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Famous Jewelry In The Movies, Vol. 9: Sex In The City

Famous Jewelry In The Movies, Vol. 9: Sex In The City
photo: Darren Star Productions and New Line Cinema/Warner Bros. Pictures

Famous Jewelry In The Movies, Vol. 9: Sex In The City

There are movies you watch and then there are movies that you watch over and over again. The HBO series Sex In The City ended in 2004 after six seasons and a collective whimper could be heard around the world. It seemed like a lifetime before it was announced there would be a movie. And what a movie it turned out to be! We still (after watching it dozens of times) have a visceral reaction when we see Carrie beat her wedding bouquet against Mr. Big just after he’s stood her up at the alter. We watched it again recently and it got us to thinking about all of the engagement rings, not just the one that Mr. Big finally ended up producing, that had been featured on the show and in the two movies. Tonight, we recap them all here!

The show stealer was the ring with which John James Preston presented to Carrie in Sex And The City 2 to “punish” her for admitting to a stolen kiss with a former fiancé. She’s given the ring to “remind” her that she’s married. When asked why he chose a black diamond, he states, “Because you’re not like anyone else.” <sigh> But let’s back up to the beginning and start with the first engagement ring in the show.
Famous Jewelry In The Movies, Vol. 9: Sex In The City
photo: Darren Star Productions and New Line Cinema/Warner Bros. Pictures

Of the girl foursome, Charlotte was the first to get engaged to the dashing doctor Trey McDougal. He proposed with a Tiffany’s blue box (as one would expect of a blue blood), which held inside a traditional solitaire (swipe left to see the rings in order).

Famous Jewelry In The Movies, Vol. 9: Sex In The City
photo: Darren Star Productions and New Line Cinema/Warner Bros. Pictures

Carrie and Aiden Shaw are next on the list. Aiden had picked out a ring that Carrie found pre-proposal. She knew it wasn’t her style and bemoaned the choice to her girl team. Luckily, Samantha stepped in because when Aiden finally got down on one knee, the “ugly” ring was no where to be found and in its place was a gorgeous asscher cut solitaire.

Famous Jewelry In The Movies, Vol. 9: Sex In The City
photo: Darren Star Productions and New Line Cinema/Warner Bros. Pictures

Miranda was next in line and she actually had no engagement ring at all. Instead, she and Steve Brady decided on simple gold bands and she married him while wearing a oxblood velvet ensemble. So much for the beaten path.

Famous Jewelry In The Movies, Vol. 9: Sex In The City
photo: Darren Star Productions and New Line Cinema/Warner Bros. Pictures

Charlotte was up again, having fallen for her divorce attorney Harry Goldenblatt. Harry may not have initially been what Charlotte thought she wanted in a man, but in the end she fell hard and love prevailed. And Harry proposed with a emerald cut diamond the size of a small skating rink!

Famous Jewelry In The Movies, Vol. 9: Sex In The City
photo: Darren Star Productions and New Line Cinema/Warner Bros. Pictures

While Samantha and Smith Jerrod never officially got engaged, he did buy her a ring. And like Samantha, it was definitely not traditional. Samantha, used to getting what she wanted, was bidding on the ring at auction while visiting the girls in NY but there was a phone bidder that was more determined. Upon arriving back in LA where they were living, Samantha is presented with the floral showstopper – the mysterious phone bidder was none other than Smith. When the relationship ended, she tried to return the ring to Smith, but he asked her to keep it.

Famous Jewelry In The Movies, Vol. 9: Sex In The City
photo: Darren Star Productions and New Line Cinema/Warner Bros. Pictures

And that brings us full circle to Carrie, Mr. Big and the black diamond. For years now, women have been asking each other which Sex In The City character are you? We have a better question – which ring would you choose?! Tell us below!

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