The Designer Details of Natalie Portman's One-of-a-Kind Engagement Ring

01/25/2011 at 03:00 PM ET

Natalie Portman Engagement Ring from Benjamin Millepied
INF; Inset: Michael Buckner/Getty

When it came to designing Natalie Portman‘s engagement ring, the star’s choreographer fiancé, Benjamin Millepied, relied on his leading lady and the art of ballet for inspiration. Looking to create a one-of-a-kind love token to reflect Portman’s unique sensibilities, Millepied called on former dancer pal and jewelry designer Jamie Wolf. “Ben was exceptionally thoughtful and dedicated and patient to make sure we had everything right,” Wolf explained to InStyle. “We wanted everything about the ring to speak to things that are important to Natalie.” The glittering diamond-encrusted design centers around an antique diamond, surrounded by certified conflict-free stones and made of recycled platinum — thus appealing to Portman’s earth-friendly and vegan lifestyle. And much like Millepied, the designer always incorporates her own dance discipline into her pieces. “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 in November. “To quote one of my favorite ballet teachers, ‘No one wants to see how hard you are working.'” We’re sure the Oscar nominated bride-to-be can relate to that! Read more at InStyle.comJustine Harman


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Jessell on

I have noticed that several of the newly engaged stars rings are top heavy. Love the tops just think the band should be wider to balance the ring. Need a good foundation to hold the diamonds.

Sara on


“Conflict Free” diamonds are from a country were people are not dying for the sake of control of diamond minds.

Wouldn’t the correct word be “MINES” instead of minds….ahahaha! on

Unique? I’ve seen a handful of friends with very similar rings. Oh yeah Natalie you’re sooo individual.

SvaL on

DearMVK, if you don’t know what conflict free diamonds are then you are completely ignorant about that specific industry and so should not be commenting.
Beautiful ring Natalie also loved the idea of recycling platinum!!

cache0328 on

conflict free stones are diamonds that have been certified to be mined in violent free mines,no harm to the enviornment when beind mined and no slave labor practices to mine the stones

Sienna on

Wow, some of your comments are so catty. Luckily for Natalie, she’s the only one who has to like her ring. PS, nobody cares if you prefer a Tiffany solitaire…good luck finding someone dumb enough to give your bitter/jealous a– one.

Not one of a kind on

Not one of a kind, I just seen the same ring with a Canary Yellow stone maybe a diamond, but all the celebrity rings look like the rings that everyone else has too…Just bigger diamonds.
Sorry but this isnt one of a kind…

Not one of a kind on

sorry not one of a kind. Seen the same ring with a yellow stone.. tee hee

Amy on

Conflict free yada yada. It is a beautiful ring and this is probably the happiest time of her life! If a man got down on one knee and offered a ring you’d say yes. I don’t know of too many women who say “No, wrong ring. Try again!”

Jon on

That’s nice to hear, I like The PHOTO of Natalie Portman’s Engagement Ring!

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