So after many hours of tireless research, I've narrowed it down to my Top Ten Favorite Celebrity Engagement/Wedding Rings. I can't say all the marriages worked out...But I can promise that the bling was spectacular!
Why I like it: Seriously, I need to answer that?! This ring is like no other. It's modern, bold and unique (not unlike Jolie, I would suspect!) but also reflects a lot of Pitt's tastes. I see a lot of Pitt's love of architecture in this ring.
Why I like it: Like Bledel's ring, this has a very vintage vibe to it. Personally, I see a lot of the Art Deco era in this ring. The square cut almost has a cushion cut feel to it and the diamonds along the band compliment the center stone as opposed to detract from it.
|Kristin Cavallari wears a 5.2 carat square-cut diamond engagement ring from Jay Cutler. The ring has a four-prong setting with a channel set diamond band.|
Why I like it: I love everything unique and the fact that this ring is not only headlined by a unique cut, but also has that classic band with it makes me love it even more! And, even though the pendulum is swinging back towards yellow gold as a fashion statement, I still can't help but be drawn to the amazing gunmetal color of platinum.
|Soccer star David Beckham popped the question to Victoria Beckham with a gorgeous diamond-encrusted engagement ring. The center gem consisted of an impressive 3-carat pear-cut marquise diamond, along with brilliant-cut diamonds adorning the sides.|
|Ryan Reynolds chose Lorraine Schwartz to help him find a flawless, light pink oval diamond for the custom-designed, rose gold & pave diamonds engagement ring with a nod to Art Deco period that he used to pop the question to now-wife, Blake Lively.|
Why I like it: The yellow diamond is stunning but what sells this ring for me, personally, is the way that she has stacked other bands with it. I am in love with this trend - particularly if you have children. I don't know if the bands stacked with her engagement ring coincide with the birthstones of their children, but if they do...Perfect! It becomes a 'Family Wedding Set' instead of simply a wedding set.
|Rebecca Romijn's six-carat yellow diamond engagement ring was designed by Simon G. & after marrying Jerry O'Connell, the actress stacked pink & blue pave bands against it.|
Why I like it: This ring screams "Double Duty" to me. It's the perfect engagement ring or can also be a great right hand ring. The starburst design makes it unique and also very reflective of (what I suspect is) Fergie's personality.
|Fergie's unique ring is a starburst design with a 4-carat center stone. She married actor Josh Duhamel.|
Why I like it: Sometimes, the classics are still the best! This ring style never goes out of style and with bands or wraps, you can always give it a new look so what's not to love about such a versatile piece?!
|When it came to choosing an engagement ring for girlfriend-of-two-years, Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher went with a classic piece. It looks to be a diamond solitaire style with a round center diamond, around 5 carats, set in a classic platinum band.|
Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge
Why I like it: Ok, what list would be complete without the Duchess of Cambridge's historical, sapphire engagement ring?! But that is not why I love it. I love it because it is bold, big and beautiful. At the time Prince Charles gave it to Diana Spencer, the engagement trend was still fully dedicated to diamonds. Princess Diana sure thought outside the box and opted for a huge, bold sapphire instead of the traditional diamond ring. She was certainly a style icon even before the rest of us realized it!