Actress Allison Williams, daughter of NBC news anchor Brian Williams, publicly confirmed her engagement to longtime boyfriend and co-founder of College Humor Ricky Van Veen in late February 2014. The couple reportedly met during the filming of the pilot for the HBO series Girls, in which Williams co-stars.
Williams told Late Night talk show host Seth Meyers that the proposal was a complete suprise and showed off her engagement ring, saying, "I'm obsessed with it. I stare at it a lot." The ring is a classic three stone engagement ring featuring a large round brilliant cut center diamond flanked by two baguettes. We offer a nearly identical style here.
According to an interview Williams gave with Glamour magazine, "My goal is to create a career I can walk away from and become a mom."
Reality TV star Evelyn Lozada announced her engagement to Dodgers baseball star Carl Crawford on Instagram, Christmas Day 2013, with pictures of her engagement ring. Crawford and Lozada are expecting a baby, due in late March 2014.
The engagement ring is from Jason of Beverly Hills and features a 10-carat emerald cut center diamond in a diamond halo setting. The total carat weight for the ring is 14.5. (We offer a similar style here.) Jason of Beverly Hills also recently created an engagement ring for NBA player Dwyane Wade and his now-fiancee Gabrielle Union.
Lozada was previously married to NFL star Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson briefly in 2012 and also was previously engaged to NBA star Antoine Walker. She stars in the VH1 reality series Basketball Wives.
NBA player Dwyane Wade proposed to actress and former model Gabrielle Union on Dec. 21, 2013. The couple had dated since 2009. It will be a second marriage for both of them.
The custom solitaire engagement ring features a 8.5-carat cushion cut diamond and is from Jason of Beverly Hills. It is reportedly valued at nearly $1 million.
Wade's sons helped him propose, Union explained on Live with Kelly and Michael, saying the proposal truly caught her off guard. "Me and D turn around and they're like, 'OK, now!' And they're holding signs that say, '... Will you marry us?' But the thing is, they ask me all the time, so I was like, 'Oh, this is embarrassing! Now they've made signs!'" she said. "I turn to D like, 'Here we go!' and he's down on one knee."
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Kelly Rowland's Engagement Ring
In November 2013, former Destiny's Child singer Kelly Rowland became engaged to Tim Witherspoon, her manager and long-time secret boyfriend. She previously was engaged to football player Roy Williams in 2004.
During an interview on The Queen Latifah Show, Rowland revealed Witherspoon proposed via Skype, when she was far away in Bulgaria. "But it was so late," Rowland said, "I remember we were both just kinda like, honestly, just staring at each other. And he asked me, and it was just that simple to say yes. I was like, ‘I got my best friend to ride through life with.’ He really is my best friend.”
Witherspoon followed up with a cushion cut halo engagement ring, a very popular style. Other celebrities who wear this style include Kaley Cuoco, Katie Couric, Molly Sims, and Jessica Alba.
Rapper Future proposed to R&B singer Ciara in late October 2013 over the weekend she was celebrating her 28th birthday. They had been dating for about a year.
The ring is a custom 15-carat three stone engagement ring from New York jeweler Avianne & Co. According to Avianne, the ring features flawless emerald cut diamonds, accented by micro pave round diamonds. The diamonds impressively extend all the way around the band, eternity style. (A video of the ring can be seen here.)
Ciara took to Twitter on Oct. 27, 2013 to confirm the news to her 5-million-plus followers, saying, "Today Has 2 Be Like One Of The Sweetest Days Of My Life! #TheBestBirthdayEver" with four rose emoticons.
TV personality Kim Kardashian began dating her longtime friend and rapper Kanye West in April 2012. The two had a daughter, North West, born June 15, 2013. Later that year in October, West proposed on her birthday, Oct. 21, renting out AT&T Park in San Francisco for an extravagant display, with friends and family present.
The engagement ring is from Lorraine Schwartz, who also designed Kardashian's previous three stone engagement ring. It's a reported 15 carats, featuring a cushion cut center stone that is D in color with a flawless clarity and a thin diamond pave band (similar to this ring). According to the jeweler, "[Kanye] wanted it to look like the diamond was floating on Kim's finger!"
West was previously engaged to Alexis Phifer, and Kardashian was previously married to Kris Humphries very briefly.
Reality television star Lauren Conrad began dating musician and law student William Tell in 2012. In 2013, the couple moved in together, and shortly thereafter announced their engagement on October 13, 2013.
The engagement ring is a classic, round brilliant cut diamond solitaire in a four prong setting. The diamond has been estimated to be 2 to 3 carats.
Conrad told Cosmopolitan magazine that she had no idea Tell was planning to propose. "I thought he would wait until he finished law school," she said. She also revealed that Tell picked out the ring himself without any advice from her friends. "He said, 'I know you, and I know what you like.' And I love it. It's perfect."
Actress Kaley Cuoco, star of The Big Bang Theory, and professional tennis player Ryan Sweeting got engaged after three months of dating in September 2013. After their engagement was made public, Cuoco tweeted: “Flying high, I could literally touch the sky with you.....”
The ring is a cushion cut halo engagement ring with a pave diamond band. It is reportedly 2.5 carats, from Red C Jewels, and cost $65,000. This is a very popular style also worn by Katie Couric, Molly Sims, and Jessica Alba. It is also one of our best selling styles, available here.
The couple quickly wed on Dec. 31, 2013 in Santa Susana, Calif., in a fire and ice themed wedding.
Lance Bass, a member of the now defunct boy band 'N Sync, proposed to his boyfriend, artist Michael Turchin, over Labor Day weekend in 2013. The couple had dated for a year and a half.
Bass announced his happy news Sept. 1 on Instagram: "He said YES!! Love this man." Two days later he posted a photo of the ring, a David Yurman black diamond ring with three twisted ropes in the center (pictured above), which he purchased at Saks Fifth Ave.
On Sept. 8, Bass took to Twitter to complain that the ring was "dented" after not being allowed to exchange it at Saks Fith Avenue. David Yurman reached out to Bass, and by mid-September, the couple was photographed wearing new David Yurman rings.
After two years of dating, financier John Molner proposed to TV journalist Katie Couric over the 2013 Labor Day weekend. Molner recalled, "I was very old-fashioned in how I went about the proposal. And it was a surprise to her. I was excited to catch her in a moment of confusion, which is pretty rare."
