Couture gowns, incredible mansions and luxurious vacations are just some of the splurges that make celebrities some of the most envied people in the world. But when women see new bling on the finger of their favorite actress, singer or talented beauty, some hearts drop, some tears are shed and some head out to find a more cost effective lookalike. And it’s suspected that all three may happen when one decides to scroll through this list of celebrities and their shining, engagement ring adornments.
Traditional, modern, vintage-inspired, personally designed, with or without color and multiple carats can all be found in today’s compilation of gorgeous finger dressings. Wondering what Lady Gaga’s heart-shaped beauty looks like or Angelina’s custom designed sparkler? It’s all here to take a peek at. So, grab some shades because the shine on these perfectly cut pieces may blind some sensitive eyes. Here are 15 of the best celebrity engagement rings. Who has the nicer ring? Whose ring is the biggest? Which ring is the most unique? And is the one that cost the most obvious to the naked eye? See below!
15 Zooey Deschanel
A silky singing voice, beautiful blue eyes, perfect comedic timing and a brand new baby girl may be some of the prized possessions of Zooey Deschanel. And this sparkling engagement ring from new hubby and producer Jacob Pechenik seems a likely candidate. A round diamond shines on her finger and although there aren’t too many specifics about the ring itself, it sure is a beautiful piece of jewelry and one that any woman would be lucky to wear on their perfectly manicured digit.
14 Drew Barrymore
It seems like the third time may be the charm for this Hollywood veteran. Drew Barrymore married art consultant, Will Kopelman, in 2012 and this is the rock that was debuted after their engagement. According to People, the ring features a colorless, radiant-cut diamond – which weighs in at just under 4 carats. Designed by Graff Diamonds, it sits atop a diamond-covered band. Maybe one day, the couple’s daughters, Olive and Frankie, will inherit the illuminating beauty.
13 Carrie Underwood
This country songstress sealed the deal with Nashville Predators hockey player, Mike Fisher, back in 2010 with a gorgeous southern wedding at the Ritz Carlton Reynolds Plantation in Georgia, in front of 250 friends and family. And they recently had their first baby boy, Isaiah Michael Fisher. The ring that started it all? This stunning yellow and white diamond, reportedly, weighs in at a whopping 12-carats. The piece was co-designed by Fisher himself with Underwood’s favorite designer, Johnathon Arndt, and it is estimated to be worth around $800,000.
12 Lady Gaga
A Valentine’s Day engagement to Hollywood hunk and one of the stars of Zero Dark Thirty, Taylor Kinney, and a nicely sized heart diamond to top it off, Lady Gaga seems to be thrilled over her ring. According to US Weekly, the Lorraine Schwartz design features his and her initials made of diamonds creating the band and the diamond shape itself is estimated to be 6-carats or more. But, her soon-to-be-husband actually proposed with a ring pop and she accepted before even seeing the gorgeous, heart-shaped stunner. Sources claim the price of the ring could be up to $400,000.
11 Blake Lively
Some may know her as Serena van der Woodsen from the hit CW show, Gossip Girl, and others may know her for having some of the most envied hair in Hollywood, Blake Lively couldn’t get any more beautiful. But when you slide a sparkler like this onto anyone’s finger, it seems as though they may shine just a little brighter. Her engagement ring from now-husband Ryan Reynolds, designed by Lorraine Schwartz, is an oval-cut, pink diamond that she called her “most treasured possession" (she said this before giving birth to their daughter). The price of this diamond is estimated to be $2 million and sources claim it to be close to 12-carats in weight.
10 Reese Witherspoon
Nashville native and beloved actress, Reese Witherspoon, got engaged to talent agent, Jim Toth, back in 2010. And according to Hollywood Life, he proposed with this 4-carat Ashoka diamond ring. Set on a pave diamond and platinum band, the estimated cost of the head-turning piece is about $450,000. Furthermore, her particular diamond’s cut is “extremely rare” and only less than 10 percent of diamonds can be cut in its unique shape per year as it displays 62 cut angles – which means Reese’s diamond was made to sparkle!
