Love is always in the air! With the royal wedding between Meghan Markle and Prince Harry and a second chance at love for Big Bang Theory actress Kaley Cucco, we adore love stories, engagements, and weddings with all of the glittery, stunning details that go along with them. Our ears begin twitching as soon as we hear about new celebrity engagements. Once an engagement is announced, we work ourselves into a frenzy waiting for dress and location details.
Our expectations are nearly always met when the engagement ring is finally revealed. From Markle to Beyoncé, here are some of our favorite sparklers along with some of the more “interesting” celeb engagement rings in Hollywood.
Six months after announcing their engagement, Markle and Prince Harry finally got married. Before announcing their engagement, the Prince of Windsor went to Cleave and Company jeweler to craft the perfect ring for his lady love. Markle’s ring has three diamonds: one from Botswana, a special place for the couple, and two from Princess Diana’s personal connection.
In an interview with BBC, Prince Harry said, “The ring is obviously yellow gold because that’s her favorite and the main stone itself I sourced from Botswana. The little diamonds on either side are from my mother’s jewelry collection to make sure that she’s with us on this crazy journey together.”
Next: A diamond befitting the Queen of the North.
Actress Sophie Turner got engaged to Joe Jonas in 2017, and the Game of Thrones star’s diamond is a stunner. The three-carat ring is a pear-shape worth an astounding $25,000.
Next: A flashy gem befitting a rapper
We’re actually shocked that rapper Cardi B can lift her hand after her fiance Offset proposed with a ginormous 8-caret raindrop diamond.
If that wasn’t flashy enough, the diamond is set in a halo of pink diamonds. You can’t get showier than this.
Next: Jon Snow does know something about jewelry.
Sophie Turner isn’t the only Game of Thrones actor to get engaged this year. Rose Leslie and Kit Harington are also planning to tie the knot. Harington proposed to Leslie with a gorgeous oval cut diamond with a gold band.
Next: A stunner for the superhero’s lady
Model Keleigh Sperry said yes to her longtime beau Miles Tiler while they were on a South African safari. The Fantastic Four actor popped the question with a beautiful, square-cut diamond with a pavé-encrusted band.
Next: The force is with this diamond.
Academy Award-nominated actress Felicity Jones stunned in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and now she’s making some more dreams come true. Jones is engaged to director Charles Guard.
Guard proposed with a round-cut diamond ring which is set on a thin gold band.
Next: Vintage only, please.
The Olsen twins have always had “unique” fashion taste, which is why Mary-Kate’s vintage Cartier ring made of diamond and sapphire encrusted with a simple gold band is so her.
Mary-Kate married her 48-year old French banker beau Olivier Sarkozy in 2015.
Next: A pear-shaped stunner for a Big Bang Theory favorite.
Actress Kaley Cuoco just said yes to her beau of two years, Karl Cook. Cook proposed to The Big Bang Theory star with a stunning pear-shaped diamond from Nadis Diamonds that featured a band of smaller diamonds.
The equestrian was tricky about his proposal since he proposed on Cuoco’s 32nd birthday.
Next: A real-life sparkler for a former TV couple
Actress Emily VanCamp and her longtime beau Josh Bowman got engaged in May 2017. The Revenge alums are super private about their relationship, but VanCamp shared a gorgeous photo on Instagram showing off her ring. It’s a perfect sparkling solitaire.
Next: The $5 million stunner fit for a Queen
Queen B and rapper Jay Z will be celebrating their 10-year wedding anniversary in 2018. When the 4:44 rapper popped the question, he presented the Lemonade singer with an 18-carat, emerald-cut, flawless diamond solitaire from Lorraine Schwartz.
The ring is reportedly worth an astounding $5 million, so Beyoncé usually sports a cheaper dupe while the real ring sits in a safe.
Next: Emeralds galore
Green usually isn’t our thing, but Academy Award-winning actress Hilary Swank obviously loves emeralds. Swank’s former tennis pro beau Ruben Torres proposed with an art deco emerald diamond designed by Tres Almas’ Andrea Jaramillo.
Unfortunately, the couple called things off before they were married.
Next: A glittering pear-shaped ring for Harley Quinn
I, Tonya actress Margot Robbie’s hubby Tom Ackerley popped the question with a glittering pear-shaped diamond with diamonds encrusted along the band.
Next: A solitaire for this NFL sportscaster
NFL sportscaster Erin Andrews knows a good piece of jewelry. The 39-year-old married her beau Jason Stoll after he presented her with a glimmering cushion-cut solitaire.
Next: A massive second engagement ring
Kim Kardashian West
Before it was stolen in a 2016 robbery, Kim Kardashian West was presented with a massive ice cube of an engagement ring. It was a second engagement ring after her first 15-carat Lorraine Schwartz sparkler. Now, West only wears a simple wedding band.
Next: A canary yellow diamond couldn’t save this marriage.
Luann De Lesseps
Real Housewives of New York star Luanna De Lesseps thought she’d found her happily ever after when her ex-husband, CEO Tom D’Agastino, proposed with an 8-carat canary yellow diamond ring with diamonds set on either side.
Unfortunately, D’Agastino couldn’t keep his hands off other women, and the two divorced after only eight months of marriage.
Next: A unique ring for this epic songstress
Singer Solange Knowles had a gorgeous and unique wedding when she married her director hubby Alan Ferguson. The A Seat at the Table songstress has an open design engagement ring.
It has a gold band with two bezel-set stones opposite one another. It’s gorgeous and unique.
Next: Rubies for this Desperate Housewives alum
Eva Longoria is wearing her heart on her finger. Her husband, TV executive Antonio Baston, proposed with a ruby and diamond ring, and even gave the Desperate Housewives alum a pair of earrings to match.
Next: Bands of gold for this low-key A-lister
Cameron Diaz had an untraditional courtship and wedding, so it’s not surprising that her engagement ring is also unconventional. Her band, which was presented to her by her hubby Benji Madden, is a thick gold band inlaid with sparkling stones.
Next: Yellow sapphires for this 90210 alum
When Donnie Wahlberg asked Jenny McCarthy to be his wife, he did so with a sensational yellow sapphire engagement ring. Though the ring is massive, the actress nearly lost it when she took it off in her hotel room and forgot about it.
Next: The perfect sparkler for a Gilmore Girl
Though Alexis Bledel and her Mad Men alum hubby Vincent Kartheiser have kept their relationship out of the public eye, there is no hiding Bledel’s engagement ring. Her ring is an octagonal stone set on a vintage-inspired band.
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