The Most Jaw-Dropping Celebrity Engagement Rings
The actress celebrated Mother’s Day a few days early, receiving what appears to be a striking, sizable cushion-cut diamond on a gold band from her singer/songwriter love (and father of 6-month-old Banks Violet).
The Chrisley Knows Best star says her hockey player beau’s surprise Christmas Eve proposal was “such a cool moment” – made even cooler by her dream ring, a 5-carat radiant brilliant-cut diamond from Nashville jeweler Dror Flantzman set on a ring with 18 round brilliant-cut smaller diamonds.
For a love this big, you need a big ring, and that’s exactly what J.Lo got when A-Rod surprised her with a proposal in the Bahamas. (Now we’re just waiting for the ultimate Instagram Husband to share photos of the rock that she’s got from every angle.)
One of the benefits of marrying an art dealer? You know he’s got exquisite taste – as the actress’s fiancé demonstrated with the elegant emerald-cut diamond on a slim band she showed off at the Dior show.
“I said ‘yes’ about a million times to the man of my wildest & most beautiful dreams,” the Pitch Perfect star wrote of her proposal from her real estate agent love, who popped the question with this super-classic round-cut diamond on a pavé band.
Supergirl is super-taken! The actress’ costar on the CW series proved the superpower of love when he asked her to marry him with this oval, halo-set ring designed by Jennifer Meyer.
Everything is awesome! The Lego Movie star proposed to his bride-to-be with this massive oval-cut stone on a super-thin band after seven months of dating – and of course, after getting the green light from her father, Arnold Schwarzengger.
Sparks flew between the Hamilton co-stars (which the show’s creator Lin-Manuel Miranda takes full credit for), and by the time he hit the SAG Awards in support of his film A Star Is Born, she was sporting his ring: An emerald-cut stunner with emerald-cut baguettes on either side, which he gave her in Paris.
There’s one thing the former NFL player knew when deciding on the ring to give his soon-to-be fiancé. It has to be “internally flawless.” He purchased the diamond sparkler a month before proposing, from a broker who flew into Jacksonville with several different gems for him to choose from, and ultimately selected a jaw-dropping 7.25-carat solitaire stone.
The supermodel and her musician love have been in a “state of bliss” since his holiday proposal, and they kept the celebration going by debuting her halo-set alexandrite stone between two baguettes at the Golden Globes. “Tom drew the dream ring for Heidi and then went in search of the right stones,” a friend said. “He didn’t just go to the store.”
The Victoria’s Secret stunner got her split-shank, emerald-cut sparkler from her musician boyfriend while the two sat under the Northern Lights.
In October, the actress casually dropped that she’d been engaged to her actor love for months, even wearing her “extremely rare” vintage diamond ring from N.Y.C.’s The One I Love to the Met Gala without anyone noticing.
The actress and her rocker love decided to make things official with a yellow-gold band topped with a single solitaire diamond and an accompanying diamond-studded silver band.
Nick wasn’t messing around wen it came to picking out a sparkler for his sweetheart – he shut down a Tiffany & Co. store to select the perfect style. Smart man: “I’ve always known [my engagement ring] had to be Tiffany,” she said. “I may have said that and I guess he remembered!”
The comedian – who met her fiancé on an app – was shocked when he proposed (in front of her horse, no less) with this emerald-cut stunner. “Today I got engaged. I handled it great! This just goes to show that if you work on yourself, trust your gut, and keep your ego in check you too can find love on a dating app,” she wrote on Instagram.
The Australian actress, who is expecting the couple’s second child (and his 10th), showed off her diamond ring from the star in September.
Gina kept their engagement under wraps for a month before unveiling her blinding ring on Instagram. “He’s the best. He’s the f—— best,” she told PEOPLE about her new actor fiancé.
Randall pulled out all the stops when he proposed to his Vanderpump Rules fiancée Lala during her birthday getaway to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. He popped the question with a 6-carat ring that featured circular pavé ring of diamonds around the edge and even more pavé diamonds along the band which totaled $150,000. Celebrity jeweler Richie Rich told PEOPLE that Randall wanted to keep the design “clean and classy” because “that’s the type of lady that [Lala] is.”
