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.
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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.
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.
Actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, a.k.a "Brangelina," easily rank among the world's most famous couples and have lived together as a family since 2005. An advocate of same-sex marriage, Pitt told Esquire magazine in 2006 that he wanted to wait until all couples could marry before tying the knot. However seven years later in April 2012, the couple announced their engagement, with Pitt's manager saying: "It is a promise for the future and their kids are very happy." It will be Jolie's third marriage, and Pitt's second.
The engagement ring, featuring graduated emerald cut diamonds, was designed by Pitt and jeweler Robert Procop. The two worked on the ring for a year. "Brad had a vision and I was honored to be a part of it," Procop told HuffPost in April 2012. "Brad's vision was all about making the perfect ring that complements her style and grace. The diamonds were all faceted to fit the design, and I will not be making another one." According to the jeweler, the diamonds are of the "finest quality."
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Drew Barrymore's Engagement Ring
Art consultant Will Kopelman proposed to actress Drew Barrymore with a nearly four-carat diamond engagement ring, designed by London-based Graff Diamonds. According to Graff, the center diamond is a D color, radiant cut diamond.
In 2012, Barrymore told People magazine: "It's beautiful. [Kopelman] picked it out and he's just got lovely taste, and it's really fancy. I'm sort of like funky, eclectic girl so I feel like this is very fancy and I'm trying to like, you know, feel comfortable with it."
Featuring cut corners, radiant cut diamonds display the brilliance of a round diamond but have a square or rectangular shape. Barrymore's center diamond is set within a traditional four prong setting and the ring's band features a single row of round brilliant cut diamonds set in a white metal, most likely white gold or platinum. The ring is estimated to cost anywhere from $80,000 to $120,000.
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.
Model and actress Molly Sims rocks her cushion halo engagement ring given to her by her now hubby Scott Stuber, a film producer. The ring was designed by Diane von Fürstenberg, a former German princess who enjoys designing women's clothes. Sims' center cushion cut diamond is estimated to be between five and six carats.
Sims told InStyle magazine in June 2011: "[Stuber] designed it. He did it with my girlfriend on his own. He surprised me; I never sent him a picture. He did it all."
The cushion cut, also known as a pillow cut due to its shape, is a deBebians favorite. A type of fancy cut, cushion cut diamonds offer a lot of sparkle but are priced less than traditional round diamonds. The halo of small diamonds encircling the center diamond is a popular look among celebrity engagement rings. We offer a ring nearly identical to Sims here, starting at $1,875 in 14kt white gold, also available in 18kt and platinum.
Socialite and reality TV star Kim Kardashian was given a three stone engagement ring by NBA player Kris Humphries, after six months of dating. The 20.5-cttw ring, designed by New York jeweler Lorraine Schwartz, features a 16.5-carat emerald cut diamond flanked by a pair of 2-carat trapezoids and is reported to be worth $2 million. 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."
After the couple's widely publicized televised marriage and split, the prenuptial agreement reportedly allowed Kim to keep the engagement ring.
Actress Kate Hudson, daughter of Goldie Hawn and Bill Hudson, 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."
Their son Bingham Hawn Bellamy, 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 itís important, but we have no plans. [Oldest son Ryder] wants a party. For me itís not the legal part that is important, itís what it means to the family.Ē
Talent agent Jim Toth proposed to actress Reese Witherspoon over the 2010 Christmas holiday. They had been dating for about a year and tied the knot March 2011 in Ojai, Calif. It's Witherspoon's second marriage.
Toth worked with jeweler William Goldberg to create the custom engagement ring, which features a 4 ct. Ashoka center diamond and a pave diamond platinum band. A proprietary cut patented by William Goldberg, an Ashoka diamond is an elongated cushion with a rectangular girdle, rounded corners and 62 facets. The cut is named after the original 41.37 ct. Ashoka diamond, owned by Indian Emperor Ashoka Maruya (304 BC - 232 BC).
A similar rectangular look can be achieved with an emerald cut, cushion cut, or radiant cut diamond. To ensure a rectangular shape, look for an appropriate length to width ratio. The higher a diamond's ratio is, the more elongated its shape is.
Dancer Benjamin Millepied proposed to actress Natalie Portman with a recycled platinum ring featuring an antique old mine cut round center diamond surrounded by a double halo of pave set accent diamonds. The ring was designed by ballet dancer-turned-jewelry designer Jamie Wolf of New York City. The couple met while working together on the film "Black Swan."
Old mine cuts predate today's traditional round brilliant cut and are often found in antique jewelry.
Environmentally and socially conscious women may prefer an antique or vintage engagement ring as one way to reduce, reuse and recycle resources. Melting down old jewelry is another way to recycle materials and also save money. We offer a hand-picked selection of original and beautiful art deco and Edwardian era engagement rings as well as uniquely crafted custom engagement rings.
After dating for five months, NFL player Eric Johnson proposed to singer Jessica Simpson in late 2010. Simpson told People magazine shortly afterwards: "He's the one for me right now! I'm very happy, I'm in a great place and if right now could last forever, I'd take it."
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, proposed to Kate Middleton during a 10-day trip to Kenya in October 2010 to celebrate his passing of a Royal Air Force helicopter search and rescue course. To honor his mother, the late Princess Diana, Prince William proposed with his mother's engagement ring, explaining later: "It's very special to me. As Kate's very special to me now, it was right to put the two together. It was my way of making sure my mother didn't miss out on today and the excitement, and the fact that we're going to spend the rest of our lives together."
