Shayne Ward who just got engaged to his longtime girlfriend Sophie Austin posted a photo on Instagram announcing the news to the world. For those who are not familiar with the name, Shayne Ward is the winner of the 2nd series of X Factor UK. That happened in 2005 following which his career took off. Ward went on to star in a popular British soap opera called Coronation Street in which he plays the character of Aidan Connor. As for his fiancé Sophie Austin, she is a familiar face in the British television too. In case you are wondering where you’ve seen her, she was in Hollyoaks as Lindsey Butterfield.
Back to the topic at hand, Ward popped the question to Austin who he has been dating for a long time now with a marquise-cut diamond halo ring. The answer was a yes, and along came the picture of an enormous diamond ring on his fiancées fourth finger tagged '#MrsWardtobe'. The couple has a daughter together, Willow May. Following the announcement, the two were showered with congratulation messages on their social media accounts. The amazing news travelled fast across the Internet as do news of this kind, as his fans took to celebrating the event.
The amazing news before this one came from the couple when they welcomed their first child. Just a year later, Ward took the next step to get engaged to the mother of his child. While much is known about the proposal, a close up shot of the engagement ring has been acquired from the horse’s mouth. The ring is beautiful and you need less than a glance to recognize that.
It features a sizeable marquise cut diamond at the center surrounded by a thick halo of diamonds. The band is rather skinny, but not devoid of the shimmer of the center. The band is sprinkled with diamonds. Together, the ring look swoon-worthy. It’s not boastfully big, but definitely exquisite. The technicalities of the stone and the name of the designer is still obscure, but we hope to hear about all that pretty soon. The good news however is, it has a pretty versatile aesthetics, which in other words, is fashion-friendly.
A Marquise-cut halo is quite a rare choice of engagement ring knowing how morbidly hankered celebs are for round and other precious cut diamonds. Together with the band and the halo, the ring looks extraordinary in its simplicity.
Shayne Ward Marquise engagement ring
Before you know, replica rings are going to find their way into the store making it possible for fans to grab a piece to their personal collections.
The ring has been largely admired by their followers on social media. The dainty little accessory sparkled in Austin’s hand in the picture. We hope that two shine in their marriage too, which we hope happens sooner than later, fingers crossed.
Until that happens, the two are enjoying parenthood caring for their little daughter, who just turned 1 year last December.
Shayne Ward & Sophie Austin