There was no summertime sadness for the stars of Bravo’s Summer House! Kyle popped the question to his girlfriend of two years with a two-and-a-half carat diamond engagement ring, cushion cut on a split shank band from N.Y.C.-based jeweler Stephanie Gottlieb. Amanda gave him a few examples of the type of design she wanted and revealed to PEOPLE, “It’s beautiful. He did a good job. I look down at it and still can’t believe it’s my ring on my finger.”
A few weeks after her longtime beau, Joshua, popped the question during a romantic weekend together in upstate New York, the supermodel showed off her new diamond on Instagram — while she was getting hair and makeup done on set. “This poor make up artist is gonna kill me,” she wrote as she flashed the camera a glimpse of her cushion-cut diamond ring.
Katharine’s emerald-cut diamond with pavé band is special to the singer for two reasons. Not only is it the ring her soon-to-be-husband proposed with, but it’s also the last thing she and her late father talked about before his recent passing. “My ring was the last thing I showed my dad before he passed and makes me smile when I look at this as a reminder of our last conversation,” she wrote on Instagram.
Just like Justin’s romantic proposal in the Bahamas, he didn’t skimp on any details when it came to Hailey’s custom diamond sparkler. He worked with N.Y.C.-based jeweler, Solow & Co. on the ring (which boasts 6 to 10 carats!) to create a design that “gracefully accentuate Hailey’s beautifully shaped hands,” says jeweler Jack Solow. “Justin gave this a lot of thought. When I saw him, I think he was very happy about what we did together. He was in a very good head space for the decision he was making,” Solow recalls.
The Brazilian supermodel got a super sparkly surprise when her German soccer player beau popped the question with a gorgeous square-cut diamond — see it dazzle from every angle in her Instagram video!
What a whirlwind romance! After just a few weeks together, Grande was spotted wearing a 3-carat, $93,000 engagement ring around town from her new beau. And the SNL cast member finally confirmed his engagement to the pop star on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon saying, “I feel like I won a contest, so sick.” (The two have since split.)
The Victoria’s Secret model had a heavenly proposal thanks to her boyfriend of two years, Dex. First, they flew over a private beach in the Bahamas that had the words “Marry Me?” written in the sand. Then he popped the question with an enormous oval-cut diamond set on a simple thin band. “I’m the luckiest woman in the world,” she wrote on Instagram.
The two Dancing with the Star pros are about to tie the knot! Chmerkovskiy got down on one knee during a trip to Venice, Italy and popped the question with a Jacob & Co. rectangular cushion-cut diamond with a diamond halo and a pavé diamond band that took him a month to co-design with the jeweler!
After briefly breaking up at the end of season 6, the Vanderpump Rules stars are back together — and engaged! Jax popped the question with a 3-carat cushion-cut halo diamond engagement ring from celebrity L.A.-based jeweler Kyle Chan Design. Brittany gushed over the ring calling it “gorgeous” and Jax said the final design was “absolutely flawless.”
This year, Taraji P. Henson’s Mother’s Day became unforgettable when her Super Bowl-winning former NFL star boyfriend Kelvin Hayden popped the question with a stunning round sparkler.
“I said yes y’all!!! He started with the Cartier love bracelet BUT that was my #Mothersday gift and then he dropped to his knee and I almost passed out!!!” Henson wrote on Instagram.
Dancing with the Stars‘ Cheryl Burke showed off the massive round-cut sparkler given to her by fiancé Matthew Lawrence on none other than her 34th birthday. “OMG! So far so good for 34! #amilliontimesyes #imengaged #herecomesthebride,” Burke wrote on Instagram.
Someone’s certainly feeling gleeful! Lea Michele announced her engagement to boyfriend Zandy Reich by posting a photo to Instagram of herself covering her face with her new four-carat diamond engagement ring. After a year of dating, Reich popped the question with a ring that he designed with Leor Yerushalmi and The Jewelers of Las Vegas. Michele captioned the shot with a simple “Yes” and an engagement ring emoji.
BBG! (Big, Blinding Gem!) The co-founders of the ultra-popular Bikini Body Guides announced their engagement by sharing a photo of Kayla’s sparkling cushion-cut diamond ring with diamond-encrusted band. “We have been together for 5 and a half years now, and I cannot wait for the many years and memories to come,” she captioned the photo.
