From huge stones and rare cuts to the priciest and most priceless sparklers, celebrity engagement rings sometimes get as much attention as the stars wearing them. So which are the boldest and brightest gems of the bunch? Let’s count them down.
Here are the most dazzling celebrity engagement rings
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
Kanye West proposed to Kim Kardashian with an enormous 15-carat rock by Lorraine Schwartz. The sparkler’s estimated cost? A whooping $8 million!
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
Angelina Jolie’s gorgeous diamond engagement ring is exactly what Brad Pitt envisioned for her. In fact, Brad worked closely with jeweler Robert Procop on finding the finest rock, getting the perfect shape and size, and bringing his design to life. The one-of-a-kind sparkler costs an estimated $1 million.
Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck gave Jennifer Garner a 4.5-carat, cushion-cut diamond ring when he popped the question. The Harry Winston sparkler is worth about $500,000 or so.
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds
Ryan Reynolds collaborated with Lorraine Schwartz to create Blake Lively’s 12-carat engagement ring. What makes it such a stunner? Its flawless light pink oval diamond, which also happens to be huge!
Fergie and Josh Duhamel
Fergie’s engagement ring was made especially for her. Designed by H. Stern, it features a four-carat, brilliant-cut diamond on a wide band. Surrounding the center stone are cognac diamonds set in a starburst pattern. Good job, Josh Duhamel!
Kate Hudson and Matt Bellamy
Kate Hudson revealed her engagement to Muse rock star Matt Bellamy wearing a nine-carat, emerald cut diamond ring. The massive rock has an estimated value of $200,000.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin
Coldplay’s Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow sealed the deal with an eight-carat, square-cut diamond engagement ring. They may have “uncoupled,” but being one of the brightest celebrity engagement rings, that rock was definitely one for the books.
Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake went vintage with his pick, surprising Jessica Biel with a square-cut, six-carat diamond engagement ring. The vintage-inspired sparkler is valued at about $130,000.
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon
Nick Cannon declared his love for Mariah Carey with a pink diamond engagement ring. The $2.5million stunner has an emerald-cut central stone surrounded by 50 diamonds plus two half- moon diamonds on each side.
Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise says he purchased an engagement ring for Katie Holmes shortly after they met. Set in platinum and rose gold, the five-carat, oval-shaped gem is estimated at $250,000.
Victoria Beckham and David Beckham
David Beckham wooed and wowed Victoria Beckham with a marquis-cut, three-carat diamond engagement ring. Designed by Asprey & Garrard, the massive $250,000 sparkler has diamonds in its central stone and on each side.
Prince William and Kate Middleton
Probably the most famous ring in this list is the blue sapphire and diamond 18-carat ring that Prince William presented to Kate Middleton when he proposed. What makes this Garrard Jewelers sparkler particularly special? It was the engagement ring of his mother, the late Princess Diana. Talk about priceless.
Precious in their own ways, it’s no wonder these celebrity engagement rings had their share of the spotlight.
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