Julianne Hough is probably best known as a two-time winning professional dancer from Dancing with the Stars who recently became a permanent fourth judge as of the September 2014 season of the show. She met Brooks Laich, who is an NHL hockey player from the Washington Capitals, through a mutual friend in 2013.
According to Hough's personal blog entry on her website, she knew Brooks was the one since the day they met. Their engagement was announced on August 18th via Hough's Instagram account featuring a picture of her excitedly wrapped around her now fiancé staring at her ring. The proposal supposedly happened at home with the couple staring out at the sunset on the deck.
The ring is reportedly a custom six carat Lorraine Schwartz oval cut diamond ring, and Brooks spent about eight months with Schwartz finding the perfect stone and designing the ring. We offer a similar style here.
Kaitlyn Bristowe met Shawn Booth on the ABC reality TV series The Bachelorette season 11 where Kaitlyn served as that season's lead after she had previously been a contestant during the 19th season of The Bachelor. Booth had been a previous contestant on the 10th season of The Bachelorette as well, but was rejected by Andi Dorfman in favor of Josh Murray.
Booth had long been a fan favorite by many viewers of the show, and the finale had come down to both himself and Nick Viall, who had been added to the show mid-season. The conclusion of the finale, which aired on July 27, 2015, resulted in Viall being sent home and Booth making his televised proposal to Bristowe.
The ring chosen by Booth was presented to him by jeweler Neil Lane himself during the show, and is the most expensive ring in the history of the show with a price tag at $150,000, while not the largest at 3.5 cttw. It features a single pave halo surrounding a round brilliant cut center diamond with a twisted band also pave set with diamonds. A similar ring we offer from the Bel Dia collection is located here.
Australian rapper Iggy Azalea began dating NBA player Nick Young in November 2013 after flirting on Twitter. On Young's 30th birthday, June 1, 2015, he proposed on bended knee in front of friends at his carnival themed party. The couple quickly took to social media to announce the news.
The engagement ring is from Jason of Beverly Hills, who also created engagement rings for Evelyn Lozada and Gabrielle Union. It features an 8.15-carat fancy intense yellow diamond with 2.28 carats of white diamonds set in 18k white gold. (We offer similar styles here and here.) "Nick was very involved in designing the ring. We wanted it to be both a ring of Iggy's dreams and a ring that fit her personal style," Jason Arasheben, CEO of Jason of Beverly Hills, told Us Weekly.
In 2014, the couple purchased Selena Gomez's 6-bedroom, 8-bathroom home in Tarzana, Calif., for $3.4 million.
Skateboarder and reality TV star Rob Dyrdek proposed to his girlfriend, beauty queen Bryiana Noelle Flores, on April 25, 2015. The proposal took place at Disneyland during the Aladdin Show, with Dyrdek making an entrance mid-show on an elephant in place of Prince Ali. Dyrdek used Genie's three wishes to formulate his on-stage proposal.
Flores recounted the moment on Instagram: "He used his third wish for a gift that would show me that his love for me is forever. Hidden behind a beautiful tiara was the most BEAUTIFUL ring I have ever seen in my life! He popped the question and I said 'Yes!'"
The ring, which has been described as "massive," features a large round brilliant cut diamond in a six-prong, yellow gold solitaire setting. We offer a variety of solitaire settings, all available in yellow gold, which can be customized with a six prong setting.
After the proposal, the couple flew to the Caribbean to celebrate.
Entertainer Stefani Germanotta, better known by her stage name Lady Gaga, broke the news on Feb. 16, 2015, that her long-time boyfriend, actor Taylor Kinney, proposed to her on Valentine's Day. The couple began dating in 2011 after shooting the music video for her song "You and I" together.
The ring, from celebrity jeweler Lorraine Schwartz, features a large heart-shaped diamond. Schwartz told InStyle magazine, "The stone is big and quite beautiful, and actually more expensive than some of the estimates I have read." The jeweler, however, declined to say how big the diamond is or how much it's worth. The band features pave diamonds set in a white metal, most likely platinum, and a unique personalization of "T ♡ S" at the bottom of the band. A similar look can be achieved with our HE286 setting (or the less expensive HE255) set with a heart-shaped diamond.
On Feb. 5, 2015, The Real talk show co-host Adrienne Bailon announced that she's engaged to long-time boyfriend and music executive Lenny Santiago. Santiago proposed during a family dinner in upstate New York, after giving a speech to her parents about how much he loves their daughter. Before presenting the engagement ring, Santiago first gave her a box of carrots, which she accepted graciously. He continued, "Well, since you said yes to those carrots..." and got down on one knee.
Bailon told People magazine: "The ring is from Rafaello & Co. Gabriel Jacobs, whom is a great friend of ours and does a lot of Jay Z’s jewelry, actually designed it with Lenny. Lenny knew that I wanted something classy and timeless and he absolutely delivered. I love it!" The ring features a large round brilliant cut diamond and pave diamond band. Our HE255 offers a similar look.
This will be Bailon's first marriage. She previously dated Rob Kardashian from 2007 to 2009.
Canadian actress Alison Pill and American actor Joshua Leonard took to Instagram on Jan. 3, 2015 to announce their engagement. Leonard proposed at Joshua Tree National Park in California during a trip with friends, who managed to keep the proposal a secret.
Their friends also played a part in the creation of the engagement ring, which is a recreation of a 1920s-style halo engagement ring. The ring was completed by a friend's stepfather, who is a jeweler. It appears to feature a cushion cut diamond with a diamond halo and a tapered band.
The couple wed on May 24, 2015, and honeymooned on Kauai.
In July 2014, Colombian-American actress Sofia Vergara began dating actor Joe Manganiello, soon after calling off her two-year engagement to businessman Nick Loeb. Months later, on Christmas Day, Manganiello proposed while they were vacationing at the St. Regis Hotel on Kauai.
Vergara showed off the ring while on Ellen. "It's just a little sparkle — subtle, like me," she joked. The ring appears to feature a very large cushion cut diamond, surrounded by a diamond halo and accompanied by a thin pave diamond band. This is one of the most popular styles among celebrities. Check out our similar style HE104.
Vergara was previously married to her high school sweetheart Joe Gonzalez, father of her son Manolo, for a few years in the '90s. This will be Manganiello's first marriage.