The star’s spur-of-the-moment wedding to her chef beau may have been surprising, but her classic solitaire diamond on pavé band and simple wedding ring are super-traditional.
Relationship gooooooals! The Victoria’s Secret supermodel’s soccer-star love proposed with a large yellow-colored stone set on either side with diamond baguettes.
Toni Braxton’s been spotted wearing a giganic diamond sparkler on her ring finger for weeks sparking engagement rumors to rapper boyfriend Birdman, but the 50-year-old singer finally confirmed the exciting news.
“I have an announcement to make. I’m engaged!” the star said in a teaser for the new season of her WE TV show, Braxton Family Values.
The Jackass star was quite the opposite when he proposed to his longtime girlfriend with a ring that, as he said, was “not half-ass, but it’s not obnoxious.”
The Outlander star was “very happy” to debut her engagement ring, a round diamond set between two sapphires, from boyfriend Tony McGill at the Golden Globes Sunday night. No word on whether he’ll wear a kilt to the wedding.
It’s no surprise that a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model who met her fiancé on Snapchat dropped some hints about her perfect ring on Pinterest. (But even though the ring might not have been a total shock, the proposal was: “I was bawling,” McGrady tells PeopleStyle.)
Christie Brinkley and Billy Joel’s daughter Alexa Ray Joel rang in 2018 with an engagement! The 32-year-old’s boyfriend Ryan Gleason romantically popped the question with an emerald-cut engagement ring during a beachside sunset just days after Joel’s birthday.
“So I was completely taken off-guard, dumbstruck, and shell-shocked- and FOR ONCE in my life, I had absolutely no words, and I couldn’t speak,” Joel wrote in her Instagram announcement. “I just kept staring at this ridiculously exquisite ring — and he was just hysterically laughing at me!!!”
The Real Housewives of Atlanta star showed off her best Christmas gift from her fiancé on her Instagram: a round-cut solitaire ring.
The royal proposed to his actress girlfriend with a meaningful ring which – well, we’ll just let him describe it: “The ring is – is obviously yellow gold because that’s what – her favorite and the main stone itself I sourced from Botswana and the – the little diamonds either side are from my mother’s jewelry collection to make sure that she’s with us on this – on this crazy journey together,” he said in a post-engagement interview. Added Markle, “It’s beautiful, and he designed it, it’s incredible.”
The football star must have decided that his supermodel sweetheart was quite the catch when he proposed with this stunning sparkler .
Kaley’s birthday ended with a “bang” when her professional equestrian fiancé popped the question on her 32nd birthday with a pear-shaped diamond ring. Kaley shared an emotional Instagram video of her reaction to the proposal. “Still crying,” she wrote, “Every part of this night has been perfection just like you @mrtankcook I love you forever!”
The True Blood alumna hid a surprise within an Instagram slideshow: a photo of a diamond ring in a Tiffany setting, presumably from the “sunshine of [her] life,” Chef Shonda.
The singer jokes that her photographer beau will have to work “100 times harder to get rid of me” now that he’s put this classic solitaire ring on it.
We’re guessing the tennis star was in love with the ring her new fiancé gave her – after all, the massive oval-shaped diamond her basketball player beau proposed with in Bora Bora was sure to be a slam dunk.
She may no longer be a Real Housewife of Beverly Hills, but she’s still got a jewelry collection befitting of one – including this halo-set round stunner from her lawyer love (and new fiancé).
The Pretty Little Liars actress said yes when her boyfriend Chris Long popped the question while on a walk with their dog. Parrish took to Instagram to make the announcement with a sweet photo of them kissing while showing off her giant emerald-cut diamond ring set on a rose gold band.
“Went to the park for a stroll with [our dog] Klee and came back with a fiancé. I get to marry my best friend and I’m over the moon. I love you @c_long,” Parrish captioned the photo.
We don’t know what’s in the water in Westeros, but the week after Kit Harington and Rose Leslie made their engagement announcement, their Game of Thrones costar Turner showed off a sizable rock from her Camp Rock love with the caption “I said yes.”
The actress joked that she’d “keep him around for a bit” after her beau proposed with a halo-set round stone.
Apparently Game of Thrones comes with some pretty unbelievable crown jewels: Harington popped the question to his costar with an oval-cut diamond on a gold band, without being able to wait one more moment to make it official.
