When it comes to engagement rings, we all want our own ring to be as special and unique to us as possible, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t turn to the rich and famous for a little bit of inspiration now and then!
After all, who else is there to look to when you have the biggest and the best ideas in mind?
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It’s no surprise that the love lives and engagements of celebrities (both past and present) are something that fascinates society, and when they have such amazing jewelry to show off, you can see why that fascination still holds true to this day!
Here are five famous engagement rings that you should know about before making choices about your own!
1. Diana, Princess of Wales
The love story that captivated the world and ended so tragically began when Prince Charles proposed to Diana Spencer in February 1981, with a superb 18-karat white gold ring of a 12-carat oval blue Sri Lankan sapphire surrounded by 14 diamonds.
Created by Garrard, jewelers to the crown, it was inspired by a sapphire and diamond cluster broach presented by Prince Albert to Queen Victoria.
The ring was later presented to Katherine Middleton on her engagement to Prince William.
This may be one of the most famous rings in the world, but a 2 carat diamond ring at Whiteflash can look just as sensational on your own finger!
2. Scarlett Johansson
Scarlet Johansson became engaged to her SNL star fiancé Colin Jost in May 2019, and her ring made the headlines for being very different from many other celebrity engagement rings that we see in the media.
Rather than a traditional emerald cut, Colin Jost opted to present the Marvel star with an oval shaped diamond worth $400,000 instead, and we think it looks perfect on her smaller hands.
Oval diamonds are incredibly flattering and you will find top tier vendors selling oval diamonds of exquisite quality (even if you’re working to a smaller budget!).
3. Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande and SNL star Pete Davidson were only engaged for five months in 2018, and we want to know where this amazing ring has gone since then!
The proposal took place with the help of a three carat pear shaped diamond ring from famous jeweler Greg Yuna that is estimated to have cost $100,000.
A relatively modest amount compared to some on this list, but equally as beautiful.
4. Princess Eugenie of York
No princess should surely be without a diamond engagement ring and that applies to Princess Eugenie of York.
Queen Elizabeth II’s granddaughter became engaged to Jack Brooksbank in January 2018, and the ring she received was a padparadscha sapphire surrounded by diamonds.
We don’t have an exact estimate for the cost of this ring, but each diamond around the larger stone could be worth $50,000 on its own.
5. Kim Kardashian
Their closely scrutinized and followed marriage ended in February 2021, but back at the beginning of the ‘KimYe’ phenomenon, KanYe West popped the question to Kim Kardashian with a 15 carat, flawless cushion cut diamond ring from jeweler to the stars, Lorraine Schwartz.
A stunning piece of jewelry, this ring is estimated to have cost KanYe in the region of $2 million.
It’s okay, we think he can afford it!