An engagement ring is one of the most important pieces of jewelry anyone can ever hope to wear. It’s a symbol of the love between two people, a sign of their commitment to one another, and a mark of their decision to spend the rest of their lives together. Engagement rings can range from simple and affordable items of jewelry to much more elaborate and expensive creations.
Every ring is special to the person who wears it, but some are simply staggering with their designs and values. Celebrities, who tend to have millions of dollars in the bank, can afford some of the fanciest and flashiest rings of all, with countless famous faces of recent years showing off these gorgeous gifts from their partners. From Kim Kardashian to Meghan Markle, here are some of the most fabulous celebrity engagement rings we’ve ever seen.
This gorgeous 16-carat emerald diamond ring was given to pop singer, actress, fashion designer, and businesswoman Jennifer Lopez by her fiancé, Alex Rodriguez. It was estimated to cost $1.8 million and was given to J.Lo in March of 2019. Lopez first made a name for herself as a dancer on In Living Color, before heading into acting in films like Anaconda and then pursuing a musical career as well.
Alex Rodriguez is a former professional baseball shortstop who played over 20 seasons in Major Lague Baseball with teams like the New York Yankees and Seattle Mariners. The couple started to date in February of 2017 and are still planning their wedding. In recent times, Lopez has been seen as a judge on American Idol and in the crime drama Shades of Blue.
Pop singing sensation Ariana Grande received a beautiful three-carat, pear-shaped diamond from her fiancé, Pete Davidson. The ring, which was valued at $100,000, was given to Grande in June of 2018. Sadly, things didn’t quite turn out the way the couple had imagined, as they announced their separation just a few months later, in October of 2018.
Grande has also had high profile relationships with actor Graham Phillips and rapper Mac Miller, who tragically passed away in 2018. The young singer made a name for herself on Broadway before becoming a TV star with Nickelodeon and then launching a solo singing career with her debut album, Yours Truly, which released in 2013.
Model and TV personality Hailey Baldwin was given a stunning 6 to 10-carat oval diamond ring by Solow and Co. from her fiancé at the time, Justin Bieber, back in July of 2018. Baldwin, daughter of Stephen Baldwin and niece of Alec Baldwin, began dating Bieber in 2015. The couple split up before reuniting in May of 2018 and then getting married in November of that year.
The Biebers live together in Waterloo, Canada. As a successful model, Hailey has featured in ad campaigns for such brands as Guess and Ralph Lauren. She is also trained as a classic ballet dancer but had to give up her dreams of becoming a professional dancer after suffering an injury. She has also recently acted in music videos and hosted awards shows.
One of the most successful female rappers of the modern age, Cardi B, received an 8 carat, pear-shaped diamond ring from her fiancé, Offset, in September of 2017. The ring was valued at a whopping half a million dollars. The pair had been dating since meeting in 2017, with Cardi B describing the relationship as a ‘blessing.’ Offset proposed during the Power 99 Powerhouse concert and the pair got married in September of 2017.
Offset and Cardi B had a secret marriage in their own home, with the rappers later revealing this news online to their many fans and followers. In July of 2018, Cardi B gave birth to the couple’s first child, a daughter named Kulture Kiari Cephus. The pair announced their separation in December of 2018 but later reunited.
Scarlett Johansson is one of the world’s most famous and successful actresses, appearing in such mega-blockbusters as the Avengers series and Lucy, as well as less bombastic but still critically acclaimed movies such as Her and Under the Skin. She’s a multiple Oscar nominee and she received an oval-shaped diamond engagement ring from her partner, Colin Jost, in May of 2019. The ring was valued at over $400,000.
Colin Jost is a comedian, actor, and writer who has worked on Saturday Night Live for many years, and the pair had been officially dating since late 2017. Before meeting Jost, Johansson had a high profile marriage with actor Ryan Reynolds that lasted for nearly three years, as well as a two-year relationship with actor Josh Hartnett.
The second child of Caroline, Princess of Hanover, and one of the many grandchildren of Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, and American actress Grace Kelly, Charlotte Casiraghi is a member of the Monaco royal family. She’s also a journalist, film producer, and socialite, and she received a stunning engagement ring from her partner, Dimitri Rassam, sometime in 2018. Charlotte Casiraghi and Dimitri Rassam were married in Monaco’s princely palace in June of 2019.
