Top 10 Celebrity Gemstone Engagement Rings
One of the best ways to get a glimpse of some of the most spectacular engagement rings out there is by checking out various celebrities’ rings. Aside from flaunting large diamonds, and sometimes ones in different colors such as pink, yellow, and brown stones, celebrities have been known to boast quite unbelievable gemstones. From deep blue sapphires to mesmerizing green emeralds and rich red rubies, here are the top celebrity gemstone engagement rings.
Any celebrity gemstone engagement ring list must include the dazzling sapphire and diamond ring given to the late Princess Dianna and then gifted to Kate Middleton upon her engagement to Prince William. Perhaps not the largest or most outrageous sapphire or gemstone for that mater, but this ring exudes sophistication, elegance, and royalty. The ring features an18-carat oval blue sapphire, surrounded by 16 sensational diamonds, and is quite possibly the most regal sapphire ring of all times.
When Jacqueline Kennedy received her emerald and diamond ring from John F. Kennedy, it was one of the most spectacular rings on the planet. With a 2.88-carat diamond and a 2.84-carat emerald, the Van Cleef and Arpels ring is both unique and classic. In 1962 the ring was reset with 0.66 carats of round diamonds and 1.46 carats of marquise diamonds.
Halle Berry is famous for many things including her stunning emerald engagement ring. Berry received the ring from now husband Olivier Martinez. The ring includes a Colombian-sourced 4-carat flawless emerald, which is flanked by two round diamonds. The incredible stones are set upon a textured, hand-forged yellow setting, giving the ring a very unique personality.
The second time truly is a charm, at least in Jessica Simpson’s case, as her second engagement ring from husband Eric Johnson is not only sensational but colorful as well. Featuring a 5-carat center ruby stone and surrounded by two diamonds, this yellow gold, gemstone engagement ring has all the makings of a standout ring.
Kate Middleton is not the only Brit to receive a dazzling sapphire engagement ring. The lovely Elizabeth Hurley was gifted a 9-carat sapphire and diamond ring from cricket playing husband Shane Warne. The ring, which is worth an estimated $100,000, displays the very large sapphire, although not quite as large as Kate’s 18-carat sapphire, flanked by two 2-carat trillion-cut diamonds. The stones are set in a fine platinum setting.
Penelope’s sapphire and diamond ring may not be as flamboyant as some of the other celebrity sapphire rings we have seen until now, but it is certainly magnificent and special. The 3-carat bright blue sapphire is surrounded by a halo of diamonds shaped like a flower. This design is extremely unique, vintage, and memorable to say the least.
Sapphires, emeralds, and rubies are certainly more unusual than the traditional diamond but when it comes to taking the cake for being the most original gemstone on a celebrity engagement ring, the prize has to go to Tara Reid and her 12-carat citrine and diamond halo ring. The yellow colored stone is Tara’s birthstone, as she was born in November, and blends beautifully with the actress’s skin tone and hair color.
Victoria Beckham may be married to the king of soccer, David Beckham, but that hasn’t prevented the former Spice Girl from welcoming an assortment of “engagement rings” into her collection. Her sapphire ring is most definitely the most exquisite ring of them all. Between its enormous size and vibrant color, the ring is nothing short of mesmerizing. Let’s just hope those four prongs are enough to keep that massive stone in place!
Ms. Richie was one of the first celebs to sport a colored gemstone engagement ring. Hers was especially noteworthy, with an inverted cushion-cut pink sapphire surrounded with pave diamonds. So unique, no other celebrity ot famous personality has a ring like it!
Famous for her long time relationship with comedian Jim Carrey, Jenny has found true love with fiancee Donnie Wahlberg, brother of the famous Mark Wahlberg. With the help of her 11-year-old son, Donnie surprised Jenny with an emotional and adorable proposal at home and this gorgeous yellow sapphire engagement ring surrounded by a halo of diamonds.
There is no denying how much color has been taking over the jewelry industry, and celebrities’ engagement rings and jewelry in particular (just 2 days ago, Iggy Azalea got engaged to La Laker Nick Young with a 10.43 carat yellow diamond ring!). There is a reason why Mother Nature has provided so many remarkable gemstones to choose from, in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and textures. The only thing left to do is go out there and find out what is a right fit for you!