Singer Phillip Phillips, winner of the eleventh season of American Idol, proposed to his long-time girlfriend Hannah Blackwell on Christmas day. The couple soon took to social media to announce the news on Dec. 26, 2014. Phillips posted on Facebook: "My best Christmas surprise is happening. We're engaged yall!!" Blackwell posted a photo of her ring on Instagram with the caption: "I've been dreaming of this for over 20 years. I've been dreaming of this guy for just that long. Overwhelmed with happiness."
The ring appears to be a diamond solitaire engagement ring, with a square shaped diamond, such as a cushion or radiant cut.
The couple met while volunteering at a women's and children's center in 2012, and Blackwell was by his side throughout his time on American Idol.
On March 14, 2014, British TV presenter and former model Katie Piper and boyfriend Richard James Sutton celebrated the birth of their first child, Belle Elizabeth. Their relationship is quite private, so the history of their dating life is not known. On Dec. 5, 2014, Sutton proposed at their home during a romatic, homecooked meal he prepared.
In late January, Sutton followed up with an official engagement ring, from British celebrity jeweler Lewis Malka. The ring, picked out by Piper, features a round brilliant cut diamond in a platinum double halo setting. It is very similar to our style # HE147 and is also similar to Jennifer Hudson's engagement ring.
Piper, who was attacked with sulphuric acid in 2008 and has since undergone more than 100 operations, posted a close up of the ring on her Instagram account with the caption: "Can't stop looking at what I used to class as my bad hand - not anymore :)."
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Sophie Hunter's Engagement Ring
British actors Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter began dating in early 2014 and managed to keep their relationship a secret until September. A couple of months later, they formally announced their engagement in the Nov. 5, 2014 edition of the British newspaper The Times.
Photos of the ring reveal that it is a rectangular shaped double halo engagement ring with cropped corners. In several photos of the images, the halo gemstones appear blue. The center stone looks to be either a cushion cut or radiant cut diamond. The ring has a thin band pave set with diamonds. We offer a similar style with all white diamonds. We can customize any engagement ring to include blue gemstones.
In January 2015, the couple announced that they were expecting their first child. They wed on Feb. 14, 2015 at the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul on the Isle of Wight, located in the English Channel.
In early November 2014, Australian model Nicole Trunfio revealed in an exclusive interview with Who magazine that she had been quietly engaged to American blues musician Gary Clark, Jr., for several months. The couple had been dating for over two years. Trunfio also confirmed that she is pregnant with the couple's first child.
The low key proposal happened at their home in Austin, Texas. "I thought he was waiting for a big moment, but it was super-simple and it was just between us," Trunfio told Who. "It was so sweet."
The engagement ring is a reported three carats and features a pear shaped diamond set in yellow gold. There appear to be small accent diamonds on the band as well. All of our engagement rings are available in 14kt and 18kt yellow gold, and most of our diamond accented engagement rings can be set with a pear shaped diamond. A similar look could be created with the setting HE119 in yellow gold with a pear diamond.
British professional footballer Andy Carroll proposed to Billi Mucklow on her 27th birthday, Nov. 1, while the couple was vacationing in Rome. Mucklow is known for her role on The Only Way is Essex, a reality television show, and now operates her own yoga studio in Essex.
The two quickly shared their engagement news on social media, posting a photo of themselves standing in front of the Colosseum holding a caricature drawing of themselves with the words, "Will you marry me?" The proposal was apparently planned by London-based F13 Events and included a private jet from London to Rome and dinner at the Rome Cavalieri, a Waldorf Astoria Collection hotel.
The engagement ring appears to feature a very large center cushion cut diamond in a diamond halo setting. It looks to be similar to a super sized version of our popular HE104 style.
On Oct. 21, 2014, Push Girls reality TV star Mia Schaikewitz posted a picture of her engagement ring on Instagram, confirming her engagement to Dave Labowitz. This particular celebrity engagement is special to deBebians, as the ring was made by us. Schaikewitz is a close friend of owner Maggie Moore.
"There is always a certain level of pressure to make the perfect ring for any client, but there is another level of pressure when it is a best friend," says Moore. "Her fiancé had a clear vision for the engagement ring so that made the process quite easy. In the end, he chose a diamond accented solitaire style engagement ring with a slight taper up to the center diamond. I just knew it was the right ring for Mia!"
The engagement ring features a 1.16 ct. round brilliant diamond and a custom white gold diamond accented band, based on style HE241. The ring also features a hidden rose gold infinity gallery design.
On Oct. 15, 2014, actor Corbin Bleu proposed to actress Sasha Clements in front of Cindarella's Castle at Walt Disney World in Florida. According to People, the proposal involved Clements putting the engagement ring inside a glass slipper and occured right before the fireworks show.
Clements posted a picture of the engagement ring to her Instagram account the following day. It features a large round brilliant cut diamond and a thin pave diamond band. We offer a very similar design here (HE255). It is a very popular style and similar to Jamie Lynn Spears' engagement ring.
The couple has dated since 2011, after meeting at a Toronto grocery store. Bleu is best known for his role in the High School Musical film series.
Actor Daniel Booko had been dating Nia Sanchez, Miss USA 2014, for over a year when he proposed on Oct. 4, 2014. The proposal took place in New York City on a private terrace with a view of the city's skyline, with the help of Booko's sister Hannah. The couple quickly announced their engagement via social media.
The double halo engagement ring features a 2 carat cushion cut diamond with 49 accenting diamonds, set in platinum. Three small gemstones — a ruby, diamond and sapphire — are set inside the band to represent the American flag. The ring was designed by Booko and Peter Young of Los Angeles-based INTA Gems & Diamonds. We offer a similar style that can be customized upon request.
Sanchez will represent the United States in Miss Universe 2014, which takes place in January 2015. If she wins, per the rules, she cannot get married or pregnant during her reign. They plan to wed after the pageants are over.
Rapper Shad Moss, a.k.a. Bow Wow, made his engagement to Erica Mena, star of Love & Hip Hop: New York, known on Sept. 20 when he posted a photo of her engagement ring on Instagram. The ring is from New York-based Avianne & Co. Jewelers, which also made Ciara Harris' engagement ring. (A close up photo of the ring can be seen on Avianne's Instagram account.) According to Moss, Mena "cried instantly" when she saw the ring.
Mena's engagement ring features a large round brilliant cut diamond surrounded by a diamond halo with a diamond split shank, crafted in yellow gold, likely 18 karat. A similar style we offer is HE211, also available in yellow gold.
According to an interview with Moss on BET's 106 & Park, he and Mena have known each other for years, and their engagement is real and not a publicity stunt, as some had speculated. He declined to reveal yet, however, the details of the proposal, but said they plan to marry sooner rather than later.
