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Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy's Minimalist Engagement Ring Inspired by Jackie Kennedy

The epitome of minimalism, Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy’s jewelry collection is decidedly unpretentious. Well, when John F Kennedy Jr proposed to her at 1995, he opted for a minimalist look that was in keeping with the rest of her wardrobe Engagement ring, that makes sense.

In fact, according to Carole Radziwill, Kennedy’s eldest son was inspired by his mother Jackie Kennedy’s gold and emerald ring, which she dubbed the Left over for the “Swimming Ring” book . Bessette-Kennedy reportedly told reporters at the time (a friend of hers, whose husband Anthony Radziwill is Jackie’s nephew), that her engagement ring, which featured round-cut sapphires and diamonds on a platinum ring, was “Replica of [John’s] mother’s ring

The first lady’s swimming ring is believed to be that of her diamond dealer and longtime partner, Maurice Tempelsman Gift for her, although there is some speculation that Bessette was inspired by it – Kennedy’s engagement ring is a Schlumberger Sixteen Stone ring, which also belonged to her mother-in-law. “I can’t say for sure which The ring was Jackie’s swim ring,” Marion Fasel, jewelry historian and founder of The Adventurine, told Vogue,

Although Tempelsman is credited with helping design Bessette-Kennedy’s band.

Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy’s engagement ring is believed to have been inspired by mother-in-law Jackie Kennedy’s gold and emerald “swimming ring.”

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