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Couple searching for engagement ring lost near St. Pete Pier

Erik Lightle believes the $10,000 ring, which he’d been carrying in a black pouch, fell out somewhere in South Straub Park.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — On Friday night, a Christmas Eve proposal gone awry has a St. Petersburg couple searching for a missing engagement ring near the St. Pete Pier

“It almost doesn’t feel real,” Erik Lightle said. He’d been planning a thoughtful Christmas Eve proposal for months. 

“It’s our family day,” Lightle said. “It’s the day we picked up our golden retriever, Knox, a year ago. I thought that would be a good day for us to take another step forward as a family.” 

He came prepared with a diamond ring, with a black diamond halo, custom-made for Olivia Harms, based on what he’d seen on her Pinterest page. 

“He knew I loved black diamonds and wanted something different and he went off of that,” Harms said. 

“It came out really great,” Lightle said. “It looked really unique, in my opinion, and it’s just a shame it’s not on her hand right now.” 

The proposal began with the couple’s dog carrying a note on his collar for Harms to read. It asked her whether she would marry “his dad.” Then, when Lightle went to kneel in the park, he noticed something was wrong. 

“It was right about at that time when I realized there was nothing in my pocket, and just sheer panic is the best way to describe that feeling,” he explained.

Lightle believes the ring, which he’d been carrying in a black pouch, fell out somewhere in South Straub Park.

“I really don’t know what happened, if I’m being honest,” Lightle said. “My best working theory is that when I went to take the note out, the ring fell out. But someone would have to

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Demi Lovato flaunts diamond ring in first outing since engagement with Jutes

Demi Lovato and Jutes
Demi Lovato and Jutes

Demi Lovato got out with her new fiancé Jutes after almost a week of engagement, showing off her sparkly diamond ring.

Jordan “Jutes” Lutes, a former backing vocalist for Holy Fvck and Demi Lovato has been officially engaged.

The pop artist, 31, was seen beamingly showing off her gorgeous diamond engagement ring in a photo taken in Los Angeles on Saturday, just after she accepted the 32-year-old Canadian’s proposal.

According to People, Jutes collaborated with Teresa Panico of Material Good, a jewellery manufacturer located in New York City, to produce the custom pear-shaped diamond sparkler.

“I’m still speechless! Last night was the best night of my life and I can’t believe I get to marry the love of my life @jutesmusic,” Demi wrote on Sunday.

“My love, I’m beyond excited to marry you. Every day I’ve spent with you has been a dream come true and I can’t wait to love and cherish you forever. Here’s to the rest of our lives. I love you baby!”

On the other hand, Jutes announced on Instagram, “Yesterday I asked my best friend to marry me and she said yes. I can’t imagine my life without you and thank god now I’ll never have to. Feeling like the luckiest man alive right now. I’m so in love with you @ddlovato!”

After the “personal and intimate proposal,” the engaged pair toasted their love in a restaurant that they both loved.

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Lionesses hero Chloe Kelly shows off glittering diamond ring as beaming England star gets engaged under Northern Lights

LIONESSES hero Chloe Kelly showed off her glittering diamond ring after getting engaged under Northern Lights.

The Manchester City and England star looked thrilled as she posed with now fiance Scott Moore in the stunning Icelandic setting.

Chloe Kelly got engaged under the Northern Lights

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Chloe Kelly got engaged under the Northern LightsCredit: Instagram @chloekelly
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Kelly took to Instagram to reveal her engagement to ScottCredit: Instagram @chloekelly
Kelly gave a glimpse into their romantic winter getaway

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Kelly gave a glimpse into their romantic winter getawayCredit: Instagram @chloekelly
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Chloe showed off her ring while on a sleigh rideCredit: Instagram @chloekelly

Kelly took to Instagram to reveal her engagement to Scott and gave an insight into their romanticwinter getaway.

She posted: “The easiest YES. Here’s to forever with you.”

And Kelly was showered with well-wishes from her Lionesses pals.

Leah Williamson wrote: “She’s all grown up! congratulations both xxx.”

Beth Mead added: “OMG congratulations to you both ❤️.”

Lauren Hemp commented: “Wowww congrats 😍😍❤️ ps. Sick pictures.”

While Lucy Bronze joked: “Just how I imagined it 💍😉 congrats 🥂.”

And men’s football legend Ian Wright, who this week quit Match of the Day, also sent four love hearts.

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Chloe braved the cold by wearing a sports bra in the snow earlier this weekCredit: Instagram @chloekelly

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Madison LeCroy’s Engagement Ring: Paige DeSorbo Tries It On

As Paige DeSorbo and Craig Conover have made clear, they’re not ready to get engaged just yet. However, as the Summer House cast member thinks about her future with the Southern Charm-er, she was recently excited to wear an engagement ring — and it was a sparkler we’ve seen before. 

Paige DeSorbo talks about engagement rings

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On Season 9, Episode 14 of Southern Charm, which aired on December 21, Paige and Craig were having dinner at Madison LeCroy and Brett Randle’s house. When Craig got up to use the bathroom, Paige asked Brett, “How did you know what kind of ring to get Madison?”