On Sept. 18, 2014, British television personality Rylan Clark announced his engagement to Dan Neal, a former police officer, via Twitter. He tweeted, "Pleased to say we're engaged. Thank you for all your lovely messages. Myself and @DanNealOfficial are very happy xxx."
Neal reportedly proposed during a romantic weekend getaway to Paris. Clark later posted a picture of his engagement ring on Twitter. The men's diamond ring features three rows of channel set diamonds. The center row looks to be baguette diamonds, flanked by two rows of round diamonds, set in a white metal, such as white gold or platinum. A ring like this can be custom manufactured by deBebians.
The couple met in 2013, following Neal's eviction from Big Brother, when he appeared on Big Brother's Bit on the Side, co-hosted by Clark.
NBA player Russell Westbrook Jr. met Nina Earl while the two were attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA, 2006-2008). Earl also played college basketball and, as of 2013, was pursuing a master's degree is psychology. Westbrook proposed in 2014 and announced the news via social media on Sept. 3, 2014.
The engagement ring is from Jason of Beverly Hills and features an elongated cushion cut diamond with VVS clarity and a pave diamond band. It is reportedly worth $700,000.
Comedian Kevin Hart proposed to model Eniko Parrish on her 30th birthday, Aug. 18, 2014. The proposal took place with her friends and family present, during a private party at Yebo in Atlanta, Ga. Speaking into a microphone, Hart said, "On this perfect day I chose to make the most perfect decision," while digging the ring box out of his pocket. At that moment, the room erupted with cheers. He then got down on one knee and popped the question.
The ring features a large round brilliant cut diamond set in a double or triple halo with a diamond band. It is similar to our style HE114.
Hart was previously married to Torrei Hart, with whom he has two children. Their divorce was finalized in 2011.
Fashion designer Nicky Hilton and British banker James Rothschild met in 2011 at the wedding of Petra Ecclestone and James Stunt held at Odescalchi castle in Italy. There were some challenges early in the relationship as Hilton lived on the West Coast of the United States while Rothschild was based in London. Eventually they opted to share an apartment together in Manhattan.
In August of 2014 while celebrating their own anniversary with a trip to Lake Como, Italy, the two became engaged with a three stone engagement ring with asscher cut center diamond and trapezoid side diamonds. The center stone is estimated to be about 5 ct and worth approximately £250,000. (We offer a similar ring to Hilton's here.)
The couple wed in July 2015 at the Orangery in Kensington Palace, the former home of Princess Diana.
On Aug. 9, 2014, Filipino actor Dingdong Dantes proposed again to his long-time girlfriend, actress Marian Rivera, on live television during her weekly dance show. The ring was a gift for her 30th birthday. Dantes had originally proposed to her in 2012 while they were in Macau, China, with a round diamond engagement ring (Pictured here.)
The second engagement ring, pictured above, is reportedly a Classic Winston™ emerald cut diamond engagement ring, with a 2.12 ct. center diamond and two tapered baguettes (0.36 cttw.) in a platinum setting. We offer two similar styles, also available in platinum, that can be set with a center emerald cut diamond: HE168 and HE167.
One of the reasons reported for repeating the proposal was so that both families could be present for the special moment.
On July 13, 2014, British entertainer Cheryl Cole confirmed her recent marriage to Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini via her Instagram account with a photo of her new bridal set. According to media reports, the couple had been dating for three months and wed on the Carribean island of Mustique on July 7.
Cole's engagement ring features a large emerald cut diamond flanked by two trapezoid diamonds. She wears it with a channel set diamond wedding band. For the engagement ring, we offer two styles with this same three stone diamond configuration: HE229 and TS1024. We're able to customize either style to further emulate the design of Cole's ring. It's similar also to Kim Kardashian's engagement ring from Kris Humphries.
Cole was previously married to British footballer Ashley Cole from 2006-2010 and divorced him citing "unreasonable behavior."
Actress and musician Aly Michalka began dating independent film producer Stephen Ringer in 2012. On July 8, during a trip to Big Sur, Calif., Ringer proposed. According to media reports, Ringer popped the question under the Bixby Creek Bridge. They had been dating for one year and seven months.
The vintage, solitaire-style ring appears to feature a round diamond in a square setting and what looks like extensive hand engraving on the band. Michalka's representative told E! News, "It's a vintage ring from the '20s." Considering the date of the ring, the center diamond could be an old mine cut, or it could have been reset with a new round brilliant cut diamond.
Michalka's rep also told E! News that the couple is planning a late 2015 wedding with Aly's sister AJ as maid of honor. (Aly and AJ Michalka comprise the musical duo 78Violet.) More information about this engagement can also be found in our blog.
After three years of dating, actor Jeff Goldblum proposed to contortionist and actress Emilie Livingston on July 8, 2014. Following the proposal, the couple celebrated on Maui.
Livingston tweeted on July 12: "Jul 8 he proposed @ our fave #okstore. I was taken over by tears of joy n ecstasy! We picked the ring 2gether #inlove".
Her ring looks to be a rose gold bezel set gemstone — perhaps a champagne diamond or a colored gemstone — set on a white metal diamond band. We can design and custom manufacture an engagement ring very similar to this one.
The couple wed on Nov. 8, 2014, in Los Angeles. Goldblum was previously married to Patricia Gaul from 1980-86 and Geena Davis from 1987-1990.
Professional football player Jermaine Kearse proposed to his girlfriend Marisa Ventura on July 7, 2014 and immediately shared the news on his Instagram account with a photo of himself with Ventura (shown above). The following day, Ventura shared a photo of the engagement on her Instagram account, depicting Kearse on one knee in a secluded scenic spot with the city skyline behind them.
In Kearse's photo, you can see the engagement ring, which appears to feature a cushion cut center diamond with a split shank. From this view, it looks similar to our style HE129 in white gold or platinum.
Both Ventura and Kearse attended the University of Washington, where Kearse played college football prior to signing with the Seattle Seahawks in 2012.
After dating for two years, NFL quarterback AJ McCarron proposed to his beauty queen girlfriend, Katherine Webb. The proposal took place at Coast Restaurant at The Beach Club in Gulf Shores, Ala., their home state. They announced their engagement via Twitter on March 28, 2014.
Webb's engagement ring is from New York jeweler Optimum Diamonds. Jeweler David Shara, who designed the ring with McCarron, told E! News: "I recommended the 5-carat cushion-cut center stone to be accentuated by pink diamonds from the famed Argyle Diamond Mine in Australia." (A similar style we offer is this halo engagement ring with pink diamonds.) Webb's wedding band, from MAS Creative, is a five carat radiant cut eternity band, also accented with pink diamonds.
