Buying Celebrity Engagement Ring Trends

Everything a celebrity does these days is followed in the tabloids, on Twitter, or on TMZ. We all know that most of what celebrites do is planned by “their people” and intended for the world to see. Whether it’s the Olson twins lunching on salads and iced teas at The Ivy or Lindsey Lohan hailing a cab in Manahattan, they are usually dressed up and made up, expecting the paparazzi to be ready and waiting for the “money” shots.

One of the few things in life that is private and personal, even for a wealthy and famous movie star, model or musician, is the marriage proposal. Many celebs have been rumoured to be at Harry Winston or Neil Lane looking at diamonds. A very well-known actor, famous not only for being on “That 70s Show” but also for being a longtime bachelor, caused quite a stir when he was spotted at Robbins Brothers, a destination engagement ring store in Los Angeles. (People magazine assured his female fans he was merely helping a friend pick out an engagement ring.)

Once a celebrity surprise proposal happens and the gal says “yes,” the story is officially announced by the publicist and photos of the diamond engagement ring hits the blogs, gossip TV shows and newstands almost immediately. Some of the most popular celebs and their engagement rings from recent years include:

  • Mariah Carey and her monstrous emerald-cut diamond surrounded by a halo of pink diamonds, flanked by half-moon diamonds and set in platinum
  • Heidi Klum’s canary yellow oval-shaped diamond from her ultra-romantic singer/husband, Seal
  • Jennifer Garner’s vintage cushion-cut diamond engagement ring from fellow actor Ben Affleck
  • Former first daughter Jenna Bush who said “I do” to a three stone ring with a round diamond in the center and two sapphires on each side
  • Beyonce’s ring from mogul Jay-Z: a massive emerald-shape diamond set in a split-shank of platinum

Even celebrities with unlimited budgets and sometimes outlandish fashion choices go for the traditional when it comes to their engagement rings. After all, they’re making a commitment for a lifetime and just like the rest of us, they want to select and wear a ring they’ll love and cherish forever.