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Steal This Style: Michelle Obama’s Engagement Ring Upgrade!

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Michelle Obama and Barack Obama (4)

Time for a New Kind of Sparkle!

Michelle Obama and Barack Obama

Steal This Style:
Michelle Obama’s Engagement Ring Upgrade

The Matching Trio that Started it all!

In 1992, theformer first Lady and President of the United States, Michelle and Barack Obama, exchanged matching yellow gold wedding bands to compliment the simply elegant, yellow gold, solitaire engagement ring Barak proposed to Michelle with. This trio was the perfect symbol to show not only that they had found the person they would take on the world with (literally), but represents the embrace of one another’s lives, making the perfect match.

Michelle Obama and Barack Obama matching yellow gold trio set

The beauty of a marriage is that it evolves. Over time, you change as individuals and as a couple. It is the very nature of living. To represent this evolution, what better way than to upgrade your wedding rings?

Michelle has recently been sporting a platinum or white gold diamond engagement ring in place of her classic yellow gold bridal set. This upgrade features a square diamond, with a glamorous diamond band. Unsure of the exact specification of this ring, we can assume that the cut of the square diamond is an emerald cut, an asscher cut, or a princess cut diamond.

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How They Met:

Michelle Obama and Barack Obama (5)

The two met in 1989, in their mid-late twenties, at the law firm Sidley Austin LLP. Barack was new to the firm, and Michelle was assigned to be his mentor. The two Harvard graduates were thought to have gotten along well, so the firm paired them together. He was instantly captivated by her, so much so that after a month of being mentored, he asked Michelle on a date. Though she did not say yes at first, Michelle did accept his invitation to lunch at the Art Institute of Chicago, an easy stroll, and a showing of Spike Lee’s film “Do The Right Thing.”

The Proposal:

In 1991, after passing his bar exam, the two celebrated over dinner. What was thought to be an educational and career achievement celebration turned into one that would change their relationship forever!

As the waiter placed the tray of dessert on their table, Michelle looked over the delectable treats to stumble upon a the yellow gold, round brilliant cut diamond solitaire engagement ring. And with a simple question, “will you marry me?”, Michelle said yes!

Michelle Obama and Barack Obama Wedding Day

On October 3, 1992, they wed in front of their loved ones. With the promise of an interesting life filled with adventures, the two embarked on the journey of a lifetime.



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