The 30+ Most Unique Celebrity Engagement Rings of All Time
This year has already proven to be an unconventional one for us all, and the world of celebrity engagement rings is no exception. With over 20 engagements so far, each ring is beautiful in its own right and taps into some of the leading trends in the bridal jewellery world.
Megan Fox’s engagement ring features her own birthstone, an emerald, alongside Machine Gun Kelly’s, a diamond, in an east-west setting. Based on the ultimate love story, the custom Stephen Webster piece is far from traditional, and as MGK described on Instagram, it was intricately crafted to represent “two halves of the same soul” forming a heart.
Meanwhile, Simone Biles’s engagement ring from football player Jonathan Owens is all about the sparkle. Her oval-shaped diamond made its debut with the help of ZoFrost & Co. through a sentimental Valentine’s Day proposal. Biles has only continued to highlight the details, seemingly choosing her 25th birthday dress around the appearance of the ring and capturing it from all the best angles.
Other celebrities like HyunA and Dawn are shifting the standard for engagement rings. The K-pop stars both have matching opals on white-gold bands that are sprinkled with diamonds to signify their love. The chunky, mood ring aesthetic plays into the Y2K inspired jewellery trend and proves that an engagement ring does not have to be classic. Designed by Seoul-based jewelry shop Diligems, these unique styles are the only rings of their kind as owner Yueun Esther Shin promised on Instagram, revealing that Dawn worked on dreaming up the special pieces for over a month.
But these are just the rings we’ve seen in 2022 alone. Some of the most stylish celebrity rings out there – from the likes of Neil Lane, Lorraine Schwartz, and Cartier – are still considered unique and remain a source of inspiration for brides-to-be everywhere. That’s why we’ve gathered all of the most stylish celebrity engagement rings from years past and will continue to keep you updated every time another jaw-dropping stone hits the red carpet, or gets its first close-up on Instagram.
– Additional reporting by Rachel Aschenbrand-Robinson
Celebrity Engagement Rings: Ariana Grande
Designed by her fiancé-turned-husband Dalton Gomez, Ariana Grande’s engagement ring is a unique and asymmetrical piece featuring a jaw-dropping oval-shaped diamond and her pearl birthstone from jeweller Jack Solow.
Celebrity Engagement Rings: Meghan Markle
In November 2017, Prince Harry proposed to Meghan Markle, presenting her with a ring many would consider priceless. Set on a yellow gold band, the centre stone of the ring is from Botswana and is surrounded by two diamonds from the late Princess Diana’s personal jewellery collection. In 2019, Harry updated the ring to an eternity band as an anniversary gift.
Celebrity Engagement Rings: Blake Lively
Designed by Lorraine Schwartz, Blake’s 12-carat oval shape ring with rose-gold accents from Ryan Reynolds has an estimated value of $2 million. The sparkler is still one of the most requested celebrity styles from brides-to-be.
Celebrity Engagement Rings: Princess Diana
Princess Diana’s engagement ring is widely known as one of the most famous rings in the world, and for good reason. The timeless piece from the official royal jeweller Garrard features a 12-carat sapphire surrounded by 14 diamonds and set in 18-karat white gold. The ring was later passed on to Kate Middleton, when Prince William proposed in 2010.
Celebrity Engagement Rings: Kate Middleton
Princess Diana actually figures prominently into both of her son’s ring choices. The approximately $50,000 12-carat sapphire and diamond ring Prince William gave to Kate Middleton was his late mother’s engagement ring from Prince Charles.
Celebrity Engagement Rings: Beyoncé Knowles-Carter
Designed by Hollywood favourite Lorraine Schwartz, Beyoncé’s engagement ring is a 24-carat, emerald-cut diamond ring with a split band, estimating to be worth $5 million. Here, she’s seen sporting the stunning rock at the 2009 Oscars, complemented by a black and gold mermaid-style gown by House of Deréon.
Celebrity Engagement Rings: Britney Spears
Britney Spears’s beautiful diamond engagement ring features a 4-carat round stone in a platinum cathedral setting. To make things even more romantic, fiancé Sam Asghari had his nickname for Britney, “Lioness,” engraved on the inside of the ring.
Celebrity Engagement Rings: Kaitlyn Bristowe
Designed by Canadian company Paris Jewellers, Kaitlyn Bristowe’s giant engagement ring is everything she wanted. The former Bachelorette’s oval-shaped ring is 5.09 carats and inspired by her dresses, as her fellow Bachelor fiancé Jason Tartick described.
Celebrity Engagement Rings: Gwen Stefani
Gwen Stefani’s engagement ring from Blake Shelton is a stunning, square-shaped diamond set on a gold band with two smaller diamonds to accent the centre stone. The “Hollaback Girl” singer’s ring is estimated to be $800,000.
Celebrity Engagement Rings: Scarlett Johansson
Designed by James de Givenchy of Taffin Jewelry, Scarlett’s engagement ring is a massive rock weighing 11 carats. With a yellow diamond and dark band, the ring is a stunning, yet unconventional take on the traditional symbol of engagement.
Celebrity Engagement Rings: Queen Elizabeth II
The queen’s three-carat engagement ring is a diamond accompanied by 10 smaller pave diamonds, featuring pieces of Prince Philip’s mother’s tiara that she wore on her wedding day.
Celebrity Engagement Rings: HyunA and Dawn
Designed by Seoul-based jewelry shop Diligems owner Yueun Esther Shin, HyunA and Dawn’s matching engagement rings feature a centre opal surrounded by pink, green, and silver stones set in a white gold band. The one-of-a-kind pieces took over a month to dream up, and conjure images of the chunky baubles popular in the early 2000s.
