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The Most Iconic Old Hollywood Engagement Rings

From Marilyn's diamond band to Elizabeth's diamond solitaire.
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Elizabeth Taylor and Grace Kelly's diamond engagement rings are legendary, but there are plenty of other Old Hollywood actresses who were proposed to with equally stunning rocks.

ELIZABETH TAYLOR


Elizabeth Taylor received a 29.4-carat emerald-cut diamond set in platinum from her third husband Mike Todd.

AUDREY HEPBURN


Mel Ferrer proposed to Hepburn with a set of three bands: a yellow gold band, a rose gold band, and a white gold band with diamonds.

LANA TURNER


The actress received this pear-shaped diamond from one of her eight husbands.

JOAN CRAWFORD


Alfred Steele forgot to purchase a wedding ring for Crawford before their nuptials but soon bought her a diamond.

JUDY GARLAND


Garland had a pear-shaped diamond ring.

LUCILLE BALL


Ball received a brass ring from Desi Arnaz when they eloped, but he later upgraded the actress's engagement ring to a large cushion-cut diamond and platinum ring.

MARILYN MONROE


On their wedding day, Joe DiMaggio gave Marilyn Monroe a platinum eternity band with 35 baguette-cut diamonds.

MIA FARROW


Farrow was given a 9-carat pear-shaped diamond ring from Frank Sinatra when he proposed in 1966.

DEBBIE REYNOLDS


Eddie Fisher proposed with a square-cut diamond.

GRACE KELLY


Prince Rainier of Monaco proposed to Grace Kelly with an eternity band of rubies and diamonds, but later purchased a 10.5-carat emerald-cut diamond flanked by two baguettes and set in platinum for the actress.

ELIZABETH TAYLOR


Taylor had so many engagement rings that she necessitates a second mention. She received this cabochon sapphire ring from her second husband, Michael Wilding.

NORMA SHEARER


MGM executive Irving Thalberg gave Shearer a marquise-cut diamond ring when he proposed in 1927.

This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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