What’s in an engagement ring? In celebrity life, like the saying rings true – if you like it, then put a ring on it. For celebrities, engagement rings act as a fashion statement to set themselves apart from their colleagues showcasing their status.
From Hollywood’s golden age to today, certified princesses to Queen Bey herself, join us for this look at the most beautiful celebrity rings of all time.
The future Mrs. West was asked the question by then-boyfriend Kanye West at San Francisco’s AT&T Park in October 2013. Kanye proposed to Kim with a 15-carat Lorraine Schwartz diamond ring. Yeezy peasy.
French actor Olivier Martinez proposed to actress Halle Berry in August 2012 with an emerald-cut diamond ring. The couple married in July 2013 but announced they were divorcing two years later in 2015.
The now Duchess of Sussex announced her engagement to Prince Harry at Kensington Palace in late 2017. The ring Prince Harry gave to Meghan is composed of a large central diamond from Botswana, featuring two smaller diamonds from the jewelry collection of his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales.
After getting back together with singer-songwriter Justin Bieber in May 2018, model and television personality Hailey Baldwin (daughter of actor Stephen Baldwin) was caught flashing a blingy diamond ring on her finger in July 2018. The couple had previously dated for three months ending January 2016.
Rose Leslie, met her now husband, Kit Harington while the two played on-screen lovers on HBO series Game of Thrones. Their engagement was announced the old fashioned way, via newspaper in September 2017, and got hitched less than a year later in June 2018.
Rapper Jay Z gave Queen Bey a $5 million, 18-carat Lorraine Schwartz diamond for their wedding in April 2008. Beyoncé debuted her spectacular piece at the Fashion Rocks concert in September 2008 in New York City.
The elusive bachelor, George Clooney, said goodbye to bachelorhood by proposing to human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin with a 7-carat emerald-cut diamond set in platinum in April 2014. The couple was married shortly after in September 2014.
Actress Allison Williams was given her engagement ring by CollegeHumor co-founder, Ricky Van Veen, in February 2014 and married in September of that year a private ceremony in Saratoga, Wyoming. Actor Tom Hanks officiated the ceremony.
Olivia Wilde’s engagement to actor and comedian Jason Sudeikis in January 2013 was revealed with her stepping out wearing an engagement ring featuring a stunning diamond surrounded by a ring of emeralds set on a thin gold band.
In August 2012, actor and producer Justin Theroux gave actress Jennifer Aniston an emerald-cut ring. The couple first started dating after working together on the film Wanderlust and tied the knot in August 2015, however, they announced their separation in February 2018.
The former Disney starlet and Liam Hemsworth have had a rocky love story so far. They first met on the set of The Last Song in 2009. When they broke up in 2013, fans were equally shocked and devastated. A reunion in 2015 resulted in Miley penning a single “Malibu” after her Australian hunk while also showcasing her new engagement ring in the process.
Spanish actress and Oscar winner Penélope Cruz married her countryman and Oscar-winning actor Javier Bardem in July 2010 in the Bahamas. For their engagement, the actress was given a vintage ring featuring a 3-carat sapphire surrounded by diamonds.
Portman’s now-husband, Benjamin Millepied, and renowned jeweler, Jamie Wolf, designed the Oscar winner’s ring to match her environmentally-conscious ideals. The diamond itself is an antique piece, with the surrounding pavé diamonds being conflict-free. Even the band is made from recycled platinum.
It wasn’t long ago, the marriage-averse Johnny Depp confirmed his engagement to actress Amber Heard. He apparently designed the ring for Heard, however, seeing as it was too big for her, he bought her another ring from an antique store while it was being resized. I guess it wasn’t just the ring which didn’t fit.
Evan Rachel Wood
The Westworld actress was recently engaged to her Rebel & Basketcase bandmate, Zach Villa. The engagement was revealed at the 2017 SAG awards when the couple sported matching minimalistic silver rings on their ring fingers. The couple met in 2015 and got engaged in January 2017, before calling it off in September.
Princess Eugenie of York
After dating for seven years, Princess Eugenie of York announced her engagement to Jack Brooksbank through an official palace statement in January 2018. The engagement took place in Nicaragua with the ring being designed by both parties. The ring is a salmon-pink sapphire surrounded by a halo of diamonds, set on a gold band, with two further diamonds on the shoulders.