In 1981, Lady Diana selected for herself the 12-carat oval blue Ceylon sapphire engagement ring, made by Garrard & Co., which served as Crown Jeweller of the UK from 1843 to 2007. The ring, similar to Diana's mother's engagement ring, is comprised of 14 diamonds encircling the sapphire set in 18-karat white gold. At the time of its purchase, the ring was worth £30,000.
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Hilary Duff's Engagement Ring
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. Although in this picture, it appears as though the band is set with pave diamonds, other pictures clearly show that it is a plain band. It's most likely just a trick of lighting.
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.
After about four months of dating, British comedian Russell Brand asked singer Katy Perry to marry him on New Year's Eve, Dec. 31, 2009, during a candlelit dinner in India. The trip to India was Brand's Christmas gift to Perry, because she had told him how much she loves Indian culture.
The solitaire engagement ring, crafted of yellow gold, was created by Indian jewelry designer Hanut Singh. The ring features a rare, antique Golconda diamond from southeast India's famous Golconda diamond mines. Extraordinary gems have originated from this region, including the Hope Diamond, Idol's Eye, the Koh-i-Noor, and Darya-i-Noor.
The couple married on Oct. 23, 2010 in Rajasthan, India, with 80 close friends and family in attendance. Fourteen months later, Brand filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences.
Singer Carrie Underwood's flawless yellow diamond engagement ring, given to her by Mike Fisher, was designed by Johnathon Arndt of Beverly Hills, California. The center diamond is surrounded by a halo of white diamonds, and experts estimate that the center round yellow diamond is at least five carats.
Round yellow diamonds are very rare. We currently only list oval, cushion, radiant and pear yellow diamonds in our yellow diamond search. For round yellow diamond inquiries, please contact us for availability and pricing.
Our round halo engagement rings for yellow diamonds start at $1,965. We specially manufacture our yellow diamond engagement rings with yellow gold prongs and a "cup" of yellow gold to beautifully complement the center diamond.
Reality TV star Bethenny Frankel wears a 6.5-carat pear shaped diamond engagement ring, given to her by Jason Hoppy, a real estate businessman. Originally, the center diamond was flanked by two trillion-cut diamonds — a traditional three stone engagement ring style (pictured). For Frankel's 41st birthday, Hoppy updated the ring with a more modern halo setting, similar to Katherine Heigl's engagement ring.
Frankel told Us Weekly in 2012, "When we got engaged, my jeweler Kristen Farrell found us a great deal on an engagement ring that someone was selling. We had wanted a certain setting but couldn't afford it, so we waited until we could design our ring the way we wanted."
deBebians offers an upgrade plan for all complete engagement rings purchased; customers can update or upgrade their rings at any time.
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Ivanka Trump's Engagement Ring
Twenty-seven-year-old Ivanka Trump's then-boyfriend, 28-year-old Jared Kushner very smartly purchased a 5.22 carat cushion cut platinum engagement ring from Trump's own signature jewelry line, Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry. The couple are known for their pedigrees, as Trump is the oldest daughter of mogul Donald Trump and Kushner is the oldest son of multimillionaire real estate developer Charles Kushner.
Trump describes her wedding style as "traditional and elegant," which is reflected in her classic engagement ring. The large cushion cut diamond is set like a traditional solitaire with an elegant single row of diamonds pave set along the ring's shank.
At her wedding, Ivanka wore a platinum diamond headpiece (worth $45,000), platinum mixed-cut clustered diamond earrings (worth $130,000) and a platinum diamond bracelet ($90,000).
Harvard law graduate and WWE personality David Otunga proposed to Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson on her 27th birthday, September 12, 2008. He popped the question with a round double halo engagement ring with a split shank by designer Neil Lane. (Click here to view a nearly identical ring in our Bel Dia collection.)
Hudson shared the details of the Malibu beach proposal on NBC's Dateline. "He had birthday cards, and each card threw another hint and another hint and another hint," said Hudson. "And I got to the last one, and it said when you're done reading this card, I want you to turn around and I have a birthday gift for you." Hudson turned around, and Otunga was on one knee with the ring ready.
In August 2009, Hudson gave birth to their son, David Daniel Otunga Jr.
Swiss multimillionaire Arpad "Arki" Busson popped the question to actress Uma Thurman while in London, during the summer of 2008. He proposed with a ring featuring an 8-carat center stone surrounded by 20 smaller stones, created by Parisian designer JAR.
In its October 2009 issue, W magazine reported: "Not shiny or polished in the least, itís a gorgeously rough-looking piece of jewelry that is totally Thurman. Although it resembles an antique, she reveals that itís 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.
Singer-songwriter and actress Ashlee Simpson, Jessica Simpson's little sister, started dating Fall Out Boy bassist and songwriter Pete Wentz in 2006. She was seen wearing a promise ring — a diamond band on her left hand ring finger — in February 2008 and then soon thereafter in April announced she was engaged. A source close to the couple said that Wentz had asked Simpson's father for permission to marry her.
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 lasted only a short time, 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. Iíd never felt like that with anyone. I was usually pretty self-conscious, minding my pís and qís, 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. Weíre kindred spirits.Ē
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.
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.
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.
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 Jessica Alba, Zooey Deschanel, Ali Fedotowsky, Karina Smirnoff, 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.
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