Madison interjected, “Easy. Pinterest,” which led Paige to ask, “You sent shapes you liked?” Brett then confirmed, “She gave me two she liked.”

As Paige considered what her engagement ring might look like one day, she shared, “I don’t know anything about diamonds. That’s the thing. I don’t know any shape that I want.”

“I try on all of my girlfriends’ rings,” she continued. “It just doesn’t feel like it’s me.”

Madison LeCroy’s engagement ring

Madison quickly took her engagement ring off of her finger and handed it to Paige to try on. “I do like an oval,” Paige said as she put the ring on. Madison agreed, telling Paige, “I think oval. 3.5 [carats] or more.”

Brett proposed to Madison in 2021 with a diamond sparkler by Bravoleb-loved jeweler Nicole Rose. “He outdid himself,” Madison told madison-lecroy-engagement-ring-details/”PEOPLE at the time. 

Paige DeSorbo and Craig Conover talk about their future 

During the episode, Craig and Paige were talking about their long-distance relationship when he assured Paige he was in

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Where to find personalized jewelry and artwork

Where to find high-end personalized jewelry and artwork in New England

Jewelry tailored to you can be found at Tesoro, while Insect Lab has unique creations made from dead insects.

MASTERPIECES. AS LONG AS I HAVE A BUG, AS LONG AS I HAVE A BROKEN WATCH, I CAN PROBABLY PUT SOMETHING TOGETHER. WELL, SOME PEOPLE SQUASH THEM. MIKE LIBBY OF PORTLAND, MAINE, CELEBRATES THEM. THE GUTS ON THESE INSECTS HOROLOGICAL. YEAH, I TAKE REAL PRESERVED INSECT SPECIMENS AND CUSTOMIZE THEM MOSTLY WITH ANTIQUE WATCH PARTS. BUT LATELY I’VE STARTED IN THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS THROWING IN SOME LIKE SEWING MACHINE PARTS, COGS, GEARS, COILED SPRINGS, AND IN SOME CASES, PRECIOUS JEWELS. SO THIS IS A KUBECON FROM FROM CARTIER AND IT’S BEZELED WITH AN ACTUAL SAPPHIRE. HE SHARED THE BUZZ ON HOW HE ENDED UP HERE. YEAH, IT’S BACK IN 1999. I WAS AT AN ARTIST RESIDENCY, WHICH IS BASICALLY A PLACE WHERE ARTISTS CAN GO AND MAKE WHATEVER THEY WANT. WENT TO WHAT I THOUGHT WAS KIND OF A CHEEKY GIMMICK OF AN IDEA, AND DECIDED TO MAKE A ROBOT BUG. I FOUND A BEETLE, A YEAR PREVIOUS UNDER A VENDING MACHINE AND DECIDED THAT IT WAS INTACT ENOUGH. I WANTED TO KEEP IT AS A SPECIMEN. WITH THAT SHELL, HE USED AN OLD MICKEY MOUSE WATCH TO CREATE HIS FIRST ROBOT BUG. HIS WORK CERTAINLY PROGRESSED DELICATE IN NATURE AND DYNAMIC BY DESIGN, OPENING THE INSECT LAB IN 1999 AFTER GRADUATE FROM THE RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN. AND LAST YEAR I STARTED TO INCLUDE SOME TATTOO NEEDLES INTO THE BEES AND THE WASPS AND THE HORNETS. I LIKE TO LOOK FOR THOSE LITTLE CORE TENDENCIES BETWEEN THE THE FUNCTIONALITY OF THE EQUIPMENT. HIS PARTS, IF YOU WILL, ARE REQUIRED

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RHOSLC’s Meredith Marks Weighs In on Monica Garcia, Lisa Ring Drama

The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City star Meredith Marks is spilling the tea — and sharing her opinion — on costars Monica Garcia and Lisa Barlow’s alleged ring scandal.

Meredith, 52, exclusively told Us Weekly on the latest “Housewives Happy Hour” episode that she has “no reason to believe” that Monica, 40, stole Lisa’s diamond ring.

“I mean, she did have a ring that looks very similar on her hand, but she said it was from Amazon,” Meredith explained. “I have no reason to believe it. I wasn’t in the bathroom. I have no context for that whatsoever.”

During a September episode of the Bravo series, Lisa, 49, misplaced her $60,000 diamond band while in a public bathroom. Monica was then seen with a similar ring, which sparked a rumor among fans who thought she might’ve taken it.

HOSLC s Meredith Marks Reveals If She Thinks Monica Garcia Stole Lisa Barlow s Ring
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“I don’t think any of the women actually ever said that. I think there was some rumor that got started online,” Meredith told Us, noting, “I don’t think anyone believes that either.”

Monica addressed the rumors last month at BravoCon, joking, “Rich people steal stuff too.” She proceeded to tell TVLine in November that she is innocent. “It’s not like it was just me that was in that bathroom. I wasn’t even in there when she dropped it. I did not take it,” Monica claimed.

