Spring/summer is the time when the earth bears new blossoms and the air fills with a heart throbbing fragrance. Everywhere its love and love! As the season of proposals and weddings, this time brings happiness, rebirth and new life to relations. And as it comes about proposal, an engagement ring is the must have thing.
Being so glittery and gorgeous, celebrity world plays a great role in our lives and of course it in many ways influences our selection of engagement rings. Keeping this in mind, we have picked ten of the exotic celebrity engagement rings which might help the future selectors in refining their bauble selection.
Partner of seven years, Brad Pitt finally proposed Angelina Jolie, mother of his six children, in April 2012. This power couple has been known for their on screen and off screen chemistry. Their engagement was a much awaited event of Hollywood and no wonder when Pitt proposed his sweetheart; he did it with a customized eccentric out-of-the-world diamond engagement ring.
The 16 carat customized celestial ring is a great work of art done by Jeweler designer Robert Procop. The center 7 carat diamond is a customized emerald cut rock flanked with customized accent diamonds of 9 carat set throughout the band in a way that it would cover the entire round of the finger. Being so unique and exotic the ring must have cost Brad a whopping $500,000.
Halle Berry’s ethnic emerald engagement ring is a worth mentioning bauble. The ring has a 4 carat old Muzo mined emerald with diamonds on each side. It has a yellow gold setting with few symbols engraved at the inner edge of the band. These Phoenician symbols could only be decoded by Halle. When designer Robert Mazlo crafted the ring, he used a five hundred years old ‘Alchemy Test’ to figure out the vision of beau Olivier Martinez. And when the ring was designed it bedazzled the world with its enthralling beauty. Talking about the cost – this emerald engagement ring is estimated around $200000.
Recently she gave birth to a pretty daughter and received a spectacular sapphire engagement ring as a push gift from hubby Jay-Z. But her 18 carat diamond engagement ring from Jay-Z was an unforgettable proposal. Te center emerald-cut rock was studded on a diamond encrusted split platinum band. Her Lorraine Schwartz creation was estimated approx $500,000.
It’s been a long time when Senator John F. Kennedy proposed Jacqueline Bouvier with a non-traditional emerald and diamond ring. But the value and beauty of the ring till this date is outstanding. The bling was selected by John’s father Joe Sr. It had a 2.84 carat emerald mounted beside a 2.88 carat emerald-cut diamond with accent baguette diamonds. In year 1962, the ring was reset and a total of 2.12 carats accent diamonds were further added to it.
Singer Jessica Simpson is well known for her fashionista flicks and out of the line style. So her second engagement ring was no exception to it. In fact, it was a rather untraditional yet antique pick that boasted a 4-carat pigeon-red ruby oval flanked by brilliant trillion-cut diamonds of total 4 carats. This Neil Lane creation became an instant hit due to its contemporary vintage approach and it cost approx $100,000. Certainly Eric Johnson took a classy bauble for a classy lady.
The model turned actress and businesswoman Liz Hurley and fiancé former Australian cricketer Shane Warne have decided to exchange their wedding vows twice. But that doesn’t mean Liz had two engagement rings because the ring she got from Warne is sufficient and extraordinary in itself.
Warne proposed Liz over a romantic dinner at Old Course Hotel with a flawlessly luxurious square blue sapphire engagement ring. The bold center stone was accentuated with trillion cut diamonds set in platinum. This $30,000 bling was beautiful and dramatic enough to be called a celebrity engagement ring.
Mariah Carey’s 17 carat pink diamond ring is another must mentioning jewel especially when we are talking about the most influential celebrity rings. The ring had a 1-carat square emerald cut center diamond bordered by 57 intense pink diamonds and further encrusted by two half moon diamonds on both sides. The platinum set ring from Nick Cannon was designed by Jacob & Co. and estimated around $2.5 million.
The most famous of Elizabeth’s engagement rings was the one given by her third husband Mike Todd. It was a giant diamond ring of 29.4 carats. The emerald-cut ring was a stunner among her classic jewelry collection.
Penelope Cruz’s antique sapphire engagement ring is the best example of a beautiful proposal. The ring holds an intense blue sapphire oval set in platinum bezel and surrounded by diamond accents. The 3 carat vintage bling cost $30,000 to husband Javier Bardem.
The eco-friendly engagement bling of the Oscar winner is one of my favorites. Te ring that has a brilliant round diamond in center surrounded by double encrusted band was a perfect reflection of Natalie’s eco-friendly lifestyle. The diamonds in the ring were purchased from a conflict-free mine and the metal was also recyclable. It cost approx $35,000 to now husband Benjamin Millepied but the concept behind the bauble is priceless.