The ring was first spotted on Casiraghi’s finger in March of 2018 at Monaco’s Rose Ball, and Casiraghi was also visibly pregnant later that year. She has given birth to two children, a son named Raphael with her former partner, French comedian Gad Elmaleh, and a second named Balthazar with Rassam. The couple had a second religious ceremony in southern France in late June of 2019.
Socialite, media personality, model, singer, and actress Paris Hilton received a 20-carat teardrop diamond engagement ring by Michael Greene from her partner, Chris Zylka, in January of 2018. The ring was valued at a whopping $2 million, but the couple’s relationship took a downward turn as the year progressed, leading to their separation in November of that year. Hilton is currently in a relationship with businessman Carter Reum.
She has had several high profile relationships in the past with other celebrities like actor Edward Furlong, singer Nick Carter, guitarist Benji Madden, and heir Paris Latsis. Hilton is famed for her many media appearances and for being the great-granddaughter of Conrad Hilton, the founder of the Hilton hotel brand.
Princess Beatrice of York
Princess Beatrice of York is one of the many members of the British royal family. She is the eldest daughter of Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, and Sarah, the Duchess of York. She is currently ninth in line to the British throne and received this diamond and platinum pave ring from her fiancé, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, in September of 2019.
Beatrice’s fiancé, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, is a property developer, and the pair are believed to have met in 2018. They got engaged in Italy and originally planned to hold a special royal wedding at St. James’ Palace in May of 2020, but had to delay the ceremony due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The wedding has since been rescheduled to take place sometime in 2021.
Princess Eugenie of York
The sister of Princess Beatrice of York, Princess Eugenie of York, is tenth in line to the British throne and was the second child of the Duke and Duchess of York. She met her partner, wine merchant Jack Brooksbank, in 2011 during a ski holiday in Switzerland, where Brooksbank was working at the time.
The couple got engaged in Nicaragua while on vacation, with Princess Eugenie of York receiving a beautiful ring with a padparadscha sapphire surrounded by diamonds in January of 2018. The couple had their wedding at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle in October of 2018. Princess Eugenie and her husband have since become known for their charity work, particularly against issues like modern slavery and plastic pollution.
Superstar model and actress Emily Ratajkowski first appeared on the cover of the magazine treats! Before getting a starring role in two big music videos: Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke and Love Somebody by Maroon 5. She’s since gone on to appear in major fashion shows and on the cover of many high profile magazines such as Sports Illustrated.
She met her partner, actor, and producer Sebastian Bear-McClard in early 2018 and announced their engagement and marriage just a couple of months later, much to the surprise of her fans. Ratajkowski was given a gold band ring with two pears and square-cut diamonds by Bear-McClard. She has recently moved into acting, appearing in films like Entourage, We Are Your Friends and Welcome Home.
Meghan Markle was involved in one of the highest profiles and exciting celebrity engagements in recent years when it was announced that she was set to marry Prince Harry of the British royal family. Harry gave Meghan a three diamond ring, including two diamonds taken from the collection of his late mother, Princess Diana. He proposed in November of 2017 and the couple got married in May of 2018.
Meghan Markle first made a name for herself as an actress, landing a starring role in the law drama TV series, Suits, before meeting Harry and moving to the United Kingdom to be with him. Recently, the couple have announced a form of separation from the rest of the royal family, choosing to no longer be addressed by their official royal titles and preferring to start a new life with their son, Archie.
The younger sister of Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, Pippa Middleton, is an author and columnist who came into the spotlight after appearing as the maid of honor at the Royal Wedding between her sister and Prince William. Pippa has enjoyed a romance of her own, getting engaged to the former professional racing driver, James Matthews, in 2016.
Matthews gave Middleton a large Asscher-cut diamond ring with a surrounding cluster of smaller diamonds, valued at £200,000. The pair got married in May of 2017. The couple welcomed their first child, a son named Arthur Michael William, in October of 2018. In recent times, Middleton has released a book entitled Heartfelt, with all profits going to the British Heart Foundation.
