One nice story in the current news cycle can be summed up simply with “Love Wins.” In spite of all the challenges in the world, or maybe, in part, because of them, couples are taking their relationships to the next level and getting engaged. Perhaps you are among them, but the proposal hasn’t been finalized yet because you need to find the right diamond engagement ring.
Of course, you want something special that reflects your personality and style. Yet, you are not quite sure where to begin. It’s challenging to envision how a ring you will be wearing every day will fit into your life. One way to zero in on the right look is to review the diamond engagement rings celebrities are sporting.
The following include six of our favorite engagement rings stars received in the last few years to do just that. Let them be your guides to making the jewelry decision of a lifetime—and have the time of your life doing it.
Alex Rodriguez proposed to Jennifer Lopez in March 2019 with a gorgeous diamond engagement ring by the Miami based company Vivid Diamonds. The stunning jewel clearly came with a hefty price tag. But the style, an emerald-cut diamond flanked by tapered baguettes, is a classic and can be found in various sizes for a variety of budgets. The look has roots in the mid-20th century. Grace Kelly famously received a Cartier ring in the same style from Prince Rainier in 1956.
Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex
Prince Harry had Meghan Markle’s three-stone diamond engagement ring redesigned by Lorraine Schwartz while she was at the end of her 2019 pregnancy with their son Archie. The graceful update involved resetting the center cushion-cut diamond and the two smaller round side-stones, that came from one of Princess Diana’s jewels, onto a slender diamond and gold band. The Duchess of Sussex pairs her new engagement ring with her thin Welsh gold wedding band and a delicate diamond eternity band also commissioned from Lorraine Schwartz by Harry to give Meghan in celebration of Archie’s birth. On the interior of the eternity band there are three tiny birthstones representing Meghan (green peridot), Harry (blue sapphire), and Archie (emerald).
Jennifer Lawrence’s engagement ring from her gallerist husband, Cooke Maroney, is an emerald-cut diamond set in a four-prong mounting on a platinum band. Understated and elegant, the ring was designed by Alison Chemla, the creative director and designer of Alison Lou. J-Law blends the piece with her delicate rings on a day-to-day basis.
The diamond engagement ring Joaquin Phoenix gave Rooney Mara in 2019 fits her minimalist avant-garde style to perfection. It is a hexagon-shaped portrait diamond set between slender baguettes on a platinum band. The designer of the jewel has never been publicly revealed, but the person was a visionary. Picture frame diamonds are a very creative choice for an engagement ring. The gem is entirely flat without facets on the top or bottom. What it may lack in sparkle it gains in individuality.
Emily Ratajkowski loves jewelry and she worked on the unique design of her engagement ring with her movie producer husband Sebastian Bear-Mcclard in 2018. The ring, that was created by Alison Lou’s design atelier, features a large princess-cut diamond and a substantial pear-shape diamond set side by side. The geometry of the two stones and the fact that the pear is set akimbo makes it special.
In 2018, Justin Bieber gave Hailey Baldwin a giant oval shaped diamond engagement ring with a halo of diamonds set just underneath the stone on a gold band. The jewel, that was created by Solow & Co in New York, is super glam but fits right in with Hailey’s envelope-pushing street style looks. It shows what a great choice an oval cut diamond is for an engagement ring. Mrs. Bieber often wears her engagement ring with two wedding bands, a diamond and gold Soleste V ring and a band ring, both from Tiffany & Co. She also has a round diamond eternity band that she sports with her engagement ring.