There’s nothing like celebrity engagement rings. They are normally big, sparkly, and oh so very costly. They turn heads. The make the news. They even inspire trends.
When a celebrity we all love gets engaged, the first thing everyone is excited to see is the ring. Why? Because “diamonds are a girl’s best friend." But in all honesty, not all best friends are created equal. There’s the best friend who is able to talk a girl out of doing crazy stuff, there’s the best friend who talks a friend into doing crazy stuff, and then there’s the best friend who knows their BFF's deepest secrets and knows their bud better than anyone else. Taking into account the fact that not all best friends are the same, it's safe to come to the conclusion that not all engagement rings are created equally, either.
Nope, this is not an article intended to bash anyone’s ring. It’s just, well… sometimes people just expect more from celebs. They have all the money in the world and surely this must mean that they only have the best rings. Well, not for everyone. Clearly, some engagement rings are simply stunning while others are just not right for everyone's favorite stars.
20 Amal's Stunner Is Breathtaking
“Breathtaking” is definitely the word to use in order to describe Amal’s engagement ring. The 7-carat emerald cut sparkler is without a doubt, a head turner. And how much did it cost George Clooney? A staggering $450,000. Yep, that’s right. Amal Clooney’s ring is worth almost half a mil. It’s worth more than most people earn annually!
It’s definitely a showstopper, which is most probably why the human rights lawyer is sometimes spotted without it.
There have been numerous reports that she feels it's a little “flashy” and she would prefer something a little more modest, especially for when she is at work.
19 A Short Engagement But A Big Rock
Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson’s whirlwind romance this past summer was over almost as quickly as it began. No seriously, it seems like we blinked and it was done. One moment they were all over media outlets and social media professing their love for one another, and the next... well, nobody knows what happened as both parties have not made it clear about the real reason why the pair broke up. So we might not have those details, but one thing we do know is that Ariana has an amazing sparkler to show for it. This 3-carat pear-shaped diamond was almost $100,000 and designed by Greg Yuna.
18 Jay-Z Knew How To Put A Ring On It
Beyonce wasn’t playing when she sang “if you liked it then you should have put a ring on it."
By the looks of things, Jay-Z got the message loud and clear… he even showed just how much he liked it by getting his now-wife this stunner of a ring.
How much did it cost? Nothing much. Just around $5 mil. That’s all.
Beyonce and Jay-Z started their relationship being very guarded about how much they shared with the public. For a very long time, they wouldn’t even admit that were an item. We guess this ring is finally doing all the talking then.
17 Our Girl Mimi Always Goes Big
Everybody knows Mariah Carey is a diva. If you think we're being mean–no, we're not. The artist fully embraces this term. She told Paper in a 2017 interview, “I have had diva moments, and then people can’t handle it.”Oh, she’s had diva moments alright. Remember that famous MTV Cribs episode where she hopped on a treadmill with stilettos on? How about the couple of times when she told reporters that she didn’t know JLO?
Yeah, our girl Mimi never ceases to amaze us. Which is why when she rocked this 35-carat engagement ring from her ex-fiance, James Packer, it just seemed right–this is Mariah Carey, after all. We didn’t expect anything less.
16 Lea Michele Had Us Jealous
Our favorite Glee girl, Lea Michele, announced her engagement to Zandy Reich through her Instagram account with this lovely snap and of course, fans were excited for the actress.
Not only were her fans happy that she had found love again, but they were also quite excited to see the rock that she said “yes” to.
If you’d like to know more about the ring and its design, The Knot News highlights that “while it has its roots in antique and vintage jewelry designs, it continues to have a timeless allure. The radiant cut diamond tends to appeal to a woman with a contemporary sense of style.”
15 Sofia Vergara's Deserves To Be On Display
The Colombian-American actress has covered many beloved roles on TV and the big screen, but perhaps the one role that really made her a household name in the US is her television role in the hit series, Modern Family. Since the show first aired in 2009, Sofia Vergara has been making viewers laugh and fall in love with her more and more through each episode. Her personality is fun, she’s outspoken and never a bore.
When her now-husband Joe Manganiello popped the question in 2014, fans were excited for the couple. She then joked with Access Hollywood’s Shaun Robinson how glad she was that the ring was big. “You know with me, it’s all about the bling-bling, so he knew what I needed. I opened up and I checked it to see, and then I was like, Yes! No, I’m joking. He’s so handsome that I would have said OK, anyway.”
