We want to know everything we can about celebrities. From what their homes look like to what cars they drive, there is very little about these celebrity lives that stay out of the press. It can seem very intrusive at times, particularly when the media attempts to write headlines out of every little thing these people do!
One thing people love are relationships between celebrities. And where does a wedding start? With a huge engagement ring of course! Here are some of the best engagement rings we could find wrapped around the fingers of some of our favorite stars.
Even though things with Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney may have seemed like pure relationship goals, they just weren’t meant to be. A year after getting engaged, the pair canceled it with the singer revealing their relationship just wasn’t working. It seemed that Gaga’s frenetic schedule, particularly when filming A Star Is Born, didn’t help matters.
Of course, soon after, she moved on to someone new – talent agent Christian Carino. Her second engagement was confirmed in 2018 when Gaga displayed her $400,000, seven-carat pink sapphire sparkler. The ring was unquestionably a keeper, but Carino was not as the pair broke up in February 2019.
Elizabeth Taylor was certainly no stranger to getting married. During her life, she tied the knot eight times with seven men, yet some of those relationships never even lasted more than a year. Although she wasn’t one to stay committed for long, there was one man she had trouble turning her back on: Richard Burton.
Taylor absolutely loved diamonds, so the actress was given the great 33-carat Krupp Asscher cut diamond to wear as her engagement ring. Burton was both the fifth and sixth man that she married – they walked down the aisle again just one year after finalizing their first divorce.
Queen Elizabeth II
In her early years, the Queen had to deal with more drama than the average person could bear. The death of her father happened when she was only 25, and that meant it was her duty to ascend to the throne and rule over Great Britain and the Commonwealth.
Thankfully, she had Prince Philip by her side. The two married back in 1947, where Elizabeth was given a three-carat diamond engagement ring. Her fiancé wasn’t actually that rich at the time, so the diamonds that rested on the ring came from his mother’s valuable wedding tiara. They have been married for more than 60 years!
Penélope Cruz has been a very busy woman over the last few years. Since the early 1990s, she’s been shaping a career as an actress, getting award-winning roles in films like Vicky Cristina Barcelona and Volver. In the Woody Allen film, she performed alongside her real-life husband Javier Bardem. Although it’s important to note the pair weren’t actually married at the time.
Bardem eventually popped the question, offering her a three-carat sapphire in a diamond halo. It is rumored that the ring worth around $30,000. They have been happily married since.
Meghan Markle wasn’t the first Hollywood actress to marry into a royal family. Grace Kelly beat her to it many years earlier when she married Prince Rainier III and became Princess of Monaco. She was only 26 at the time when she risked her career in Hollywood for her lover, but that was a cost she was willing to pay.
The Cartier creation featured a 10.47-carat diamond encircled by two baguettes, the fact is that this couldn’t have been cheap. Then again, money seemingly wasn’t a huge problem for the Prince of Monaco.
Eva Longoria has had lots of memorable roles during her career, but it was as Gabrielle Solis in the hit show Desperate Housewives where she really found fame. She left the role in 2012 when the series ended, but she’s been keeping the character around in other ways. Solis was known for having a thing for men, and the actress is no different considering she’s on her third husband.
She married José Bastón in 2016 after a very romantic proposal in Dubai, where he presented her a diamond and ruby ring. The item was certainly eye-catching, but Longoria doesn’t wear it anymore because of its large size. Not a bad problem to have!
Paris Hilton pretty much created the term ‘famous for being famous’ back in the 1990s and early 2000s. The socialite is one of the first prominent examples of gaining popularity simply for just being popular, something that is a lot more common these days with the expansion of reality TV.
Her popularity has caused much interest in her personal life, hence why people paid attention when she settled down with actor Chris Zylka. During their short engagement, Hilton wore a pear-shaped 20-carat diamond that looked a lot like Cardi B’s ring. However, only Hilton’s was worth $2 million. Let’s take a look at Cardi B’s ring…
In a few brief years, Cardi B’s life has changed dramatically. Since appearing in the main cast of reality series Love & Hip Hop: New York, she’s published her debut album, won a Grammy award, and even become a mother.
The singer has proven that she can balance her personal and professional lives, even when things are a huge struggle. Her marriage to Offset might be up and down, but she isn’t ready to give up on him. Well, not after he gave her an eight-carat engagement ring worth $500,000. We’d stick around, too!
Another celebrity who’s rocking quite a large engagement ring is Irina Shayk. The Russian star has been shaping a career in the industry for more than a decade now, and she’s landed herself campaigns with big names like Givenchy, Victoria’s Secret, and L’Oreal.
When Shayk isn’t busy offering sharp looks and striking poses, she’s enjoying a married life with Hollywood actor Bradley Cooper. Much has been said of their relationship recently, given how intimate Cooper has become with his A Star Is Born co-star Lady Gaga. We’re sure everything is ok, though!
We’ve known for quite a long time now that Beyoncé is one of the biggest stars in the world. From going from one-third of Destiny’s Child to a singer fearless of getting political with her lyrics, Beyoncé can hardly put a foot wrong. She also isn’t scared to get personal with her lyrics, as we all found out in 2016 when she called out her husband for being adulterous.
