The Hottest New Celebrity Engagement Rings

There are some hot engagement rings and wedding rings that the youth set are sporting around Hollywood, as young celebrity couples are getting married and planning their lives together.  And even though you’re not a Hollywood star, you can certainly feel like one.  Check out these engagement rings of the celebs and see if you can’t come away with some ideas that help you find your own rings!

Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi ‘Bachelor’ girl Vienna Girardi. Those of you who keep up with the hit reality competition show, ‘The Bachelor’, will know the stunning, romantic offering that ‘Bachelor’ Jake Pavelka had for his chosen fiancé, Vienna Girardi, on the island of St. Lucia: a gorgeous 3-carat Neil Lane princess-cut diamond platinum ring.
Carrie Underwood Carrie Underwood. This engagement ring was truly a partnership. Underwood’s favorite designer, Jonathan Arndt, and her fiancé, Mike Fisher, co-designed the yellow and white 12 carat diamond ring with an estimated value of $800,000.
Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck Jennifer Garner. Ben Affleck proposed to Garner on her 33rd birthday, and gifted her with a stunning $500,000 4.5 carat cushion cut diamond ring by Harry Winston. Interestingly enough, Garner admitted on the Regis & Kelly show that she almost lost it.
Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony Jennifer Lopez. After being gifted with a 6.1 carat pink diamond engagement ring from former fiancé Ben Affleck, Lopez got serious with Marc Anthony after her split only six months after the Affleck break-up. An interesting fact is that the couple never got formally engaged. Anthony presented Lopez with an 8.5 carat engagement ring on their first anniversary, with an estimated cost of $1 million dollars.
Katy Perry and Russell Brand Katy Perry. Russell Brand had been dating Perry for only a few months before proposing to the young pop star in India on New Year’s Eve. He was excited to present her with a 5-carat pink-diamond Cartier ring. Perry decided to swap the original ring for an equally gorgeous 3-carat Cartier ring worth $120,000.
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon Mariah Carey. Hubby Nick Cannon worked hard with jeweler Jacob & Co. to design a 17-carat diamond ring worthy of this superstar. The $2.5 million engagement ring features 58 sparkling diamonds surrounding an emerald-cut pink center diamond, couched by two half-moons on either side. That’s definitely a rign worthy of a superstar!
Katherine Heigl and Josh Kelley Katherine Heigl. Jeweler Ryan Ryan designed this stunning 3-carat pear-shaped ring, adding a personal touch. Ryan Ryan used half of the platinum from her mother’s engagement ring for Heigl’s band. Heigl’s wedding to rocker Josh Kelley in Utah in 2007 was definitely a special affair.

Carrie Underwood’s Wedding Plans: Stress-Free

Carrie Underwood has been on a roll for years now, making it look so easy to be a successful country singer and have a rocking love life.  And the successful country crooner isn’t going to start worrying about a little old wedding.  “We’re not people who stress about anything.  We just focus on a few of the main things and everything else is, like, whatever.”

Carrie Underwood

Underwood took home the Entertainer of the Year award at this week Country Music Awards, for the second consecutive year in a row.  And while Underwood is basking in success, she’s really not going to dwell on the details.  “I don’t care what color napkins are on the table.  I don’t care.  We’re just both really laid back.  Family, food and fun, that’s all we really need.  And, oh yeah, get married.”

But it was really Underwood’s engagement ring that stole the limelight last night.  The huge diamond and sapphire engagement ring has been said to cost nearly $150,000 and engagement rings like that are hard to miss! Unfortunately, Underwood’s fiancée, hockey player Mike Fisher, wasn’t able to join Underwood for the ceremony, as he was busy playing for the Senators in Ottawa.  As she received the award, Underwood gushed, “I couldn’t ask for anything else in my whole life.  So many things have been happening and being on tour and planning a wedding.  Nights like this make life wonderful.”

Christina Applegate’s New Engagement Ring

Christina ApplegateChristina Applegate recently got engaged to boyfriend Martyn Lenoble, so it was only a matter of time before she’d be flashing her new engagement ring.  Her rep confirmed on Friday that the couple were getting engaged after two years of dating.  To add to the romance, the pair got engaged on Valentine’s Day.

This is some great news from a star who has had a rough couple of years.  Though her comedy Samantha Who?  has been doing remarkably well, Applegate was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008 and subsequently underwent a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery.

