10 Of The Best & Worst Celebrity Engagement Rings In Hollywood
Engagements happen every day in show business. With millions of dollars at their disposal, it comes as no surprise that celebrities can afford one of the most unique and beautiful diamond rings in the world. These are some of the most expensive, most gorgeous, and sometimes downright ridiculous engagement rings in Hollywood. No matter what, From Kim Kardashian’s massive sparkler to Kate Middleton’s stunning emerald-cut diamond, these engagement rings are sure to make you do a double take.
Best: Kate Middleton
In 2010, Prince William’s propose to the future Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, with the sapphire engagement ring, which attracted plenty of media attention. As a matter of fact, the ring was once owned by Prince’s Mother, late Princess Diana. Designed by Garrard, the stunning royal engagement ring features a 12-carat center blue stone surrounded by a halo of 14 diamonds.
Worst: Lady Gaga
Though pop star and ex Taylor Kinney may have broken up before making it to the altar, their engagement diamond ring became the memory of the relationship — designed by Lorraine Schwartz, it’s a customized heart-shaped 6-carat engagement ring worth about $500,000. Diamonds are forever the women’s best ally, but, the shape of heart makes the ring a little too cheesy.
Best: Amal Clooney
The couple of Clooney announced their engagement in 2014, when they were spotted together in a lavish party London with a very sparkly piece of hardware on Amal's finger. It was a sparkler 7-carat emerald cut diamond worth $450,000. It’s so glamorous that the human rights lawyer Mrs. Clooney wants a more "understated engagement ring" for when she’s working on serious court cases and to avoid unwanted attention on the massive sparkles on her hand.
Worst: Angelina Jolie
It took over a year for Brad Pitt collaborating with jeweler Robert Procop to custom made Jolie’s emerald-cut ring before proposing in 2012. At 16 carats, the resulting bauble features specially cut stones that encircle the star’s finger, and the actress is said to have burst into tears as she put this $250,000 diamond ring on. However, it wasn’t enough to keep her and Pitt together, and the pair divorced in 2016, maybe it’s since the bulky and thick band appears to have crudely stuck an emerald cut diamond stone on it.
Best: Kim Kardashian
Kanye West proposed to the reality star lady on October 21, 2013, presenting his love in front of all family members and friends with a 16-carat, cushion-cut diamond ring from Lorraine Schwartz. The couple then wed the following month in Italy. This exquisite piece of jewelry has a dramatic curve with a high-polish finish for an eye-catching sparkle, which worth $2 million. Sadly, their marriage was called quits in 2021.
Worst: Keira Knightley
Famous British actress Keira Knightley started dating musician James Righton in 2011, two years later they were married. On her wedding day, the actress showed off a teeny ring that looks more like a promise ring than an engagement ring. It's a 2-carat diamond ring round brilliant solitaire set in a six claw setting.
Best: Mariah Carey
Australian businessman James Packer Proposed to Mariah Carey in 2016, and made waves when he popped the stone to this pop diva he proposed to with. It’s a 35-carat emerald-cut diamond engagement ring which costs a whopping $10 million. But romantic relationships are often unpredictable. A year and a half, Carey parted ways with her Australian billionaire James Packer, and the diva sold the engagement for $2 million.
Jay-Z proved his crazy in love and proposed to the pop diva Beyoncé in 2008. Though the couple managed to keep it private, but the gorgeous engagement ring on Beyoncé’s hand gave the secret away. It’s a flashy, massive 18-carat, emerald-cut Lorraine Schwartz engagement ring that was reportedly worth $5 million. This dazzling, flawless, marquise-cut sparkler was secured in a split-shank setting. Even the price and carat size of Jennifer Aniston's, Halle Berry's, and Jennifer Lopez's engagement rings can't compare to hers. The unique style and gorgeous look of the ring makes every girl green with envy.
Worst: Cameron Diaz
Benji Madden proposed to Cameron Diaz with an initial engagement ring in December 2014. Only after a few months, Cameron was spotted with a new, bigger, and bolder engagement ring, estimated to be worth $1 million. The initial engagement ring is a thick, embellished yellow-gold band without a central stone. The pair married the next month, and one year later, right around the time of their one-year anniversary, Diaz was spotted wearing another, slightly more traditional diamond sparkler on her hand—one with a huge square-shaped stone.
Best: Blake Lively
Since her gorgeous “Gossip Girl” days, Blake Lively has been trending ever. This Hollywood star has life and the engagement ring that every girl dreams of. In October of 2011, it was confirmed that Blake was officially a couple with Hollywood heartthrob Ryan Reynolds. Though they keep all their proposal details securely under wraps, it’s no secret that what Ryan Reynolds popped on his wife’s hand is a stunner. It is a 12-carat oval-cut diamond ring and a rose gold band that is lined with pave diamonds, which is absolutely stunning. Still very much in love, this stylish couple gives hope celebritys love stories can last forever.