonds and set on a platinum band. The appearance of a second engagement ring has led many to speculate if Nicola may be building an engagement ring collection similar to her mother-in-law, Victoria Beckham, who has 15 engagement rings.
As with the first engagement ring, this second one is also inscribed with a special message. Brooklyn Beckham had the words "forever and always" engraved in his own handwriting, a sentimental touch for any engagement ring. This thoughtful and romantic choice is a beautiful gesture and something a lot of couples are doing to add more meaning to the rings they exchange.
The trillion cut diamond accents add even more sparkle and elegance to the ring without overpowering the main stone. Instead, they enhance the center diamond’s brilliance and fire, creating a dazzling effect. This ring has been paired with a diamond eternity band featuring large emerald cut diamonds placed side-by-side to completely encircle Nicola’s finger. When worn together, this pair creates quite the finger full of diamonds.
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How to Get the Look
Both of Nicola Peltz’s engagement rings are examples of classic designs paired with elegant and stunning diamond cuts. If an emerald cut ring is more to your liking, Nicola’s first ring is great inspiration. The emerald cut is a popular diamond shape that is characterized by its step-cut facets, which create a unique and elegant appearance.
When choosing an emerald cut diamond, the quality of cut and clarity are especially important because the hallmark of this cut is the clear shine. Emerald cuts do not sparkle and shimmer like brilliant cuts, so keep that in mind as you choose your stone. Also, the ideal length-to-width ratio for an emerald cut diamond is between 1.3-1.5 to produce the preferred long, rectangular shape.
We love how Nicola Peltz’s first engagement ring highlights an emerald cut center diamond. In similar fashion, we created our Robin, set with a 2 carat emerald cut diamond on a classic, elegant platinum band. And with Sybil, a gorgeous 1.60 carat emerald cut takes center stage on a platinum band with delicate pavé-set diamonds adorning the complete circle.
If Nicola Peltz’s second engagement ring is your preference, three-stone oval cut diamond rings on a simple metal band make a lovely choice. Oval cut diamonds are popular, versatile, and very flattering to all types of hands. Most oval diamonds will have a length-to-width ratio between 1.34 to 1.42, and more elongated ovals will have a ratio above 1.5.
The cut grading is going to be very important for the oval cut due to the prevalence of its bowtie effect. The bowtie effect occurs when light passing through the diamond is not reflected back up to the top of the diamond, creating a dark area through the middle that resembles a bowtie. A diamond with a great cut can minimize the bowtie effect and enhance the diamond’s brilliance.
Clarity can also affect how visible a bow tie is, as well as any inclusions or blemishes. The elongated shape of the oval and larger surface area means imperfections can be highlighted, but a great cut with beautiful facets can help to hide those features. Oval cut diamonds that are well-cut with a good balance of fire and brilliance are truly stunning and perfect for an engagement ring.
Pairing oval cut diamonds with sparkly side stones, as Nicola Peltz’s second engagement ring does, creates a timeless look. We did that with Permelia, setting a 2 carat oval diamond flanked by pear-shaped diamonds all on a platinum band. And for Hetty, we incorporated subtle touches with a vintage appeal by creating a woven basket alongside round brilliant cut side stones on a yellow gold band.
And an emerald cut eternity band is the perfect accompaniment for a wedding band to either of her engagement rings. Worn alone or with an engagement ring, the emerald cut eternity band, like our Lizeth, is an elegant and sophisticated choice that elevates and complements all types of ring styles.
Whether you choose an emerald cut or an oval cut, you really can’t go wrong. And going the route of including hidden messages on the inside of the bands is an exceptionally meaningful way to make these symbols of love and commitment even more special.