Amal Clooney wants a new, smaller, less blinged-out engagement ring for work


George Clooney really spent some money and effort choosing a big, glitzy engagement ring for Amal Clooney. Her emerald-cut, 7-carat diamond ring apparently cost something like $750,000. She wears it often enough, when she’s out on town in LA, NYC and London. But some days, she just wears her diamond wedding band and that’s fine too. As it turns out, Amal doesn’t like to wear her blinged-out engagement ring while she’s working. She thinks the huge rock distracts from the issues at hand (ha, get it?). So… Amal has asked George to get her a new ring. Something smaller and simpler.

Amal Clooney has taken off her dazzling £450,000 engagement ring in favour of something more low key. The human rights lawyer, 37, who married George Clooney in September last year, is said to be seeking a simple platinum band instead, after fearing that the hugely expensive sparkler was too ostentatious for her work as a human rights lawyer. The Lebanese-British lawyer regularly jets around the world for high-profile cases and, according to reports, felt that the ring might detract from the seriousness of her work.

A source told the Mirror: ‘Amal has told friends she wants a more understated engagement ring specifically for when she’s working on serious cases. People constantly stop her and admire it for a closer look. It is a massive rock and there is no hiding it. She absolutely loves the ring and won’t be getting rid of it but she just wants something simpler for her big cases.’

Amal has sported the huge rock since soon after actor husband George, 54, first proposed in April 2014. After the couple were wed in a star-studded ceremony in Venice, both wore wedding bands with Mrs Clooney favouring a diamond-encrusted band. Now the London-based lawyer, who works for Doughty Street Chambers, is said to have spent time admiring more simple jewellery at Cartier in London.

[From The Daily Mail]

God, if only all of us could be so lucky, right? Champagne problems! “Ugh, my diamond ring is just too pretty, too big, too sparkly and too distracting, I can’t even work!” Anyway, I totally understand why she’s doing this and I doubt George will have a problem with it. I guess I don’t completely understand why she needs a whole new ring though – couldn’t she just wear her diamond wedding band professionally? And then she could add her engagement ring for night-time events? But hey, if I was in her position, I would be trying to get another diamond ring out of George too.



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  1. Mle428 says:

    I wear only my band when I’m working, because I’m a nurse, and a diamond solitaire is impractical. I don’t know why she wants a smaller “engagement ring,” when a diamond do band is so pretty and classy by itself.

    I’m not above strongly hinting that I want another diamond band after I give birth to our baby in April, though. Hahah ;)

    • Suzy from Ontario says:

      I completely agree Mie428! Wear the band by itself. Why does she need another “engagement diamond” ring?

    • LA Juice says:

      What strikes me as hypocritical is that a human rights lawyer would wear a diamond at all. Why not mozzanite or something that didnt cause a human to suffer or lose a limb?

      • vauvert says:

        I got a Canadian diamond because I wanted a diamond but felt really uncomfortable purchasing a blood diamond. (Sounds overly dramatic but it is true). The Canadian stone is more expensive, of course, but I preferred a smaller stone that I could feel good about.

  2. Tash says:

    Why? She’s married. I don’t understand why women keep wearing engagement rings after they marry. I guess when small fortunes are spent on rings, you have to wear them :/

    • swack says:

      I rarely wore mine but it was because I played lots of sports, softball, volleyball, soccer, etc and I didn’t want to have to take it off and put it back on every time. Never took the band off (until divorced). I played soccer with women who would wear there 2+ caret diamonds while playing. I hated it because they could have seriously harmed someone. Plus, she’s just NOW worrying about wearing the large engagement ring when working on cases?

    • Shoe_Lover says:

      why wouldn’t you keep wearing it?

  3. Kate says:

    My office is the same way – very conservative and very self-conscious about how we present ourselves to the community and clients especially. Few ladies wear their engagement rings where I work. I just wear my wedding band (a simple, 3mm eternity band), and my engagement ring is only 2 carats. A 7 carat ring would look like a cocktail ring on me (but I’m only 5’2″).

  4. Truly says:

    I’m surprised Cloonzy didn’t buy her a tiara to go with that bloody boulder.

    Or as Elizabeth Taylor would call it – an ice RINK

  5. tracking says:

    Yeah, why bother with an engagement ring for day at all? She’ll have plenty of evening events to bring the bling.

  6. Jen says:

    I need a separate diamond engagement ring for when I go yachting, and another for when I’m sculpting my 80-pound body with my private trainer on my estate, and another for when I’m recovering from plastic surgery….

    Rich people problems

  7. KaliWeeble says:

    This kinda cracks me up because she seems to sure like showing it off every time she goes outside…..constantly moving her hair back with THAT particular hand…….but I do understand wanting to not be ostentatious.

  8. Miss M says:

    Such a wonderful, down-to-Earth and humble woman. I couldn’t expect any less from a true Humanitarian.

  9. Josephine says:

    It seems many young women are foregoing the diamond ring. It’s so expensive, it’s impractical, you eventually stop wearing it, there are ethical issues. To each their own, but a simple band has fit into my life the best.

  10. MindlessContemplations says:

    Honestly the huge ostentatious engagement ring is a very American cultural thing. Must married ladies in Europe wear just a band.

    • Holmes says:

      I just came here to say that. I’m kind of surprised she wears one at all.

    • Miss M says:

      We wear just a band in Brazil too. Men wear a band as an engagement ring in the right hand too).

    • Nic says:

      Yes, I find it a little weird that she has such a huge ring also. Assuming there’s anything to this story, maybe she is fine with just wearing the band at work, but GEORGE feels she needs some bling? Doesn’t want people thinking he’s cheap, perhaps?

