It looks like emerald-cut diamonds are so four years ago for Kate Hudson—now the actress is sporting an actual emerald!
Hudson, who has been engaged to Muse frontman Matthew Bellamy since April 2011, was spotted at the 2014 Baby2Baby Gala wearing a noticeably different bauble: A massive emerald set in a diamond-encrusted band. Kate's original ring—which clocked in at nearly 9 carats—is a sizeable platinum-set sparkler with tapered baguette diamonds on both sides.
While we wouldn't exactly call this a ring upgrade (c'mon, Kate's original diamond was gorgeous), the emerald is quite a stunner.
Kathryn Clark, a diamond expert with Eshed Diam, tells E! News that "there looks to be 1 to 2 carats of small, high-quality diamonds surrounding [the ring]."
"This looks like a Zambian emerald, and in the gem world has a lot of mystical meaning behind it. A deep green [emerald] like this one has a high price tag," Clark said.