The Simple Life star and Hilton heiress confirmed her engagement to DJ Chris Zylka via her Instagram page in early 2018. The engagement ring weighs a whopping 20-carats and is priced at 2 million dollars. This is Paris’s third engagement to date. Third time’s a charm as they say.
The singer and former Nickelodeon star announced her engagement to Saturday Night Live writer and performer Pete Davidson after just a few weeks of dating. The couple reportedly celebrated their engagement in Disneyland where Grande showed off her pear-shaped ornament.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback, Russell Wilson, popped the question to R&B singer Ciara with a glitzy diamond ring while the two were vacationing in Seychelles. Wilson tweeted a sweet video of the couple soon after their engagement captioning it “Every Morning, Every Night… I Thank God for you @ciara.” From throwing touchdowns to touching hearts. This quarterback’s a true MVP.
Jackie and Kelso, or should we say Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher. From starting as an onscreen couple in the late 90s to becoming a real-life couple in 2012. The two That 70s Show co-stars were engaged in February 2014 before getting married in July 2015.
Actor and rapper Will Smith proposed to actress Jada Pinkett with an emerald-cut diamond ring in 1997. The couple wed on New Year’s Eve 1997 where about 100 guests attended their wedding at The Cloisters, near Jada’s hometown of Baltimore, Maryland.
Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner began dating DNCE singer Joe Jonas in November 2014. By October 2015, the couple was engaged. The unique piece is a set ring with a diamond of at least 2-carats.
Australia’s highest selling artist of all time was recently engaged to British actor Joshua Sasse from February 2016 to February 2017. Sasse, 19 years Kylie’s junior, had previously revealed his engagement to Kylie at the NME Awards in London in 2016.
Actress and Victoria’s Secret Model, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, began dating actor Jason Statham, 19 years her senior, in 2010. The couple announced their engagement in January 2016 and celebrated the birth of their first child in June 2017. Rosie first donned her brilliant round engagement ring while attending the Golden Globes in 2016.
Alexa Ray Joel
The daughter of singer-songwriter Billy Joel and model Christie Brinkley became engaged to restaurateur Ryan Gleason in January 2018. Gleason popped the question with an emerald-cut engagement ring this holiday season at Turks & Caicos at Parrot Cay where the couple was holidaying at the time with family and friends.
Pippa Middleton, sister of Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, first met her future husband, financier James Matthews in 2007. The two began dating in 2015, before getting engaged in 2016 and marrying a year thereafter.
Actor Joe Manganiello and actress Sofia Vergara became engaged in December 2014. The couple was married almost a year later in November 2015. Manganiello popped the question with a stunning oval-cut sparkler.
Actress Cameron Diaz married Good Charlotte band member Benji Madden in January 2015. Previously, she was spotted with a glittery finger in October 2014. The lifestyle of the rich and the famous, aye.
Television personality Nicole Richie worked with jeweler Neil Lane when designing her 4-carat ring for her engagement to Good Charlotte lead singer Joel Madden. The couple married in December 2010. Cameron Diaz and Nicole Richie are sisters-in-law having married into the Madden family, marrying Benji and Joel, respectively.
The Outlander actress and Golden Globe nominee revealed her engagement ring at 2018’s Golden Globe Awards’ red carpet. The ring appears to be a cushion-cut center stone arched by two round sapphires on a yellow gold band. Word is still out on who the lucky lad the former Victoria’s Secret Model is engaged to with Balfe keeping a tight lid on her private life.
Engaged in April 2012, Brangelina married in August 2014. Brad Pitt designed Angie’s ring with jeweler Robert Procop, making sure the diamond was of “the finest quality and cut it to an exact custom size and shape to suit Angelina’s hand.” The side diamonds were “specially cut to encircle her finger.” The couple surprisingly separated in 2016 after a decade together.
Frenchman Romain Dauriac asked for actress Scarlett Johansson’s hand in marriage in September 2013 with a vintage Art Deco piece featuring 3 round-cut diamonds and rows of pavé diamonds on a tiered setting. After almost two years of marriage, the couple called it quits in 2016.
