When Lily Collins and Charlie McDowell got engaged in September of 2020, the Emily in Paris star received a rare rose-cut morganite engagement ring from her then-fiancé. Once they tied the knot the following year, she added another stunning band to her collection. Now, it appears that the sentimental jewels have been stolen. Law enforcement sources told TMZ that Collins was visiting a West Hollywood hotel spa during the first weekend of May 2023, and when she returned, her wedding band, engagement ring, and some electronics were gone. The stolen items are estimated to have cost over $10,000, the outlet reports. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department are investigating the robbery and told the publication that there was no signed of forced entry where theft took place. Police officers are also reviewing the hotel’s security footage for more details, according to Page Six.
In September 2020, her director husband popped the question with a unique gemstone that he designed with jewelry Irene Neuwirth. The rock features a rose-cut morganite center stone, set in a diamond halo with a brushed gold setting. "This style of diamond always appears larger because it is cut flatter than traditional modern diamonds," Bonnie Dudeney, a private jeweler, told Hello. "It’s lovely ‘light pink’ color and is exceptionally rare." Andrew Brown, CEO of WP Diamonds, estimates that the sparkler is about two to three carats and is worth around $4,000.
The Blind Side actress first announced the news on September 25, 2020, with an Instagram post. “I’ve been waiting my lifetime for you and I can’t wait to spend our lifetime together…,” she wrote. Along with her caption, Collins uploaded a carousel of photos. The first image shows the Emmy Awards-nominated actress holding up her left hand while sharing a peck with her then-fiancé. The next picture captures Collins’ candid reaction after McDowell gets down on one knee and opens the engagement ring box in a desert setting. The final photo is a close-up of her new bling.
Nearly a year later, on September 4, 2021, the Love, Rosie star and the director said “I do” at Dunton Hot Springs in Colorado. The bride wore a lace A-line wedding dress with long sleeves and an embroidered mock neck by Ralph Lauren. She paired the elegant gown with a lace-embroidered hood instead of the traditional veil, and had her hair swept back in a low bun. McDowell sported a velvet tuxedo for the occasion. Based on the photos, the duo exchanged vows while standing on a geometric rug in front of a wooden arch. Elsa Jagniecki of Heirlooms Designs, their wedding planner, also peppered the space with handpicked flowers that evoked a cottagecore, rustic vibe and vintage furniture, china, and suitcases.
Collins first documented her relationship status change on September 21, 2021, on social media. “I’ve never wanted to be someone’s someone more than I do yours, and now I get to be your wife,” her caption said. “On September 4th, 2021 we officially became each other’s forever. I love you beyond @charliemcdowell…” She also posted a photo of the newlyweds with their altar in the background, which photographer Cedar & Pines captured.