The ring appears to be a cushion cut halo engagement ring and is from New York jeweler Stephen Russell. "John had been looking for a ring, and he ended up at a store called Stephen Russell," Couric told Gotham magazine. "They showed him a dozen rings; he picked one right away and said that's Katie's ring. What he didn't know was that a number of years ago I had said to Stephen, ‘If I ever remarry, make sure whoever comes here gets me that ring.' It was the ring John picked out!"
This will be Couric's second marriage. She was previously married to John Paul Monaham, who passed away in 1998.
Perrie Edwards, 20, of British girl group Little Mix and Zayn Malik, 20, of English-Irish boy band One Direction decided to take their relationship to the next level when they became engaged on Aug. 18, 2013. Malik went the traditional route by asking Edwards' mother, Debbie Duffy, for her daughter's hand.
The engagement ring was first spotted on Edwards' finger while she walked the red carpet for Malik's movie "One Direction: This Is Us." The ring features three round diamonds and a domed pave diamond band. A three stone engagement ring can represent a couple's past, present, and future together. We offer a similar ring with a plain band or this deBebians favorite with smaller side stones.
As of this writing, the young couple have not set a wedding date.
In July 2013, Kelly Osbourne, daughter of heavy metal rocker Ozzy Osbourne and TV personality Sharon Osbourne, confirmed her engagement to chef Matthew Mosshart during an interview with HELLO! Magazine.
Mosshart proposed in Anguilla on a balcony overlooking the ocean, while the two were vacationing there. "I've never felt this close to another human being, ever," Osbourne told the magazine. "People say we're co-dependent but we just want to be together all the time."
Osbourne's bezel set solitaire diamond engagement ring bears additional sentimental value in its design. "I designed it to look like an earring that my father wore," Osbourne said. "I used to hold my finger up to his ear when I was little and say: 'I want a ring like that'. Now I have one!"
On June 24, 2013, model Holly Madison announced on her blog that she was officially engaged to party promoter Pasquale Rotella. The couple have a daughter together, Rainbow Aurora, born in March 2013.
"I got engaged on Sunday!" Madison shared on her blog. "My fiancé was so wonderful in creating such a romantic night! He proposed to me at the top of the Ferris wheel at EDC Las Vegas. I was so happy that so many of our close friends were there to share the wonderful moment with us! We rode around the festival on the art car until the sun came up! I couldn't have asked for a more wonderful or magical proposal!"
The large engagement ring, designed by her fiance with help from jeweler Alan Friedman, is quite the conversation piece. It features an 18-carat cushion cut fancy yellow diamond surrounded by pink and yellow diamond flowers. "Because we love owls, there is a hidden owl engraved on the rose gold in between two of the flowers," Madison explained. "The band is art nouveau-inspired, to go with the flowers."
In early June 2013, actress Jennifer Love Hewitt confirmed her pregnancy and engagement to her co-star, Brian Hallisay. The two, both 34, currently appear in the Lifetime show The Client List, with Hewitt in the lead role and Hallisay playing her husband. Dating since March 2012, the couple were seen vacationing in Florence, Italy, in late May 2013 with Hewitt wearing a diamond engagement ring. The ring features a round diamond and a single band of pave diamonds. This is a popular look right now, and we offer a similar ring here.
Hewitt was previously engaged to Scottish actor Ross McCall in 2007, but they called off their engagement in 2008. She then dated actor Jamie Kennedy from 2009-2010. Hewitt made it clear that she wanted to start a family, telling Us Weekly in 2010, "I would love to to have babies...one day. I'm obsessed with babies!"
Today Show co-anchor Savannah Guthrie publicly announced her engagement to political and media consultant Mike Feldman on air, May 13, 2013. "I got engaged over the weekend to my boyfriend ... who I adore," she said. "We've been together for four years so, as he said, no one will accuse us of rushing in to anything."
Feldman proposed while the couple was vacationing in the Turks and Caicos Islands in the Carribean. He dropped to one knee and presented Guthrie with the ring box. "I didn't open it for a long time," Guthrie said, "because I was just overcome." Inside was a platinum engagement ring, featuring a large center round diamond in a cathedral setting and pave set diamonds along the band. The ring is from a Philadelphia jeweler, close to where Feldman grew up.
This will be Guthrie's second marriage. She was previously married to BBC News presenter Mark Orchard from 2005 to 2009.
After three years of dating, small business owner Jamie Watson proposed to long-time girlfriend and actress Jamie Lynn Spears, the younger sister of Britney Spears, in March 2013. Spears has one daughter, from a previous relationship. This will be her first marriage.
Spears announced the news on Twitter and also posted a photo of the ring, with the hashtag #hedidgood. The engagement ring features a round brilliant cut diamond and a thin pave diamond band. It's a popular style of engagement ring and is similar to this ring.
Spears recently relaunched her career as a country music singer and released her first single in November 2013.
Following her divorce from Italian American filmmaker Tao Ruspoli, to whom she was married from 2003 to 2011, actress Olivia Wilde began dating comedic actor Jason Sudeikis. She has described her relationship with Sudeikis as being "blissfully, hopelessly, wildly in love."
The two became engaged in January 2013. Her ring features a distinctive halo of emeralds surrounding a bezel-set round diamond and a thin plain band. We sell a somewhat similar all diamond version here and can easily make custom modifications or create a new design for you.
While emeralds are well known for their beautiful green color, they are also soft stones and not as durable as other gemstones like sapphires or rubies.
Singer Kelly Clarkson, known as the winner of the first season of American Idol, was given a canary diamond engagement ring by beau Brandon Blackstock, stepson of Reba McEntire and the son of Clarkson's manager. The two dated for about 10 months and have known each other for six years.
Shortly after announcing her engagement on Twitter, Clarkson also tweeted a picture of her ring, "It's a yellow canary diamond with diamonds around it and Brandon designed it with Johnathon Arndt! They did an amazing job! I can't wait to make Brandon's ring with Johnathon as well!" Arndt also designed Carrie Underwood's engagement ring, which similarly features a halo design with a canary diamond.
Clarkson's ring features a milgrained yellow gold cup which further highlights the center stone. All deBebians' canary diamond rings come with a yellow gold cup.
English model Jacqui Ainsley met director Guy Ritchie, who was previously married to Madonna, in April 2010. They soon began living together in early 2011 and welcomed their first child, Rafael, that September. When Ainsley was pregnant with their second child in 2012, Ritchie proposed.