Their relationship has been a cause of debate in recent years, but she and Jay-Z showed a sign of unity in 2018 when releasing an album under their shared name. It also helps that Beyoncé shows off an 18-carat solitaire diamond ring worth a whopping $5 million. Money can’t buy love, but it can definitely buy jewelry. And diamonds are a girl’s best friend.
Gisele Bündchen is one of the most famous names in the modeling industry. She’s worked with brands including Dolce & Gabbana and Marc Jacobs, showing up in some of the world’s biggest magazines throughout her long career.
Bündchen absolutely isn’t strapped for cash, not when she has a total worth of more than $360 million. It’s a much larger figure than her husband, Tom Brady’s, value – but $180 million still isn’t anything to laugh at. After all, he had no problem dishing out $145,000 for Bündchen’s four-carat diamond engagement ring.
When Karlie Kloss appeared on the modeling scene, she was willing to bring a fresh new face to the business. Her drive to succeed helped her become a Victoria’s Secret Angel for many years, as well as landing her appearances on Vogue and other famous publications.
Her talent brought her to the notice of Josh Kushner, who proposed to her in 2018. The businessman spent approximately $200,000-$500,000 on the engagement ring which was decorated with diamonds, both on the band and on the seven-carat center.
With many Academy and Golden Globe Awards in her cabinet, Natalie Portman surely has reason to be pleased of her career so far. Appearances in Star Wars, Black Swan, and Thor have kept her in the public eye and assured her that new work is regularly on the horizon.
Whenever she can, Portman relaxes with her husband, Benjamin Millepied. The pair married in 2012 after they began dating in 2009. Benjamin had shown her a custom-made ring, which since Portman is very eco-friendly, had diamonds sourced via conflict-free means.
Don’t be fooled by the rocks that she’s got, because she’s still Jenny from the Block despite the rings on her fingers! The singer and actress has appeared in dozens of popular films and sold more than 80 million records across the world. However, that’s not the ‘talent’ people seem curious about in these days.
The public can’t stop talking about who she’s dating, and it’s been the case ever since she and Ben Affleck were an item back in the early 2000s. Nicknamed Bennifer, they were ultimate goals. Affleck spent $2.5 million on a six-carat pink diamond engagement ring for her but sadly, they parted ways in 2004. Lopez recently got engaged for the sixth time.
When it developed that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West were getting married, people thought it wouldn’t last very long. Their marriage was to be the third where Kim had been the bride. H
However, it looks like the real deal for the two stars today. Since getting married in 2014, Kim and Kanye have shown a strong bond. Kardashian even still walks around with her $4.5 million engagement ring. We don’t blame her – how many women have the chance to wear a massive 20-carat diamond?
Olivia Wilde has previously walked down the aisle after she married the filmmaker Tao Ruspoli. The two were married for an impressive eight years until their divorce was finalized. Afterward, Olivia settled down again with actor and comedian Jason Sudeikis.
Since kindling a romance in 2011, the couple now shares two children together. They’ve been engaged for more than six years now, with Olivia still wearing her two-carat diamond ring. The stone sits in an emerald halo and rests on top of a band of yellow gold.
All the lovers that have gone before clearly don’t compare to the engagement ring Kylie Minogue was wearing a few years ago. The Australian pop goddess has actually never married, but she got close in 2016 when her boyfriend Joshua Sasse proposed to her.
He romantically got down on one knee and popped the question with an emerald cut diamond in his hand. The cost of the ring has never been disclosed to the public. Sadly, the relationship ended in 2017 after reports that Sasse had been unfaithful.
Since starting her career in the ‘90s, Salma Hayek has gone from strength to strength. She’s grown from a Latin telenovela star to now an award-winning actress. Hayek is also now known for her work behind the camera as well as in front of it, directing projects that audiences love.
Hayek’s personal life is going just as strong, with the actress marking ten years of marriage to François-Henri Pinault. They married in 2009 after he proposed with a five-carat stone encompassed by trillion-shaped diamonds. The ring that fits beautifully with Salma’s band and the couple are still going strong.
Emily Ratajkowski’s work has never been the same since she appeared in Robin Thicke’s music video for Blurred Lines. Even though the song and its visuals drew a vast deal of controversy, the video propelled Ratajkowski straight into the limelight.
It’s not just her work that’s helped from that moment in the spotlight though. In early last year, she married Sebastian Bear-McClard after he popped the question without an engagement ring! The item came after the couple had tied the knot since it was custom-made with two specially-designed stones.
When it comes to engagement rings, Reese Witherspoon has sadly worn many during her life. Of course, not all of them were real. The actress is often remembered for the diamond she wore while filming Legally Blonde 2.
While that might have just been for the film, now the ring she’s wearing is 100 percent natural. It was given to her by Jim Toth in 2010 when he popped the question, and Wetherspoon seldom takes it off. The ring is expected to be around $200,000 due to the four-carat Ashoka diamond that serves as its centerpiece.
Wearing rings appears to be standard for Kate Upton and her husband, Justin Verlander. His job as a baseball player for the Detroit Tigers means he can go around showing off his championship ring which is surely one serious and heavy piece of jewelry.