Kim Kardashian West
Kim Kardashian West first came to fame as one of the close friends of socialite Paris Hilton, later getting her own reality TV show, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, in which she and the rest of her family were thrust into the spotlight. Through her socialite and celebrity lifestyle, Kim met and began dating rapper Kanye West in April of 2012. She was still married to NBA player Kris Humphries at the time, but the couple were in the process of separating.
After her divorce was finalized, Kim was free to get engaged to Kanye. He gave her a 15-carat flawless cushion cut diamond ring worth an estimated $2 million on her 33rd birthday, and the pair got married in May of 2014. Since they’ve been married, Kim and Kanye have become one of the world’s most talked-about celebrity couples and have had four children together.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is an English model, actress, designer, and businesswoman, well-known for her work with Victoria’s Secret and Burberry too. She’s also taken on some recent acting roles, appearing in such big blockbusters as the Transformers film series and Mad Max: Fury Road. In January of 2016, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley was given a beautiful diamond engagement ring from her fiancé, Jason Statham.
The ring was valued at $350,000. Huntington-Whiteley and Statham have been together since 2010, and Statham is well-known all over the globe as one of the world’s most famous Hollywood action stars, appearing in such movies as Crank, Snatch, and The Meg. The couple welcomed their first child in 2017.
Miranda Kerr is an Australian model who first came to fame as one of the prestigious ‘Angels’ of Victoria’s Secret brand. She was actually the first Australian model for Victoria’s Secret and has also represented the Australian department store chain, David Jones, as well as owning her own organic skincare brand and being an author of a self-help book. She’s been modeling since the age of 13 and met Snapchat co-founder Evan Spiegel in 2015.
The pair got engaged in July of 2016 after Spiegel gave Kerr a round brilliant cut diamond flanked by tapered baguettes on a platinum band, valued at around $100,000. The pair got married in May of 2017, with Kerr wearing a custom-made Dior wedding gown inspired by Grace Kelly. She announced that she and Spiegel were expecting a child in November of 2017 and gave birth in May of 2018 to a son named Hart Spiegel. The couple welcomed their second son, Myles, in October of 2019.
Eva Longoria is well-known for her role as Gabrielle on Desperate Housewives, for which she received both Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations. She’s also appeared in plenty more shows and films, along with advertising campaigns and modeling jobs. The Texan actress was married to NBA star Tony Parker for several years before getting divorced and later meeting Jose Antonio Baston, a Mexican businessman.
Baston and Longoria actually met on a blind date in Mexico City, and Baston almost declined to go on a date due to his busy schedule. Fortunately, the pair ended up on the date and fell in love, leading to Baston giving Longoria a stunning engagement ring featuring a ruby center stone surrounded by diamonds. The proposal took place in January of 2016 and the couple wed in May of 2016. It was reported that Longoria was pregnant in December of 2017 and the couple welcomed their son into the world in 2018.
Stefani Germanotta, known more commonly by her stage name, Lady Gage, is one of the most successful singers and songwriters of the modern age. Renowned for her outrageous outfits and such classic tracks as Poker Face, Bad Romance, and Just Dance, Lady Gaga has also been successful in the field of acting, appearing in shows like American Horror Story and films like A Star Is Born.
She met and started dating actor Taylor Kinney in July 2011, after Kinney played Gaga’s love interest in a music video. The pair got engaged in February of 2015 as Gaga received a six-carat heart-shaped diamond from jeweler Lorraine Schwartz. The ring was valued at half a million dollars. Unfortunately, the engagement was called off in July of that year, with Gaga saying that her career and busy schedule had interfered in the couple’s relationship.
Kate Middleton became a globally known name when she started dating Prince William of the British Royal Family. The pair got engaged in October of 2010, with Kate being given an 18-carat oval sapphire ring with a cluster of 14 diamonds surrounding it. The diamonds were taken from Princess Diana’s collection, and the pair planned one of the most-watched weddings of all time.
The Royal Wedding, which took place in April 2011, was viewed by fans and followers all over the globe, and Kate became the Duchess of Cambridge after marrying William. Since William is expected to become King of the United Kingdom in the future, it is similarly expected that Kate will become queen consort. She has had three children with William, named George, Charlotte, and Louis.
Blake Lively is a famed Hollywood actress who first rose to fame upon appearing in movies like The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and shows like Gossip Girl. She’s also appeared in such films as Green Lantern, The Town, The Age of Adaline, and The Shallows. She met her current partner, Ryan Reynolds, on the set of Green Lantern in 2010.
