When Kirsten Dunst recently got engaged to actor Jesse Plemons, many of us noticed that the A-list actress’ diamond engagement ring is yellow gold.

Precious yellow metal — a throwback aesthetic to the 70s and 80s — is fast becoming a choice for many modern brides. Of course, for Todd Reed, an award-winning Colorado jewelry designer, it’s been one of his go-to metals for decades. I’m especially loving some of Reed’s newest yellow gold bridal rings, just unveiled for spring — particularly those with brown, champagne and autumnal color diamonds that are highly wearable tone-on-tone monochromatic designs.

FYI: On Sunday night, when Dunst, a “Hidden Figures” co-star, walks the red carpet of the 89th annual Academy Awards — the film is nominated for Best Picture — I’ll be taking special note of the rest of Dunst’s jewelry, to see if she chooses yellow or white gold. Will she or won’t try to metal-match her new betrothal ring? We’ll be watching. www.toddreed.com.


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Todd Reed 18K ring stack (top to bottom): Channel set eternity band in 18K yellow gold and white brilliant cut diamonds (approx. 0.62ctw), $4,125; ring in 18K yellow gold, natural color fancy-cut diamond (2.15ctw), white marquise diamonds (0.35ctw), and white brilliant cut diamonds (0.26ctw), $5,475; 18K yellow gold ring with natural color fancy-cut diamonds (3.55ctw), $12,000; ring in 18K yellow gold with marquise cut diamonds (1.91ctw), $10,995; and 18K yellow gold ring with signature Autumn Diamonds (approx. 0.62ctw), $3,300.

2ToddReedRingAllAroundTodd Reed 18K yellow gold engagement ring with natural color rosecut diamond (1.87ctw) and all-around bezel-set white brilliant cut diamonds (0.75ctw), $20,650.


Todd Reed 18K yellow gold engagement ring with a natural color fancy-cut square diamond (1.08ctw) set north/south, brilliant cut diamonds (1.03ctw), and white brilliant cut diamonds (0.10ctw), $10,560.



Todd Reed engagement ring in 18K yellow gold, rosecut diamonds (4.85ctw), and white brilliant cut diamond halo (0.11ctw), $26,200.



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