The platinum engagement ring is from celebrity jeweler Neil Lane and features a double halo and baby split shank. The center diamond is five carats and European cut, accented by over 100 tiny pave set diamonds.
Their second child, a daughter, was born in November 2012.
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Blake Lively's Engagement Ring
Actress Blake Lively, known for her role on Gossip Girl, began dating actor Ryan Reynolds publicly in October 2011. The two were co-stars in the Green Lantern, with Reynolds in the lead and Lively as his love interest. After dating six months, the couple began looking for a house and, in June 2012, purchased a $2 million cottage in Bedford, New York. They tied the knot shortly thereafter on Sept. 9, 2012.
Right after the wedding, Lively was spotted wearing this split shank engagement ring by Lorraine Schwartz. The ring features a large flawless, light pink oval diamond set in rose gold with a double diamond pave band. Reynolds worked with Schwartz to create the custom setting, and Schwartz also created Lively's diamond rose gold wedding ring, which complements the engagement ring.
The engagement ring and wedding ring were beautifully matched by Lively's wedding dress, which featured rose gold embroidery, and her bouquet of "pink jasmine, andromeda, dusty miller and blushing bride hydrangea, dipped in rose-gold glitter," as reported by the Huffington Post.
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux began dating in May 2011 after filming Wanderlust together, a comedy released in 2012. The following January, the couple purchased a home together in Bel Air, Los Angeles, and the two were seen wearing matching chunky gold rings bearing the wearer's name. That August, Theroux popped the question. The engagement ring, an amazing solitaire, is famous for its significant carat weight. This will be Aniston's second marriage, and Theroux's first.
The couple is very private, so not many details are known about the ring. The quintessential solitaire style puts all the attention on the diamond, beautifully showcased here in Aniston's ring. Our best guess is that it is a cushion cut or possibly rose cut diamond in a four-prong yellow gold setting. Rose cuts feature a flat base with no pavilion and are seen most often in antique jewelry.
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Avril Lavigne's Engagement Ring
Musicians Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger met in the studio, wrote a bunch of songs together and became really good friends. After dating for one month, Kroeger proposed in August 2012.
"He proposed in the studio," Lavigne told Ryan Seacrest on his radio show. "I have been making this scrapbook of my time in the studio with a Polaroid camera and the only thing that was weird was I walked into the studio and he was putting a picture in to the book and I was like 'What is he doing?' And all of a sudden I walk over and he had taken a photo of himself holding the ring box and put the Polaroid in my scrapbook and because I had stickers everywhere he put in 'Will you marry me?' It was really romantic."
The 14-carat platinum engagement ring, estimated to have a 10 ct. center pear and two 2 ct. half moons, is reportedly worth $350,000. We offer a similar three stone pear engagement ring as well as three stone styles featuring half moons.
Twenty-two-year-old Australian actor Liam Hemsworth proposed to 19-year-old actress and singer-songwriter Miley Cyrus with a 3.5-carat cushion cut engagement ring by designer Neil Lane. The center stone is an antique, hand-cut around 1880 or 1890, according to Lane. Smaller diamonds are set in the ring's distinctive 18-karat yellow gold shank, which also features milgrain and Art Nouveau-style floral hand engraving for a vintage look. Hemsworth's aim, according to Lane, was "something really beautiful and romantic."
Milgrain (small beading) and hand engraving are artistic details that can be added to many of our engagement rings by our master jewelers, upon request. If you are interested in a unique, one-of-a-kind ring, request a quote on our custom engagement rings page or view our custom engagement ring gallery.
In 2009, Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg began dating Stéphanie de Lannoy, a member of Belgium nobility. In 2012, the prince proposed, and their engagement was made public three weeks later on April 26, 2012.
The future princess told the media: "...the day I met Guillaume I told a friend I had found an exceptional man with whom I shared many things in common. I really didn't think such a man could exist. So of course I believe in Prince Charming."
Her engagement ring features an emerald cut diamond set within a double halo on a triple shank ring. Here at deBebians, we offer a very similar double halo engagement ring that is very popular.
Sadly, de Lannoy's mother passed away two months before the wedding. In memory of her mother, she wore both her mother's engagement ring and her own at the wedding. The civil wedding took place on Oct. 19, 2012, and the religious wedding was held the following day.
Actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, a.k.a "Brangelina," easily rank among the world's most famous couples and have lived together as a family since 2005. An advocate of same-sex marriage, Pitt told Esquire magazine in 2006 that he wanted to wait until all couples could marry before tying the knot. However seven years later in April 2012, the couple announced their engagement, with Pitt's manager saying: "It is a promise for the future and their kids are very happy." It will be Jolie's third marriage, and Pitt's second.
The engagement ring, featuring graduated emerald cut diamonds, was designed by Pitt and jeweler Robert Procop. The two worked on the ring for a year. "Brad had a vision and I was honored to be a part of it," Procop told HuffPost in April 2012. "Brad's vision was all about making the perfect ring that complements her style and grace. The diamonds were all faceted to fit the design, and I will not be making another one." According to the jeweler, the diamonds are of the "finest quality."
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Drew Barrymore's Engagement Ring
Art consultant Will Kopelman proposed to actress Drew Barrymore with a nearly four-carat diamond engagement ring, designed by London-based Graff Diamonds. According to Graff, the center diamond is a D color, radiant cut diamond.
In 2012, Barrymore told People magazine: "It's beautiful. [Kopelman] picked it out and he's just got lovely taste, and it's really fancy. I'm sort of like funky, eclectic girl so I feel like this is very fancy and I'm trying to like, you know, feel comfortable with it."
Featuring cut corners, radiant cut diamonds display the brilliance of a round diamond but have a square or rectangular shape. Barrymore's center diamond is set within a traditional four prong setting and the ring's band features a single row of round brilliant cut diamonds set in a white metal, most likely white gold or platinum. The ring is estimated to cost anywhere from $80,000 to $120,000.
Luxury property developer and billionaire Nick Candy proposed to his girlfriend, Australian actress and singer Holly Valance, while vacationing in the Maldives in December 2011. The words "Will you marry me" were written in fire on the beach, and Candy got down on one knee to propose.
The engagement ring features a large pear shaped diamond, speculated to be 8 carats, in a three prong setting with a diamond band. Most of our diamond accented engagement rings can be set with a pear diamond to create a similar look.
