If Neil Lane Engagement Rings are Good Enough for Madonna and Brook Shields, They're Good Enough For Me.



Whoo whoo...Neil Lane engagement rings are high couture. With an impending partnership with luxury jeweler DeBeers, a jewelry collection displayed at Saks Fifth Avenue, NY, and a famous store in Beverly Hills, Neil Lane is unstoppable.

Neil Lane's roots in jewelry design began in Paris in the 70s. He spent two years in Paris studying painting at L'Ecole des Beaux Arts. In his spare time, Lane hunted for vintage jewelry in Parisian flea markets, thus, igniting his passion for precious gems. When he returned to the US, it didn't take long before his unique pieces were being shown off by stars such as Barbara Streisand, Renee Zellweger, Brook Shields (interlocking diamond-and-platinum rings), Reese Witherspoon (four carat Ascher ring), and Madonnas engagement ring (an Edwardian style five carat ring). In fact Madonna called him "one of the most innovative jewelry designers in the world."

Not only does he design for others but he also owns a large collection of famous pieces from stars such as Ginger Rogers, May West, Lana Turner, Rita Hayworth, Greta Garbo, and Marilyn Monroe.

Interestingly enough, Neil's long-standing location in Beverly Hills is kind of a dive. He sells millions of dollars of glamorous jewels to celebs from a no frills setting. According to Neil Lane, this is purposeful, in that he prefers to connect with his clients versus being overshadowed by a ritzy locale.

As you might imagine, Neil Lane jewelry does not come cheap. At his Saks Fifth Avenue Location, prices range from $8,500 for a set of platinum and five-carat diamond hoops to $200,000 for a 25-carat diamond ring.

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