bethenny frankel


The wait is over.  “Real Housewives of New York” star, Bethenny Frankel, who always wears the most simple and understated diamond jewelry,  is getting married this week in an intimate affair that will surely be extravagant and private.  The “Housewife” got was spotted shopping for engagement rings earlier this year, but was staying mum about wedding details until the last minute.  Frankel held her bridal shower this Sunday in New York at Bagatelle and was joined by twenty of her closest friends, including only one “Real Housewives” castmate, Alex McCord.

Bethenny FrankelBethenny is also set to be a pregnant bride and is now showing off her baby bump, with the baby expected in June.  She got on her Twitter just this week to post, “I CAN’T BELIEVE I’M HAVING A BABY!  I had a dream it was a girl.  And the wedding countdown is here.  6 days.”  We’ll surely hear about in the press if she’s right on that one!

Frankel will host her wedding at the Four Seasons Restaurant in NYC on Sunday, March 28th.  And it will be a black tie affair, including only her closest family and friends.  Two  of her “Real Housewives” co-stars are expected to attend–McCord and Ramona Singer.  (We can certainly more cat-fights this season, I trust!) “There will be about 70 people, her closest friends, so it’s going to be small and intimate.” Singer says.

Frankel also promises for the wedding to be “a classic New York wedding, very sophisticated, understated…with great food and great dancing.” She also revealed they’ll have cotton candy.

So what can we expect for the wedding rings and gowns?  Classic Neil Lane? Red-carpet favorite Monique Lhuillier?  Wait and see!

Maybe you’re planning to propose this season and are looking for some ideas to help you choose the right ring for your bride-to-be. Take a look at these celebrity engagement ring stone selections and variety of diamonds cuts to give you more than a few ideas.

Ivanka Trump Ivanka Trump. Made by her own jewelry company, Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry, Trump’s engagement ring is not too subtle and not too flashy—a five carat stone that is cushion cut with pave settings and coming in at a cost of $150,000.
Elisabeth Moss and Fred Armisen Elisabeth Moss. This “Mad Men” star showcases a romantic and contemporary ring that is a four-carat round cut and weighs in at $120,000. Solaitaire rings like this one have a chic and understated feel.
Bethenny Frankel Bethenny Frankel. Friends of this “Real Housewives of New York” star say this ring reflects her personality and “steals the show just like her”. The engagement ring is a Kristin Farrell pear-cut diamond that comes in at eight carats and had an estimated cost of $65,000.
Zooey Deschanel Zooey Deschanel. This classic diamond ring fits this indie’s star style perfectly. The cut is an unusual and not-often used Asscher cut with a three-carat stone and pave setting at an estimated cost of $40,000.
Emily Blunt Emily Blunt. This chic and simple British star from “The Devil Wears Prada” found a unique Edwardian cut three-carat diamond ring that emits classic elegance and opulence. Designed by famed jeweler Neil Lane, the ring has an estimated cost of $80,000.

Real Housewives of New York City star, Bethenny Frankel, is busy capitalizing on the brand and having an active home life. Not only can she currently be seen on the hit Real Housewives reality show, but she is also filming Bethenny’s Getting Married, a reality show about her trials and tribulations leading up to the big day.

Bethenny Frankel

The pregnant reality star recently described her packed schedule as “great”, but wouldn’t divulge details on the exact wedding date. “It’s soon, but not as soon” as the June date when she plans to give birth.

“I don’t care about stuff—the dresses and all that. It’s not me.” The reality star says. Does that mean there’ll be no extravagant engagement rings and sixteen foot tall wedding cakes? “I’m not the shopper and everyone knows that I don’t like to transact. I don’t like the stores and registering and all that stuff. So I’ve been sort of doing it, but I don’t love that.”

Describing the third season of the Real Housewives show, Frankel admits that it is “psychotic”. She says that “it’s the most volatile season by far, more than all the other seasons. They didn’t have time to fit in all the arguments, honestly.”