Although the eight-carat diamond may look small next to her husband’s championship band, the $1.5 million ring around her finger is still huge for an engagement ring. She has worn it since 2016.
Few female tennis players can match Serena Williams. She’s one of the world’s most famous sports stars. She has dedicated her whole career showing that there’s no-one else quite like her in the field. Her success as a tennis player has seen Williams walk away with earnings of more than $88 million, so it’s no shock that her engagement ring ended up costing quite a bit.
The ring came to about $2 million due to the emerald cut 12-carat diamond that rests on Serena’s finger. Set upon a band of pure gold, the ring is difficult to miss whenever she wears it. We guess it’s no surprise she keeps it off the court when it comes to tennis!
In the 1950s, Lucille Ball was the ruler of television comedy. Her sitcom, I Love Lucy, was (at the time) one of the most famous shows and it’s still adored by millions of older fans today.
One reason the show was so triumphant was due to the connections between Lucille and her co-star, Desi Arnaz. The two of them were already married even before the show aired. They married in 1940 after Arnaz popped the question with a 40-carat diamond fixed on a gold band.
In 2014, this Modern Family star got engaged to Joe Manganiello even though they only met less than a year before. He asked for her hand with a platinum ring thought to cost $500,000.
With a diamond in the range of 5 to 7 carats and a band wrapped in gems, this was a pretty impressive piece of jewelry to show off to the world. Clearly, the ring swept Vergara off her feet because they married a few months later.
Diana Spencer is of course known throughout the world as The People’s Princess. The legacy she left us lives on in history and a fanbase of millions, and sadly left this world in 1997.
Her former husband, Prince Charles, proposed with the engagement ring she chose herself, despite being unconventional at the time. The 12-carat sapphire wasn’t totally unique – but the ring of diamonds and 18-karat white gold band absolutely made it a beauty to see.
Jackie Kennedy Onassis
America doesn’t have a Royal Family, but if they did then Jackie Kennedy would certainly be a member. Sadly, she lost her second husband, Aristotle Onassis, seven years into their marriage.
Her ring with former President John F. Kennedy contained 5.6-carats worth of diamonds and emeralds. It had an extra two-carats worth of marquise added to make it even more special for the happy couple.
If you were marrying the founder and CEO of Snapchat, how else would you announce your engagement? In July 2016, the model revealed she was preparing to marry Evan Spiegal, sharing a bitmoji in true Snapchat form!
The ring was a round cut diamond flanked with a platinum band, estimated to cost the tech guro a whopping $100,000. They were married in May 2017 and have been happily together ever since.
It was the romance that no one could stop talking about for a few months. Singer Ariana Grande was briefly engaged to SNL star Pete Davidson, but it was destined not to last. For the ring, Grande wore a three-carat, pear-shaped diamond worth $100,000!
The engagement lasted from June-October 2018. Today, Pete Davidson is linked to British actress Kate Beckinsale.
After her failed marriage to Nick Cannon, Mariah Carey was briefly engaged to billionaire James Packer. And what do you get the girl who loves glitz and glam? Well, a $10 million ring, of course!
The engagement ring had a 35-carat emerald-cut diamond set in platinum. Sadly, it turns out that while diamonds might be a girl’s best friend, money can’t buy happiness and the engagement was called off later that year.
It took a long time for Hollywood bachelor George Clooney to finally settle down. But once he did, he found the most amazing woman and asked her with the most amazing ring!
Human rights Lawyer Amal Clooney was given an ‘ethically mined’ emerald-cut 7-carat diamond worth $750,000. The couple got engaged in April 2014 and were married five months later. They share two children together.
During her engagement and shortly-lived marriage to Justin Theroux, it was reported that Jennifer Aniston wore a $500,000 8-carat radiant-cut diamond.
The couple was engaged in August 2012 and married three years later. Sadly, they called it quits in February 2018 and this Friends alum is back on the dating scene once again.
The world of pop culture stood still after Hailey Baldwin revealed she was engaged to teen sensation Justin Bieber. The proposal hit our screens in July 2018, with a secret wedding that quickly followed. Baldwin wore a six-110 carat oval diamond, the price of which is unknown.
Who knows how long this young couple will stay together, but it’s wonderful to see puppy love take such a romantic turn.
Princess Eugenie of York
October 2018 saw the second British Royal wedding. Princess Eugenie of York, the Queen’s granddaughter, married Jack Brooksbank in London. During her 10-month engagement, the princess wore a padparadscha sapphire surrounded by diamonds.
It isn’t known just how much the ring is worth, but we can bet it was a pretty penny. According to sources, it was in the hundreds of thousands, but this is unconfirmed.
It’s doubtful you missed the fact that Meghan Markle got married last year. The new Duchess of Sussex married Prince Harry in May 2018, and her name has been absolutely everywhere ever since. She went from being a fairly popular actress to one of the most prominent women in the world. Amazingly, it was all in the period of a few months.
Designed by her now-husband, her ring emphasizes a five-carat diamond beside several gems from his mother’s personal accumulation. The $350,000 ring is finished with a yellow gold band, which is apparently Meghan’s favorite color.