Country singer Scotty McCreery took his high school sweetheart, Gabi Dugal, on a hike to their favorite mountain top where he got down on one knee to pop the question. McCreery helped design the gorgeous ring himself, which features an oval-cut diamond with a pavé-encrusted band.
The longtime couple had a “wild” ride during their South African safari when Teller popped the question with a spectacular, large square-cut diamond with pavé-encrusted band.
The Olympic ice dancing gold medalist announced her engagement to former figure skater (and son of her longtime skating coach) on Instagram with a close-up shot of her gorgeous square-cut canary yellow diamond ring.
After getting engaged to her director fiancé in May, the actress finally stepped out in her gigantic round-cut diamond ring set on a thin gold band at the GlamourUK‘s Women of the Year Awards.
The Arrow actress got engaged to boyfriend Matthew Rodgers during a romantic couples getaway to the East African island of Mauritius. And he popped the question with a truly spectacular marquise-shaped diamond. She showed off the sparkler on Instagram writing, “I can’t wait to spend forever with you my darling!! I’m the luckiest girl in the whole world.”
After playing husband and wife on-screen, the former Revenge co-stars are planning on tying the knot in real life, with VanCamp showing off her new sparkling solitaire in a post on Instagram.
The only thing more jaw-dropping than The Blonde Salad‘s blinding solitaire diamond ring is the story of her epic proposal. Chiara’s Italian rapper fiancé, Fedez, serenaded her during a concert in Verona and got down on one knee in front of the entire arena. Swoon!
West Wing actor Dulé Hill went all out with his proposal to actress Jazmyn Simon. The star popped the question with a giant oval cut diamond with a simple, clean band, and then surpried his future wife with mimosas and a romantic hot air balloon trip.
“Step by step, hand in hand, you & me, lock & key. #IAintNoFool#SheSaidYes #041417#ItWasAREALLYGoodFriday#ForeverGrateful#WeGonRentTheMoonAndFillItWithRosé #ILoveYouJaz #❤️?❤️” Hill captioned his collection of photos on Instagram of the engagement.
The comedian popped the question to his now-fiancée, an aesthetic nurse practitioner, with a Big Momma of a ring. Iconic Jewels Beverly Hills created his vision – a gigantic emerald-cut diamond on a diamond-encrusted band with their initials spelled out along the back – then revealed it via a 360 degree video of the ring.
WeddingMania! The WWE duo, who have been together five years, celebrated their victory in the ring – besting The Miz and his wife Maryse during WrestleMania 33 – with a ring of a very different kind. Cena got to one knee and handed his Diva a giant round-cut stone on a channel-set band. (The two have since split.)
The singer’s drummer beau landed a big hit with the square-shape, halo-set diamond on a split shank he gave to her with an assist from their Instagram-famous dog. “I took Cuppy – Cuppy the Puppy on Instagram – and I put him in the bedroom and Ryan was like, ‘Okay, you can let him out,’ ” she told People at the Grammys, “and I opened the door and he was on one knee. It was perfect.”
They fell in love on the set of Fantastic Four, so it makes sense that her brand-new giant round stone on a sparkling band looks like it might be a fantastic four (carats) as well.
Margot, who wed her beau in a super-intimate Australian wedding shortly before Christmas, wins the prize for most creative and cheeky ring debut.
They met on the set of Fargo, and have been equally mysterious about whether that suspicious ring she’s sporting on her left hand is making their relationship official. (We think it’s a good bet!)
The actress shared a video of the proposal — and summed up the feelings of many newly engaged ladies when she captioned a close-up of the ring, “I’m SO lucky and SO excited that I get to spend the rest of my life with my best friend … but the ring doesn’t hurt either. It’s the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen!”
The country star’s musician boyfriend “called dibs” on Christmas morning with a halo-set round stone that he told PeopleStyle was “classic and beautiful, like her.”
The country star followed her arrow, and it pointed right to musician Kelly, whose Christmas proposal in her childhood bedroom (with a gorgeous, vintage-inspired round setting) earned him a “HELL YESSSS.”
You’d expect a hockey player to know a little something about ice, which explains that dazzling diamond (which appears to be a cushion-cut solitaire) now seen on the ring finger of his TV-host love.
Life is certainly sweet for the Sweet Valley High actress, whose boyfriend proposed with a round stone on an embellished yellow-gold band.
