The moment a female celebrity gets engaged, the ring on her left ring finger becomes the focus of everyone’s attention. From the classy oval sapphire worn by the Duchess of Cambridge to Angelina Jolie’s big rock, we have selected the stylish and show-stopping engagement rings flaunted by royals, actresses, models and musicians. Check out our picks if you are interested in knowing the latest trends or are looking for an inspiration for your engagement ring.
Here is a collection of heart-throbbing big rocks adorned by some of the celebrities.
You may need a tissue by the end of the story. Keep it handy.
In the year 1943, David Kershaw had a summer romance with Jeanne Walker. A year later he was summoned to the U.S. Army and he served till 1946. While in the army, the couple wrote letters to each other but stayed away from getting engagement because of the war. In the meanwhile, a Polish jeweller made two silver engagement rings for David to express his gratitude during the war period. The silver coins were supplied by David and the jeweller made the custom-made engagement rings out of the coins with ‘David’ and ‘Jeanne’ engraved on it.
After coming back they soon started dating again but later separated amicably as neither of them was ready for a commitment. “We went our separate ways,” Kershaw says. “She went to nursing school. I went to engineering school.” They both went on to get married and have kids.
He still had the silver engagement rings but kept them safely in a box. He never mentioned the engagement rings to anyone. The engagement rings were kept secret that would die with him. But fate had other plans.
In 2008 Kershaw’s wife, Clara Wahl was diagnosed with Alzheimer. As he didn’t want to send her to a nursing home, he...
It’s common knowledge that singer and Social Network actor, Justin Timberlake proposed to his stunning girlfriend, actress Jessica Biel while holidaying in the mountains of Jackson, Wyoming around Christmas. But the most important thing was kept hidden from the prying eyes of media and others. Yes, the Engagement Ring!
Thankfully Jessica is now comfortable flaunting it publicly. All the details of the ring have not been released. But the one word that will surely come out of your mouth after having a look at it is, HUGE! The square cushion-cut diamond ring is huge, so stunning that it is hard to take eyes off it! If you study the design closely, it also seems to have a bit of vintage charm attached to it. And if sources are to be believed Justin played an active part while designing the custom-made diamond sparkler.
The now-so-happy-couple didn’t really have a very smooth relationship earlier. The couple have been on-and-off in their relationship for over five years. New Year’s Eve actress, Jessica Biel began dating Justin Timberlake in January 2007, a month after he broke up with Cameron Diaz. After four years of dating, the couple decided to go separate ways in March 2011. However, they couldn’t stay without each other for long and reunited by fall 2011. And got engaged in December 2011.
Now both are busy planning their
The famous British supermodel who has several ‘Sexiest Woman’ titles under her belt, Kate Moss is undoubtedly, a smart business woman!
After a series of successful alliances like Topshop with a clothing line, designing a range of handbags for Longchamp, and also releasing four fragrances as a result of collaboration with Coty, she has now tested the waters by designing jewellery!
She has ventured into the jewellery business by becoming a jewellery designer for a French jewellery company called Fred. Her exclusive luxurious 22-piece collection is inspired by her rarely seen tattoos. The price ranges from £ 400 to £ 40, 000.
You will find long ruby and diamond necklaces, diamond studs, white and rose gold stackable rings and diamond pendants in the shape of anchors, crescent moon and stars in the jewellery collection designed by her.
She also recently got married to Jamie Hince, a musician. Her wedding ring was a simple gold band, contrary to her huge vintage diamond engagement ring. But that’s another story altogether!
Her penchant and love for designing jewellery can be credited to her stint as a super-model. She knows the in-and-out of fashion; hence she knows what designs work and what don’t.
With such good business sense, it comes as a no surprise that she is considered as one of the most successful and richest women in...
Not all wedding proposals are dreamlike and perfect. Going down on one knee and proposing to the love of your life can make anyone anxious and give you the jitters. Even the extensive planning and preparation can go wrong at the last minute.
If you don’t believe this then ask Matt Cawley, a 31-year-old restaurateur from Massachusetts in America. All he wanted was to surprise his girlfriend, Stacey Scanlon, a 30-year-old school teacher with a memorable wedding proposal. But things went horribly wrong for him right when he was about to ask, “Will you marry me?”
Cawley selected a family heirloom diamond engagement ring, worth approximately £ 6000 for his lover. He tied the diamond engagement ring to an oversize sand dollar (a type of marine animal species that looks like a white round coin) and placed it on the pier at a beach. In pretext of taking a stroll on the beach, Cawley took her to the pier and directed her attention to the sand dollar. But as soon she went to pick it up, the ring got detached and fell down in the rocks.
“It was the worst feeling in the world,” Cawley added. “I won’t put it up there with a death, but I was in shock.”
The beautiful engagement ring was paved with beautiful sparkling diamonds with one large diamond at the centre. It was not only beautiful but was also a part of the family heirloom. Family, friends and even...
The personal life of celebrities is not really personal any more. Everyone is interested to know what is happening in their favourite celebrity’s life behind the closed doors.
Cashing in Love
The recent celebrity who has everyone’s tongue wagging is Huge Hefner, the founder of famous Playboy. He has always lived an envious life but lately he has been in news for all the wrong reasons. The 85 year old, Hefner’s relationship with the 24 year old Playboy mate and model Crystal Harris has been in the news right from its start, be it their engagement or Harris dumping him a week before the wedding!
The latest development is that the diamond engagement ring given by Hefner is going to be auctioned at Christie’s in New York City in October, 2011 by Harris. The sparkling 3.39 carat round diamond ring, set on platinum was purchased for a staggering £ 59,000. Hefner allowed Harris to keep the ring even after their relationship didn’t materialize but it was reported that she tried to sell it quite a few times earlier. Finally she decided to auction it in order to get rid of all the memories of her relationship with Hefner.
It is predicted that the ring could sell for anything between £ 13,000 and £ 20,000 at the auction.
A round cut diamond is the most preferred cut for engagement rings as it showcases the many facets of a diamond beautifully and emits the most sparkle. If you wish to own a classic round cut
Recently, the famous British model and actress, Elizabeth Hurley got engaged to the former Australian cricketer, Shane Warne.
Elizabeth Hurley's Ring
Earlier it was reported that the cricketer proposed to his girlfriend of 10 months in front of 200 people while they were enjoying dinner at the exclusive Old Course Hotel in St Andrews, Scotland.
But later it was confirmed that the proposal was a private affair contrary to the reports and like any other man in love, he went down on his knees with his hands outstretched holding a stunning diamond studded sapphire engagement ring.
The ring has a platinum setting with a blue sapphire of approximately 9-carat at the centre and 2-carat Trillion cut white diamonds on each side. It is rumoured that Shane Warne splurged a whopping £ 33,000 for the huge platinum sapphire engagement ring.
The couple met for the first time at Britain’s Goodwood races in July 2010 but their dating rumours heated up when they were caught flirting on the micro blogging site, Twitter.
Blue sapphire has always been one of the favourites of the British royalty and probably it could be one of the reasons behind Shane picking a sapphire and diamond engagement ring for his British girlfriend. The ring has a striking resemblance to the sapphire engagement ring worn...