The Most Gorgeous Celebrity Engagement Rings of All Time
We look to celebrities for style tips, but what we really ought to pay attention to are their jewelry pieces, especially their engagement rings. Who had the best celebrity engagement rings of all time? Elizabeth Taylor's iconic rock, Paris Hilton's jaw-dropping engagement bling, and Meghan Markle’s cusion cut ring can give us a lifetime supply of ring inspiration.
No matter the stone type (we've got sapphire, emeralds, and canary yellow diamonds ahead) to the carat size (including a 40+ carat stone), there's a dazzling celebrity engagement sparkler for every sense of style. Here are
Prince Harry gave Markle this stunning engagement ring The ring features a 3-carat cushion cut center stone with two side diamonds that are approximately .5 ct to .75 ct. The side diamonds belonged to Harry's mother, Princess Diana.
Prince Rainier III of Monaco proposed to Kelly with a gorgeous 10.47-carat emerald-cut diamond by Cartier. The ring featured two baguette diamonds on each side. The couple wed in a fairytale wedding in 1956, and the stunning ring is estimated to be worth $4.06 million, Who What Wear reports.
CATHERINE, DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE
Prince William proposed to then-Kate Middleton back in 2010 with a familiar ring: the gorgeous sapphire engagement ring that once belonged to his mother, Princess Diana. The ring features a 12-carat oval Ceylon center stone surrounded 14 solitaire diamonds created by royal jeweler Garrard.
In 1957, Taylor married her third husband, theater
Taylor and Richard Burton started their decades-long love affair in 1962. Burton lavished Taylor with incredible pieces of jewelry during their relationship, including the Elizabeth Taylor Diamond, which was formerly known as the Krupp diamond. Burton purchased the 33-carat Asscher-cut potentially flawless diamond ring for Taylor in 1968. While not technically an engagement ring, Taylor wore it nearly every day, and it was sold at a Christie's auction in December 2011 for $8.8 million, Forbes reports.
Pippa's now-husband James Matthews proposed in July 2016 with a statement engagement ring: an Asscher cut diamond surrounded by an octogonal halo of smaller diamonds. The center stone is reported to be about three carats in size, and the entire ring is estimated to be worth just over $260,000, People reports. The duo wed in a fairytale wedding ceremony in May 2017.
CAMILLA, DUCHESS OF CORNWALL
Prince Charles and Camilla announced their engagement in February 2005. Charles proposed with a ring that once belonged to his grandmother, the Queen Mother. The emerald-cut center stone is surrounded by six diamond baguettes and was designed in the 1920s, according to Hello! Magazine.
PRINCESS CHARLENE OF MONACO
Princess Charlene married Prince Albert of Monaco in a stunning royal wedding back in 2011. Princess Charlene, who has since welcomed twins Jacques and Gabriella, has an engagement ring fit for royalty: a dazzling three-carat pear-shaped diamond center stone surrounded by diamonds on each side.
In January 2018, Jack Brooksbank proposed to his longtime girlfriend Princess Eugenie while the couple was traveling in Nicaragua. Eugenie's ring is an oval, coral-colored padparadscha sapphire surrounded by diamonds.
The tennis star announced her engagement to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian in late December
NICKY HILTON ROTHSCHILD
In August 2014, heiress Nicky Hilton got engaged to banker James Rothschild while traveling in romantic Lake Como, Italy. Rothschild proposed with a Royal Asscher cut ring, estimated to be between six and eight carats, according to E! News.
Then-Congressman John F. Kennedy proposed to Jackie Bouvier in 1953 with a uniquely gorgeous ring by Van Cleef & Arpels. The ring was set with a 2.88-carat diamond and a 2.84-carat emerald with diamond accents surrounding the stones, according to Vogue.
JACQUELINE KENNEDY ONASSIS
After the death of her first husband John F. Kennedy, Jaqueline Kennedy married Greek shipping heir Aristotle Onassis in October 1968. Aristotle proposed with a Harry Winston ring featuring the breathtaking 40.42-carat Lesotho Three diamond. Jackie reportedly kept the marquise cut diamond in a bank vault, and it sold at auction for $2.59 million after her death, Brides reports.
