Emily Ratajkowski sparks trend by splitting her engagement ring into two ‘divorce rings’

Emily Ratajkowski recently debuted her 'divorce rings' on Instagram - is this the newest trend for 2024?

Updated on 21 March 2024 • Written By Naomi Grant

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Emily Ratajkowski sparks trend by splitting her engagement ring into two ‘divorce rings’

American supermodel and actress Emily Ratajkowski has sparked a new trend by repurposing her engagement ring into two diamond 'divorce rings'. The model recast her two-stone engagement ring ino a pair of diamond rings by Alison Lou, following her divorce from Sebastian Bear-McClard in 2022.


Fine jewellery brand Alison Lou shared an Instagram post of Ratajkowskis's new jewels, captioned: ‘We made the original two stone engagement ring that set the trend…Here we go again @emrata Divorce Rings’.

While Ratajkowski shared a post to her 30 milliion Instagram followers of her holding her hand up to the camera, with the caption: 'divorce rings ©? @alisonlou'. On her pinkie finger, she wore a gold band with a large pear-shaped diamond, while her ring finger held a hefty oblong-shaped diamond on a gold band.

In a recent interview with Vogue, Ratajkowski outlined the meaning behind the two rings. 'The rings represent my own personal evolution', Ratajkowski shared.

According to Vogue, the idea of repurposing the ring struck Ratajkowski while reading her close friend Stephanie Danler’s essay ‘The Unravelers” in The Paris Review. ‘It includes the story of her grandmother’s snake ring – a ring that is made up of the different stones from her various marriages,’ says Ratajkowski.

Ratajkowski then approached close friend and jeweller Alison Chemla, who collaborated with Rata to create the new concept of a divorce ring. Chemla also designed the actress's original engagement ring.

Re-establishing the meaning of the separation, a vital part of the design involved the separation of the two prominent stones.

Ratajkowski also revealed the silhouette of the two new rings took inspiration from singer sensation Rihanna. ‘I was very inspired by Rihanna’s diamond pinky-toe ring – I liked the idea of my former wedding ring ending up on my pinky,’ Ratajkowski said.

‘It was a fun project to work on together amidst a hugely transitional period in my life,’ says Ratajkowski. ‘The ring became symbolic to me – some kind of token or evidence of my life becoming my own again.’

‘It’s been a crazy couple of years, and finally, I feel a sense of peace within myself and about the life and future I have and will continue to build with my son,’ she says. ‘Somehow, these rings feel like a reminder that I can make myself happy in ways I never imagined.’

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