When it comes to celebrity engagement rings, there are jewels and jewelry, and sometimes emeralds, sapphires, and other stones surrounded by many more diamonds. From the most famous rings of the royal families of the 20th century to the two famous rings of Kim Kardashian, we review some of the most beautiful rings in contemporary history, some of which are already immortal in the collective imagination. This is a list full of glitter that can inspire you to choose your ring.
Jacqueline Kennedy: Historical ring
John F. Kennedy knew that his girlfriend, then named Jacqueline Bouvier, loved emeralds.
That’s why he had it in mind when he chose his engagement ring: a flamboyant gem with two main stones, a diamond and a 3-carat emerald each, flanked by baguette-cut diamonds.
The ring reflected the personality of Jacqueline, who became known for her unique style, which many women copied. The marriage proposal was in June 1953, two years after the couple met. They were married three months later, in September 1953. Sotheby auctioned off the ring in 1996 and paid $ 2.59 million for it, four times more than anticipated.
Audrey Hepburn: Three rings in one
When actor Mel Ferrer asked for Audrey Hepburn’s hand near Lake Lucerne in Switzerland, he presented her with one of the most trending engagement jewels of the 20th century: three engagement rings in one, which could be worn together or separated. The muse of cinema was a fashion icon of her time, and her fiancé wanted her to be able to combine the jewel as she wanted. It was an eternity band in white gold with a diamond baguette with a ring in yellow gold and one in pink gold on each side. The actress used to bring all three together. They were married in September 1954 at the place where they had promised.
Vintage Engagement rings
Scarlett Johansson: A ring as a piece of art
The stunning engagement ring that French journalist Romain Dauriac gave Scarlett Johansson in 2013 was the star of the red carpet at the Venice International Film Festival, and rightly so: Dauriac showed great originality and good taste by choosing three round diamonds surrounded by a Genuine vintage rectangular setting with more diamonds.
The couple married in October 2014.
Angelina Jolie: Esmeralda cut diamond in a ribbed ring
It took Brad Pitt a year to design, together with jeweler Robert Procop, the stunning Angelina Jolie ring, which he gave her in 2012. It is a 10-carat diamond with an exclusive emerald cut. It is one of the most expensive that celebrities have worn: it cost 1 million dollars (730,000 euros). The couple married in 2014.
A diamond is never too big
Kim Kardashian: Two big diamonds for two offers
The American socialite Kim Kardashian starred in two resounding engagements with her two fiancees and their two respective showy and very expensive engagement rings. The first was with basketball player Kris Humphries, who presented him with a spectacular $ 2 million ring in May 2011. It consisted of a huge emerald cut diamond designed by Lorraine Schwartz, whose jewelry family is close to the Kardashians of a lifetime. They divorced in late October 2011, 72 days after their wedding. She returned the ring to her ex-husband, and it ended up being sold at auction for $ 749,000 in October 2013.
Kardashian’s second courtship, with rapper Kanye West, culminated that same month of October 2013. And you know: the second boyfriend is under pressure not to be below the first. So West chose to give his girlfriend a precious 15-carat diamond more expensive than Humphries’ – a few million dollars. It is noted that also in the second ring he sent the bride’s taste since it was Schwartz who returned to take charge of the design, which at first glance is similar to the first. West and Kardashian were married in May 2014.