Mary-Kate Olsen and French businessman Olivier Sarkozy got engaged in early 2014. Sarkozy proposed with a vintage diamond and sapphire ring by Cartier which dates back to 1953. The diamond center stone is approximately four
Rossum's now-husband Sam Esmail proposed with an elegant vintage ring that has truly stood the test of time: it dates back to Paris in the 1920s, Brides reports. Rossum's round solitaire ring is flanked by two baguettes on a platinum band.
Hall and media tycoon Rupert Murdoch announced their engagement in January 2016. Hall's enormous ring is a marquise-shaped diamond on a platinum band, InStyle reports. The center stone is estimated to be a whopping 20 carats.
Salma Hayek and French businessman François-Henri Pinault married in 2009. Hayek's gorgeous engagement ring is a five-carat oval-cut center stone with two trillion diamond accents on the side, Brides reports.
In April 2014, longtime bachelor George Clooney proposed to human-rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin with a dazzling diamond ring. The ethically mined, seven-carat emerald-cut center stone is set in platinum with two tapered baguettes on each side, People reports. The ring is estimated to cost $750,000.
In late 2011, musician John Legend proposed to model Chrissy Teigen with a dazzling cushion cut diamond on a pavé eternity band.
Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel proposed to Kerr with a timeless ring: a gorgeous round center stone flanked by tapered diamond baguettes on each side. The center stone is approximately 2.5 carats. The ring is valued between $75,000 and $100,000, Vogue reports.
Copeland's gorgeous engagement ring is a cushion-cut stone set in a halo with a pavé diamond band, according to The Knot. The dancer and her lawyer husband married in the summer of 2016.
In 1999, Michael Douglas proposed to Zeta-Jones with a 10-carat marquise diamond designed by Fred Leighton, InStyle reports. The center diamond is surrounded by 28 smaller stones. The ring is reportedly worth $1 million.
Hilton got engaged in a romantic mountaintop proposal in early January 2018. Her fiancé, Chris Zylka, proposed with a whopping ring: a 20-carat pear-shaped diamond surrounded by two carats of smaller diamonds designed by celebrity jeweler Greene & Co. The total value of the ring is estimated at $2 million.
JADA PINKETT SMITH
Will Smith proposed to Jada in November 1997 with a jaw-dropping emerald-cut diamond engagement ring. The center stone is estimated to be over 12 carats in size, and it's surrounded by two baguette-cut stones, Vogue UK reports. The ring is estimated to be worth $250,000, InStyle reports.
ALEXA RAY JOEL
Joel, the daughter of Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley, and longtime boyfriend Ryan Gleason rang in 2018 with the happy news of their engagement. Gleason proposed with a huge emerald-cut diamond ring set on a band with diamond detailing, which was designed by Carelle.
EVA LONGORIA BASTON
The actress, producer, and activist got engaged to her now-husband José Baston in December 2015 in Dubai. Baston proposed with a gorgeous ring featuring a six to eight-carat ruby surrounded by a halo of diamonds, the Knot reports.
In early 2018, Paltrow announced her engagement to her boyfriend of three years, television writer, director, and producer Brad Falchuk.Falchuk proposed with a massive sapphire engagement ring, with a center stone that could be from 10 to 13 carats large, Time reports.
Adam Shulman proposed to Hathaway in a November 2011 with a diamond ring he designed himself along with Kwiat Jewelers, People reports. The ring is set with a six-carat emerald-cut conflict-free diamond on a diamond-studded band. The ring's value is estimated to be $150,000, according to Vogue.
Moore gave fans a first peek at her engagement ring from musician Taylor Goldsmith at the Emmy Awards in 2017. The round-cut solitaire diamond ring is set in a simple yet elegant rose gold band, People reports.
Olivia Wilde and longtime boyfriend Jason Sudeikis announced their engagement in January 2013. Wilde's dazzling engagement ring features a gorgeous round diamond surrounded by an emerald halo on a thin yellow gold band.
Olivia Palermo and her model husband Johannes Huebl tied the knot in 2014. Palermo's engagement ring is as chic as you'd expect: a cushion-cut yellow diamond surrounded by white diamonds. The center stone is estimated to be three carats, Glamour reports.
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