The couple's 2012 Beverly Hills wedding spared no expense, which included a 45-minute performance by Katy Perry and 300 guests.
Actress Jessica Biel began dating singer Justin Timerlake in 2007, and the two became engaged in December 2011. Timberlake designed the engagement ring with Las Vegas-based jeweler Leor Yerushalmi. Capturing the essence of antique style, the 18kt gold engagement ring features a halo of diamonds around the center square diamond and a pair of aquamarine side stones, Biel's birthstone. The added effect of black rhodium plating makes the metal appear older for that vintage look. deBebians can add black rhodium to any of its engagement rings upon request.
For her wedding rings, Biel has four stackable wedding bands: two are white gold diamond eternity rings dipped in black rhodium and the other two are plain yellow gold rings with a hammered finish. For himself, Timberlake picked out a simple domed and hammered yellow gold band, a popular choice.
Pop singer Britney Spears was given an 3-plus carat round diamond engagement ring by Jason Trawick, her former agent. The ring, created by Neil Lane, features an eternity band, meaning that the diamonds go all the way around the band, with 90 small pave-set diamonds set in platinum. Diamonds also accent the center diamond. The concept behind the ring is a tiara or mini crown.
Lane told People magazine in 2011: "Jason is a romantic and when I asked him to tell me about Britney and what the ring would represent to them so I could find inspiration, his response was always the same — she is his princess!"
Pave engagement rings are very popular right now, and Spears' ring features a "U" pave setting that shows more diamond from the side. Spears' engagement ring is estimated to cost $90,000.
British columnist and TV host Peaches Geldof kept her engagement to rocker Thomas Cohen secret for about six months before confirming the engagement to the media in December 2011. Soon thereafter, the couple revealed that they were expecting their first child, a son they named Astala, born April 2012.
Cohen originally proposed with a modest engagement ring, what looked to a be a three stone diamond engagement ring. He quickly upgraded to a much bigger engagement ring, which he presented to her on her 23rd birthday, March 13, 2012. The new ring belonged to Geldolf's grandmother and was altered to include a diamond halo around the center stone.
The ring is paired with a matching diamond pave wedding band. The couple wed on Sept. 8, 2012, at the same church where Geldof's parents married 26 years earlier. For Christmas that year, Cohen gave her a platinum and gold wedding band to match his wedding ring.
Actress Anne Hathaway began dating Adam Shulman, an actor and jewelry designer, in November 2008, following her breakup with long-time boyfriend Raffaello Follieri. Hathaway has described her relationship with Shulman as "mellow," saying, "Mellow doesn't always make for a good story, but it makes for a good life."
Three years later, in November 2011, Shulman proposed with a diamond engagement ring from Kwiat. The ring features an emerald cut diamond set on a thin, diamond and platinum band. As a designer himself, Shulman worked with the jeweler on the ring. "He had a very strong vision for what he knew Anne would love," Greg Kwiat told People magazine.
The couple wed on Sept. 29, 2012, in a relatively low-key wedding in Big Sur, Calif.
After dating 10 months, Australian cricketer Shane Warne proposed to Estee Lauder model Elizabeth Hurley in September 2011. The proposal took place in St. Andrews, Scotland, with Warne later tweeting that the proposal was "done privately and was very romantic - if I say so myself. PS left knee is sore!"
The engagement ring features a large center square sapphire, estimated to be 9 carats, with two trillion diamonds set in a white metal, reportedly platinum, and estimated to be worth $100,000. Sapphire is Warne's birthstone. We offer a similar sapphire ring that features a round sapphire with two trillions.
Earlier that year, Hurley had divorced Indian textile heir Arun Nayar after four years of marriage. It is also Warne's second marriage. He was previously married to Simone Callahan, with whom he has three children. Hurley has one son.
Model and actress Molly Sims rocks her cushion halo engagement ring given to her by her now hubby Scott Stuber, a film producer. The ring was designed by Diane von Fürstenberg, a former German princess who enjoys designing women's clothes. Sims' center cushion cut diamond is estimated to be between five and six carats.
Sims told InStyle magazine in June 2011: "[Stuber] designed it. He did it with my girlfriend on his own. He surprised me; I never sent him a picture. He did it all."
The cushion cut, also known as a pillow cut due to its shape, is a deBebians favorite. A type of fancy cut, cushion cut diamonds offer a lot of sparkle but are priced less than traditional round diamonds. The halo of small diamonds encircling the center diamond is a popular look among celebrity engagement rings. We offer a ring nearly identical to Sims here, starting at $1,875 in 14kt white gold, also available in 18kt and platinum.
Socialite and reality TV star Kim Kardashian was given a three stone engagement ring by NBA player Kris Humphries, after six months of dating. The 19.81-cttw ring, designed by New York jeweler Lorraine Schwartz, features a GIA certified I color, VS1 clarity 16.21-carat emerald cut diamond flanked by a pair of 1.80-carat trapezoids, set in platinum. The inside of the ring was engraved with a coded message of love, along with "K <3 K." Schwartz also designed Beyoncé's engagement ring.
Kim told People magazine in May 2011: "In high school I went to Macy's and bought this fake ring, my 'perfect' ring, and this is almost the exact same ... It's the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. It's perfect."
In 2013, the ring was listed for auction by Christie's with an expected take of $300,000 to $500,000.
Actress Kate Hudson, daughter of Goldie Hawn, began dating English rocker Matthew Bellamy in 2010. The following year, the couple announced that they were expecting their first child, and then a few months later Hudson appeared on The Today Show wearing an engagement ring. Matt Lauer remarked on the ring, and Hudson responded: "I'm engaged! It just happened a week ago. I'm so glad you noticed. I haven't really announced it. ... I was waiting for someone to notice."
The classic three stone design features an emerald cut center diamond and two tapered baguettes. Hudson hasn't revealed the details of the ring or proposal, but she told People magazine: "My love is just insanely, incredibly supportive of everything, and that's the best."
Their son Bingham Hawn, Hudson's second child, was born in July 2011. The couple have been slow to make it to the alter. Hudson told ELLE UK in 2013: "We will get married. I do think it's important, but we have no plans. [Oldest son Ryder] wants a party. For me it's not the legal part that is important, it's what it means to the family."