Actor Ryan Reynolds created a custom engagement ring with Lorraine Schwartz for bride Blake. The oval diamond is light pink and sits on a rose gold band of pavé diamonds.
Actress Drew Barrymore’s now ex-husband, Will Kopelman, the son of former Chanel CEO Arie Kopelman, selected her engagement ring which was a radiant-cut jewel from Graff Diamonds. The couple married in June 2012 but divorced in August 2016.
Though since 2010 Oscar winner Marion Cotillard has been spotted wearing a diamond solitaire on her left hand – a present from her boyfriend fellow French actor Guillaume Canet – they are not engaged. She continues to wear it on her ring finger so that’s good enough for us.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
Prince William gave Kate Middleton the sapphire and diamond ring engagement ring which had belonged to his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales. The couple married in Westminster Abbey on the 29th of April 2011 which also happened to be St. Catherine’s Day.
Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey proposed to Brazilian model Camila Alves on Christmas Day 2011 with a rose-cut diamond ring. The couple married in June of the following year private Catholic ceremony in Austin, Texas where they reside.
Singer-songwriter and NSYNC band member Justin Timberlake selected the engagement ring for actress and wife-to-be Jessica Biel upon the couple’s engagement in December 2011. They were married in October 2012 at the Borgo Egnazia resort in Fasano, Italy.
French businessman and chairman of Kerin, Francois-Henri Pinault, presented actress Mexican actress Salma Hayek with an oval-shaped diamond ring from Neil Lane prior to the couple’s wedding on Valentine’s Day 2009 in Paris. The couple held a second ceremony in Venice in April of the same year where they renewed their wedding vows in the presence of their family and friends in Venice.
Victoria’s Secret Model Gisele Bundchen was given a 4-carat diamond solitaire ring by New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in late 2008. The couple married in a small Catholic ceremony at St. Monica Catholic Church in California in February 2009 also holding a second ceremony in April of the same year in Costa Rica.
English actress Emily Blunt received a Neil Lane custom-made 3-carat diamond-and-platinum ring from her future husband American actor, John Krasinski in August 2009. The couple wed in a private official ceremony in July the following year at Como, Italy.
Then Manchester United footballer David Beckham proposed to Victoria Adams with a 3-carat marquise-cut diamond in January 1998. Posh and Becks married in July 1999. The wedding is estimated to have cost £500,000.
Soo Joo Park
South Korean model, Soo Joo Park, announced her engagement to photographer Jack Waterlot on Instagram in January 2018, following a holiday vacation to Los Cabos. The first-ever Asian-American to be the face of L’Oreal flashed her diamond trinket while swimming with her beau.
Blogger Chiara Ferragni became engaged to Italian singer boyfriend, Fedez, in May 2017. The proposal took place at one of Fedez’s concerts which coincided with Ferragni’s 30th birthday. Well, that’s one way to remember an anniversary.
American fashion blogger, Rumi Neely, shared a photo of her engagement ring on her Instagram page side by side with her friend Chiara Ferragni’s ring in April 2017. Rumi married her photographer Christopher Dowson in August 2017 at Santa Barbara’s San Ysidro Ranch.
Actress Jaime King was presented with a pavé-set solitaire diamond in April 2007 by her director husband Kyle Newman. The couple married in an “intimate and relaxed” ceremony in Los Angeles at Greystone Mansion in November 2007, where Newman had originally proposed.
Following her split from husband Chris Martin, lead singer of Coldplay, Gwyneth began dating Glee producer Brad Falchuk in 2014. In January 2018 Gwyneth debuted her engagement ring on stage at the Producers Guild Awards. She showed off her large sapphire stone on her left hand as she presented Ryan Murphy with an award, Murphy being a collaborator of Falchuk’s.
Actress and Princess of Monaco, Grace Kelly, received a Cartier eternity band made up of rubies and diamonds from Prince Rainier III of Monaco, but the prince soon swapped it for a 10.5-carat Cartier diamond ring. The couple wed in 1956 and remained married until the princess’s tragic death in a car accident in 1982. Rainier remained a widow until his death in 2005.
Actress Mia Farrow was given a pear-shaped solitaire diamond ring by singer and actor Frank Sinatra before their July 1966 wedding. The marriage was short-lived with the couple divorcing in Mexico in August 1968. However, they remained close friends for life.
