From Liz Taylor’s 33.19 carat rock, to the Duchess of Cambridge’s heirloom sapphire, the celebrity engagement ring is an object of constant fascination.
Here, we showcase the most iconic styles, from Hollywood’s Golden Era to modern-day A-list bling.
Covering everything from pavé, to pear and princess cut – we have celebrity-style rings to suit every budget.
H A I L E Y B A L D W I N
After teasing us with blurry paparazzi snaps, the model was officially photographed for the September issue of Vogue Mexico – complete with new engagement ring…and it’s even grander and glitzier than we first thought. In the stylish black and white shot, all eyes are on the ring and Hailey looks super casual as she shows off her oval stone and 18-carat gold band. Good work Bieber!
K A R L I E K L O S S
Karlie Kloss has bagged herself some serious bling. Hours after announcing her engagement to long-time beau Joshua Kushner, the supermodel-turned-tech entrepreneur debuted the new ring on her Instagram story. She flaunted the rock, which appears to be a cushion-cut diamond on a slim pavé diamond band, in a video of herself getting her glam on backstage in Beijing.
S O P H I E T U R N E R
After dating for over a year, the Game of Thrones actress and her Jonas brother fiancé took to Instagram to break the news to fans and share a gorgeous photo of Sophie’s rather sparkly accessory – a pear-cut diamond on a studded pavé band. The pair are set to wed soon with her screen sister, Maisie Williams, thought to be acting as Maid of Honour so expect things to go off. Although not ‘Red Wedding’ style. Obviously.
I R I N A S H A Y K
The Victoria Secret model has been dating movie star Bradley Cooper since 2015, so after she slayed the catwalk and announced their baby news, we hoped wedding bells were on the cards. Our dreams came true when she stepped out in Los Angeles and flashed a glittering ring on her engagement finger. The emerald stone, surrounded by a pear-shaped diamond halo is set in yellow gold. Traditional with a bit of a twist!
K I M K A R D A S H I A N
Kanye West reportedly spent a cool $8 million to procure Kim Kardashian’s eye-popping 15carat cushion-cut diamond rock, set in a pavé band so delicate, it looks as though the diamond is floating on air. The rapper popped the question in front of their friends and family at the AT&T Park in San Francisco, complete with live orchestra. Aiding his grand effort was the stadium’s jumbo screen, which flashed the sign, “PLEEEASE MARRY MEEE!!!”. So extra. So Kanye.
K A T E M I D D L E T O N
The Duchess’s sapphire and diamond ring used to belong to the late Princess Diana. The 12 carat oval blue sapphire is surrounded by fourteen solitaire diamonds in a setting made from 18K white gold. While royal engagement rings are traditionally custom-made, this ring was a part of Garrard’s regular retail collection which raised a few eyebrows in the past, but the Kate effect, made coloured gems modern again.
V I C T O R I A B E C K H A M
He was the Manchester United star, she was the chart-topping girl band member, so it was a match made in heaven! In true fashionista style, the now designer has been spotted wearing not one, but 13 engagement rings during her 16year marriage to footballer hubby, but when David first proposed in 1998, he did so with a three-carat marquise-cut diamond set on a plain yellow gold band.
E L I Z A B E T H T A Y L O R
In 1986, five years into their first marriage, Richard Burton gave Elizabeth Taylor one of the mostrenowned diamonds in the world, the Krupp Diamond – now known as the Elizabeth Taylor diamond. Though technically not an engagement ring, it’s widely reported that the actress wore the 33.19 carat Asscher-cut rock almost daily making it one of the most iconic rings of all time.
M A R I L Y N M O N R O E
Baseball legend Joe DiMaggio gifted Marilyn with a gorgeous platinum eternity ring complete with 35 baguette-cut diamonds. It was technically it was her wedding band, since DiMaggio gave it to Monroe on their wedding day in 1954. And although their union sadly didn’t stand the test of time, this ring’s understated and simplistic elegance is exactly why the style is still a popular setting choice for engagements today.