Talent agent Jim Toth proposed to actress Reese Witherspoon over the 2010 Christmas holiday. They had been dating for about a year and tied the knot March 2011 in Ojai, Calif. It's Witherspoon's second marriage.
Toth worked with jeweler William Goldberg to create the custom engagement ring, which features a 4 ct. Ashoka center diamond and a pave diamond platinum band. A proprietary cut patented by William Goldberg, an Ashoka diamond is an elongated cushion with a rectangular girdle, rounded corners and 62 facets. The cut is named after the original 41.37 ct. Ashoka diamond, owned by Indian Emperor Ashoka Maruya (304 BC - 232 BC).
A similar rectangular look can be achieved with an emerald cut, cushion cut, or radiant cut diamond. To ensure a rectangular shape, look for an appropriate length to width ratio. The higher a diamond's ratio is, the more elongated its shape is.
Dancer Benjamin Millepied proposed to actress Natalie Portman with a recycled platinum ring featuring an antique old mine cut round center diamond surrounded by a double halo of pave set accent diamonds. The ring was designed by ballet dancer-turned-jewelry designer Jamie Wolf of New York City. The couple met while working together on the film "Black Swan."
Old mine cuts predate today's traditional round brilliant cut and are often found in antique jewelry.
Environmentally and socially conscious women may prefer an antique or vintage engagement ring as one way to reduce, reuse and recycle resources. Melting down old jewelry is another way to recycle materials and also save money. We offer a hand-picked selection of original and beautiful art deco and Edwardian era engagement rings as well as uniquely crafted custom engagement rings.
After dating for five months, NFL player Eric Johnson proposed to singer Jessica Simpson in late 2010. Simpson told People magazine shortly afterwards: "He's the one for me right now! I'm very happy, I'm in a great place and if right now could last forever, I'd take it."
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, proposed to Kate Middleton during a 10-day trip to Kenya in October 2010 to celebrate his passing of a Royal Air Force helicopter search and rescue course. To honor his mother, the late Princess Diana, Prince William proposed with his mother's engagement ring, explaining later: "It's very special to me. As Kate's very special to me now, it was right to put the two together. It was my way of making sure my mother didn't miss out on today and the excitement, and the fact that we're going to spend the rest of our lives together."
In 1981, Lady Diana selected for herself the 12-carat oval blue Ceylon sapphire engagement ring, made by Garrard & Co., which served as Crown Jeweller of the UK from 1843 to 2007. The ring, similar to Diana's mother's engagement ring, is comprised of 14 diamonds encircling the sapphire set in 18-karat white gold. At the time of its purchase, the ring was worth £30,000.
NHL hockey player Mike Comrie, 29, proposed to actress Hilary Duff, 22, while vacationing on Maui in February 2010. The couple were staying at the Four Seasons Resort Maui, and Comrie got on one knee while the two were enjoying a sunset from the hotel's balcony. He waited to call Duff's mother a half hour before proposing, so that the surprise would not be spoiled.
The enormous three stone diamond engagement ring is reportedly 14 carats and worth $1 million, although Duff has shied away from giving out the specifics. The rectangular cut center diamond, most likely a radiant, is flanked by two trapezoid diamonds.
The couple were together two years before getting engaged and wed on August 14, 2010. Their first child, Luca Cruz Comrie, was born in 2012.
Nicole Richie, daughter of singer-songwriter Lionel Richie, began dating musician Joel Madden in 2006. In 2008, the couple's daughter Harlow Winter Kate was born, and then their son Sparrow James Midnight was born the following year. Richie had told Larry King that she was in no rush to get married, saying, "I think for both of us, we are going to do it because we want to, not because that's what you do. We're going to do it when the time's right."
In February 2010, Richie announced on The Late Show with David Letterman that she and Madden were engaged and had been engaged for a while. The 4 carat engagement ring, created by celebrity jeweler Neil Lane, features a round center diamond set in a unique octagon shaped diamond halo.
Later on the Australian radio show Fifi & Jules, Madden said: "People don't know this but I asked her to marry me ten times before she actually said yes. I was asking every other Tuesday."
After about four months of dating, British comedian Russell Brand asked singer Katy Perry to marry him on New Year's Eve, Dec. 31, 2009, during a candlelit dinner in India. The trip to India was Brand's Christmas gift to Perry, because she had told him how much she loves Indian culture.
The solitaire engagement ring, crafted of yellow gold, was created by Indian jewelry designer Hanut Singh. The ring features a rare, antique Golconda diamond from southeast India's famous Golconda diamond mines. Extraordinary gems have originated from this region, including the Hope Diamond, Idol's Eye, the Koh-i-Noor, and Darya-i-Noor.
The couple married on Oct. 23, 2010 in Rajasthan, India, with 80 close friends and family in attendance. Fourteen months later, Brand filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences.
Singer Carrie Underwood's flawless yellow diamond engagement ring, given to her by Mike Fisher, was designed by Johnathon Arndt of Beverly Hills, California. The center diamond is surrounded by a halo of white diamonds, and experts estimate that the center round yellow diamond is at least five carats.
Round yellow diamonds are very rare. We currently only list oval, cushion, radiant and pear yellow diamonds in our yellow diamond search. For round yellow diamond inquiries, please contact us for availability and pricing.
Our round halo engagement rings for yellow diamonds start at $1,965. We specially manufacture our yellow diamond engagement rings with yellow gold prongs and a "cup" of yellow gold to beautifully complement the center diamond.
Spanish actors Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem are pretty private about the details of their relationship, but they reportedly began dating in 2007. In 2009, rumors began spreading that the couple was engaged, and Cruz was spotted wearing an engagement ring that October.
The vintage ring features a bezel set 3 carat sapphire, set in a floral halo of diamonds, with a plain yellow gold band. It is reminiscent of Princess Diana's famous sapphire ring, now worn by Kate Middleton. It's a very pretty look, and we sell a similar ring here with a 1 carat sapphire.
Bardem and Cruz married in July 2010 at a friend's home in the Bahamas, and in January 2011, Cruz gave birth to their son Leonardo Encinas. At the time of this writing, the couple were expecting a second child.
Socialite Khloé Kardashian met NBA basketball player Lamar Odom at a party in 2009. Two weeks later, Odom presented her with an engagement ring. Exactly one month after they met, they were married, Sept. 27, 2009.