Diana, Princess of Wales
Prince Charles and Lady Diana first met while he was dating her older sister, Lady Sarah. Years later when they met again, Diana was well received by Charles and the royal household. Upon their engagement in February 1981, the prince presented her with a Garrard ring with a 12-carat oval sapphire surrounded by 14 solitaire diamonds.
Actress Anne Hathaway’s now-husband, Adam Shulman, previously worked with Kwiat jewelers who only use conflict-free diamonds. The Oscar winner’s emerald-cut ring is set on a thin band studded with diamonds.
Longoria shared a cute snap of the couple following her acceptance of her boyfriend Jose Antonio Baston’s proposal with the caption “Ummmm so this happened….#Engaged #Dubai #Happiness”. The engagement ring contains a ruby surrounded by diamonds.
The ex-actress and current designer’s engagement ring is a 4-carat vintage Cartier purchased at a Sotheby’s auction. Mary-Kate tied the knot with her Sarkozy, half-brother of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, in November 2015 at a private residence in New York City.
Sarah Jessica Parker
Actor Matthew Broderick gave Sex and the City star Sarah Jessica Parker a stunning emerald-cut ring ahead of the couple’s 1997 marriage in a civil ceremony in a historic deconsecrated synagogue in New York City.
Victoria’s Secret Model, Miranda Kerr, and Snapchat Co-founder and CEO, Evan Spiegel tied the knot in mid-2017. The couple met at a Louis Vuitton dinner back in 2014 and got engaged in 2016 when billionaire Spiegel popped the question.
Tennis legend Serena Williams had been reasonably private about her relationship with Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian. But after teasing her Instagram fans, she finally showcased her massive engagement ring in December 2016 on Reddit. The couple married almost a year later in November 2017.
English model Kate Moss’s engagement ring from her now ex-husband, English musician Jamie Hince was inspired by one owned by socialite and novelist Zelda Fitzgerald. The couple married in July 2011 but divorced in 2016 in an out of court settlement.
Victoria’s Secret Model, Irina Shayk, was the first Russian to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2011. After announcing her first baby with boyfriend Bradley Cooper, the model stepped out for a spa day in Los Angeles donning a stunning emerald engagement ring. Bradley Cooper? More like Bradley KEEPER!
Actress Elizabeth Taylor’s third husband, producer Mike Todd, gave her a “friendship ring” made up of 29-carats before their 1957 wedding. Todd tragically passed away in a plane crash in 1958.
Queen Elizabeth II
A ring fit for a queen. Queen Elizabeth II’s engagement ring was created from a tiara which was owned by Prince Philip ’s mother, the Princess Alice of Battenberg. The diamond and aquamarine encrusted tiara was turned into brilliant-cut diamond solitaire with five pavé diamonds on either side set in a classic platinum setting.
Retired New York Yankee Joe DiMaggio gave actress Marilyn Monroe an eternity band ring, set with 35 baguette-cut diamonds for their 1954 wedding. The marriage lasted just nine months with the couple divorcing soon thereafter. However, the actress reportedly planned on re-marrying DiMaggio prior to her death.
The I Love Lucy actress decided to break with protocol and chose her own engagement ring – a cushion-cut diamond on a thin gold band. Lucy married actor and co-star Desi Arnaz in 1940, less than a year after they first met.
Jackie Kennedy Onassis
Then Massachusetts Senator John F. Kennedy proposed to Jacqueline Bouvier with a custom Van Cleef & Arpels engagement ring featuring a 2.84-carat emerald and a 2.88-carat diamond. Jackie apparently, took a month before deciding to accept the future US President’s proposal as she was assigned to cover the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II as a journalist, after which she accepted.
Actress Natalie Wood found her diamond surrounded freshwater pearl engagement ring hidden in her champagne glass at champagne Romanoff’s restaurant on Rodeo Drive where actor and future husband Robert Wagner proposed to her in December 1957. That’s a touch of glass.
Elizabeth Taylor’s fifth husband, Welsh actor Richard Burton, gave the actress the Krupp Diamond, a 33.19-carat Asscher-cut jewel four years into their first marriage. Though not an engagement ring, it still remains one of the most iconic pieces of jewelry ever.