A Closer Look At Gabbriette Betchel's Black Diamond Engagement Ring From The 1975's Matty Healy

A Closer Look At Gabbriette Betchel's Black Diamond Engagement Ring From The 1975's Matty Healy

Matty Healy & Gabriette are engaged! The world of pop/rock music got a surprise recently with the news of Matty Healy, frontman of The 1975, announced his engagement to model & musician Gabbriette Bechtel.

The couple announced their engagement on social media after attending their friend Charli XCX's Brat show. Gabbriette shared a photo on Instagram showing off a stunning black diamond ring surrounded by sparkling smaller diamonds, captioned "Marrying the 1975 is very BRAT"


Healy's mum, Denise Welch, confirmed the happy news on Loose Women, revealing that the ring was custom-designed for his fiancée. 

"I have known for a few weeks that Matty got engaged," she said. "They went over to see their friends Charli and George in New York and I woke up this morning to the fact they’ve put it on Instagram. Instagram official ... he's got engaged to Gabriella Bechtel — Gabbriette she's known as."

She continued, "Black diamond; he had it made for her. I couldn't be more thrilled. We couldn't be happier — she is everything I would want in a daughter-in-law. I'm thrilled."

While the whirlwind romance after his high-profile split with Taylor Swift raised eyebrows, it's the unconventional engagement ring that truly has fans talking.

Gabbriette's Black Diamond Engagement Ring From The 1975's Matty Healy

Breaking the Mould with a Black Diamond

Forget traditional sparklers! Gabbriette's ring features a statement black diamond, a bold choice that reflects Matty and Gabbriette's own edgy aesthetic. The ring boasts a large black rose-cut elongated cushion diamond, estimated to be around 5ct, surrounded by a halo of smaller diamonds. The band itself splits into three channels, and is adorned with additional diamond rows, creating a dazzling, multi-textured piece.

While Denise Welch, Matty Healy's mom, stated the engagement ring was custom-made, fans noticed a remarkably similar ring online.

Gabbriette's Black Diamond Engagement Ring From The 1975's Matty Healy

The sold ring on the website 1stDibs.com boasts an 18 karat gold band, a large black diamond center stone, and surrounding diamonds, much like the one Bechtel sported on social media. This ring was sold for $10,800. 

Whether it's a custom design or a close match, the ring undeniably complements The 1975's and Gabbriette's signature edgy, emo style.

Black Diamonds: A Symbol of Modern Love

While black diamonds might not be the first choice that comes to mind for engagement rings, they've been gaining popularity in recent years. Symbolising strength, individuality, and everlasting love, they offer a unique alternative to traditional white diamonds. Perhaps it's a fitting choice for Matty, known for his unconventional lyrics and personal style.

Other celebrities known for sporting a black diamond engagement ring include:

Carmen Electra: The former Baywatch star received a black diamond ring from rocker Rob Patterson.

Jennie Garth: The actress from Beverly Hills, 90210 was proposed to with a black diamond ring by actor David Abrams.

Carrie Bradshaw: Although she's a fictional character, Carrie's 5-carat black diamond ring undoubtedly played a role in the rise of black diamonds as a symbol of non-conformity and modern love. Mr Big proposed with the black ring stating he chose the ring, "because you’re not like anyone else". See ring below.

Gabbriette's Black Diamond Engagement Ring From The 1975's Matty Healy

Get Your Own Gabbriette Inspired Ring

Here at Ethica, we specialise in stones that are lab-grown and when it comes to sourcing a black stone like Gabbriette's, there is no exception! There are two ways we can offer black lab-grown stones:

Black Lab-Grown Diamonds 

Created in a controlled laboratory environment, black lab-grown diamonds have  the same physical and chemical properties as a mined black diamond.

The black color in both mined and lab-grown black diamonds isn't due to a different material, but rather tiny inclusions of graphite or other minerals trapped within the diamond's structure. These inclusions absorb most light wavelengths, giving the diamond its dark appearance.

Gabbriette's Black Diamond Engagement Ring From The 1975's Matty Healy

Pictured above is a Radiant 4.13ct Fancy Black Lab-Grown Diamond.

Enquire here to set a ring with the black Lab-Grown Diamond.

Black Ethica Diamond Moissanite 

Our signature stone, the Ethica Diamond is a premium lab-grown moissanite with a lab-grown diamond infusion. It is almost as hard as diamond, with a consistent grading of E colour and VVSI clarity. The Ethica Diamond is our most affordable stone, and it now comes in black! 

The coloured Ethica Diamonds are grown specifically grown to their intrinsic colour, meaning they will never fade. So a black Ethica Diamond is a great choice if you're looking for a black engagement ring. 

Gabbriette's Black Diamond Engagement Ring From The 1975's Matty Healy

Enquire here to set a ring with the black Ethica Diamond.

 Gabbriette Inspired Design

Gabbriette's ring appears to be set with an elongated cushion-cut diamond, in a halo design with a shoulder set band. It's both vintage and modern in it's design, with a triple split shank and talon claws holding the central diamond in place. 

If you're a fan of the style Matty chose, we offer a bespoke service in which we can create something similar, just for you. See more about the bespoke process here or get in touch for more information. 

Enquire here about creating a bespoke ring or jewellery piece. 

To give some inspiration, here are some bespoke pieces we've made in the past with similar elements to Gabbriette's ring: 

Gabbriette's Black Diamond Engagement Ring From The 1975's Matty Healy
Gabbriette's Black Diamond Engagement Ring From The 1975's Matty Healy


Click here to see all our previous bespoke designs.

Enquire here about bespoke ring design. 

Alternatively, here are some of our existing ring designs that have similar elements to the ring Matty chose: 

The Lovina Cushion Cut Halo 

Imagine Lovina set with a black centre stone?! You could also use our bespoke service to customise Lovina and add some stones to the shoulder, for the extra sparkle that Gabriette's ring has. 

Shop Lovina

The Rae Oval Halo Engagement Ring 

The Rae ring is an oval halo, but the modern claws and baguette halo stones give it a modern edge that we think Gabbriette and Matty would like! With a black centre stone, this would be incredible. 

Shop The Rae Ring

The Andromeda Split Shank Engagement Ring



If its the triple split shank and glittering shoulders that you love about Gabbriette's ring, the Andromeda is for you. Featuring an amazing split shank leading up to an emerald cut centre. 

Shop The Andromeda Ring

Congratulations Matty & Gabbriette 

Whether you love the ring or find it unconventional, one thing's for sure: it's a conversation starter. It reflects Matty & Gabbriette's individuality and serves as a symbol of their unique love story. Congratulations to the happy couple, and here's to hoping they share more details about their happily ever after (and maybe a closer look at that stunning ring!)

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