The Most Breathtaking Celebrity Engagement Rings Ever
In our Hollywood-obsessed society, people are constantly craving the latest breaking news about A-list stars. And this can mean the super mundane, like what *insert celebrity name here* had for breakfast. But the greatest hype surrounds celeb relationships–who’s dating who (or let’s face it, who’s merely spotted next to whom), where they’re wining and dining, and especially anything to do with celebrity weddings. From the moment someone gets engaged, there is a metaphorical spotlight cast.
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The most obvious follow-up question to a buzzworthy engagement is: What about the ring?! Thankfully, we’ve answered that question for you nearly a hundred times over!
Scroll through to see the best diamonds and baubles belonging to your favorite starlets.
Alexa Ray Joel and Ryan Gleason
The singer-songwriter announced her engagement to Ryan Gleason on Jan. 1 by showing off this stunning photo of her new emerald-cut diamond ring. "So I was completely taken off-guard, dumbstruck, and shell-shocked—and FOR ONCE in my life, I had absolutely no words, and I couldn’t speak ... I just kept staring at this ridiculously exquisite ring," she wrote on Instagram.
Paris Hilton and Chris Zylka
Hilton spent the holiday season getting engaged to her beau Zylka, and her ring is just as extravagant as you'd expect. Zylka popped the question during a romantic ski trip in Aspen, Colorado. "So happy & excited to be engaged to the love of my life. My best friend & soulmate," Hilton wrote on Instagram. "Perfect for me in every way."
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
Prince Harry designed the ring that he used to propose to Meghan Markle. Harry worked with jeweler Cleave and Company, choosing a diamond from Botswana as the main stone and flanking it with two diamonds from Princess Diana's collection. “The ring is obviously yellow gold because that’s her favorite and the main stone itself I sourced from Botswana,” he said in an interview with BBC News. “The little diamonds on either side are from my mother’s jewelry collection to make sure that she’s with us on this crazy journey together.”
John Stamos and Caitlin McHugh
The Full House star and actress got engaged after nearly two years of dating, and they announced it in the sweetest Instagram post. “I asked ... she said yes! ... And we lived happily ever after,” Stamos captioned the Disney-themed photo. The couple hit the red carpet just after announcing their happy news, and McHugh's ring looked gorgeous.
Michelle Branch and Patrick Carney
The singer, who recently celebrated her 34th birthday, announced her engagement to Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney in a sweet Instagram post that showed off her dazzling ring. "Thank you for all the birthday love and wishes," Branch wrote. "Last night, right before I blew out my candles, @officerpatrickcarney asked me to marry him and then I had nothing left to wish for. 34 might be the best year yet."
Felicity Jones and Charles Guard
John Cena and Nikki Bella
The Internet could not stop buzzing after wrestler-actor Cena proposed live to fellow WWE star Bella at WrestleMania 33—and she accepted. Cena presented his love with a massive Tiffany & Co. diamond ring.
Miranda Kerr and Evan Spiegel
After a year of dating, Kerr and Spiegel got engaged in July 2016. The model confirmed the news on Instagram with a black-and-white photo that shows a stunning round-cut rock on her left ring finger. The image also includes a Bitmoji that features two characters: a man crouching down on one knee as he presents a giant engagement ring to a woman who appears thrilled by the contents of the box. The words “Marry Me!” appear at the bottom. “I said yes!!!” Kerr wrote in the caption of her post.
PIPPA MIDDLETON AND JAMES MATTHEWS
Middleton and her longtime beau, financier James Matthews got engaged on July 17, 2016 while on vacation in the gorgeous Lake District of northwest England. The beautiful Art Deco-inspired Asscher-cut sparkler is estimated to be worth around $263,000.
Emilie De Ravin and Eric Bilitch
The Once Upon a Time star announced her engagement to director Eric Bilitch on Instagram and showed off her engagement bling while she was at it. "So excited!!! I love you @ericbilitch," she captioned the photo of her ring. The 34-year-old actress and her husband-to-be welcomed their first child together, 3-month-old Vera, in March 2016.
Ciara and Russell Wilson
Singer Ciara announced her engagement to Russell Wilson on Instagram in March 2016. The flawless ring is a brilliant-cut diamond reported to be 16 carats.
Hilary Swank and Ruben Torres
Swank shared her news of the engagement to former pro tennis player Ruben Torres on March 22, 2016. Torres popped the question with what appeared to be an emerald and diamond ring in a gorgeous gold setting. Swank and Torres called off their engagement in early June.
Amal Clooney and George Clooney
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt proposed to longtime partner Angelina Jolie in April 2012 with a rectangular diamond ring estimated to be more than 10 carats. The couple married in 2014 and split in fall 2016.
Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney
Taylor Kinney proposed to singer and longtime love Lady Gaga on Valentine's Day 2015 with a huge, heart-shaped diamond ring by Lorraine Schwartz. The couple called off their engagement in July 2016.
Emmy Rossum and Sam Esmail
Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail proposed to actress Emmy Rossum in August 2015 with a large round stone flanked by two slim baguettes on a platinum band.
Amy Adams and Darren Le Gallo
Darren Le Gallo proposed to Amy Adams with a Jean Dousset diamond ring in 2008. The couple wed in 2015.
Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier III
Prince Rainier III of Monaco proposed to legendary Hollywood beauty Grace Kelly with a 10.5-carat square-cut diamond ring in 1955.
Wallis Windsor & Edward VIII
Prince Edward abdicated the throne for his American sweetheart Wallis, and proposed to her with an almost 20-carat diamond ring to seal the deal. The two married in 1937.
Princess Diana and Prince Charles
Prince Charles proposed to the late Princess Diana in 1981 with an 18-carat sapphire and diamond ring. The couple divorced in 1996.
Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied
Benjamin Millepied proposed to Natalie Portman in 2010 with Jamie Wolf-designed ring. The ring was crafted from recycled platinum and conflict-free diamonds. The couple married in 2012.
Julianne Hough and Brooks Laich
In 2015 Julianne Hough became engaged to Canadian ice hockey player Brooks Laich, who presented her with a 5-plus-carat Lorraine Schwartz engagement ring.
Liv Tyler and Dave Gardner
Liv Tyler and sports agent Dave Gardner were engaged for around a year before they shared photos of her stunning ring in 2015.
Sofía Vergara and Joe Manganiello
Joe Manganiello proposed to Sofía Vergara on Christmas Day in 2014 with a large, oval diamond sparkler. The two wed in November 2015.
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth
Actor Liam Hemsworth proposed to Miley Cyrus in 2012 with a 3.5-carat ring from jeweler Neil Lane.
Beyoncé and Jay Z
Jay Z proposed to Beyoncé with an 18-carat diamond ring. The couple married in 2008.
Charlene Wittstock and Prince Albert II of Monaco
Prince Albert of Monaco proposed to Charlene Wittstock in 2010 with a 3-carat pear-shaped engagement ring surrounded by round diamonds, a piece designed by Parisian jeweler Maison Repossi. The couple married in 2011.
Victoria Beckham and David Beckham
Soccer stud David Beckham proposed to former Spice Girls star Victoria Beckham back in 1998 with a 3-carat ring. The couple married in 1999.
Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman
Drew Barrymore's art-consultant boyfriend, Will Kopelman, proposed in 2012 while vacationing in Sun Valley, Idaho, with a nearly 4-carat radiant-cut ring by Graff Diamonds. The couple married later that year.
Nicole Richie and Joel Madden
Rocker Joel Madden proposed to Nicole Richie with a stunning diamond ring that weighs in at a little more than 4 carats in 2010. The couple married later that year.
Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler
Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler proposed to former reality TV star Kristin Cavallari in 2011 with a 5.2-carat square-cut diamond set atop a channel-set diamond band. The couple married in 2013.
Fergie and Josh Duhamel
Actor Josh Duhamel proposed to wife Fergie with a 4-carat dazzler in 2007. The couple married in 2009.
Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth
Hollywood agent Jim Toth popped the question to Reese Witherspoon in 2010 with 4-carat Ashoka-cut diamond engagement ring. The couple married in 2011.
Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson
Ex-NFL football player Eric Johnson proposed to fiance Jessica Simpson in 2010 with a 5-carat ruby and diamond sparkler.
Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman
Actor Adam Shulman popped the question to Anne Hathaway in 2011 and presented the actress with a custom emerald-cut ring by the New York jewelry company Kwiat.
Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas proposed to Catherine Zeta-Jones in 1999 with a 10-carat side-set marquise diamond ring by Fred Leighton. The couple married in 2000.
Melania Knauss and Donald Trump
Billion dollar real-estate mogul Donald Trump proposed to Melania Knauss with a stunning 12-carat ring in 2004.
Mariah Carey and James Packer
Australian billionaire James Packer proposed to Mariah Carey in early 2016 with a whopping 35-carat emerald-cut diamond ring. They split in fall 2016.
Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher
NHL player Mike Fisher proposed to country crooner Carrie Underwood with a 12-carat ring by Jonathon Arndt in 2010. The couple married later that same year.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
Kanye West proposed to Kim Kardashian in October 2013 with a beautiful 15-carat diamond ring from Lorraine Schwartz. The couple wed in May 2014.
