The San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, California is known for inspiring romance among red carpet regulars. Over the years, it has been a wedding site for silver screen legends Sir Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh, former Charmed star Holly Marie Combs and David Donoho and Academy Award winner Gwyneth Paltrow and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, while John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy and Julia Roberts and Danny Moder spent their first days as husband and wife at the retreat. Guarded by the Santa Ynez mountains, the 41 villas and suites on 500 verdant acres offer a private sanctuary for special moments, including wedding proposals. During their stay at the ranch in celebration of their one-year anniversary, director Andrew Form presented actress Jordana Brewster with a platinum engagement ring topped with a 3.2-carat, emerald cut diamond embraced on either side by two similarly cut sparklers, InStyle Weddings revealed.
The ring, purchased at Peter Atman in New York City, was a prelude to a destination “I do” on the Caribbean island of Nevis on May 6, 2007.