13 Non-Traditional Celebrity Engagement Rings
In case you didn't hear: Color is in. And that applies for engagement rings, too—the latest jewelry trend that's on the up and up. Ever since Prince William proposed with Princess Diana's famous 18-carat sapphire engagement ring that turned Kate Middleton into a Duchess, there's been a growing demand for vibrant-colored stones (engagement ring e-retailer brilliance.com recently launched a new category dedicated solely to gemstone rings). From Olivia Wilde's emerald haloed rock to Jessica Simpson's 5-carat ruby, it's clear that unconventional sparklers are having a moment. Click through to see 12 celebrities' beaus who have shopped outside the box and scooped up engagement rings in unique settings, rare cuts and more.
When it came time to choosing a ring for Ashlee Simpson, beau actor Evan Ross decided to keep it within the family, selecting jeweler-to-the-stars Neil Lane who also designed big sis Jessica Simpson's sparkler. "A Vintage inspiration with a Contemporary feel using calibrated cut rubies gave that vibrant Art Deco feel," Lane says of the 5-carat marquise-cut diamond accented with rubies and 140 small white diamonds. "The navette shape evoked the romance (of the) Edwardian Era."