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Celebrity Engagement Rings

Virtually unlimited budgets, the pressure of the public spotlight, and unbridled access to all that the beauty and fashion industries can offer: the life of a celebrity requires being on top of all the latest trends, so it stands to reason that the rest of us look to celebs for everything from hairstyles to make up to clothing.

Likewise, when considering what type of engagement ring to buy, it can be helpful to take a peek at the fingers of celebrities for inspiration. Take a look at some of our favorite celebrity inspired Brilliant Earth engagement rings.

Celebrity trend: PEAR ENGAGEMENT RINGS

Pear shaped diamonds, or “teardrop diamonds”, are named for their unique shape, one that features both a rounded and pointed end. This distinctive combination of the classic round cut with the stylish marquise diamond shape gives it an elegant and elongated appearance that is sure to stand out—making a pear engagement ring perfect for the celebrity bride-to-be. Some noteworthy celebrities with pear engagement rings include Elizabeth Taylor, Margot Robbie, Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton, Cardi B, and Sophie Turner.

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The “Eco-friendly” Engagement Ring

“Going green” is an oft-heard phrase these days, and while it may not conjure an image of a flashy celebrity engagement ring, eco-friendly rings are becoming quite popular with both celebrities and women in the know. As we become increasingly aware of the impact our choices and activities have on the environment, the options we have for living a “greener” life have expanded. It is now possible to proudly wear your commitment to both the love of your life and the preservation of the environment with a green engagement ring.

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Meghan Markle’s engagement ring is a beautiful three stone engagement ring, featuring two recycled heirloom diamonds from Princess Diana’s personal collection, and a center cushion diamond from Botswana.

Choosing a diamond from Botswana also reflects Prince Harry and Meghan’s shared commitment to social and environmental responsibility. Botswana diamond mining has contributed to transforming Botswana into one of Africa’s most prosperous countries, and Botswana diamond mines are dedicated to minimizing their environmental footprint. We are proud to offer Botswana Sort diamonds as part of our selection of Beyond Conflict Free DiamondsTM.

 

 

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Actress, activist, and vegan, Natalie Portman, does just that with her recycled platinum engagement ring. Her extraordinary ring features a 4-carat antique round center stone surrounded by a double halo of pavé diamonds.

 

Celebrity Trend: Antique Engagement Rings

Antique engagement rings are an up-and-coming trend and celebrities are naturally at the forefront. Antique rings offer one-of-a-kind beauty – each antique ring is unique and evokes the romance of a bygone era.

A decade after Michael Douglas gave Catherine Zeta-Jones her astonishing 1920s marquise diamond ring, it remains one of the most recognizable celebrity engagement rings. It features a 10-carat center diamond encircled by 28 smaller diamonds.

 

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Impressed by the unique yet timeless quality of antique engagement rings? Bookmark our one-of-a-kind antique ring collection to see the latest antique rings as they arrive.

 

Halo Engagement Rings

It comes as no surprise that halo rings are incredibly popular among celebrities. Their glamorous design – a center gemstone surrounded by a “halo” of smaller accent diamonds – packs an impressive visual impact.

Lotus Flower Diamond Halo Engagement Ring copy

Halo engagement rings can feature both diamonds and sapphires; in fact, the most widely recognizable halo ring has an elegant sapphire as its centerpiece. Have you guessed whose it is? Here’s a hint: it used to belong to Princess Diana. The halo ring that now graces Kate Middleton’s royal finger is a round 18-carat oval sapphire set in white gold.

 

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Jessica Biel’s engagement ring, a gorgeous emerald-cut diamond encircled with a halo of pavé diamonds, was carefully selected by her superstar husband, Justin Timberlake. It has both antique and modern elements, and even includes subtle touches of aquamarine, Jessica’s birthstone.

 

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For those inclined toward the elegant brilliance of a halo engagement ring, we recommend the dazzling styles in our Halo Collection.

 

Colored Diamond Engagement Rings

Celebrities like to stand out from the crowd, and a vibrantly colored diamond engagement ring is a popular choice for those who want to express their individual style.

Recently, gemstones and diamonds in pink and champagne hues have been spotted on the likes of Lady Gaga, Rihanna, and Princess Eugenie. We’ve seen this trend translate into the engagement and wedding space, as Whether you are looking to add an eye-catching pop of color with a pink gemstone, or you want to add a subtle hint of warmth with rose gold, you can’t go wrong.

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Colored Gemstone Engagement Rings

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Did you know that having a diamond as the center gemstone in an engagement ring is a relatively recent tradition? Throughout history, different types of gemstones were commonly selected to be the centerpiece of engagement rings.

Sapphire engagement rings are a popular and distinctive alternative to traditional diamond engagement rings, and actor Javier Bardem is wise to the trend. He presented Penelope Cruz with an alluring vintage ring featuring a 3-carat oval sapphire surrounded by diamonds.

