‘It captures the essence of who I am’: Bindi Irwin reveals the touching inspiration behind her engagement ring from Chandler Powell complete with a lab-grown diamond and recycled metal
Bindi Irwin, 21, has revealed the touching inspiration behind her custom engagement ring from Chandler Powell, 22.
The daughter of late Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin, told her Instagram followers on Wednesday that the ring was designed with recycled metal and a synthetic diamond.
‘My ring features a lab grown diamond and is made with rose gold recycled metal,’ Bindi wrote following the couple’s exciting engagement announcement.
She said ‘yes’! Bindi Irwin, 21, has revealed the touching inspiration behind her custom engagement ring from Chandler Powell, 22
‘Chandler was incredibly thoughtful when he chose it, the ring captures the essence of who I am (with its vintage flare) and our life together, with the twisted band and scattered diamonds.’
What are laboratory-grown diamonds?
– Laboratory-grown diamonds are considered to be a more ethical alternative to mined diamonds
– Also known as ‘man-made diamonds’, lab diamonds are grown in controlled environments using advanced technology
– They are chemically, physically and optically identical to natural diamonds
– They are believed to have less social and environmental issues as natural diamonds
One jewellery expert told Yahoo on Thursday that the ring features a ‘2 carat oval diamond’ and estimated the ring to be worth around $70,000.
‘The ring’s design, particularly the band that resembles a twisting vine, exudes a nature-inspired look – the perfect nod to Bindi’s commitment to wildlife and conservation,’ Kathryn Money of Brilliant Earth told the website.
It comes after Bindi and her boyfriend of six years Chandler got engaged on her 21st birthday.
‘On my birthday I said ‘yes’ and ‘forever’ to the love of my life,’ Bindi wrote on Instagram alongside a ring photo.
‘Chandler, close to 6 years ago I fell in love with you and every day since has been a whirlwind of adventure and true happiness. I’m so looking forward to spending our forever together as your wife.
‘Here’s to a lifetime of friendship, purpose and unconditional love. — Now let’s get married already!’
Chandler shared a similarly gushing post on his own Instagram page.
Forever: The happy couple took to Instagram to announce the news on Wednesday, which was Bindi’s 21st birthday
‘She said YES!’ he wrote. ‘Almost 6 years ago we met at Australia Zoo.
‘I immediately fell head over heels for her kind and thoughtful heart that radiates so much light.
‘Proposing in her very favorite place in the zoo, surrounded by animals, seemed like the perfect way to embark on this incredible new chapter in our lives. Bee, I love you more than anything in this world and I always will. Happy Birthday.’
Heartfelt: ‘I’m so looking forward to spending our forever together as your wife,’ Bindi gushed on Instagram