Emily Ratajkowski’s Engagement Diamonds Now Reside in Two ‘Divorce Rings’

On Tuesday, model and author Emily Ratajkowski shared with her 30 million Instagram followers pics of her engagement diamonds reimagined into two “divorce rings.”

Ratajkowski told vogue.com, “The rings represent my own personal evolution. I don’t think a woman should be stripped of her diamonds just because she’s losing a man.”

Back in 2018, Ratajkowski and former spouse Sebastian Bear-McClard took an active role in the engagement ring’s design. The couple reportedly worked on more than 50 sketches before agreeing on the final look — a pear-shaped and princess-cut diamond nestled side by side on a simple yellow-gold band.

“We liked the idea of two stones instead of one and spent a long time looking at rings with multiple stones for inspiration,” Ratajkowski told vogue.com. “At one point it included a ruby as the second stone, [but] ultimately we loved the idea of the femininity of the pear contrasted with the architecture of the princess.”

The model, who has been divorced for two years, employed the assistance of jeweler/friend Alison Chemla, who helped design the original ring. Ratajkowski’s 3+ carat pear-shaped diamond is now prong set diagonally on a simple 18-karat yellow gold band, which she wears on her left pinky. For her left ring finger, the 3+ carat princess-cut diamond was joined up with two trapezoid-shaped stones in what seems to be a platinum shared-prong setting. The three-stone ring also features a simple 18-karat band.

Ratajkowski, 32, told vogue.com that her inspiration for the “divorce rings” arose from reading a friend’s essay in The Paris Review. Titled “The Unravelers,” the piece by Stephanie Danler includes the story of her grandmother’s snake ring — a ring that is made up of the different stones from her various marriages.

“I loved the idea of a ring unabashedly representing the many lives a woman has lived,” Ratajkowski told vogue.com.

Chemla told pagesix.com, “Just like a divorce is a separation of two people, these rings are a separation of two stones. Now she has two rings she can proudly wear everyday that serve as a reminder of how strong and powerful she is.”

Ratajkowski, who became a best-selling author with the publication of My Body, told vogue.com that she loves the rings so much, she hasn’t been able to take them off. In fact, she’s been sleeping with them on.

Her Instagram followers seem to love the concept, as well. As of Wednesday afternoon, Ratajkowski’s “divorce rings” post had earned more than one million Likes.

Credits: Images via Instagram / emrata.


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