The couple wed on July 12, 2014, at United Methodist Church in Orange Beach, Ala.
Travis Clark, of the rock group We the Kings, proposed to his girlfriend, actress Jenny Robinson on May 17, 2014, after eight months of dating. Clark, who posts vlogs to YouTube regularly, recorded the surprise proposal and posted it to his YouTube channel. The proposal took place during a reenactment of their first date, a hike in Runyon Canyon, in Los Angeles, Calif.
The ring came in a black Pierro's Jewelers box, and features a large center round diamond and prong-set diamonds in a single row along the band, set halfway down the shank. Soon after seeing the ring, Robinson said, while crying, "It's like the biggest thing I've ever seen in my life." We offer two similar styles with single prong settings (HEK1007 and HEK1011) or can custom manufacture a ring with shared prongs or a four prong setting.
Clark also posted a vlog in which he and Robinson call and tell their family and friends the news about their engagmement for their over 150,000 subscribers to enjoy.
After appearing on the 18th season of The Bachelor and walking away from bachelor Juan Pablo Galavis, Andi Dorfman went on to star in the 10th season of The Bachelorette. This second show resulted in a successful engagement with Josh Murray, a former professional baseball player. The two became engaged on May 9, 2014, and their engagement was announced publicly on July 28.
According to ABC, the platinum oval double halo engagement ring features a three carat center diamond and 154 pave set diamonds. The ring is from Neil Lane. Prior to the engagement, Dorfman had shared her taste in engagement rings with Murray, saying that she wanted "round, halo, maybe triple shank."
"There's no triple shank, but this is round, halo and it is nice and big," Murray told ABC News. "I wanted to make sure it was the perfect ring for her." On July 30, Dorfman tweeted a picture of the ring with the caption, "In love with this ring but more in love with the man who gave it to me!"
After dating for two years, radio host Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. proposed to actress Cheryl Hines in spring of 2014. Regarding the engagement, Hines told People magazine in June 2014: "It feels great because you know you're going to be with the person you really like to be with for a very long time. And that's a great feeling."
Hines opted for an diamond eternity band as her engagement ring, working with celebrity jeweler Neil Lane to custom make a five carat rose gold eternity ring. The ring features two outer rows of round diamonds and a center row of 25 French cut diamonds. We offer this similar style.
The couple wed on Aug. 2, 2014 at the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port, Mass. This is the third marriage for Kennedy and the second marriage for Hines. Kennedy is the son of former U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy and the nephew of former President John F. Kennedy.
Model and activist Jenny McCarthy began dating actor and singer Donnie Wahlberg of New Kids on the Block after he appeared on her VH1 show in March 2013. The following year, on April 16, McCarthy announced on The View that she and Wahlberg were engaged. (McCarthy was a co-host of The View at the time.) Walberg enlisted the help of McCarthy's 11-year-old son to pull off the surprise proposal, which used cards to spell out the big question.
The custom designed ring, from Newport Jewelers in Orange County, Calif., features a large yellow sapphire surrounded by a diamond halo and set in 18K white gold. Daniel Arik, owner of Newport Jewelers, told E! News, "The ring is over 10 carats."
This will be both McCarthy and Wahlberg's second marriage. Wahlberg has two children from his previous marriage.
Phoebe Dahl, creator of Faircloth Supply, proposed to her girlfriend Ruby Rose, an Australian model and DJ, in March 2014. Dahl proposed with a handmade solitaire set in 18K yellow gold, from London-based Pippa Small Jewelry. (Rose posted a photo of the ring to her Instagram account.)
Rose followed up later with an engagement ring for Dahl, pictured above. It features a princess cut diamond, surrounded by a halo of diamonds, and three rows of diamonds on the shank, and likely milgraining along the edges. We offer several rings that have a similar look, including HT538, HE112, and HE70.
Dahl is the granddaughter of Roald Dahl, one of the world's best-selling authors. His works include Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, and Matilda.
In May 2012, actress and fashion designer Mary-Kate Olsen began dating French banker Olivier Sarkozy, half brother of Nicolas Sarkozy, former President of France. In early 2014, People magazine and Us magazine both reported that the couple was engaged.
Olsen has been seen wearing a vintage 1953 Cartier engagement ring, bought at a February 2014 Sotheby's auction for $81,250. The bezel set, center old European-cut diamond is 4.00 carats and is surrounded by a halo of 16 blue sapphires (1.00 cttw.), set in 18kt gold. The petals, seen from the side, are set with single cut diamonds (1.50 cttw.).
The couple is extremely private about their relationship, so few details are known. However, in October 2014, the Mirror reported that Olsen and Sarkozy had tied the knot in a quiet ceremony with just a few family members in attendance. If true, this would be Olsen's first marriage and Sarkozy's second marriage.
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Allison Williams' Engagement Ring
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."
After dating for more than five years, British Formula One driver Jenson Button proposed to Argentine-Japanese fashion model Jessica Michibata in early 2014, with the news confirmed to the media on Feb. 21, 2014.
The engagement ring features a large pear-shaped diamond, flanked by two pear-shaped diamonds, in what is most likely a platinum setting. The reportedly five carat engagement ring has been estimated to be worth £250,000. Michibata's ring is very similar to Jessica Simpson's engagement ring from Nick Lachey. We offer two similar styles: HE184 and HE177.
The couple wed in Hawaii in December 2014, celebrating Christmas and New Year's in the islands. In an interview with Alexa Kercseligeti, Michibata said Hawaii is her favorite holiday destination.
Singer Ashlee Simpson began publicly dating actor Evan Ross, son of singer Diana Ross, in July 2013. By November, Ross was calling her "the one," telling The Insider, "I’m so in love and we’ve got amazing things going on. And we inspire each other." By January 2014, Ross had popped the question during a trip to Hawaii.
The unique engagement ring, from designer Neil Lane, consists of a vintage ring fitted within a contemporary diamond sleeve. The five carat ring, crafted of platinum and gold, features a marquise center diamond surrounded by a halo of rubies and 140 diamonds.
The couple wed on Aug. 30, 2014 at Diana Ross's estate in Conneticut. In December 2014, they announced that they were expecting a baby girl. Simpson was previously married to Pete Wentz (click here to see that engagement ring), with whom she has one son.
