5 Celebrity Engagement Rings You Haven't Seen Before
Whether it's Beyoncé's 18ct emerald cut diamond or Paris Hilton's 20ct pear shape, celebrities are known for having the biggest and flashiest engagement rings in the game. While size may matter to a point, we think there's a lot to be said for the famed engagement rings that aren't completely over the top. From the demure to the dazzling, here are our favourite celebrity engagement rings that you may not have seen before (and ok, they're still pretty sizeable).
To our delight, everybody’s favourite model and former Victoria’s Secret Angel, Miranda Kerr, became engaged to Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel back in 2016. It was no surprise that Miranda turned to Snapchat to show off her sparkly round diamond to the world (complete with personalised filter, of course). Kerr’s engagement ring is a joy of simplicity. While celebrity engagement rings can become outlandish in size and design, Evan kept things traditional, choosing a trilogy: two baguette diamonds flanking a round brilliant diamond believed to be around 2ct. Rather romantically, trilogy engagement rings feature three diamonds to represent the relationship’s past, present and future. Good job, Evan!
Queensmith’s Winters engagement ring uses two perfectly matched, tapered baguette diamonds either side of the round brilliant centre stone, in similar fashion to Miranda Kerr’s engagement ring. The step-cut baguettes offer a nod to vintage design, while the refined setting and striking centre diamond make for a sleek and modern engagement ring.
We all know the film-like tale of Kim Kardashian’s Parisian hold-up, in which robbers stole $10 million worth of the star’s jewellery. Among the stolen goods was Kim’s brand new 20ct flawless emerald cut diamond ring, a second engagement ring and 33rd birthday present from husband Kanye West. The ring was design in the same style of Kanye’s original engagement ring for Kim, a 15ct cushion cut diamond set with a super thin pavé band. Still shaken from the ordeal, Kim now prefers to wear an understated diamond eternity ring on her wedding finger (and we’re all over this minimalist look!).
If a big rock isn’t for you, an eternity ring could be a great, understated engagement ring alternative. From an ultra-thin Pavé Set Band, just like Kim’s, to a slightly more sizeable Princess Cut Channel Set Band or ethereal Montez Round & Marquise Eternity Ring - the eternity ring world is your oyster.
Hollywood’s funniest couple, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, married in 2012 after a super secretive relationship. It wasn’t until after their nuptials that we got our first glimpse of Blake’s show stopping 12ct pink diamond engagement ring. The sizeable oval diamond is set beautifully in a romantic shade of rose gold, to complement the pale, rosy hue of her centre stone. The pavé set band is intricate, with diamonds adorning the three visible sides of the band. Reportedly designed by celebrity favourite, Lorraine Schwartz, Blake Lively’s engagement ring is estimated to cost around $2 million.
Just like Blake’s, Queensmith’s Oval Tierney Pavé engagement ring features an oval centre diamond in a pavé setting. The Oval Tierney Pavé is available in 18k rose gold, as well as 18k yellow gold and platinum (and if you want to be just like Blake, you could even opt for a pink diamond). See the Bacall and Oval Tierney engagement ring designs, for more oval-shaped ringspo.
In 2012, director Michael Polish proposed to Kate Bosworth with a stunning Asscher cut diamond solitaire engagement ring. The Asscher cut is a timeless diamond shape, first created in the 18th century, and gaining unequivocal popularity in the 1920s Art Deco movement. The simplicity of the ring reflects Kate’s cool, sleek style. Kate’s simple ring lends itself to versatility, allowing her to dress up her hands with a plethora of super modern pieces, or strip back her jewellery and let her engagement ring do all the talking.
The De Carlo engagement ring is usually set with a princess cut diamond - a great option for those that love the sleek look of a square diamond, but fancy a little more glitz. The Princess cut is a 'brilliant cut' shape, meaning it is designed to sparkle. The Asscher is a 'step cut' diamond, cut to make the most of clarity rather than sparkle. If it’s the Art Deco look you’re after, the De Carlo engagement ring can be crafted with an Asscher cut diamond, or try adding stylised engraving for that super cool, vintage feel. After all, everything we create at Queensmith is bespoke, and it's those personal touches that make a ring emphatically yours.
Dianna Agron fittingly debuted her stylish engagement ring at London Fashion Week in 2016, and married husband Winston Marshall of Mumford and Sons a matter of months later, in possibly the most chic wedding ever (seriously check out the photos if you haven't already). Believed to be around 5ct, Dianna’s round brilliant diamond is certainly a head turner. The ultra simple solitaire design is made all the more eye catching with what appears to be a unique rubover setting, in yellow gold.
If Dianna Agron’s contemporary engagement ring takes your fancy, check out Queensmith’s Darrieux design. When it comes to the Darrieux engagement ring, our goldsmiths work the metal reflectivity to give the illusion of a larger, lighter and brighter centre diamond, as a rubover setting can sometimes affect the light play that usually allows for maximum sparkle. The Darrieux is chic and contemporary, just like Diana’s effortless style.