According to US Weekly, the ring features a 12.5 carat radiant diamond, comes from from Vartan's Fine Jewelry in Los Angeles, and is reportedly worth $850,000. The diamond appears to be a square radiant and is accompanied by a domed pave band. We offer a very similar setting pictured with a round diamond, but it also can be set with a radiant or any shape diamond.
Later, Karadashian had her diamond reset into a halo setting with a thinner band and wears it between two pave bands. Click here for a picture on our blog.
Reality TV star Bethenny Frankel wears a 6.5-carat pear shaped diamond engagement ring, given to her by Jason Hoppy, a real estate businessman. Originally, the center diamond was flanked by two trillion-cut diamonds — a traditional three stone engagement ring style (pictured). For Frankel's 41st birthday, Hoppy updated the ring with a more modern halo setting, similar to Katherine Heigl's engagement ring.
Frankel told Us Weekly in 2012, "When we got engaged, my jeweler Kristen Farrell found us a great deal on an engagement ring that someone was selling. We had wanted a certain setting but couldn't afford it, so we waited until we could design our ring the way we wanted."
deBebians offers an upgrade plan for all complete engagement rings purchased; customers can update or upgrade their rings at any time.
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Ivanka Trump's Engagement Ring
Twenty-seven-year-old Ivanka Trump's then-boyfriend, 28-year-old Jared Kushner very smartly purchased a 5.22 carat cushion cut platinum engagement ring from Trump's own signature jewelry line, Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry. The couple are known for their pedigrees, as Trump is the oldest daughter of mogul Donald Trump and Kushner is the oldest son of multimillionaire real estate developer Charles Kushner.
Trump describes her wedding style as "traditional and elegant," which is reflected in her classic engagement ring. The large cushion cut diamond is set like a traditional solitaire with an elegant single row of diamonds pave set along the ring's shank.
At her wedding, Ivanka wore a platinum diamond headpiece (worth $45,000), platinum mixed-cut clustered diamond earrings (worth $130,000) and a platinum diamond bracelet ($90,000).
Harvard law graduate and WWE personality David Otunga proposed to Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson on her 27th birthday, September 12, 2008. He popped the question with a round double halo engagement ring with a split shank by designer Neil Lane. (Click here to view a similar ring in our Bel Dia collection.)
Hudson shared the details of the Malibu beach proposal on NBC's Dateline. "He had birthday cards, and each card threw another hint and another hint and another hint," said Hudson. "And I got to the last one, and it said when you're done reading this card, I want you to turn around and I have a birthday gift for you." Hudson turned around, and Otunga was on one knee with the ring ready.
In August 2009, Hudson gave birth to their son, David Daniel Otunga Jr.
Swiss multimillionaire Arpad "Arki" Busson popped the question to actress Uma Thurman while in London, during the summer of 2008. He proposed with a ring featuring an 8-carat center stone surrounded by 20 smaller stones, created by Parisian designer JAR.
In its October 2009 issue, W magazine reported: "Not shiny or polished in the least, it's a gorgeously rough-looking piece of jewelry that is totally Thurman. Although it resembles an antique, she reveals that it's by JAR, the Parisian jeweler who makes only a handful of extremely expensive pieces a year. 'This is a better piece of jewelry than I deserve,' she says, practically blushing."
In November 2009, however, the couple ended their relationship, only to rekindle in 2011. In 2012, Thurman gave birth to their daughter, Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence Thurman-Busson.
Brazilian model Adriana Lima began dating Serbian NBA player Marko Jaric in 2007. After nine months of dating, the couple became engaged on June 12, 2008. In March, Jaric had told People magazine that he had fallen hard for her. "I was not the person to fall in love easily. I am a difficult person from that standpoint," he said. "Now, it's a little different situation."
Jaric proposed on Lima's 27th birthday with a round diamond halo engagement ring with a narrow split shank. We offer a number of similar styles, including style # HE211 and HJ514. A halo enhances the center stone and the split shank adds more width and complexity.
The couple wed on Valentine's Day in 2009 in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. At the time of this writing, they have two daughters, Valentina and Sienna.
Comedian Ellen DeGeneres announced her plans to marry actress Portia de Rossi on May 16, 2008, following the California Supreme Court's ruling overturning a ban on same-sex marriage. The two had been together since 2004.
The proposal took place at their home while the couple were tending to a goldfish. de Rossi recalled, "We were watching the fish and she said, 'This is a pretty romantic moment, right?' And I said, 'Every moment with you is romantic,' and that is when she gave me the ring."
The 3-carat ring is from Neil Lane and features a horizontally set marquise diamond accented with pink diamonds. It is reportedly worth $100,000.
The couple had a small, private wedding at their home on Aug. 16, 2008.
Singer Mariah Carey met rapper Nick Cannon while shooting her music video for "Bye Bye" in 2008. The two began dating and wed six weeks later on April 30 in a secret ceremony. Days before the wedding, Carey was seen publicly wearing a huge engagement ring at the Tribeca Film Festival but declined comment.
Carey's engagement ring is from New York jeweler Jacob & Co. and features a 10 carat square, emerald cut fancy light pink diamond, surrounded by a halo of 58 intense pink diamonds and flanked by two half moons, in platinum. It is reportedly worth $2.5 million. Pink diamonds are extremely rare and valuable.
The closest style we have to Carey's ring is this ring which is shown with a cushion but can be set with an emerald diamond. We also can custom make any ring design with pink diamonds.
The couple has two children, fraternal twins Monroe and Moroccan Scott.
In April 2008, model Carmen Electra was spotted wearing a black diamond engagement ring from guitarist and beau Rob Patterson. After dating for less than a year, Patterson proposed while the couple were in Las Vegas celebrating Electra's 36th birthday.
"It's a black diamond, perfect for us," Electra told People magazine. "Different — it's our style." The round black diamond is set in a six prong setting with a diamond pave band. We offer a similar ring here. A six prong setting provides extra security for the center stone versus the more traditional four prong setting.
The couple were engaged for several years but reportedly split up in 2012. Electra was previously married to Dennis Rodman and Dave Navarro.
Singer-songwriter and actress Ashlee Simpson started dating Fall Out Boy band member Pete Wentz in 2006. She was seen wearing a diamond band promise ring in February 2008; soon thereafter in April, she announced she was engaged.
The engagement ring features a large Asscher cut diamond prong set in a square halo engagement ring with cut corners and diamonds along the band. We offer two nearly idential designs: one with milgrain and hand engraving and one with smooth edges. Although the rings are pictured with a center princess diamond, an Asscher diamond can easily be set into either ring.