In October of 2011, Reynolds and Lively started to date and then got engaged, with Lively receiving a $2 million 12 carat oval cut diamond with a micro pave band engagement ring. Lively and Reynolds got married in September of 2012 at the Boone Hall Plantation in South Carolina. They have since had three children together and live in Pound Ridge, New York.
Jessica Biel is a famed actress, model, producer, and singer. She started off her career as a singer in various musicals before being cast in TV drama 7th Heaven and going on to star in movies across various genres, including The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The A-Team, New Year’s Eve, and The Illusionist. She is one of the most high profile celebrity relationships of all, being married to pop singer sensation, Justin Timberlake.
Timberlake gave Biel a $130,000 six carat diamond ring set in a specially designed blackened platinum band. Timberlake himself actually worked on the design of the ring, and the couple got married in October of 2012. The couple have one son named Silas, who was born in April of 2015.
Beyoncé is one of the most famous and successful singers of the modern era. She started off her career as a child, rising to fame in the late 90s as part of the girl group, Destiny’s Child, before setting off to launch a hugely successful solo career, releasing many chart-topping albums and even appearing in several movies too. After meeting and working with Jay-Z on 03 Bonnie & Clyde, a song from Jay-Z’s seventh album, the pair started dating.
They got married in secret in 2008 and mostly kept their relationship quite private for many years, before revealing a little more about themselves in recent times. Beyoncé was given an 18-carat diamond ring with a split shank valued at close to $5 million. She and Jay-Z have gone on to work together on various projects and have had several children together, including Blue Ivy, their first daughter, and a pair of twins named Rumi and Sir Carter.
Singer, songwriter, actress, businesswoman, and record producer Mariah Carey is famed all over the world for her extraordinary voice and ‘Songbird Supreme’ nickname. She rose to fame in 1990 with her debut album, topping the charts straight away and laying down the foundations for the rest of her incredible career. She first married Sony Music head Tommy Mottola, who was actually the one responsible for signing her first record deal, but later remarried comedian Nick Cannon and then divorced again.
She later got engaged once more to Australian billionaire James Packer. In January of 2016, Carey revealed her engagement ring from Packer. Featuring a 35-carat emerald cut diamond set in platinum, the ring was valued at a staggering $10 million. Unfortunately, the couple’s relationship broke down later that year. Carey has since been dating American choreographer, Bryan Tanaka.
Sofia Vergara received this stunning 7-carat cushion cut diamond with micro pave halo from her fiancé, Joe Manganiello, in December of 2014. The pair met on the set of True Blood. The ring was estimated to be worth about half a million dollars. The couple had been dating for six months before getting engaged and later got married in Palm Beach, Florida, in November of 2015.
Vergara had previously been married to her high-school sweetheart and was also engaged to an American businessman, Nick Loeb, in 2012. She is famed for her roles in films like The Smurfs, Chef, and Hot Pursuit, and is set to become a judge on America’s Got Talent for future seasons.
Angelina Jolie One of the world’s most famous celebrity marriages involved superstar Hollywood actors, Angelina Jolie, and Brad Pitt. The pair worked together on the film Mr. and Mrs. Smith, which was released in 2005. Pitt was married to Jennifer Aniston at the time, and Jolie has always denied the idea that she and Pitt had an affair. Still, they fell in love and after Pitt left Aniston, the pair got engaged and became known in the tabloid press as ‘Brangelina.’
Pitt gave Jolie a 16-carat ring and spent a whole year designing it alongside jeweler Robert Procop. It was valued at half a million dollars and given to Jolie in April of 2012. They married in August of 2014, but sadly, even after having and adopting several children, the couple split up in September of 2016.
George Clooney was long seen as one of the world’s most eligible bachelors, but that all changed when he met Lebanese-British barrister, Amal Alamuddin. The pair met through a mutual friend in July of 2013, getting engaged in April of 2014 when Clooney offered Amal an ethically mined, emerald cut, 7-carat diamond ring with two tapered baguettes.
The ring was valued at around $750,000, and the couple got married in September of 2014. They had a high profile wedding ceremony in Venice, Italy, with Clooney’s friend, Walter Veltroni, being the one to marry them. The pair later revealed that they had purchased a £10 million home on an island in the River Thames in England. Amal gave birth to twin boys in June of 2017.