 

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We take many style cues from celebrities, and you may not need to look any further than Hollywood for your perfect engagement ring inspiration. At Brilliant Earth, we offer a wide variety of beloved styles that achieve a timeless take on sought after celebrity engagement rings.

Final Thoughts

Which celebrity style is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below, or on our Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram!

COMMENTS

Tammy Says:
April 2nd, 2018 at 8:10 am

Very pretty

Scarlett Says:
March 30th, 2018 at 5:09 pm

I love the engagement ring Prince Charles gave to Princess Diana, the huge blue sapphire surrounded by the diamonds.It’s very special that Prince William gave the ring to his Princess Kate.A memento of his beloved Mother, Princess Diana, is very precious & sweet.

Darryl Says:
March 18th, 2018 at 4:42 pm

Could you show me step by step of setting the stone

Case Wayne Says:
February 27th, 2018 at 10:31 pm

Penelope Cruz’s ring is a subtle combination of a color and a clear diamond. The color in this case is a very calming, soft sapphire color, not the usual deep blue of the sapphire. This color is so tender and soft that it is kindly refreshing as a sapphire.

Blanca Says:
January 17th, 2018 at 5:26 pm

I love the rings that Kelly and Carrie wear. Beautiful.

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December 2nd, 2017 at 9:52 am

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November 23rd, 2017 at 5:25 pm

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November 19th, 2017 at 11:31 pm

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October 30th, 2017 at 11:43 pm

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September 6th, 2017 at 2:52 pm

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September 1st, 2017 at 12:42 pm

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August 26th, 2017 at 2:11 pm

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July 27th, 2017 at 3:45 pm

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July 14th, 2017 at 4:59 pm

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July 14th, 2017 at 4:58 pm

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July 12th, 2017 at 3:11 pm

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July 11th, 2017 at 4:36 pm

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Chiquella Rusk Says:
July 11th, 2017 at 2:20 pm

I do not need the rings but I do need the money very very very much more!!!!

Chiquella Rusk Says:
July 11th, 2017 at 2:20 pm

I do not need the rings but I do need the money very very very much more!!!!#!

Chiquella Rusk Says:
July 11th, 2017 at 2:16 pm

The rings or nice but I need the money more than anything else.

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July 11th, 2017 at 2:14 pm

The rings or nice but I need the money!!!!!

Jimmy Carson Says:
July 11th, 2017 at 4:25 am

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July 11th, 2017 at 4:23 am

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June 26th, 2017 at 4:23 pm

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Signy Says:
June 22nd, 2017 at 4:27 pm

I have a $25,000 diamond ring which I received in 1960 from my beloved husband of 57 years!

Ruqayyah Kareem Says:
June 21st, 2017 at 2:08 pm

I want to see some pare shape engagement rings

Ruqayyah Kareem Says:
June 21st, 2017 at 2:06 pm

I would love to see some pearleen shape diamond engagement rings

John Kirkup Says:
May 9th, 2017 at 12:14 pm

In this 21st century, I can’t actually believe that
women still care about engagement rings!
Stuck in the 50s and 60s I guess! I mean, who cares?

Suzie Says:
April 13th, 2017 at 11:35 am

I love all of them but… my favorite is Catherine Zeta-Jones. This ring is antique but resembles a very modern look as well; so refreshingly lovely!.

mike Says:
March 14th, 2017 at 11:58 am

Who cares ?????

El Says:
February 27th, 2017 at 1:16 pm

I have my grandmother’s rings from 1931. I’ve been asked to have them appraised by a jewelry store that my husband has done business with but I won’t take them off. They don’t understand that they can’t put a price on them, it’s the fact that they were on my grandma’s fingers for so long and the connection that I feel from them that gives them their greatest worth!

Rose Says:
February 15th, 2017 at 12:21 am

Nice

Xaxier Says:
January 20th, 2017 at 4:22 pm

Nice

Dawn Underwood Says:
November 23rd, 2016 at 12:18 am

I had a vintage 1960s emerald cut diamond that was passed down from my mother. I had it put in A simple but unique setting
20 yrs later it is now my daughter’s but her setting is “busy” and the classic emerald needs no help getting attention. I wish I had it back. Appraised at 6,000.00. But it was its beauty that mattered. Do stunning things with it as it is an amazing stone!

Andrea Says:
November 5th, 2016 at 5:49 am

Love them.

Andrea Says:
November 5th, 2016 at 5:49 am

Very nice vut i dont need one yet.

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August 23rd, 2016 at 11:00 am

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Fay Calbert Says:
August 22nd, 2016 at 4:46 pm

Wiuld luv to see rings similuar ti real diamond rings 1 to 1in a half Carats but simulated diamonds or cz’s which I can afford.
Thank You

Shannon Reed Says:
August 9th, 2016 at 2:55 pm

And those are not from WalMart. Gary’s Engagement ? ring to Amber Portwood

ANNIE THOMAS Says:
June 19th, 2016 at 5:12 pm

Very nice I won’t want one

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