14 Hailey Bieber's Makes Us Stop And Stare
2018 brought us many surprise engagements. One of which was Justin and Hailey’s. The pair had gotten together before and then went their separate ways so long ago that quite honestly, we were expecting the same story to unfold again. But it didn’t.
This 6 to 10 carat stone was from New York’s Solow & Company.
The jeweler explained to People, “Justin wanted something that would gracefully accentuate Hailey’s beautifully shaped hands. We settled on an oval stone that was just exceptional in its length and grace.” The ring is definitely gorgeous and all we can add is Justin really has great taste in diamonds.
13 Blake Lively's Is Perfection
One star who is definitely not about flaunting her relationship and Hollywood status in our faces is Blake Lively. She and her hubby Ryan Reynolds maintain a very private life. We were therefore stunned when we first caught glimpses of her perfect ring. The 12-carat Lorraine Schwartz stunner is reportedly worth $2 million. Yep, you read that right.
What puzzles us is that Blake is at times photographed with just her wedding band on, minus the engagement ring. Not so sure about you, but we definitely know that if we had a ring that came anywhere close to this stunner, we’d probably be flaunting it everywhere we went.
12 Liam Knows How To Choose An Antique
We’re in the 21st century and every era brings with it unique and wonderful engagement ring designs. We’ve already had quite a number of rings on this list that have beautiful, modern cuts. But not everyone is into that. Sometimes you have an old soul and want your ring to reflect that.
Miley is definitely young and her music is fresh and exciting, so we were surprised to see her rocking this ring.
Liam Hemsworth bought her this 3.5 carat Neil Lane stone with a gold band that definitely feels very classic and vintage. Since he’s her man and he knows her better than we do, we thought that this revealed an interesting side to Miley for us but it turns out, she actually isn’t really “in love with it." She told Ellen that she said to Liam, “This isn’t really my aesthetic, but I’ll wear it because you love me.”
11 Gabrielle Union's Stunner Was $1 Mil
Just like our girl Lea, Gabrielle Union broke the news about your engagement to long-term boyfriend Dwyane Wade on her Instagram account. Her caption revealed how excited the actress was. “Soooooo this happened…#Yesssss.” And, considering the fact that this is an 8.5-carat cushion cut diamond worth around $1 mil, we definitely understand what all the excitement was about.
What we particularly love about Gabrielle’s ring is the fact that the rock is definitely big, but not overwhelmingly so. It feels like just the right size–big enough to be noticed by everyone, yet not too big and overly flashy. Dwyane Wade worked with celeb jeweler Jason of Beverly Hills, and we must say that we’re very impressed with his taste.
10 Cardi B Never Does Simple
Cardi B doesn’t do simple. Nope. The Bodak Yellow rapper loves wearing flashy clothing, colorful hair, and long nails so much that it just seems right for her to get an equally, if not, a more impressive engagement ring.
Her now-husband rapper Offset clearly got the memo when he chose this stunner for Cardi.
Now, J-Lo once sang that “love don’t cost a thing," however, having an expensive ring on your finger wouldn’t hurt, right? Cardi joked on the E! red carpet that, “it makes me feel good. Even when we’re in an argument…I’m like does he really love me? He got me a half-million dollar ring, yeah he does.”
9 Paris Hilton's Is Causing Some Drama
Notice anything similar here? Yep. Paris Hilton and Cardi B’s rings are very much alike. It obviously means that both their fiances had great taste so we can’t hate on that. While Cardi went on to marry her prince charming, Paris’ relationship, unfortunately, didn’t stand the test of time. Her ring was a bit pricier; $2 million, to be specific, and reports claim that Chris Zylka may want it back.
Cosmopolitan explains that “Chris hasn’t gone so far as to ask Paris for the ring, but it might come to that. Which again, is all kinds of awkward – especially since the reason Chris got such a ‘good deal’ on the diamond was thanks to Paris’ jewelry hookup.” That would definitely be one awkward conversation.
8 We Will Never Forget Kim's Ring
Kim Kardashian’s engagement ring makes its way onto number 8 on our list. By now, we’ve all heard what happened on that terrible night in Paris, so we won’t focus on that. Although the reality TV star no longer has the ring, we just thought that we had to reserve a spot for it because… well, just look at it. Can a ring get any more perfect?
Kanye really outdid himself when he got Kim this 15-carat (yes, 15) flawless stunner from celeb jeweler Lorraine Schwartz.