Simpson and Wentz married in 2008 at Simpson's parents' home in California with her father officiating the ceremony. The couple's son, Bronz Mowgli, was born that November. The marriage was brief, though, with Simpson filing for divorce on Feb. 9, 2011.
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Beyoncé's Engagement Ring
Singer, songwriter, dancer and actress Beyoncé did not publicly reveal her ring until five months after her wedding to rapper Jay-Z. Debuted at the Fashion Rocks concert on Sept. 5, 2008, the $5 million, 18-carat flawless diamond ring was created by New York City jeweler Lorraine Schwartz. Schwartz also has designed jewelry for Halle Berry, Jennifer Lopez, Cate Blanchett and Kimora Lee Simmons. The ring features an emerald cut center diamond set in platinum and a split shank, and ranks amongst the most expensive celebrity engagement rings ever seen.
The couple are very private about their relationship, so few details are publicly known. The 2008 wedding took place at Jay-Z's penthouse apartment with 40 friends in attendance. Beyoncé's No. 1 single "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" debuted that same year, too. In 2010, song producer Tricky Stewart commented that the song was "the only public statement that [Beyoncé and Jay-Z had] ever made about marriage."
Actress Jessica Alba met Cash Warren while filming the Fantastic Four in 2004. Warren, the son of actor Michael Warren, has worked as a film producer since 2006. Not long after confirming that Alba was expecting their first child in December 2007, the two also confirmed their plans to marry, with Alba seen publicly wearing an engagement ring.
"[Cash] instantly felt like family. I'd never felt like that with anyone. I was usually pretty self-conscious, minding my p's and q's, very aware of every time my fork hit the plate when I was having dinner on a date. With him, there was none of that," Alba told InStyle magazine. "We got each other. We're kindred spirits."
After dating for about a year, actor Charlie Sheen proposed to socialite Brooke Mueller during a 2007 trip to Costa Rica. The proposal took place on the beach with a yellow diamond engagement ring, valued at $500,000.
Created by Beverly Hills jeweler Lord Alon Barak, the custom platinum engagement ring features an 11-carat flawless yellow diamond bezel set in an octogon halo of diamonds with a narrow split band. Barak says that when he presented his client with the finished ring, "[Sheen] was very, very emotional. You saw him melt away. He was overwhelmed."
The wedding took place on May 30, 2008 at a private estate in Los Angeles with about 60 friends and family in attendance. The following year, the couple had twin boys, and then Sheen filed for divorce in 2010. It was his third marriage.
In 2006, French billionaire and luxury goods mogul François-Henri Pinault and actress Salma Hayek began dating after meeting in Italy. In March 2007, the couple announced their engagement and the anticipated arrival of their first child. Their daughter, Valentina Paloma Pinault, was born six months later. Although the couple ended their engagement in 2008, the two reconciled the following year and got married in a small ceremony on Valentine's Day in Paris. Two months later, the couple had a second lavish wedding in Venice, ending a week-long celebration of their union.
Giuliana DePandi first met Apprentice winner Bill Rancic on the job in 2005 when she interviewed him for E! News. In 2006, during another interview, she asked him if he was dating anyone. He said no. Then when the cameras were off, Rancic asked her out. Ten months later, he popped the question during a romantic helicopter ride over downtown Chicago.
"I thought I was dreaming," DePandi told People magazine. "It was the most amazing moment of my entire life. Not only is Bill the love of my life, but he's also my best friend. I couldn't believe my dream guy was asking me to marry him!"
Actress Katherine Heigl, best known for her role on Grey's Anatomy, wears a three-carat pear halo engagement ring. The ring was given to her by singer-songwriter Josh Kelley and designed by Ryan Ryan Jewelry of California. It's been reported that half of the ring's platinum comes from Katherine's mother's own engagement ring.
Heigl told Cosmopolitan magazine: "It's ridiculously big. I was like 'Sure, I'll marry you!'"
We offer a wide selection of halo engagement rings, and all of our halo engagement rings can be modified easily for a pear diamond.
Remaking new jewelry out of old jewelry also is something we can do and is one way of saving money on an engagement ring purchase while adding another layer of sentimental value. For a custom quote, please visit our custom engagement rings page.
Actress Demi Moore began dating actor Ashton Kutcher in 2003. The relationship attracted attention in part because of their 15 year age difference with Kutcher in his mid 20s and Moore in her early 40s at the time. After declaring Kutcher to be her soul mate and saying she felt married already, the two decided to tie the knot officially in a secret ceremony in Beverly Hills, Calif., in 2005.
The ring features an emerald cut diamond accented with baguette diamonds set in either white gold or platinum. (This classic design is very similar to this engagement ring.) Moore's ring was reportedly worth $250,000 and is five carats.
In November 2011, Moore announced her decision to end the marriage. In December 2013, she reportedly sold her engagement ring to a Beverly Hills jeweler.
Not long after the two began dating in 2005, actor Tom Cruise proposed to actress Katie Holmes at the Eiffel Tower in Paris. The two had a candlelit dinner at Le Jules Verne restaurant at the famous landmark, and Cruise proposed soon thereafter, just after midnight.
The couple had a daughter together, Suri, born April 2006. Seven months later, Holmes and Cruise wed at a 15th century castle in Italy. The marriage lasted six years, with Holmes filing for divorce in 2012. As part of the divorce settlement, Holmes was able to keep all of her jewelry, reportedly worth millions.
Greek shipping heir Paris Latsis proposed to socialite Paris Hilton in May 2005. The couple met as teenagers at a Monaco club and then, while vacationing in Switzerland over the holidays, rekindled their relationship in 2004. Hilton at the time told People magazine: "I'm very in love — he's the one. I want to have kids in the next two years, because I know that completes your life."
After announcing their engagement to friends and family, Hilton picked out two rings: a 21-carat canary diamond ring as an "I Love You" ring and an approximately 23-carat engagement ring. The engagement ring (pictured) is a classic three stone engagement ring style. The center stone appears to be either a cushion, radiant or emerald diamond, flanked by two trillions. It is reportedly worth $4.7 million.
Four months later, Hilton, 24, broke off their engagement. Her aunt Kyle Richards told People magazine: "She feels that she's young and she wants to make sure it's right. She didn't want to make a mistake with the whole world watching."