Mary-Kate Olsen first came to fame alongside her twin sister, Ashley Olsen. The two child actors appeared in the TV sitcom, Full House, and later went on to have their own shows and various film appearances too, before moving into fashion careers, founding their own luxury brand, The Row. In May of 2012, Mary-Kate Olsen started dating Olivier Sarkozy, the half-brother of the former French President, Nicolas Sarkozy.
She was first seen wearing her engagement ring in March of 2014. The $81,000 ring featured a European cut 4-carat diamond and 16 sapphires. The pair got married in New York City in November of 2015, but their marriage only lasted for a few years, as Olsen filed for divorce in April of 2020.
Back in the Golden Age of Hollywood, Elizabeth Taylor was one of the biggest names on the planet. The British-American actress has been rated as one of the finest performers of all time, starring in such iconic classics as Cleopatra, Suddenly, Last Summer, and BUtterfield 8. She was married a total of eight times throughout her life to seven different men, including Mike Todd, an American theater and film producer.
He was Taylor’s third husband and gave her perhaps her most extraordinary ring: the ring featured a 30-carat diamond and was valued at $3.7 million. The pair got married in Mexico in February of 1957. They had a daughter together named Liza, but sadly Todd died in a plane crash in March of 1958, leaving Taylor devastated.
Jennifer Aniston is known all over the world for her starring role as Rachel in Friends, one of the most-watched sitcoms of all time, as well as her other film and TV work in things like Office Space, Horrible Bosses, We’re The Millers, and Friends with Money. She has been ranked as one of the world’s most beautiful women and enjoyed a high profile marriage with Brad Pitt that ended in divorce before meeting her next partner, American actor, producer, and director, Justin Theroux.
Theroux began a relationship with Aniston in May of 2011. They bought a $22 million home together in the Bel-Air neighborhood of Los Angeles and became engaged in August of 2012. Aniston’s ring held an 8-carat radiant cut diamond and was valued at half a million dollars. The couple got married in August of 2015 at their estate, but the marriage only lasted a couple of years before the pair separated.
Anne Hathaway has put smiles on our faces and entertained us all with her roles in movies like Alice in Wonderland, The Dark Knight Rises, Les Miserables, and The Intern. She’s an Oscar-winning star and one of the world’s highest-paid actresses too. She’s also a married mother, having gotten engaged to actor and businessman Adam Shulman several years ago. Hathaway’s ring features a 6-carat emerald-cut diamond from Kuwait and was valued at $150,000.
The pair got married in Big Sur, California, in September of 2012. Hathaway gave birth to the couple’s first son, Jonathan Rosebanks Shulman, in March of 2016. The pair also bought an apartment in Manhattan later that year. In July of 2019, they announced they were expecting their second child, welcoming another son named Jack in November of that year.
Heidi Klum is one of the most famous and successful swimsuit models and TV personalities of recent decades. Born in 1973, Klum appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 1998 and was the first German Angel for Victoria’s Secret too. She had a high profile and long-lasting marriage with the musician, Seal. The pair started dating in 2003 when Klum was still pregnant with a daughter from her previous partner, Flavio Briatore.
The pair got engaged in Canada in December 2004, with Klum being given a $150,000 10 carat ring with a canary yellow diamond in a gold band of pave diamonds. The couple had three biological children together, two sons and a daughter, but in January of 2012, they announced that they were separating. Their divorce was made official in October of 2014. Since then, Klum has married again, this time to Tom Kaulitz of the band Tokio Hotel.
Natalie Portman is a highly successful actress and filmmaker, having won an Oscar and two Golden Globes for her acting talents over the years. She met and began dating her partner, French dancer, and choreographer, Benjamin Millepied, in 2009. Millepied and Portman met while working together on one of Portman’s most successful films: Black Swan. The pair got engaged after Millepied offered Portman a conflict-free diamond ring set in recycled platinum, designed by prestigious jeweler, Jamie Wolf.
The ring was valued at $200,000. The couple got married in Big Sur, California, in August of 2012 and spent several years living in Paris, France, as Millepied worked as director of dance with the Paris Opera Ballet. They now live in Los Angeles and have two children together, a son named Aleph and a daughter named Amalia.