The drama between Monica and Lisa may have been fan hearsay, but Meredith told Us in December that fabricated story lines on the show have happened in the past. She revealed that “there’s only one” former castmate that has owned up to pretending on camera. “They told me,” Meredith teased before taking a sip of her wine to avoid giving a name.

Meredith chose not to out any RHOSLC stars, but

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mystery of the missing Ritz Paris ring solved

The mystery of a €750,000 (£640,000) diamond ring believed to have been stolen from the Ritz Paris has been solved, after it was found in a vacuum cleaner bag.

Its owner, a Malaysian businesswoman who had been staying at the exclusive hotel, filed a police complaint on Friday, saying she discovered the ring was missing after returning from a shopping trip.

A day after she raised the alarm the hotel said it was still exploring all leads, including the possibility of burglary. Police “scoured the hotel and prosecutors stood ready to take the case on if the disappearance had turned out to be the result of a theft”, said The Standard.

But in a statement released on Sunday, the hotel said that “thanks to meticulous searches by security agents” the ring had been “found this morning in a vacuum cleaner bag”.

The Ritz offered three more nights to the guest to make up for any inconvenience, reported Le Parisien.

While the outcome was “less exciting than many of the theories that had circulated online”, said The Guardian, “it would not have been the first time that the celebrated hotel in Place Vendôme had been hit”.

An unnamed member of the Saudi royal family reported the theft of jewellery worth about €800,000 from her suite in 2018, and only a few months earlier five armed men made off with jewels worth more than €4 million from display windows inside the hotel.

In fact, jewellery thefts in Paris are far from “unusual”, said People. In 2016, Kim Kardashian was held up at gunpoint while she stayed at the nearby Hôtel de Pourtalès. Among the items taken were the reality star’s emerald-cut 20-carat diamond engagement ring, “which has never been recovered”.

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Fernando Jorge Uses Pebbles in a New Jewelry Collection

On a visit to Chapada Diamantina National Park in Brazil a year ago, Fernando Jorge explored a few dried riverbeds where diamonds had been discovered during the 18th and 19th centuries. Anything sparkly was removed a long time ago, but the designer saw natural beauty in some ordinary brown pebbles — and was inspired to create his new 16-piece High series, an exploration of materials, textures and movement.

For a bold cuff and some rings and earrings, he mixed thumb-size brown pebbles from Brazilian riverbeds with brown diamonds. (Mr. Jorge couldn’t take rocks from Chapada Diamantina because it is a protected park.) And for a counterpoint set, he carved pieces of marble into similar shapes, then set them with white diamonds.

The jewelry was unveiled at Mr. Jorge’s solo exhibition in November, his first held at Sotheby’s in New York.

“Fernando’s high jewelry speaks to the contemporary art crowd, who see it as serious art,” said Frank Everett, Sotheby’s vice chairman of jewelry who organized the show. “This collection is a fascinating study in contrast, color and form.”

Mr. Jorge is a Brazilian who began his career working for jewelry designers in his home country before moving to London, where he earned a degree in jewelry design at Central St. Martins. He has sourced stones and produced most of his jewelry in São Paulo since he established his business in 2010.

For this series, the designer said he looked deeper into the concept of what beauty is. “Showing the pebbles with diamonds, it brought out what’s beautiful about the pebble: the texture, color and softness,” he said during an interview at the Sotheby’s exhibition.

The collection’s highlight is a 10-carat emerald discovered in Brazil’s Minas Gerais, a state northwest of Rio de Janeiro known for its colored gemstones.

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The Finest Diamond Jewelry Under $2,000

The gift-giving season is upon us, and if you want to show your nearest and dearest some love, do it with diamonds. From classic to contemporary, statement to delicate, here are some sparkling diamond jewelry suggestions that’ll get you on Santa’s nice list.

Love Text Studs by Rosa de la Cruz

Spread the love this Christmas with these playful studs brought to you by Rosa de la Cruz and Tierney Horne. Both women have backgrounds in the realms of fashion, art, and interior design, so expect jewels that exude beautiful, fun, creative flair. These studs have been crafted from 18k yellow gold (also available in white and rose gold) and white diamonds. Wear on either ear or stack ‘em up on one.

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Sophia Gold Diamond Bracelet by Jacquie Aiche

A dainty diamond everyday bracelet by Los Angeles-based designer Jacquie Aiche is a surefire pleaser. The bracelet is made from 14k yellow gold, and the delicate chain is punctuated with three diamonds with a total weight of 0.16 carats. Team with the coordinating Sophia necklaces for the full look.

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Bead Party Diamond Fête 2.0 Necklace by Adina Reyter

Get the party started with this Bead Party Diamond Fete Necklace by Los Angeles jeweler Adina Reyer. There’s a trio of beads on the 14k yellow gold adjustable 15-16” chain: the wide pavé diamond bead, prong-set baguette bead, and channel-set baguette bead.

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18K Yellow Gold Horseshoe Diamond Stud Earrings by Harwell Godfrey

Sweet little horseshoe studs, these have been crafted in the United States from 18k polished yellow gold by Harwell Godfrey. They’re topped off with round-cut white diamonds in

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