We all know how Kim loves beautiful things so this highlights how important it is to know your partner when getting them an engagement ring.
7 Zoe Saldana's Was A Little Overdesigned
It’s a pear-shaped emerald. The band is surrounded by little diamonds all around. There’s also a diamond halo. The emerald is around 8 to 10 carats. It’s on the hand of the stunning actress, Zoe Saldana. This combination should be perfect, right? Not quite.
Even though emerald engagement rings are certainly beautiful, this one feels a little overdesigned, like there are too many elements fighting to take center stage. Her artist husband, Marco Perego, gave her this ring when he proposed and she seems to be in love with it as she’s always seen wearing it, even sometimes matching her outfits to the stone. So hey, if she loves it, what can we do about it? It’s on her finger, after all.
6 We Like Vintage, But...
We’re definitely not surprised about this one on our list. This vintage ring belongs to actress Scarlett Johanson. Scarlett is just one of those stars in Hollywood who always seem to live by their own rules. We guess she just wanted to remind us all of her uniqueness with this ring, which looks nothing like any of the rings that we’ve already mentioned.
The ring is clearly an example of Art Deco style but… we’re just not crazy about it.
So, there are three round diamonds, which are in a rectangular setting. It is vintage and maybe even looks like something out of Game of Thrones. We want to like it, we really do. However, compared to the other starlets on our list, it’s just too underwhelming.
5 Keira Knightley's Is Just Too Small
Keira Knightley is one of our favorite English actresses. She is always fun and bubbly on the red carpet and we imagine that a night out with her would be nothing short of amazing. We were therefore excited when we found out about her engagement to musician James Righton and of course, were even more excited to see the ring that she said “yes” to.
When pictures finally emerged online, we have to be honest and say that just like with Scarlett Johanson’s ring, we were just underwhelmed. This time, we were disappointed because honestly, the diamond is just too tiny. It could be a promise ring, not an engagement ring on one of the most popular international actresses!
4 Mary-Kate's Is Too Big For Her Hand
At 5.1 feet, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are tiny girls. They’ve always been petite. Now, what do you get a girl who is petite and trim? A big ring that looks like it’s too heavy for her tiny hand? Uhm, no. Of course not. This ring might have looked better on another girl, but not on Mary-Kate.
Besides the fact that it’s just heavy-looking on her, the ring also has a sapphire halo with diamonds along the setting.
It’s clearly vintage and we get where the designer was going with this one. But maybe they should take a page out of Liam Hemsworth's book and see how to do vintage in a less showy way.
3 Amy Adams' Is Just Okay
The number 3 engagement ring on our list belongs to actress Amy Adams. It’s a round cut diamond which fits right in a halo. There is also one row of diamonds around the center stone. You may be confused, but hear us out for a sec. Our list is about the most beautiful engagement rings in Hollywood and the least impressive. The keyword here is “Hollywood."
Yes, of course, Amy Adams’ ring is nice. We would certainly be happy when we’re proposed to with this. Why? Because we’re just regular people. We’re not Oscar-nominated A-Listers. Compared to her peers, Amy’s ring is just “okay” and that’s not a good thing. No wants an “okay” ring.
2 We Don't Get Olivia Wilde's
The center stone to Olivia Wilde’s ring is stunning. It’s a clear-cut diamond that definitely demands attention as it sparkles in the light. But then they added the lime green halo around this beautiful diamond and that just confused us.
One moment we think we get it–Olivia is known for her stunning eyes, the color of which is at times hard to pinpoint.
This ring certainly does bring out that color in her eyes. But then we look at it again and… well, we get all confused again. Why is such a stunning actress wearing a ring that is less than gorgeous? We need answers people.
1 Amy Schumer Deserves A Bigger Ring
Number 1 on our list had to go to Amy Schumer. It was probably one of the most talked about engagement rings of 2018 and unfortunately, that wasn’t a good thing. You see, when fans spotted the ring, they just couldn’t help but voice their opinions about how tiny the ring is. Now, of course, some people on Twitter were not really nice about it but we can’t help but feel that it’s because people love Amy Schumer.
She looks like she's always having a good time and she often leaves us in stitches. We really wanted her to rock a diamond that was as big as her personality. But then we finally saw this diamond. This teeny weeny diamond. This diamond that certainly doesn’t belong on one of our favorite comedians. *Sigh.
Sources: Paper, People, Cosmopolitan