Kate Moss is an English model who rose to fame for her exceptionally slim figure and ‘size zero’ style. She was in a high profile celebrity relationship with Libertines member, Pete Doherty, for several years and even got engaged in 2007, but the pair later split up. After that, Moss met and began dating Jamie Hince, guitarist with rock duo The Kills. Hince gave Moss a very special custom-designed ring, based on sketches of the ring given by F. Scott Fitzgerald to his wife, Zelda.
The ring was valued at £67,000, and the proposal took place in January of 2010. The pair got married in July of 2011 in Gloucestershire, England, with Moss wearing a John Galliano dress. The marriage sadly only lasted for a few years, with the couple getting a divorce in 2016. Since then, Moss has been seen dating German aristocrat, Count Nikolai von Bismarck.
Olivia Wilde is one of the most popular actresses on the planet, famed for her roles in movies and shows like House, Tron: Legacy, Conversations with Other Women, and Love the Coopers. She’s also a Broadway star and a director, and she’s married to actor and comedian, Jason Sudeikis. Sudeikis is Wilde’s second husband, as she married an Italian filmmaker named Prince Tao Ruspoli when she was 19.
She and Sudeikis began dating in November of 2011, becoming engaged in January of 2013. Sudeikis gave Wilde a beautiful ring with a brilliant-cut diamond, surrounded by a halo of emeralds. Interestingly, despite still being together and having two kids together, Sudeikis and Wilde have not yet officially gotten married.
Leighton Meester is an actress, singer, model, and songwriter, well known for her starring role as Blair on Gossip Girl, as well as her appearances in films like The Roommate and The Judge. She has also appeared on Broadway and released her own album. She met Adam Brody, star of The OC, among other shows and films, in March of 2010. The pair met while working on The Oranges together.
They got engaged, with Brody giving Meester a stunning 4-carat cushion cut diamond ring with a rose gold band in November of 2013. The couple got married privately in February of 2014 and welcomed their first child, a daughter named Arlo Day Brody, in August of 2015. They are currently expecting their second child together.
Gabrielle Union is an actress, voice artist, activist, and author who first came to fame for her supporting roles in movies like She’s All That and 10 Things I Hate About You. In recent years, she’s appeared in a lead role on Being Mary Jane, as well as working as an activist regarding issues around female health and empowerment. She was formerly married to NFL star Chris Howard but got divorced in 2006.
Later on, she met NBA player Dwayne Wade. The pair started dating in 2008 and got engaged in December of 2013. Wade proposed with an 8.5-carat cushion cut diamond ring from Jason of Beverly Hills. The ring was estimated to cost about $1 million. The couple got married in Miami in August of 2014, with Union becoming the step-mom to Wade’s three children. They announced the birth of their daughter in 2018.
Alexis Bledel played Rory Gilmore on Gilmore Girls and has since gone on to appear in shows like The Handmaid’s Tale and films like The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. She dated her Gilmore Girls co-star, Milo Ventimiglia, for several years in the early 2000s, before later dating her current partner, Vincent Kartheiser, after the pair met on the set of Mad Men.
The couple announced their engagement in March of 2013, with Bledel receiving a gorgeous, vintage-style octagonal diamond ring from Kartheiser, valued at about $80,000. The pair got married in California in June of 2014, having their first child, a boy, in the fall of 2015.
Kate Bosworth is an instantly recognizable famous face to fans all over the world after her starring roles in films like Blue Crush and Before I Wake. She’s delved into fashion design, modeling and started dating American director Michael Polish back in 2011. The pair met while working on the movie Big Sur.
They got engaged in August of 2012. Polish presented Bosworth with an impressive square cut diamond ring to honor the occasion, and the couple got married in August of 2013 at Philipsburg in Montana. In recent times, Bosworth has been seen in Netflix’s The I-Land, along with horror movie, The Domestics, with plenty of other projects in preparation for the years ahead.
Camila Alves first came to fame as a model, traveling from her homeland of Brazil to California to pursue her career. She moved to New York City at the age of 19 and has been a success story ever since, working with brands like Macy’s and running her own organic food company too. In 2006, she met Hollywood star and Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey and the couple began dating.