To go with the “perfect” proposal, the Dancing With the Stars judge also got a perfect ring from her fiancé — a 3.68-carat Jean Dousset design with brilliant-cut diamonds on the rose gold band and hidden rubies and garnets inside.
The Gotham costars, who welcomed baby Frances Laiz in March, announced their intention to wed with a round-cut stone on a pavé band that outsparkles the N.Y.C. skyline.
The Jersey Shore star has one more reason to fist pump: Her boyfriend slipped this ring on her finger while vacationing in Mexico. “Christopher did such an amazing job picking me out the perfect ring .. It fits my little hand perfectly .. This still all doesn’t feel real!!!” she wrote on Instagram.
The on-again, off-again couple finally made things official! The Olympian popped the question to the Playboy model overlooking a romantic Malibu, California sunset with one blinding square-cut diamond.
Now that’s a way to make your relationship red carpet debut! The actress brought the actor — whom she’s known since 18 but only started dating this summer — to her Girl on the Train premiere, showing off her new beau and the sparkly solitaire on a pavé band he just gave her.
Love in Litchfield! Orange Is the New Black actress Wiley is engaged to show writer Morelli, and the couple celebrated with a beaming selfie showing off Wiley’s sparkling square-shaped stone.
Just a day after she announced her engagement to actor Aaron Lohr, the actress and singer showed off her dazzling ring at the iHeart Radio Music Festival.
If you thought Kim’s first engagement ring was out-of-this-world, her second engagement ring (sadly, since stolen) will blow your mind. Kanye surprised her with a rock even more impressive than the first 15-carat Lorraine Schwartz sparkler.
The season finale of WAGS was especially drama-filled when the NFL star popped the question to his longtime love with a $250,000 Ritani ring. She said yes and called her new diamond the “most beautiful ring my eyes have ever seen.”
Princess Kate may get to wear the royal jewels, but there’s nothing common about her sister Pippa’s huge square-cut diamond from her financier fiancé.
The retired baseball player hit a home run with the swimsuit model’s enormous round-cut diamond featuring a pavé band. He then followed it up with a grand slam in the form of an all-diamond wedding band.
Few things are as big and sparkly as the Eiffel Tower at night, but Adrienne’s enormous diamond ring held its own in this Instagram pic.
JoJo got something a little better than a rose on the Bachelorette finale when Jordan proposed with a 3-carat Neil Lane ring. And she definitely approved of the single diamond design. “It’s classic,” she told PEOPLE. “I also think it makes my finger look skinnier, which I really appreciate.”
Ring designer Neil Lane told PEOPLE in September Grant was very analytical in the design process of the square-cut Art Deco-inspired diamond saying he took it “very seriously.” (The couple split in November.)
A big ring made an appropriately big debut – at the Met Gala, where the model said she had been keeping her engagement to the Detroit Tigers star under wraps until the right moment. Jeweler Anita Ko told PeopleStyle, “Justin and I collaborated on creating the most perfect one-of-a-kind ring that is rare and of exceptional quality, just like their love.”
We get why they call him “DangeRuss Wilson” now – because he’s in the habit of purchasing jewelry for his fiancée that could blind you if you look at it the wrong way.
Perhaps the most surprising thing about Maria’s megawatt sparkler by Jean Dousset is that her love of 19 years had absolutely no idea what she wanted. “That was a first for me!” Dousset tells PeopleStyle of the design process for the custom ring, which the groom-to-be presented to the TV host on the Howard Stern Show.
The fitness trainer gave her longtime love a large diamond ring back in 2012, but she finalized the gesture with matching Martin Katz diamond bands in a touching episode of Simply Jillian in March. (The two have since split.)
The former Glee star, who is reportedly engaged to Mumford & Sons musician Winston Marshall, rocked a, well, rock (a significantly-sized, gold-set rock) at the Erdem show.
Two of our favorite comedians decided to tie the knot back in November – but her lovely square-cut ring is no laughing matter.
The 59-year-old supermodel sports a gigantic ring from her 89-year-old billionaire fiancé.
The oversized oval-shaped diamond flanked by two baguettes that the Dancing With the Stars pro gave his singer love is so shiny, it practically outshines the Mirrorball Trophy.
