Stunning Celebrity Engagement Rings
Every engagement ring is special in its own right. Each one showcases beauty, timeless love, and a new chapter in the joining of two people’s lives. While most go through great lengths to find the perfect ring for their loved one, many rings are modest compared to the luxury that is celebrity engagement rings. VUE has gathered some of the most stunning celebrity engagement rings over this last year, showcasing each decadent piece, the fiancees, and the high end cost of each piece.
Desperate Housewives and Telenovela star, Eva Longoria recently become engaged to her boyfriend of 2 years, Jose Antonio Baston. President of Televisa, a Latin America media brand, and a father of three, Baston proposed a completely surprised Longoria, on December 13th while the two were vacationing in Dubai for the International Film Festival. Longoria almost captured the actual proposal, ending her snapchat the moment she saw her soon to be fiancee holding roses. Set in platinum, the ring is composed of an over the top ruby, surrounded by smaller, colorless diamonds. Longoria stated when she met her fiancee, there were “cliche angels singing.”
Victoria’s Secret Angel, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, was recently proposed to by her boyfriend of six years, actor Jason Statham. While all eyes are usually on the English beauty, Huntington-Whiteley’s ring stole the show when she debuted it at the 2016 Golden Globe Awards this past January 10th. Statham selected a Neil Lane ring from the jeweler’s archival collection, which is from the turn of the 20th century, featuring a round cut diamond, in its original Edwardian setting, wrapped in a platinum band that is accented with smaller diamonds. The dazzlingly classic ring reportedly has a price tag of $350,000.
The Emmy-Award winning dancer/actress, Julianne Hough was proposed to by her NHL pro boyfriend of two years, Brooks Laich, this past August. Hough explains in her blog post that she “blacked out” in the moment. Laich chose a stunning 6-carat Lorraine Schwartz oval shaped ring, set in white gold, with the couples initials engraved. Though the price is unknown, it is estimated to cost “a small fortune.” Hough gleamed that she knew Laich was “the one” from the moment she met him.
World-renowned diva and songstress, Mariah Carey had been dating her fiancee for less than a year, when swept off her heels, by Australian billionaire James Packer. Packer proposed over dinner in New York City on January 21st. The extravagant 35-carat diamond and platinum ring took two weeks for Carey’s friend, designer Wilfredo Rosado to create. The ring is said to be worth 10 million. In a recent interview with E! News, Carey gushed over her husband to be, calling him an “exceptional” “generous” and “good hearted” man, and joked that the ring is so heavy she could barely lift her arm.
The eccentric top-charting singer, Lady Gaga had quite tje opposite of a bad romance with actor boyfriend of six years, Taylor Kinney. Kinney, opted for a luxurious 15-carat Lorraine Schwartz heart shaped diamond, featuring the couple’s initials, made up of diamonds on the band. The ring is said to be worth around half a million dollars. When Kinney proposed last Valentine’s Day, Gaga says he comically first gave her a candy Ring Pop, and she loved it. She later posted the ring on Instagram, saying, “He gave me his heart and I said yes.”
Most celebrities use popular jewelers to find the perfect ring. Lorraine Schwartz, Neil Lane, and Harry Winston are all heavy hitters in the Hollywood wedding scene. Schwartz has designed rings for stars like Beyonce, Kim Kardashian (both Kris Humphries and Kanye West gave her engagement rings by this designer), and Blake Lively. Neil Lane diamonds have been given to stars like Zooey Deschanel, Emily Blunt, Kristen Bell, and Portia De Rossi. Harry Winston rings have graced the dainty fingers of Jennifer Garner, Jacqueline Kennedy, and Elizabeth Taylor.