They got engaged on Christmas Day of 2011. McConaughey gave Alves a rose-cut diamond ring with smaller diamonds on either side. The couple then began plans for their wedding and got married in the summer of 2012 in their current hometown of Austin, Texas. They have had three children together, two sons and a daughter.
Drew Barrymore was just a child when she first stepped into the spotlight, appearing in Steven Spielberg’s classic sci-fi family movie, ET The Extra-Terrestrial. As the years have gone by, she’s continued to be a successful actress, appearing in movies like Donnie Darko and Grey Gardens, as well as shows like Santa Clarita Diet. She has had several relationships over the years, including engagement with Leland Hayward, a marriage to bar owner Jeremy Thomas, and a second marriage to comedian Tom Green.
In early 2011, she started dating art consultant Will Kopelman, and the couple announced their engagement in January of 2012. Barrymore received a 4-carat radiant cut diamond ring from Kopelman worth about $80,000. They got married in California in June of 2012 and had two daughters together, but their marriage broke down in 2016.
Some celebrities seem to get engaged and stay engaged for several years without ever actually getting married. That’s what happened with Oscar nominee, Kate Hudson. She met Muse frontman, Matt Bellamy, in 2010, and the pair began dating. They got engaged in April of 2011, with Bellamy offering Hudson a classic emerald-cut diamond with tapered baguettes on either side, valued at about $200,000.
The couple remained engaged for a few years and had a child in 2011 named Bingham Hawn Bellamy. Unfortunately, in 2014, their engagement ended, but they have remained friends and co-parent their son together. Since then, Hudson has been dating musician and actor Danny Fujikawa. She and Fujikawa have had a daughter together named Rani Rose Hudson Fujikawa.
Elizabeth Hurley is a famed English businesswoman, actress, and model, renowned for her ongoing working relationship with the Estee Lauder Company. She runs her own line of beachwear and has appeared in movies like Bedazzled and shows like The Royals too. She’s also had several high profile relationships, including with Hugh Grant and Steve Bing.
After divorcing Indian textile heir, Arun Nayar, Hurley announced her engagement to former Australian cricketer, Shane Warne. Warne offered Hurley a 9-carat center blue sapphire ring with diamonds on either side, all set in a platinum band, worth about $100,000. Their engagement was announced in late 2011, but the couple never got married, announcing their separation a couple of years later.
British-American actress Emily Blunt is renowned for her roles in big-budget blockbuster movies like Edge of Tomorrow, Looper, and Mary Poppins Returns. She’s also famed for her role in A Quiet Place, in which she starred and worked alongside her husband, John Krasinski. The pair met and began dating back in November of 2008, getting engaged in August of 2009.
Krasinski presented Blunt with a 3 carat round cut diamond set in platinum and flanked by baguettes, valued at about $100,000. The couple got married in Como, Italy, and have since had two daughters together, born in 2014 and 2016, respectively. The family lives in New York City, with Blunt recently becoming a naturalized citizen of the United States.
Gwyneth Paltrow is renowned for her starring roles in movies like Shakespeare in Love and Iron Man. She also runs her own wellness and fashion brands and was in a long-term celebrity marriage with Coldplay singer Chris Martin. Martin and Paltrow met in October of 2002, backstage at one of Coldplay’s concerts. They fell in love very quickly, with Martin asking for Paltrow’s hand in marriage and presenting her with an Asscher-cut diamond on a double-pavé band, valued at about $90,000.
The pair got married in Southern California in December of 2003, and Paltrow was pregnant at the time. They had two children together, a daughter named Apple and a son named Moses. After more than a decade of marriage, they announced their separation, but have remained friends. She has since remarried Glee producer Brad Falchuk.
Mia Farrow was one of the most renowned actresses of the 60s and 70s, renowned for her roles in movies like Guns at Batasi and Rosemary’s Baby. She’s been in several high profile relationships over the years, including her troubled marriage with Woody Allen, but first fell in love with singer Frank Sinatra. At the time of their marriage, Farrow was 21 years old, and Sinatra was 50.
The crooner gave Farrow a pear-shaped diamond ring valued at $85,000 in 1966. They got married in July of that year, and Sinatra wanted Farrow to give up on her acting career, but later grew tired of his demands, leading to animosity between the couple. They eventually separated in 1968 but remained friends until Sinatra’s death.