The diva received a 35-carat, Wilfredo Rosado-designed stunner from her billionaire beau. “It’s an epic ring for an epic time in her life,” the designer told Vogue in January. (By their November split, it was also at the center of one very important controversy: Would she get to keep the ring?)
“I’m so happy and he did a GREAT job with the ring!” the Fuller House star wrote on Instagram of her double halo-set, split-shank ring.
The style star got a classic-with-a-twist sparkler from her TV director love – an oval diamond with two halos of smaller diamonds, all set in yellow gold.
“Jason wanted something perfect and flawless and he kept coming back to this one,” Neil Lane tells People of the Edwardian-set stone from the jeweler’s archival collection that the action star gave his supermodel bride-to-be.
The bride-to-be looked ecstatic to show off her ruby-and-diamond sparkler from her TV exec boyfriend on The Today Show – even more so because she chose a pair of ruby-and-diamond earrings to match!
When the two stars of your favorite acapella movie decided to get hitched, you just knew the ring was going to be (wait for it) Pitch Perfect.
The fashion designer’s ring from her french fashion exec beau can probably be seen from outer space.
The Cosby Show’s massive square-cut rock from the former NFL player is just one of the reasons she declared herself #blessedbeyondmeasure at Christmas 2015. (The couple have wed, announced their pregnancy and filed for divorce since.)
We bet the actress found 10 Things to Love About her sweet round-cut solitaire bezel-set in yellow gold, given to her by her camera assistant love in Colombia.
“My life changed forever last night,” Lipinski wrote of receiving her oval-shape stunner from her Fox Sports producer beau.
Can you imagine the Empire engagement party that happened when Trai popped the question to his costar Grace with this square-cut, halo-set diamond ring?!
She’s been sporting her romantic, emerald-cut sparkler with a delicate band on that finger for months, but just confirmed that she and love Dave Gardner are set to wed.
After accidentally flashing a glimpse of her huge Lorraine Schwartz ring on Instagram, the star did the official reveal on her blog. “[It] takes my breath away every time I look down,” she wrote of the gift from her hockey player fiancé.
It makes sense that the girl whose style is always simply chic would get a ring to match: a round diamond flanked by two baguettes, given to her by her Mr. Robot creator love of several years.
It makes sense that two gorgeous, quirky actors would pick a gorgeous, one-of-a-kind ring to pledge their betrothal: Alison debuted her rose-gold, rose-cut diamond Irene Neuwirth ring on on the red carpet in August.
Amazingly, the heart-shaped diamond on her Lorraine Schwartz engagement ring from her actor love isn’t the most interesting part of Gaga’s engagement ring. The diamond-studded band features a sweet message: T (HEARTS) S (her given name is Stefani). The couple split in July 2016 but remain friends.
“It’s so gorgeous, and I’m very lucky for many reasons, but I look at it every day and just think, Wow. I don’t even know what to say,” Nikki told PEOPLE about her floral-style engagement ring from Ian Somerhalder, consisting of one center stone flanked by 10 smaller ones.
It was “love all” when the tennis pro served up an ace (okay, we’re done with the tennis puns) of an engagement ring for his longtime girlfriend: a round stone surrounded by a halo of diamonds that continued onto the band.
Everything about the actress’s engagement to her actor beau was traditional, from her large halo-set ring to the on-one-knee proposal, though it took a little effort: “I had just bought these new jeans and they were a little tight,” Peter joked to PEOPLE at the time. “So I said, ‘My jeans are tight but I’ll try to get down on one knee.’” (The couple ended their engagement in February 2016.)
Yes, it’s a “Fancy” yellow diamond – and one that took a lot of effort before it reached the rapper’s finger. Her NBA star boyfriend designed the 10.43-carat ring, consisting of an 8.15-carat intense yellow diamond and a white diamond halo set into white gold, with jeweler Jason Arasheben of Jason of Beverly Hills. (Their engagement ended in June 2016.)
She met him on the set of their CBS crime drama Stalker, but it wasn’t much of a mystery as to how he felt about her when she showed off this massive sqauare-cut stunner on a baguette-set band.
For the couple that met on the set of Mad Men, a gorgeous and unique sparkler worthy of that show’s killer costuming was the only thing that would do. And the octagonal stone set on a vintage-inspired band was certainly that.
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