20 years of marriage. 13 engagement rings. We’ll just let that sink in.
Victoria Beckham completely and incandescently encapsulates class. From multi-million dollar properties and luxury vehicles to fashion empires and beauty collaborations, this Spice Girl alumni has attracted extravagance into her life in every sense of the word.
But these material items are not to fill any kind of void. Victoria’s family life–including her marriage to professional footballer David Beckham and four beautiful children–is one without fault. And the 13 engagement rings? Merely tokens of David’s love. Sigh.
The Beckham family attends the Burberry “London in Los Angeles” event at Griffith Observatory, 2015.
The first design in 1998, which marked the couple’s engagement, was a marquise-cut diamond on a yellow gold band valued at approximately USD $85,000 at the time. Needless to say, as the years progressed, so did Victoria’s style — and the rock to go with it…
There were eternity bands, emerald-cut diamonds set in prominent side baguettes, a pink oval-cut diamond, a 17 carat pear-cut diamond, an enormous emerald cushion-cut stone, followed by rubies and sapphires.
And just to be clear: There isn’t a traditional trade-in situation going on here. Victoria gets to keep all of her previous stones and wear them at her will.
If you’re in the market for an engagement ring, you needn’t look any further for inspiration.