Celebrity Engagement Rings: Megan Fox
Megan Fox’s engagement ring features her emerald birthstone, as well as her fiancé Machine Gun Kelly’s birthstone, a diamond. Based on the ultimate love story, MGK designed the ring special for the occasion, “i know tradition is one ring, but i designed it with Stephen Webster to be two: the emerald (her birth stone) and diamond (my birth stone) set on two magnetic bands of thorns that draw together as two halves of the same soul forming the obscure heart that is our love,” he wrote on Instagram.
Celebrity Engagement Rings: Joey King
Joey King’s unconventional engagement ring is from fine jewellery brand Mociun, featuring a diamond-encrusted geometric crown on top of an oval center diamond. The “Structure of the Cosmos” ring has an east-west setting, one of the most popular trends of 2022.
Celebrity Engagement Rings: Amal Clooney
George Clooney gave wife Amal a 7-carat ethically sourced diamond ring when they got engaged in April 2014. The ring has a baguette on each side of the large centre stone and costs around $600,000 to $750,000.
Celebrity Engagement Rings: Jackie Kennedy
In 1961, Jackie wore her Van Cleef & Arpels engagement ring with a boat-neck LBD and pearls in Washington, DC. The former first lady’s engagement ring features a stunning pair of stones, a 2.84-carat emerald-cut emerald and a 2.88 carat emerald-cut diamond. The timeless piece is also in its final form at the JFK Library in Boston, MA.
Celebrity Engagement Rings: Jessica Biel
Jessica Biel got engaged to Justin Timberlake over the holidays in 2011. He popped the question with a square-cut diamond, complete with subtle aquamarine accents (Jessica’s birthstone), reportedly worth $130,000.
Celebrity Engagement Rings: Ciara
Ciara and Seattle Seahawks star Russell Wilson got engaged in the Seychelles in March 2016. The songstress received a massive 16-carat diamond to seal the deal.
Celebrity Engagement Rings: Sarah Jessica Parker
Parker has been married to Matthew Broderick since 1997 – a lifetime by Hollywood standards. But before she said “I do,” Parker said yes to a 7 to 8 carat, emerald-cut diamond on a yellow gold band. SJP’s ring is reportedly worth $400,000 to $600,000.
Celebrity Engagement Rings: Grace Kelly
Prince Rainier III of Monaco originally proposed to Grace Kelly with a Cartier eternity band of rubies and diamonds – until he saw other Hollywood leading ladies sporting flashier sparklers. The royal then presented his bride-to-be with a second Cartier style: a 10.5-carat emerald-cut diamond flanked by two baguettes.
Celebrity Engagement Rings: Emily Blunt
John Krasinski popped the question to Emily in August 2009. Her Neil Lane vintage-inspired stunner features a three-carat Edwardian diamond set in platinum and is worth around $100,000.
Celebrity Engagement Rings: Nicole Richie
Richie’s ring from Joel Madden is a 4-carat stunner with a halo setting designed by the couple in collaboration with celebrity jeweller Neil Lane. The platinum style is estimated at a value of $200,000.
Celebrity Engagement Rings: Pippa Middleton
Pippa Middleton’s engagement ring is a large Asscher-cut diamond surrounded by a cluster of diamonds that is three carats and reportedly worth $200,000.
Celebrity Engagement Rings: Alexis Bledel
The “Gilmore Girls” alum accepted an octagonal-shaped diamond engagement ring in a scrollwork setting from “Mad Men” star Vincent Kartheiser in 2013. The rock is set on a platinum band and estimated to be worth $80,000.
Celebrity Engagement Rings: Carrie Underwood
Carrie Underwood received her 12-carat yellow and white diamond ring by Jonathan Arndt from Mike Fisher in 2012. The ring is estimated to be about $800,000.
Celebrity Engagement Rings: Paris Hilton
In the most Paris Hilton way possible, the media personality’s engagement ring from her beau Carter Reum is named “Paris.” Hilton’s Atelier of Jean Dousset rock features an emerald cut diamond, ranging from 10 to 15 carats, and is estimated to be worth anywhere from $1 to $2.5 million.
Celebrity Engagement Rings: Gabrielle Union
Gabrielle Union’s stunning engagement ring from basketball star Dwyane Wade is an 8.5 carat cushion cut diamond ring designed by jeweller Jason of Beverly Hills. The rock is estimated to be worth $1 million.
Celebrity Engagement Rings: Jada Pinkett Smith
Will Smith popped the question to Jada in 1997 and dropped a quarter-million dollars to snag her this stunning stone. The 12-carat emerald-cut diamond ring features two shoulder-set baguette diamonds on either side.
Celebrity Engagement Rings: Hailey Bieber
Hailey Bieber’s one-of-a-kind piece from Solow & Co. was designed by Justin Bieber before he popped the question while they were vacationing in the Bahamas in 2018. After the two were married in 2019, Hailey styled her diamond engagement ring with two wedding bands.
Celebrity Engagement Rings: Penélope Cruz
Spanish actor Javier Bardem proposed to Penélope Cruz with a vintage three-carat sapphire ring in 2009. It’s estimated to be worth over $30,000.
Celebrity Engagement Rings: Nikki Reed
Nikki Reed’s engagement ring from Ian Somerhalder is a round diamond surrounded by 10 smaller diamonds in the shape of a flower, reportedly worth $75,000.
Celebrity Engagement Rings: Reese Witherspoon
The “Legally Blonde” star’s engagement ring from Jim Toth is a 4-carat Ashoka-cut diamond, reportedly worth approximately $160,000 to $200,000.