Natalie Portman’s Engagement Ring, Eco-Friendly and Blingy
If Black Swan taught me anything, it’s that you don’t want to see Natalie Portman when she’s angry.
Her new fiance, Benjamin Millepied, must have gotten the hint too, because when he picked out an engagement ring for the actress he made sure it embodied all of the vegan and eco-friendly qualities she lives her life by.
Created by jewelry designer Jamie Wolf, whose inspired pieces have adorned actresses like Julia Roberts, Jessica Biel, and Anne Hathaway, the engagement ring is custom designed. The platinum band is recycled metal, the diamond is a round old mine cut and antique, and the pave diamonds are certified as conflict-free, meaning no one was harmed in the making of this bling!
“Ben was exceptionally thoughtful and dedicated and patient to make sure we had everything right,” Wolf said during an interview with InStyle. “We wanted everything about the ring to speak to thing that are important to Natalie.”
Wolf is a former dancer for the New York City Ballet, and has been a longtime friend of Millipied’s, he even cast her as a company dancer in Black Swan!
“My career with the New York City Ballet definitely influenced the aesthetics of my designs; everything I love has a distinct femininity to it, a certain ease and grace,” Wolf told the magazine. “To quote one of my favorite ballet teachers, ‘No one wants to see how hard you are working.’”
And hard work has never looked this eco-friendly! This is shaping up to be a good year for the Golden Globe winner and Oscar nominee, bling on girl!