Sarah Jessica Parker
Sex and the City star Sarah Jessica Parker has won countless awards throughout her career and had two major high profile celebrity relationships too. First, she was in a 7-year relationship with Robert Downey Jr. through the late 80s and early 90s, but in the late 90s, she met and became engaged to actor Matthew Broderick. Broderick presented Jessica Parker with a 5-carat emerald cut diamond ring on a yellow gold band.
The couple got married in Manhattan in May of 1997, with Broderick’s sister officiating. They had been introduced by one of Jessica Parker’s brothers. They welcomed their first child, a son named James, in October of 2002, adding twin daughters, Marion and Tabitha, to the family in June of 2009. The couple lives in Greenwich Village in New York, but have a second home in County Donegal, Ireland.
One of the most iconic actresses and pop culture figures of all time, Marilyn Monroe, was renowned for her stunning good looks and innate acting talents, appearing in movies like As Young As You feel, Niagara, and How to Marry a Millionaire. She was also a Playboy model and sex symbol, famed for her various relationships. In the early 1950s, she began a relationship with New York Yankees baseball player, Joe DiMaggio.
DiMaggio offered Monroe a platinum eternity band with 35 baguette-cut diamonds. The celebrity couple got married in January of 1954 at the San Francisco City Hall. They honeymooned in Japan but had a very short-lived marriage, with DiMaggio growing frustrated by Monroe’s behavior and sex symbol status, and requesting a divorce. Monroe went on to marry playwright and essayist Arthur Miller in 1956.
First coming to fame as a child model, Brooke Shields has gone on to become a hugely successful actress and model too, appearing in shows like Suddenly Susan, Lipstick Jungle, and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. She was briefly married to Tennis legend Andre Agassi before getting divorced in 1999 and beginning to date TV writer Chris Henchy.
In July of 2000, Henchy proposed to shields, offering her a beautiful engagement ring featuring a center diamond surrounded by a unique configuration of micro-pavé-set diamonds. The couple got married in 2001 and had two daughters together. They live in Greenwich Village in New York City.
Reese Witherspoon is an Oscar-winning actress, famed for her performances in movies like Legally Blonde, Devil’s Knot, Mud, and Wild. She’s been married twice, first to actor Ryan Phillippe, who she first met at her 21st birthday party in the late 90s, and then to Jim Toth, a talent agent she met in 2010. Witherspoon and Toth revealed that they’d gotten engaged in December of 2010, as the actress showed off her ring.
Toth presented Witherspoon with a $450,000 4 carat Ashoka-cut diamond ring. The couple got married in March of 2011 in California at Witherspoon’s country estate. They have a son together named Tennessee James, born in September of 2012. In recent years, Witherspoon has appeared in shows like Little Fires Everywhere, as well as serving as an executive producer on Truth Be Told.
Catherine Zeta-Jones has been in one of the longest-lasting celebrity marriages with actor Michael Douglas since 2000. The Welsh actress, famed for her roles in movies like Chicago and Ocean’s Twelve, met Douglas at the Deauville Film Festival in France in 1998. Douglas is 25 years older than Zeta-Jones, but the pair ignored the age difference and swiftly fell in love, getting engaged in December of 1999.
Douglas presented Zeta-Jones with an antique Fred Leighton ring featuring a 10-carat diamond and 28 smaller diamonds surrounding it, valued at about $1 million. The couple got married in November 2000 at the Plaza Hotel in NYC. They have two children together, a son named Dylan Michael and a daughter called Carys Zeta.
English actress Kate Beckinsale has starred in such movies as Pearl Harbor, The Aviator, and the Underworld series, and she’s had two high profile celebrity relationships too, including an eight-year partnership with Welsh actor Michael Sheen and a long marriage with her Underworld director, Len Wiseman. The pair met while filming the first Underworld film and fell in love during the process.
Both were seeing other people at the time but separated from their partners to be together. Wiseman offered Beckinsale a stunning engagement ring with an emerald cut diamond set horizontally on a band of micro-pavé diamonds, worth about $1.4 million. The couple got married in May of 2004 in Bel Air, California. Their marriage lasted for over a decade before the couple filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. Their divorce was made official in November of 2019.