American actress Jamie Chung began dating actor and musician Bryan Greenberg in early 2012. After dating for 18 months, Greenberg reportedly proposed while the couple was vacationing in the Turks and Caicos Islands during the late 2013 holiday season with the news leaked in early January 2014.
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."
Whitney Eve Port, known for her role on The Hills, began dating Tim Rosenman in 2012. The couple met on the set of The City, a reality television show starring Port, which aired from 2008-2010. Rosenman served as an associate producer for The City, and the two kept in touch after the show ended.
Rosenman proposed while the two were visiting Melbourne, Australia, in November 2013. Port told Us Weekly that Rosenman originally planned a grand proposal involving a boat, but unfortunately the weather was poor that day. He instead proposed in the hotel room. "I cried a lot," she told Us Weekly about the moment when she first saw the ring. "I was first screaming, 'No!' out of disbelief. And he was like, 'You mean yes??' And I said, 'Yeah! Of course!'"
The three carat engagement ring features a center oval diamond set on a rose gold band with three rows of diamonds. We offer two similar setting styles: HE187 and HE76. Both are available in rose gold and can be set with an oval diamond.
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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.”
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."
In 2009, American actress Hayden Panettiere met Ukrainian boxer Wladimir Klitschko at a party, and they began dating. After two years, they split due to long distance reasons but remained friends. Panettiere then dated NFL player Scott McKnight, but by April 2013, she confirmed rumors that she was back with Klitschko. After months of speculation about their engagement, Panettiere confirmed the news on Oct. 9, 2013.
Panettiere told E! News: "I designed [my engagement ring] with Montblanc. They made me this amazing book where they did a bunch of sketches. I told them my idea over time, and tweaking things here and there, it came to fruition." Her engagement ring features a reported 6-carat emerald cut diamond in a rose gold diamond pave split shank setting and is speculated to be worth $500,000.
In 2014, the couple announced they were expecting a baby girl but were putting their wedding plans on hold because of political unrest in Ukraine, where Klitschko's brother Vitali leads the Ukrainian Democratic Alliance for Reform and is the mayor of Kiev.
Rapper Sean Anderson, a.k.a. Big Sean, and Naya Rivera, known for her role on Glee, announced their engagement in October 2013 after dating publicly for six months. The couple first met on Twitter and dated prior to taking their relationship public in April 2013.
"[Anderson's] so kind to people," Rivera told Cosmopolitan for Latinas, "but he also wears the pants in our relationship, which I love. We Latinas are very independent and strong, so it’s even sweeter that I’ve found somebody who can let me out of that role for a minute."
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.
While vacationing in Hawaii, singer La Toya Jackson's long-time business partner Jeffré Phillips proposed. The two were staying at the Trump International Hotel & Tower in Waikiki in late August 2013, and the proposal took place on their hotel balcony during a romantic dinner, featuring Jackson's favorite foods.
The engagement ring was revealed during the dessert course. It features a 10-carat round center diamond set in platinum, with a diamond halo and a wide diamond band — 17.50 total carat weight! We offer a similar style here.
"Jeffré goes over the top with a lot of things," Jackson told People magazine in 2014. "He found exactly what I would like or want. It's really beautiful ... It's very, very big. It's a heavy one too."
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.
Professional golfer Dustin Johnson proposed to celebutante Paulina Gretzky, daughter of professional hockey player and coach Wayne Gretzky, on Aug. 17, 2013. The couple met in 2011 and began dating publicly in January 2013.
The ring features what looks like a large cushion cut diamond and a diamond band. It is similar in style to this ring. Drew Barrymore and Ivanka Trump also have similar engagement rings.
Regarding a wedding date, Gretzky told Golf Digest in May 2014: "We wanted so badly to do it this fall, but with his schedule and all it's been hard to set a date. It'll be our special day, and we just want it to be right and to fit."
Actress Ashley Tisdale began dating musician Christopher French in December 2012, and the couple was soon living together in Los Angeles. On Aug. 8, 2013, French proposed in New York City, reportedly on the 103rd floor of the Empire State Building. The 103rd floor is one floor above the observation deck and is off-limits to the general public.
Tisdale calls her double halo enagement ring her "favorite accessory" and has shared several photos of it on Instagram. The ring appears to feature a cushion cut diamond set in a double halo with a baby split shank, very similar to this ring.
Tisdale said during an interview with On Air With Ryan Seacreast: "I think from the moment that him and I met, I just knew it. I was like, 'Ok this is the guy,' and he knew the same thing. It doesn't get any better. I just can't explain it."
Australian actress and model Teresa Palmer first contacted actor and director Mark Webber via Twitter in September 2012 and the two soon began dating. She told Australia's Hearld Sun, "I looked him up after I saw the trailer for his film End of Love and realized we had so much in common." On August 3, 2013, while Palmer was pregnant with their first child, the couple announced their engagement on Twitter.
Palmer posted a picture of her engagement ring on Instagram with the caption: "Just got my beautiful ring. Ethical diamonds in rose gold band, with a rose quartz crystal- Stone of the heart. Exactly me. #love @likemark".
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.
Singer Christina Milian began dating Jas Prince, son of Rap-A-Lot Records CEO James Prince, in September 2010. Milian had recently divorced Terius Nash, a.k.a. singer-songwriter The-Dream, with whom she has a daughter.
Rumors that Milian and Prince were engaged began circulating in spring of 2013 when Milian was spotted wearing an engagement ring. The couple denied the rumors publicly for months but finally confirmed their engagement in August.
According to Prince, the ring is 11.5 carats. It features a large marquise cut diamond with a wide pave diamond band. Other celebrities who have a marquise diamond engagement ring include Portia de Rossi and Catherine Zeta-Jones. The look is quite different from Milian's first engagement ring, which featured a round diamond and two baguette diamonds, like Allison Williams' engagement ring.
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.
Nick Carter of the boy band Backstreet Boys proposed to his girlfriend, Lauren Kitt, a fitness expert and actress, on Feb. 20, 2013. The proposal took place during a trip to the Florida Keys on a small, secluded island. Also in attendance were some close friends and Kitt's father.
"I had the ring in my pocket for two weeks," Carter told People magazine. "I was like, 'I don't want it anymore!' It was driving me insane. I just wanted to get it out of my hands and on to hers."
The engagement ring, from XIV Karats in Beverly Hills, is 7 carats and features a pear shaped center diamond flanked by two tapered baguette diamonds. We offer a similar style here with a matching band.
