Black diamond gets play in ‘Sex and the City 2’

July 8, 2010
Stewart Kuper

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Carrie Bradshaw finally gets her ring in Sex and the City 2. The 5-carat black diamond ring is from designer Itay Malkin.
New York–Spoiler alert! Sex and the City fans will remember that at the end of the 2008 film, Carrie Bradshaw got engaged with a diamond-encrusted shoe rather than a diamond-encrusted ring. While it seemed a fitting engagement for the die-hard fashionista, fans who might have been gunning to see Carrie get a ring will finally get their wish.

Back for another round in Sex and the City 2, which opened at the No. 2 spot at the box office this weekend, Carrie and her trio of best friends, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte, sport jewelry throughout, but the piece that’s getting fans talking is a 5-carat diamond ring from designer Itay Malkin.

The hefty carat weight makes for a talking point of its own, but the real buzz factor is the diamond’s hue. For fearless fashionista Carrie–who was ready to get married in the first film wearing a bright blue feather on her head–a crystal clear diamond ring just wouldn’t do.

In the final scene, Carrie’s longtime love, Big, presents her with a black diamond ring, explaining “because you are not like anyone else.”

According to a media release from Malkin, during prep for the film, the search was on for black diamond rings. Writer/director Michael Patrick King and actress Sarah Jessica Parker, who plays Carrie, sifted through designs from more than 20 jewelry designers before selecting one of two rings anonymously submitted by Malkin.

To finalize the design, Malkin worked in collaboration with Parker and costume designer Patricia Field, debuting on the big screen a 5-carat black diamond ring set in 18-karat white gold and surrounded by 80 round natural colorless pave diamonds.


Also spotted in the film: colorful statement necklaces, oversized pendants, shoulder-grazing earrings and classic diamond jewelry, including Van Cleef and Arpels’ “Vintage Alhambra” necklace in white mother-of-pearl and “Fleurette’ diamond stud earrings, both set in 18-karat white gold.

–National Jeweler Online