9 Nikki Reed
Nikki Reed, who played the role of Rosalie in the blockbuster trilogy Twilight, sunk her teeth into the Vampire Diaries star, Ian Somerhalder, and they seem to have a lot in common including their vampire portrayals and love for animals. And when it comes to her floral-inspired engagement ring she gushed to US Weekly, “Can’t tell you anything about it other than I love it more than anything in the world!” On April 26, 2016 the two were wed after just 9 months of dating.
8 Sofia Vergara
She’s hilarious, she’s stunning and she plays the beloved character Gloria Delgado-Pritchett on the hit ABC series Modern Family. And now she’s engaged to True Blood and Magic Mike hunk, Joe Manganiello, who reportedly popped the question on Christmas Day while on a romantic getaway in Hawaii. The ring is estimated to be about 6-carats in weight and when she debuted it at the 2015 SAG awards viewers watched in awe while her hands strutted their stuff on E!’s mani-cam!
7 Kim Kardashian
In another “three times the charm” story, Kim Kardashian shows off her impressive diamond after a fairy-tale engagement to rapper, Kanye West. In an article by NY Daily News, fans learn just how extravagant Kanye went with his proposal. He rented out the AT&T stadium, gathered an entire orchestra, gathered a small crowd of friends and family, had fireworks highlight the night and topped it off with this sparkling, chiseled stunner of a diamond ring.
6 Amal Alamuddin
Some would call Amal Alamuddin one of the luckiest ladies alive to score one of the most sought after bachelors in Hollywood, George Clooney. Others would say he’s the lucky one finding a beauty with her accolades including: she’s an award-winning scholar, an international lawyer and a published author. According to People, Clooney himself helped design her beautiful engagement ring which is composed of an ethically-mined emerald-cut diamond estimated at over 7-carats and two side baguettes set in platinum.
5 Angelina Jolie
Fans have long awaited the engagement – and marriage – of Hollywood beauties Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. According to Daily Mail, it took a year of planning and designing alongside jeweler Robert Procop for Pitt to finish his vision. And now, the large, square diamond (set atop a thick, ribbed band), which is worth an estimated $250,000, fits nicely on Jolie’s finger. The two held a formal wedding ceremony at their estate in France in 2014.
4 Jessica Biel
Jessica Biel, 7th Heaven sweetie, is married to N’SYNC alum, pop icon and movie star, Justin Timberlake and when she first flashed her vintage-inspired engagement ring, the world oohed and aahed in unison. Over at Glamour, writer Kim Fusaro is guessing the diamond to be at least around 10-carats with, what may be, aquamarine stones (Biel’s birthday is in March) complimenting the center piece. Biel and Timberlake were married in an intimate wedding at a resort in Puglia, Italy in 2012.
3 Jennifer Aniston
Actor, screenwriter and now-husband to Jennifer Aniston, Justin Theroux, sure did a great job when shopping for the ultimate engagement ring for his bride-to-be. With an 8-carat ring on her finger, even an interviewer with the New York Times got distracted by the beauty, she said, “It’s a rock, I know. He rocked it up. It took me a while to get used to it.” And she even went on to admit that, despite her love for the ring, it’s not exactly her style and she may have not even picked it out for herself.
2 Naya Rivera
Glee star, Naya Rivera, gets to call a Neil Lane design her own after her husband presented her with the gorgeous diamond upon their engagement. According to Hollywood Life, the cost of her ring is around $100,000 and stands as a sparkling oval-cut 3.5-carat stone, complimented by pink diamonds on each side, set inside a platinum rose band with 18k rose gold. Rivera married actor, Ryan Dorsey, in a small, private ceremony in July of 2014.
1 Kelly Clarkson
According to People, just hours after announcing her engagement to Brandon Blackstock, talent manager and the stepson of Reba McEntire, the original American Idol winner decided to show off her stunning engagement ring to the world as well. She said, “Everyone has been asking about my engagement ring so here it is! It’s a yellow-canary diamond with diamonds around it and Brandon designed it with Johnathon Arndt!” The two were married in Tennessee in 2013.