Professional basketball player Landry Fields proposed to his girlfriend, supermodel Elaine Alden, on Feb. 13, 2013. The couple had been dating since July 2012. At the time of their engagement, Alden was expecting their first child together, a baby boy born on Aug. 6. They named him Jackson James Fields.
Fields proposed in New York, where the two originally met. The ring appears to feature a large cushion cut diamond, set in a diamond halo, with a split shank. The shank and gallery feature pave-set diamonds everywhere. The setting is somewhat similar to this ring with a cushion cut diamond. More angles of Alden's ring can be seen here on her Instagram account. We can design and custom manufacture a similar setting.
Fields and Alden tied the knot on July 12, 2014. Their wedding rings can be seen here on her Instagram account.
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. Neil Lane also made a double halo engagement ring for Jennifer Hudson.
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.
American professional basketball player Terrence Williams proposed to dancer Helen Gedlu, a first generation Ethiopian American, while the couple was vacationing in Mexico. "He surprised me on a yacht in Cabo," she told Sierra Charisse. "It was beautiful! He had food and drinks set up inside and the ocean view was amazing! He took me out to the upper level of the yacht and read me a poem, that's how he proposed!" Gedlu announced their engagement via Twitter on Aug. 5, 2012.
The engagement ring features a round diamond set in a square halo, set with pave diamonds. It looks similar to our style HE110, which also can be set with a round diamond.
The couple has since broken up. Prior to her relationship with Williams, Gedlu also dated R&B singer Tremaine Neverson, a.k.a. Trey Songz.
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.
British media personality and former model Katie Price, a.k.a. Jordan, began dating Argentine model Leandro Penna after meeting him at the Oscars in 2011. In late April 2012, Price publicly announced their engagement. Penna had proposed while the couple was on a ski trip.
The ring features a heart shaped pink sapphire in a diamond halo and was reportedly purchased from Harrods for £15,000. The ring appears also to feature additional diamond accents on the side, in either a heart or pear shape.
According to Mail Online, "Shortly after the engagagement [Price] discovered that the ring had not been paid for and returned it to the store." By October, the couple had broken off the engagement.
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."
Model Amber Levonchuck, a.k.a. Amber Rose, began dating rapper Cameron Thomaz, a.k.a Wiz Khalifa, in early 2011. The two reportedly met after Khalifa had requested a pair of sunglasses from Rose's eyewear line. Khalifa helped Rose launch a music career, with the two collaborating together on her debut single "Fame," released in January 2012.
On March 1, 2012, the couple took to Twitter to announce their engagement. Khalifa proposed with a large solitaire diamond engagement ring featuring an oval cut diamond in a four-prong setting. Rose tweeted: "He has made me the Happiest Woman in the World!!!!"
The couple welcomed their son, Sebastian Taylor Thomaz, into the world on Feb. 21, 2013. They then wed on July 8, 2013. The following year, on Sept. 22, 2014, Rose filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences.
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Halle Berry's Engagement Ring
American actress Halle Berry began dating French actor Olivier Martinez in 2010 after they filmed the action thriller Dark Tide together. In early 2012, there were rumors that the two had become engaged, possibly during Christmas or New Year's. In March, Martinez confirmed to the press that the two were, indeed, engaged.
Created by Parisian jewelry designer Robert Mazlo, the engagement ring features a 4-carat Colombian emerald, two diamonds, and a yellow gold setting. "The ring is textured and contains codes and symbols which you cannot see … only the person wearing it can," the jeweler told People magazine. "It’s very uncommon. The symbols and codes represent [the couple's] story and only they can interpret it."
The couple wed in France on July 13, 2013. It is Berry's third marriage and Martinez's first. Their son, Maceo, was born in 2013.
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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.
NBA player LeBron James and Savannah Brinson were high school sweethearts and parents of two boys before James proposed on Dec. 31, 2011. The proposal took place at a Miami nighclub during a party celebrating New Year's Eve and James' 27th birthday with 50 guests in attendance.
"It was beautiful," his Heat teammate Chris Bosh told a newswire reporter. "It was nice. It was real nice."
The ring is estimated to be worth $300,000, and features a large pear cut center diamond (estimated to be 4-5 carats) flanked by baguette diamonds. It is very similar to our style # HE201. It is also similar to Lauren Kitt's engagement ring.
The couple wed on Sept. 14, 2013 in San Diego. Their daughter was born in 2014.
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, available in 14kt gold, 18kt gold, 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."
In December 2010, singer LeeAnn Rimes announced her engagement to actor Eddie Cibrian after the two had finalized their divorces. Rimes was previously married to backup dancer Dean Sheremet, and Cibrian was previously married to model Brandi Glanville. The couple met while filming the Lifetime movie "Northern Lights."
"The truth is that we're human beings," Cibrian told ABC News. "We make mistakes and we learn from them, but we're human. We fell in love."
Cibrian proposed with an antique style engagement ring featuring a 5 carat oval diamond and two rose gold fleur-de-lis on the band. The ring is from Cibrian's childhood friend, Brent Polacheck at Polacheck's Jewelers, based in Calabasas, Calif.
Rimes and Cibrian exchanged vows on April 22, 2011 at a private Californian home. Cibrian has two children from his first marriage.
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."
Singer Monica met NBA player Shannon Brown in June 2010 on the set of her "Love All Over Me" music video. According to reports, the two fell in love instantly and were, thereafter, inseparable. By October, Monica was posting a photo of an engagement ring on Twitter with the caption, “It’s just love and love is powerful."
The ring is estimated to be between 5 and 10 carats and appears to feature a double halo and a wide diamond band. The center diamond is said to be either a cushion cut or a rose cut, which is an antique style of diamond cutting featuring a flat bottom. We offer a similar engagement ring setting here.
The couple wed in a small, secret ceremony on Nov. 22, 2010, and then followed up with a lavish ceremony with friends and family on July 9, 2011. Monica has two children from a previous relationship and a third child with Shannon Brown.
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.
Russian professional tennis player Maria Sharapova began dating Slovenian professional basketball player Sasha Vujačić in 2009. The following year, Vujačić proposed on their one year anniversary. "It's was probably old school," Vujačić told the Associated Press. "I had to do it like a gentlemen."
The ring appears to feature a large square shaped diamond, possibly an asscher cut diamond, flanked by two trillion diamonds. It's been speculated that the ring is 7 to 8 carats and worth $250,000. We offer a similar style here.
In August 2012, Sharapova confirmed that the engagement was called off at the end of spring. "It was a really nice period of time for both of us, but you know, our career schedules just made it extremely difficult to see each other with the traveling, and especially his career move to Turkey. ... He wasn't able to travel much. He wasn't home one time during the 10 months that he was in Turkey, so that made it extremely difficult," Sharapova said during a postmatch news conference.
