Celebrity engagement rings: Kaya Scodelario’s solitaire / Image @kscodders Instagram
The best celebrity engagement ring styles have only got bigger and sparklier recently. Here are the 11 best celeb rocks ones we love! And of course, matching, gorgeous lookalike rings you can buy.
Best Celebrity Engagement Rings
1. Katie Piper’s Halo Ring
Katie Piper’s engagement ring is a classic. Her fiancé James proposed with a stunning diamond halo already in 2014 but it took a while before we got to see a photo of it. The central solitaire is round cut and encircled by smaller diamonds. Katie’s ring also has sidestones on the band. All these extra diamonds add to the ring’s overall sparkle. Gorgeous! Not surprisingly, the halo is also our top selling style.
The lookalike: Ella Halo Ring
2. Liv Tyler’s Princess Cut Ring
Liv Tyler’s boyfriend David proposed with a classic diamond solitaire. The diamond is princess cut (square shaped). It’s set on a polished platinum band. The diamond is presented in a four-prong claw setting. This allows maximum light into the diamond, making it sparkle more. Liv’s ring is simple and elegant, and will never ever go out of fashion.
The lookalike: Lauren Platinum Ring
3. Kaya Scodelario’s Sidestone Ring
Kaya Scodelario, the English actress best known for the E4 series Skins and her role in Pirates of the Caribbean 5, announced her engagement in January. Her fiancé Benjamin proposed with this stunning solitaire. The diamond is round cut, meaning it has maximum facets (and sparkle). It also has smaller ‘sidestone’ diamonds down the ring’s band. They give Kaya’s classic solitaire ring a luxurious twist.
The lookalike: Solitaire with Sidestones, various designs
4. Alex Jone’s Art Deco Ring
Alex Jones, BBC’s The One Show presenter, got engaged in February. Her fiancé Charlie chose a spectacular vintage Art Deco ring. These 1920’s style designs are famous for combining different diamond shapes in geometric patterns. This ring features a round cut diamond in the middle, flanked by gorgeous baguette cut stones. Each diamond cut gives off a slightly different type of sparkle. The round stone radiates fire, while the baguette diamonds give off long flashes of light.
The lookalike: Vana Ring with Baguette Diamonds
5. Lady Gaga’s & Jesy Nelson’s Heart Rings
Lady Gaga made more headlines than usual in February when she announced her engagement to Taylor Kinney. Her heart shaped diamond engagement ring caused even more of a stir. And it seemed to have started off a trend: later in the year we saw heart shaped diamonds on the fingers of R&B artist Nicky Minaj, Little Mix singer Jesy Nelson and East Enders actor Danny Dyer’s fiancée Joanne Mas.
The lookalike: Galileo Heart Ring
6. Michael Phelp’s Diamond Cluster Ring
Michael Phelps, the Olympic gold medalist from USA, proposed to fiancée Nicole Johnson (2010 Miss California) in June. He chose this gorgeous diamond cluster ring. Made up of lots of smaller diamonds set together, these types of rings offer a big look with tons of radiance. This is a style that will instantly draw the eye.
The lookalike: 1-Carat Diamond Cluster Ring
7. Iggy Azalea’s Yellow Diamond Ring
Nick Young, the Los Angeles Lakers basketball player, proposed to Iggy Azalea, the hip hop artists in June. He went with champagne-yellow diamonds, a trend also seen on R&B artist Nicky Minaj’s heart ring earlier in the year. Also getting engaged with a yellow diamond in August was Cooper Hefner, the son of Playboy magnate Hugh Hefner. He gave his British fiancée, Harry Potter actress Scralett Byrne, a gorgeous yellow rock surrounded by smaller white diamonds.
The lookalike: Angelina Yellow Diamond Halo
8. Jacqueline Jossa’s Twist Ring
In June, Jacqualine Jossa, the East Enders star, released romantic pictures of her engagement to Dan Osborn. Her ring is a beautiful round solitaire. But what makes it special is the unusual setting. The ring’s band attaches to the diamond’s mount in an unsymmetrical twist. This is an elegant ring that’s very feminine and classic, but with an added interesting feature.
The lookalike: Leah Twist Ring various carat weights
10. Grace Gealey’s Princess Halo
The Fox series Empire saw two of its stars getting engaged this year. Grace Gealey and Trai Byer set a wedding date with this gorgeous halo ring. In the centre it has a large princess cut solitaire. Surrounding it is a halo of smaller diamonds. And yes, you guessed it… Another ring with sidestones! This is definitely the trend to go for, if you want a celeb inspired ring.
The lookalike: Aria Halo Ring
11. Eva Longoria’s Ruby
We saved the best until last. Eva Longoria just got engaged in December 2015. Jose Antonio Baston gave her this gorgeous ruby. Called the ‘King of Gems’, the red ruby is the ultimate symbol of love. Eva’s ring is has the same timeless style as Catherine Middleton’s beautiful sapphire engagement ring. The center ruby is framed by twelve sparkling white diamonds. Didn’t José Antonio do well?!
The Lookalike: Ruby Platinum Ring
So those were our favourite celebrity engagement rings from 2015-2016. At the flashier end, we’ve got heart shapes and yellow diamonds. And then there was that luscious red ruby! Plus we’ve seen that the classic solitaire still plays a huge role, but now with added little luxurious details. The main trends we predict for 2016-2017? More halos, vintage styles and sidestones are to come… so watch this space.