Whether it is Audrey Hepburn’s gold and platinum wedding bands or Blake Lively’s light pink diamond, the most popular engagement rings of all time tell fascinating stories. Rings that belong to British monarchs, models, award-winning actors and muses all top the list of must-see jewelry, ranging from heirlooms to modern bespoke pieces. Keep reading to find out which celebrities have an engagement ring with the same style as yours have.
One of the world’s most buzzed-about duos got engaged in 2018. Alex Rodriguez proposed marriage to Jennifer Lopez on Valentine’s Day with a ring featuring an emerald cut diamond, which is believed to be weighing about 15 carats. The ring does justice to their stardom.
When Jacqueline Bouvier and John F. Kennedy tied the knot in 1953, the former wed with a ring with an emerald shaped diamond and an emerald gemstone flanked by tapered baguette diamonds. She later had it remounted, to replace baguette diamonds with marquise cut and round brilliant cut diamonds.
Prince Philip proposed marriage to Queen Elizabeth II with a platinum metal band mounting a diamond at the center, which is encircled by smaller diamonds. While all attention has been on her grandchildren’s wives’ rings in recent years, the British queen’s piece should never be forgotten.
In 2009, British actor Tom Hardy proposed to Brazilian model and actress Gisele Bündchen with a round brilliant cut diamond. Of course, round is the most popular diamond shape.
The professional tennis player Serena Williams married businessman Alexis Ohanian in 2017, and she revealed her oval cut diamond ring for the first time. Alexis Ohanian is the co-founder of Reddit.
Serena Williams’ engagement ring is priced around $2 million, and it has a prong setting. Also known as the claw setting, it is one where metal prongs hold the center stone in place and make it safe. Another famous oval shaped ring belongs to Jerry Hall, the wife of the media mogul Rupert Murdoch.
Mia Farrow is an American actor, who is best known for her role in the horror film “Rosemary’s Baby”. She has been married to singer Frank Sinatra, filmmaker Woody Allen, and composer Andre Previn. She is more known to today’s generation as a human rights activist. She has done broad work as UNICEF’s goodwill ambassador, and has adopted and raised many kids.
Frank Sinatra had fine taste in jewelry. He gave Farrow a pear-shaped diamond ring featuring baguettes on either side of the center stone. The center diamond weighs 9 carats.
Another celebrity who also has pear-shaped engagement ring is Victoria Beckham. It is only one piece in her collection of rings. The former football player David Beckham proposed “Posh Spice” with a marquise shaped diamond, but it was later upgraded to a large-sized diamond perching on a diamond-encrusted metal band.
Elizabeth Taylor married seven different men, so she got many pieces. The largest item was an Asscher-cut diamond, popularly known as the “Krupp Diamond”, which Richard Burton gave her in 1968. She married Burton twice. The 33.19-carat diamond often gets a mention in the list of most popular celebrity engagement rings of all time. In 1969, the couple bought a 68-carat diamond with a pear shape, which later went on to know as the “Taylor-Burton Diamond”.
Another popular celebrity who has an Asscher Cut diamond engagement ring is Pippa Middleton, the younger sibling of the Duchess of Cambridge. Pippa Middleton got engaged to hedge fund manager and professional racing driver James Spencer Matthews.
Ellen DeGeneres, who hosts an American TV show named after her, proposed marriage to Australian-American actor and philanthropist Portia de Rossi with an engagement ring. Her ring features a marquise-shaped diamond, encircled by pink diamonds. Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi has been a married couple for over a decade now. DeGeneres hosted the Academy Awards ceremony in 2014, where her wife turned up with her pink diamond on her engagement ring finger and an outfit that matched its color.
Another celebrity with a marquise diamond ring is Catherine Zeta-Jones. In 1999, “Wall Street” movie actor, Michael Douglas popped the question to the “The Mask of Zorro” fame with a marquise diamond ring.
On learning that Meghan Markle’s center diamond was flanked by gemstones from the late Princess Diana’s collection, people from around the world swooned over her engagement ring. Meghan Markle got it from Diana’s son, Prince Harry.
Meghan Markle’s piece is one with a three stone style. It is one of the most popular cushion cut diamond engagement rings of all time.
Another celebrity who has one of the largest cushion cut engagement rings is Kim Kardashian. The media personality’s piece has a cushion-shaped diamond set in a claw setting and featuring a diamond-paved band.
Marilyn Monroe tied the knot with Joe DiMaggio in 1954. He gave her an infinity band, with 35 baguette-shaped diamonds. Another piece with a similar style is Audrey Hepburn’s infinity band, with baguettes set in a channel diamond setting. At her wedding with Mel Ferrer, she was given two bands: one made of platinum, and another of gold.