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."
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Keyshia Cole's Engagement Ring
Singer Keyshia Cole began dating NBA player Daniel Gibson in May 2009. By the end of the year, Gibson proposed, with Cole expecting their first child together. The proposal took place on New Year's Eve, at the stroke of midnight, during the first moments of 2010.
The engagement ring is from Jason of Beverly Hills and, according to the jeweler, totals "nearly 9 carats of diamonds." It is estimated to be worth $800,000. We offer a similar design with our styles HE218 and HE78.
The couple's son, DJ, was born March 2, 2010. Cole and Gibson tied the knot on May 21, 2011. The following year, they had a short-lived reality television show together, called Keshia & Daniel: Family First, which aired on BET. In 2014, Cole confirmed to the media that she and her husband had separated.
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.
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 two similar styles: HE166-BS and HE82O-BS.
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.
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. A similar look can be achieved with our style HE118.
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.
Actress Mena Suvari began dating Simone Sestito, a concert promoter and music producer, in 2007. The two met at the Toronto International Film Festival. Suvari was previously married to cinematographer Robert Brinkmann from 2000-2005.
During a vacation to Jamaica in 2008, Sestito proposed. The ring reportedly features an 8.6-carat cushion cut diamond, flanked by two rectangular diamonds, in this extravagant three stone halo design. It has a similar aesthetic to this design. Not many details are known as the couple were very private.
Suvari and Sestito wed in a private chapel in Rome on June 26, 2010. However, about 16 months later, the couple separated and Suvari later filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences.
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."
Jenna Bush, daughter of President George W. Bush, first met Henry Hager on the campaign trail for her father in 2004. Hager was a White House aide for Karl Rove and is the son of former Virginia Republican Party Chairman John Hager. After dating for a few years, Hager proposed to Bush on Aug. 15, 2007.
The proposal occurred during an early morning hike on Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park in Maine. Hager timed the big moment with the morning sunrise. Bush's twin sister, Barabara, knew about the proposal months in advance and helped Hager with the engagement ring.
The ring features a diamond that was passed down through Hager's family. The diamond was reset into a setting with two sapphires and a diamond band.
The couple wed on May 10, 2008, at Bush's parents' Prairie Chapel Ranch near Crawford, Texas.
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!"
In 2005, Brazilian-American actress Jordana Brewster began dating film producer Andrew Form, after meeting on the set of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning. At first they dated in secret to maintain a professional decorum on set but were inseperable after filming ended later that year.
On their one year anniversary, Form proposed while they were vacationing at San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, Calif. The private proposal occurred in their candlelit hotel room, with Form presenting Brewster with a 3.2 carat emerald cut diamond and platinum ring. The ring features three emerald cut diamonds and a plain platinum band. We can custom make a very similar style.
The couple announced their engagement on Nov. 4, 2006. Six months later, on May 6, 2007, they wed in a private ceremony in the Carribean on Nevis Island. They have one child, Julian, born Sept. 21, 2013.
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.
On Feb. 10, 2005, the engagement of Camilla Parker Bowles and Prince Charles was announced with a royal wedding date set for April 8, 2005. Their relationship has a long and controversial history, spanning decades. The consent of the Queen, Parliament and the Church of England paved the way towards making their union official.
Prince Charles proposed on bended knee. The platinum engagement ring, featuring a square cut center diamond and three baguette diamonds on each side, is believed to have been given to his grandmother, the Queen Mother Elizabeth, when she gave birth to her daughter, Queen Elizabeth II. We offer a similar style here.
At the wedding ceremony, Prince Charles and Camilla exchanged Welsh gold wedding rings from royal jeweler Wartski. This royal tradition of using Welsh gold from Clogau Gold Mine dates back to 1923.
NBA player Carmelo Anthony proposed to television personality Alani "La La" Vasquez on Christmas Day, 2004. He presented her with an eight or nine carat cushion cut engagement ring, with a diamond halo and split shank.
After nine years together, for her 33rd birthday on June 25, 2012, Carmelo upgraded her ring (pictured above). The new ring is a reported 20 carats and features an oval shaped diamond set in a diamond halo, with a thin pave diamond band.
"He just wanted to do something special, and I appreciate it," La La told Necole Bitchie. "You know, it's really not about the material things for me. It's about the thought behind it, and we've been together for so long, and I love him so much."
Their son, Kiyan, was born in 2007, and the couple wed on July 10, 2010. The ceremony was filmed and aired on VH1 under the series name La La's Full Court Wedding.
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. We offer a similar engagement ring style here.
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.
Singer Britney Spears first met dancer Kevin Federline in early 2004, weeks after her first marriage to childhood friend Jason Allen Alexander was annulled. Within three months, the couple was engaged, despite Federline's ex-fiancee Shar Jackson being pregnant with their second child.
The original engagement ring, from designer Cynthia Wolff, features thin double bands or a wide split shank with pave set diamonds and a 4 carat square center diamond. It was reportedly paid for by Spears. After they were married, Federline gave her a second engagement ring, featuring a 5.5 carat round diamond, also from Cynthia Wolff.
The couple legally wed on Oct. 6, 2004, and subsequently had two boys together. In November 2006, Spears filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences. In 2007, Federline was granted sole custody of their two children.
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.
Slovenian model Melania Knauss met American businessman Donald Trump in September 1998 at a Fashion Week party. He asked her for her number but she refused. Instead she asked him for his number, so he gave her the numbers for his penthouse, his office, his jet, his limo, and his Florida estate. After dating for a while, Trump asked Knauss to move in with him. He finally proposed on April 26, 2004.
The ring is a reported 12 carats and estimated to be worth $2 million to $3 million. It features a large emerald cut diamond flanked by two tapered baguette diamonds, set in platinum. It is a classic design, similar to the engagement rings worn by Grace Kelly and Princess Soraya. Our modest version of this style can be found here.
The couple wed on Jan. 22, 2005 at the Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea in Palm Beach, Fla. It is Trump's third marriage and Knauss's first. Their son, Barron William, was born on March 20, 2006.
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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.
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Kate Beckinsale's Engagement Ring
British actress Kate Beckinsale met American film director Len Wiseman while making "Underworld." Wiseman soon divorced his wife, and Beckinsale ended her long-term relationship with Michael Sheen. The couple says their relationship began in January 2003 after Wiseman separated from his wife.
