When you’re one of Hollywood’s hottest celebrities simple engagement rings don’t exist. Extravagant is the word that explains these beauty’s.
On June 17, 2005 Tom Cruise popped the question to Kaite Holmes at the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. He presented to her a beautiful four carat oval diamond. The diamond is surrounded by rose gold and mounted on a platinum diamond band. The pairing sounds slightly odd but, the finish product sparkles off of Katie’s finger in a beautiful elegant way.
Dancer and Choreographer, Benjamin Millepied, stole Natalie Portman’s heart on the set of “Black Swan”. Millepied and Portman announced their engagement and pregnancy in December of 2010. This beautiful vegan actress was given the perfect eco-friendly ring. The $35K ring is made up of a 3 carat vintage oval diamond. The setting is made from recycled platinum and the halo of pave diamonds that surround the center stone come from a conflict free mine. Our PJI member Symth Jewelers in Maryland have a similar Diamond Engagement Ring.
Jessica Simpson was shocked when her boyfriend Eric Johnson popped the question. The former tight end of the New Orleans Saints decided not to go with the traditional diamond ring. Instead he gave her a $100K vintage ruby ring flanked by two diamonds and set in yellow gold from Neil Lane. If you like this look Amidon Jewelers has a similar Ruby Ring for you.
On a beautiful Sunday afternoon Mike Fisher from the Ottawa Senators hockey team asked Carrie Underwood for her hand in marriage at his home in Ottawa, California. The ring he picked out is a huge 5 carat oval yellow diamond surrounded by rows of pave diamonds from designer Jonathan Ardnt. For a similar look check out Corbo Jewelers in New Jersey.
Seal and Heidi Klum took a helicopter ride to the Whistler Mountain in British Colombia. There, on a glacier, in uncharted terrain Seal had an igloo made just for the moment. In the igloo had a bed with rose petal and candles everywhere. Then in front of this beautiful landscape he got down on one knee and pulled out a stunning 10 carat yellow diamond ring. The extraordinary oval fancy yellow diamond is set in with a canary yellow pave band. The ring is estimated to be worth over $150K. Lauray’s in Hot Springs, Arizona has a stunning Yellow Diamond Engagement Ring that will make you feel like a star.
One night on the rooftop of Mariah Carey’s Manhattan apartment, Nick Cannon proposed with a 17 carat diamond ring. Cannon gave Carey the perfect ring to compliment this diva. The center stone is a square emerald-cut pink diamond. It is surrounded by 58 pink diamonds and half moon diamonds on each side. Cannon spent a whopping $2.5 million on this stunning engagement ring.
Rapper Shawn Corey Carter, known as Jay-Z, decided to cancel several appearances to fly out to France to take his girlfriend Beyonce for a surprise vacation to the Cannes. There he allegedly popped the question with an 18 carat emerald cut flawless diamond ring by Lorraine Schwartz. The ring is valued to be more than $5 million dollars.
While on vacation in Kenya with friends, and not expecting it at all, Prince William proposed to his girlfriend Kate Middleton. He took her to a secluded lake on the slopes of Mount Kenya. This location is only accessible by helicopter. There, against the breathtaking backdrop of Rift Valley he proposed. He used a ring that is very dear to his heart, for it is the ring that belonged to his beloved mother Princess Diana.
The 18 carat blue sapphire ring has a white diamond halo surrounding it. Diana, who sadly passed away in 1997, chose the ring after becoming engage to Charles in 1981. Brownlee Jewelers has a smaller verison of this beautiful Blue Sapphire Ring.
Katherine Heigl didn’t exactly propose to her now husband Josh Kelly but, she did strongly suggest it, “I didn’t propose to Josh – but I suggested strongly that he should propose to me. One day we were sitting in my house, chatting and having a glass of wine, and I said, ‘How do you feel about marriage? Where do you feel this relationship is going? Because I don’t just want to date anymore.” Heigl said. Josh took the hint and set up a romantic night for the two.
He arranged for Heigl to be picked up. What she thought was just going to be dinner turn into the night she was waiting for. The car took her to the bungalow where they met. There he asked her the question she was waiting for and presented a 3 carat pear cut diamond. The center stone is mounted on a platinum solitaire setting with pave side diamonds to accent it.
Paparazzi was able to catch Mike Comrie propose to Hilary Duff. What they thought was a secluded moment was captured in pictures for the world to see. In the shoots the two can be seen relaxing in their hotel room on their Hawaiian vacation. There Mike gets on one knee and proposes to Hilary with a 14 carat, radiant cut diamond. Shocked and excited Hilary says, “Yes!”, and lots of cuddling begins. Soon after Hilary is caught taking pictures of her diamond ring with her cell phone to show off to her friends and family.