  11. paranormalgirl says:

    I wear just my wedding band.

  12. nicole says:

    She sounds like a complete dose to me, dont wear your blingy ring to work, just wear your wedding band, and wear your big rock when your posing on the red carpet with George, simple. Pic number three she is creepy looking, her eyes are weird.

  13. Ankhel says:

    “Mr. C, people pay me all the attention because I’m your little moon and stars. If I’m decked with diamonds too, jury members won’t remember anything but my beauty. I need something small and discreet. Like this one darling, at 300 000.” Okayyy.

  14. Lilacflowers says:

    I suspect someone at the firm told her to turn down the distracting bling. While working on a case, the issues, not your jewelry should be the focus of attention. We tell clients and witnesses to leave the jewelry at home all the time. Amal should just wear the wedding band.

    • siri says:

      I truly wonder why she doesn’t know that herself, being highly intelligent…

      • Aiyanna says:

        This is the comment from daily mail. I apologize but I had to copy it. This is how I see it too.

        ” What’s wrong Amal??? Not getting enough press lately that you have to let everyone know your not going to wear your ring. A lot of women in this world have bigger rings than you do. You are nothing special. You just love the attention. No one with any class would make an statement to the press about not wearing a wedding ring. You must be a very shallow person to need so much attention!!!”

  15. i would just wear the band….

    honestly if I get engaged I just want a rose gold band and a sapphire…. i love that heirloom look….. yal can keep the diamonds (ugh)

    But you’re talking to a girl who would love to elope at the court house and then have a phat-asss honeymoon in japan (very unconventional)

    a simple band is like amazing….. im tired of working in these upper-echelon white collar jobs and everyone and the receptionist is walking around with a huge vending machine looking block of ice….it just looks kinda tacky (i need to stop judging and be a better human being hahahahahah)

  16. KBeth says:

    I don’t get the appeal of this woman, she’s rather harsh looking.
    Her hair is fabulous & I adore the coat she is wearing, other than that….I think she’s just average.

  17. boredblond says:

    This is ridiculous…this woman consistently overdresses in designer-only clothes that, on any given day, cost more than most rings and we’re supposed to believe a ring is somehow distracting to fellow workers? Her firm so obviously uses her for publicity value and to attract coverage, this is laughable. Sounds like the usual ‘we have to be in the press somehow’ Klooney plant.

    • nicole says:

      boredblonde, I agree, its just a stupid story to keep there names out there, just like the wooden shed, another stupid story. Im surprised we havent seen there usual “date night” fancy restaurant arranged photops lately.

  18. siri says:

    Can’t help thinking it’s just another opportunity to get them in the news, because it’s such a non-story. She also showed it off so many times, and they milked the story of the ethically mined diamond, and the ring co-created by George so often, that everybody knows she has that thing…so why now? Is she also considering going back to the Hello Kitty pre-George outfits? Now, THAT would be news!;-) I’m so over them, it’s not even fun to comment anymore.

    • OhHellNo! says:

      They hate the fact they have become so irrelevant, I keep asking him to go live back in the states and stop polluting my country with their presence but so far no luck, I shall persevere however!

      • siri says:

        I don’t think George will really live in the UK for good, after all, his best buddies are in LA. Also, the remodelling of their house in the UK is still going on, and somehow I believe it’s more for her/her family than for him. There’s always hope;-)

      • OhHellNo! says:

        I believe you are right, I think the house is her future divorce settlement but have to confess I would be very happy if he would take all of them with him! Thanks for the words of comfort ;-) It is taking an awfully long time for that house to be refurbished though.

  19. Mindy says:

    Georgie may need to ‘hock the rock’ and this article is laying the foundation for a cover-up story when the $750,000 rock is pawned. Some of his properties are for sale now.

    i’ve wondered if the Clooney/Amal drama is really about protecting/hiding his assets by transferring ownership to his wife in the guise of ‘gifts’ and a divorce settlement down the road. Perhaps George was caught with his “pants down” and needs to quiet some people ala Charlie Sheen.

    Georgie Porgie, Puddin’ and Pie,
    Kissed the girls and made them cry,
    When the boys came out to play,
    Georgie Porgie offered foreplay.

  20. Kitty says:

    Lol…how ridiculous, if true. I was reading about her the other day in a fashion magazine, and can I just say I’m shocked she is only 37? I thought she was at least 45. No shade.

  21. golden retriever says:

    Yep Kitty, being too thin is aging as is piling on the make up. I agree with the posters up thread these two are dullards and their publicity seeking antics are now meh. What I find quite odd is the Internet agrees but the mainstream media seems to go on and on about how fantastic they are. Do they pay for that kind of coverage? I don’t know the ways of PR.

    • OhHellNo! says:

      Oh they pay, in every way possible, George is looking miserable because his contract is only just sinking in and it is hitting him hard in every way imaginable. There seems no way out for him at this point in time.

  22. Sallly says:

    George avoided doing commercials in the US and now he is, sounds like he is in need of the cash. Years ago he did the voice for Budweiser commercials but did not appear on screen. So in addition to selling properties, it gives the appearance of a financial issues.

    For Amal to worry about clients being distracted by her ring, she doesn’t do pro bono work and with the fees she commands, I am sure her clients spend more on a weekend of partying than the cost of her engagement ring. She is a human rights attorney, not a humanitarian. No shade on her working for a living or who she represents (everyone is entitled to representation) but she needs to get over herself. What difference does it make when she comes in dressed from head to toe in designers clothes?

    Clearly intelligence does not guarantee one has common sense.

    • OhHellNo! says:

      +1, the woman shows up at a prison of all places wearing nothing but couture and she is now just worrying about the bling? No, that is a fake @ssed lie.