Daredevil co-stars Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck began dating in 2004, and Affleck popped the question a year later. The proposal took place at Garner's Brentwood, Calif., home on her 33rd birthday, April 17, 2005. Affleck presented her with a 4.5-carat Harry Winston three stone engagement ring, priced at $500,000. At the time, Garner was pregnant with their first child, Violet Anne Affleck. The couple have three children together.
British singer Seal proposed to German supermodel Heidi Klum two days before Christmas in 2004 on a glacier at 14,000 feet in Whistler, British Columbia. The two were there on vacation, and Seal took her by helicopter to the secluded spot. The singer had built an igloo-like quinzhee specifically for that moment decked out with a bed, rose petals, candles, food and champagne.
The ring he proposed with features a large yellow diamond, reportedly 10 carats, set in rich yellow gold and created by designer Lorraine Schwartz. It was later paired with a matching yellow gold wedding ring.
The couple wed the following year on a Mexican beach near Seal's home on Costa Careyes. During their seven years of marriage, they renewed their vows on every wedding anniversary with family and friends.
Following a public breakup with her fiance Ben Affleck (click here to see that engagement ring) in January 2004, actress and singer Jennifer Lopez began dating her long-time friend, singer Marc Anthony. The couple quickly wed in a secret ceremony in June 2004, with the couple expecting twins.
To mark their one year wedding anniversary, Anthony gave her an engagement ring and formally proposed. Reportedly worth $4 million, the ring features an 8.5 carat rare blue diamond and appears to be accented with four diamonds in a traditional 5 stone diamond engagement ring design.
The couple split in 2011, with reports that Lopez planned to sell all her jewelry given to her by Anthony during their marriage, including the engagement ring. Anthony officially filed for divorce in 2012.
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Princess Letizia's Engagement Ring
It was a surprise to many on Nov. 1, 2003 when Spain's Royal Household announced that Prince Felipe, heir apparent to the throne, was engaged to Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano, a divorced journalist and news anchor. During the announcement, the prince told the media he likes "her intelligence, her spirit of responsibility, her courage."
Prince Felipe proposed with a channel set 16 baguette diamond ring in white gold, a modern alternative to the traditional engagement ring. The ring is reportedly from Suarez Jewellers in Barcelona. He also gave her a family heirloom as a gift. In turn, Rocasolano presented Prince Felipe with white gold and sapphire cufflinks and a book.
The royal couple wed on May 22, 2004 at the Almudena Cathedral in Madrid. They have two daughters.
Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin proposed to actress Gwyneth Paltrow with a halo engagement ring featuring an Asscher cut center diamond, a halo of micro pave diamonds, and a thin band set with micro pave diamonds.
The couple are very private and few details are publicly known about the ring. In a piece published in 2004, U.K.-based publication The Telegraph asked Paltrow, "How many carats is it?" To which she replied, "I don't know. I should know - but I didn't ask."
Other celebs who also prefer Asscher diamonds include Kate Hudson and Ashlee Simpson. Micro pave diamonds are small diamonds set closely together with little metal showing. The Asscher cut diamond is essentially a square emerald cut diamond, and all the rings in our halo engagement ring collection can be easily modified for an Asscher shape.
Gigli co-stars Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck — nicknamed Bennifer — became romantically involved in 2002, and Affleck proposed that November. Affleck had told Lopez they were going to visit his family, but when they got to the house and opened the door, there was a surprise waiting.
"It's just a blanket, a quilt of rose petals, all over the whole entire house," Lopez told Diane Sawyer on ABC Primetime. "So many candles, and vases, bouquets. And my song 'Glad' was playing ... I walk in and I was just like overwhelmed. I wasn't expecting it, and I was just like 'Oh my God.'" Affleck gave Lopez a letter expressing all the reasons why he loved her and wanted to marry her. At the end of the letter, he asked, "Will you marry me?"
Ready in his hand was the ring, a 6.1-carat pink diamond engagement ring from Harry Winston. (Pink diamonds are Lopez's favorite gemstone.) The square center stone was flanked by two trapezoids, a classic three stone look.
Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones met actor Michael Douglas at a film festival in August 1998. The two famously share a birthday, 25 years apart. They began dating the following year, and Douglas soon proposed on New Year's Eve 1999. This would be Douglas' second marriage and Zeta-Jones' first.
The engagement ring is from estate jeweler Fred Leighton — reportedly 10 carats and worth $2 million. The 1920s ring features a distinctive marquise cut diamond set east-west, with a halo of diamonds and a thin pave diamond band.
For her wedding ring, she opted for a ring made of Welsh gold with a Celtic motif. The couple wed at the Plaza Hotel in New York City on Nov. 18, 2000. They have two children.
Prince Andrew, the second son of Queen Elizabeth II, had known Sarah Ferguson since they were children and became romantically involved with her in 1985. (Princess Diana is said to have had a role in their matchmaking.) On Ferguson's 26th birthday the following year, Prince Andrew proposed during a trip to Scotland's Floors Castle, reportedly where their first kiss took place.
The engagement ring is very similar in style to Princess Diana's engagement ring and came from the same jeweler, Garrard & Co., the Crown Jeweller at the time. Prince Andrew custom designed it and selected a ruby to match Ferguson's red hair. Reportedly worth £25,000, it features a Burmese ruby surrounded by 10 diamonds, set in 18kt white and yellow gold. We offer a similar ring here.
The couple wed on July 23, 1986 at Westminster Abbey. They have two children together and divorced in 1996. Ferguson retains the title Duchess of York.
American actress Grace Kelly first met Prince Rainier III of Monaco at his palace in 1955 for a photo session. The following year, the prince came to the U.S., met Kelly and her family and proposed marriage. In order for the marriage to go ahead, the Kelly family had to provide Prince Rainier with a dowry of $2 million.
Kelly's engagement ring is by Cartier, the official jeweler for the Principality of Monaco at the time and popular with royal courts during that time period. The ring features a 10.47 ct. emerald cut diamond set in platinum with two baguette cut diamonds.
For her wedding, Kelly also wore a Cartier platinum tiara set with diamonds and rubies and a three-strand diamond necklace featuring alternating round and baugette diamonds, with a total weight of 58 carats. The wedding ceremony, hailed as The Wedding of the Century, was held April 19, 1956 at Monaco's St. Nicholas Cathedral.
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