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux
Justin Theroux proposed to actress Jennifer Aniston in August 2012 with an oval diamond estimated to be between 12 and 18 carats.
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds
Ryan Reynolds proposed to his future wife, Blake Lively, with a dazzling 10 to 12-carat diamond solitaire ring by Lorraine Schwartz. The couple married in September 2012 in South Carolina.
Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew
Prince Andrew proposed to Sarah Ferguson in 1986 with an 18-carat ruby and diamond ring to match his future wife's fiery red hair. The couple divorced in 1996.
Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake proposed to wife Jessica Biel in December 2011 while vacationing in Montana with an 18-carat white gold and black rhodium plated ring. The setting featured two aquamarines on either side, Biel's birthstone. The couple married in 2012.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Jason Statham
Statham proposed to Huntington-Whiteley with an early 20th century flawless diamond from Neil Lane's archival collection, according to People StyleWatch. The stone is still in its original Edwardian setting, and features smaller diamonds on a platinum band.
Kate Middleton and Prince William
Prince William proposed to his longtime girlfriend Kate Middleton in 2010 with the same 18-carat sapphire and diamond ring that his father, Prince Charles, gave to his mother, Princess Diana. The couple married in 2011.
Jerry Hall and Robert Murdoch
The former model stepped out in London for her first public outing since the engagement announcement to billionaire Ruper Murdoch and an enormous sparkler graced her left ring finger. The piece appeared to feature a unique marquise-shaped diamond on a platinum band.
Elizabeth Taylor and Michael Todd
Movie producer Michael Todd proposed to Elizabeth Taylor with a massive 30-carat diamond ring. The couple was married just over a year before his untimely death in 1958.
Zoe Saldana and Marco Perego
The actress married Italian artist Marco Perego in 2013. Her pear-shaped emerald ring is estimated to be about six to eight carats.
Giuliana and Bill Rancic
The television reporter was proposed to by The Apprentice winner, Bill Rancic while on a helicopter ride. The Graff cusion-cut diamond has a triple band and is around four carats in size.
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend
Singer John Legend proposed to model Chrissy Teigen in the Maldives during Christmastime with a cushion-cut diamond ring. The couple wed in September 2013.
Scarlett Johansson and Romain Dauriac
Actress Scarlett Johansson got engaged to French journalist Romain Dauriac in 2013. The actress's ring is a unique, large rectangular Art Deco piece with three round diamonds. The couple wed in October 2014.
Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis
Actor Jason Sudeikis proposed to Olivia Wilde in January 2013 with diamond ring circled with emeralds. The actress has said that Sudeikis picked that particular ring because the color reminded him of her eyes.
Jennifer Hudson and David Otunga
Professional wrestler David Otunga proposed to singer Jennifer Hudson on her birthday in 2008. Otunga proposed with a platinum Neil Lane engagement ring with a stunning five-carat center stone.
Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross
Evan Ross proposed to singer Ashlee Simpson with a vintage-looking five-carat Neil Lane ring set in platinum and gold, which is made up of over 140 white diamonds accented by small rubies.
Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick
The actress wed Matthew Broderick in May of 1997, after he proposed to her with a beautiful emerald cut diamond engagement ring.
Jessica Alba and Cash Warren
Cash Warren and actress Jessica Alba got engaged in 2007 and were married the next year. Alba's engagement ring is a five-carat Asscher cut diamond surrounded by smaller diamonds.
Jada Pinkett and Will Smith
Actor Will Smith Will proposed to Jada in November 1997 with a $250,000 engagement ring. The couple wed just months later.
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi
Ellen DeGeneres proposed to actress Portia de Rossi in 2008 with a Neil Lane marquis-cut diamond set with pink diamonds. The couple wed in August of the same year.
Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock
Brandon Blackstock proposed to singer Kelly Clarkson in 2012 with a huge yellow canary diamond surrounded with white diamonds, which Blackstock created with jewelry designer Johnathon Arndt.
Mary-Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy
In 2014, Olivier Sarkozy proposed to Mary-Kate Olsen with a four-carat vintage Cartier engagement ring which was reportedly purchased at a Sotheby's jewelry auction for $81,250. The couple wed in November 2015.
Emily Blunt and John Krasinski
Actor John Krasinski proposed to actress Emily Blunt in 2009 with an Edwardian engagement ring featuring a three-carat diamond. The couple wed in July 2010.
Michelle and Barack Obama
The president proposed to Michelle Obama over a candlelit dinner with a beautiful round-cut diamond ring. The couple have have been married since 1992.
Julia Roberts and Danny Moder
Cinematographer Danny Moder proposed to Julia Roberts with a simple engagement ring. The couple wed in July 2002.