On June 14, 2003, Wiseman proposed during dinner at the Viceroy Hotel in Santa Monica, Calif., according to People magazine. The engagement ring features a horizontally set emerald cut diamond and thin diamond pave band from designer Neil Lane. (We can horizontally set a diamond upon request.) She wears it with her wedding band and a third ring representing her daughter, Lily.
The couple wed on May 9, 2004, at Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles. During the ceremony, Wiseman gave Beckinsale's then five-year-old daughter Lily a ring of her own and asked her to marry him.
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.
Singer Jessica Simpson began dating 98 Degrees boy band member Nick Lachey in 1999. After splitting up for six months in 2001, the couple got back together after the events of Sept. 11, 2001. Lachey proposed during a trip to Hawaii just before Valentine's Day in 2002.
The ring features a pear shaped center diamond flanked on both sides by two pear diamonds, a classic three stone configuration. We offer two similar styles: HE184 and HE177. Simpson wore it with a diamond eternity band for her wedding ring.
After getting married on Oct. 26, 2002, the couple starred in the MTV reality show "Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica," which aired for three seasons. In 2005, they announced that they were separating, citing irreconcilable differences. Their divorce was finalized in 2006.
Investment banker Maxima Zorreguieta Cerruti, daughter of Argentine politician Jorge Zorreguieta, first met the Netherlands' Prince Willem-Alexander in Spain in 1999. He introduced himself simply as "Alexander" and withheld the fact that he was a prince. When he finally revealed his true identity, she thought he was joking. They dated for about two years, and Maxima learned to speak Dutch fluently.
On March 30, 2001, Queen Beatrix and Prince Claus announced the engagement of their son Willem-Alexander, the Prince of Orange, to Maxima Zorreguieta. The prince presented Maxima with an engagement ring featuring a oval-shaped orange diamond, symbolic of the country's national color, set horizontally and flanked by two diamonds, possibly pear shaped. This setting is bordered by two diamond bands.
The couple wed on Feb. 2, 2002, and subsequently had three daughters together. In 2013, Queen Beatrix abdicated in favor of her son. Willem-Alexander was inaugurated as king on April 30, 2013, with Maxima serving as queen consort.
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.
Singers Eydie Gormé and Steve Lawrence wed in Las Vegas on Dec. 29, 1957. The couple performed together and made appearances on The Tonight Show in the '70s. Over the years, Gormé acquired an impressive collection of jewels. These gifts from her husband typically marked a special occasion, such as an anniversary.
It's been said that Gormé dreamed of owning a diamond in every shape. After her death in 2013, Sotheby's shared her magnificent jewels with the world via auction.
Here is her pear shaped diamond and platinum ring, nicknamed by the couple "The Enterprise" (a Star Trek reference). Although not technically used as an engagement ring, it is an impressive celebrity ring. The 15.44-carat center pear diamond, which is GIA certified with I color and VS2 clarity, is flanked by two pear shaped diamonds, 3.00 cttw. It sold at auction for $677,000.
We offer two styles featuring three pear diamonds: HE184 and HE177.
Although technically not used as an engagement ring, this famous celebrity ring cannot be overlooked. The Krupp diamond, a 33.19 carat asscher cut diamond, was given to actress Elizabeth Taylor by her fifth husband, actor Richard Burton, in 1968. Burton purchased the Krupp diamond on May 17, 1968 at a New York auction for more than $300,000.
Taylor wore it as a ring, set with two baguette diamonds, and reportedly called it her favorite piece out of her famous collection of jewels. It's been said that she wore the ring daily.
After Taylor's death in 2011, the diamond was auctioned by Christie's and renamed the Elizabeth Taylor Diamond. A GIA report issued in 2011 graded the diamond with D color and VS1 clarity. It sold in December 2011 for $8,818,500 to the South Korean conglomerate E-Land, with plans to put it on display at its E-World theme park.
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. A modest version of the ring is available here.
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.
In May 1952, newspaper woman Jacqueline Bouvier was introduced to U.S. Representative John F. Kennedy by a mutual friend at a dinner party. At the time, Kennedy was running for the U.S. Senate, a race he won that November. Their relationship became more serious after the election, and Kennedy proposed the following year. Their engagement was announced on June 25, 1953.
The engagement ring, from Van Cleef & Arpels, features a 2.88 ct. diamond and a 2.84 ct. emerald in a "toi et moi" (you and me) design. The original design included tapered baguettes, but the ring was reset in 1962 to include round diamonds (0.66 cttw.) and marquise diamonds (1.46 cttw.) instead, as pictured here. In 2003, the ring was on display at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum for a special exhibit celebrating the couple's 50th wedding anniversary.
The couple wed on Sept. 12, 1953 at St. Mary's Church in Newport, Rhode Island, with 700 guests. They honeymooned in Acapulco, Mexico for two weeks afterwards.
At age 16, Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiari was introduced to Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi in London, where she was studying English. Pahlavi was 13 years her senior and recently divorced from his first wife, Princess Fawzia Fuad of Egypt.
Two years later, in 1950, Pahlavi proposed with a Harry Winston engagement ring. The ring features an enormous 22.37-carat emerald cut diamond and two baguette diamonds set in platinum. The ring, although very similar in style to Grace Kelly's engagement ring, is more than double the carat weight of Kelly's ring.
The couple wed on Feb. 12, 1951, at the Marble Palace in Tehran, and Princess Soraya became the Shah's second wife. However, unable to bear him an heir, Pahlavi divorced her in 1958, and Princess Soraya moved to France and lived there until her death in 2001 at age 69. After her death, Princess Soraya's estate was auctioned off. Her engagement ring sold for $838,350, about twice the expected amount.
In 1795, Joséphine de Beauharnais met Napoléon Bonaparte, who was six years her junior. She was recently widowed with two children. In January 1796, Napoleon proposed. At that time, he was chief of the army of the interior. Napoleon and Joséphine would not become emperor and empress of France until 1804, eight years later.
The engagement ring features a "toi et moi" (you and me) design with a pear shaped blue sapphire and diamond, each about one carat, set in yellow gold. The ring remained in Joséphine's family until 2013. On the 250th anniversary of her birthday, the ring was sold at auction for $949,000 (not including commission), far exceeding the high estimate of $20,000.
The couple wed on March 9, 1796. Because Joséphine was unable to bear Napoleon an heir, they divorced on Jan. 10, 1810, and remained on good terms. Their passion for each other lives on in the many love letters Napoleon penned to her over the years.
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