This will be the second marriage for both Applegate and Lenoble.   Applegate was spotted in the Los Angeles Airport, trying to covertly pass paparazzi.    She was wearing a large oval-shaped ring with a diamond in the center surrounded by several smaller stones in pave settings.  Alyssa Milano, her co-star in the upcoming comedy, Hall Pass, said Applegate was trying to keep her engagement a “secret from everyone”, adding that she thought they were an amazing couple who were made for each other.  Could be interesting to see if they try to keep their wedding a secret affair!

Engagement Ring Secrets of the Stars

Everyone knows that celebrities love to go over the top. And why shouldn’t they? With millions of dollars in their bank accounts, engagement rings for the stars can’t be cheap. Curious about some of the past splurges of some of Hollywood’s big stars? Over the years, Hollywood has seen some stones that have only matched it’s wearers in star potential.

Eva Longoria and Tony Parker

When Richard Burton proposed to Elizabeth Taylor, he sought the advice of many of the world’s top jewelers to come up with a lavish ring. Burton eventually settled on a 70-carat pear shaped diamond engagement ring that, by today’s standard may be a bit modest, but which back in the sixties was considered highly extravagant.

Tom Cruise presented Katie Holmes with a wedding in a candlelit Italian castle. The wedding ring Tom chose for her reflected a five carat oval diamond in platinum and pave settings. Meanwhile Scarlett Johansson also chose a pave setting band when she became engaged. Her engagement ring featured a three carat round diamond.

Celebrity engagement rings typically go for a sum of around $100,000, on the low end of the spectrum. Some of the more extravagant spenders will pay up to a few million dollars for their wedding rings.

Other celebrity diamond ring highlights include Ashlee Simpson’s ring, which is a 4-carat Asscher cut encircled with several smaller diamonds. An Asscher cut is a unique cut that is quite rare today. Fergie’s ring, on the other hand, was a three-carat round brilliant cut diamond in a platinum band.

But perhaps Eva Longoria’s ring is one of the highlights of celebrity engagement rings. When Longoria married Tony Parker the two exchanged nearly identical engagement rings except that his did not feature stones. The two wed romantically in a highly publicized wedding in Paris in 2007. Longoria wore a white gold band that included double rows of eighty brilliant cut diamonds, separated by a row of twenty-seven square cut diamonds.

Grey’s Anatomy Star Leven Rambin Gets Engaged

It took only six months of dating before film producer Geoff Clark proposed to Grey’s Anatomy actress, Leven Rambin.  The actress, who is only 19, met Clark through their mutual friend, photographer Tyler Shields.  Clark proposed to her while walking 0on the beach in the Bahamas.   Meanwhile the paparazzi are always salivating for shots of engagement rings, but none have surfaced yet.

leven rambin

Some say the engagement came too soon.  After all, Rambin was only just minutes ago depicted as a party girl by New York City tabloids, when she was filming All My Children there. But Rambin’s fiancé insists her part girl image has changed.  “She used to be a wild child of sorts, but she’s definitely settled down.  I don’t want to say it’s because of me, but I think having some sort of faith in God, as opposed to having to rely on herself helped.”

Rambin meanwhile insists she’s not too young to get married, saying she’s had a very full life.  She declares how important it is for her that Clark is a devout Christian.  “Little did Geoff know that I was praying for him to propose.  I knew I wanted it to happen.”

Top 8 Celebrity Engagement Rings

#8 Beyonce

Beyonce received this eye popping rock from Jay-Z sometime around April 2008.  Designed by Lorraine Schwartz this stunning engagement ring features a flawless 18ct Emerald shaped diamond set in a platinum setting.

Beyonce Engagement Ring

 

#7 Jessica Simpson

Jessica received this gorgeous engagement ring from Nick Lachey on February 10, 2002 while vacationing on yacht off the Hawaiian coast. This three stone engagement ring features a 4ct pear shaped diamond center stone with 2 side stones and is set in platinum.

 

#6 Heidi Klum

Heidi received this beautiful designer engagement ring from Seal on December 23, 2004. It features a 10ct fancy yellow Cushion cut engagement ring with small yellow pave set diamonds on the band.

 

#5 Katie Holmes

Katie received this one of a kind engagement ring from Tom Cruise atop the Eiffel Towel on June 17, 2005. This stunning art deco inspired platinum and rose gold ring features a 5ct Oval shaped center stone set in a diamond pave setting.

Katie Holmes engagement ring

 

#4 Elizabeth Hurley

Elizabeth received this stunning engagement ring in early 2007 from Arun Nayer. Designed by Chopard this beautiful ring features a 15.09 ct Asscher cut set in white gold with a diamond pave band.

Elizabeth Hurley Engagement RIng

 

#3 Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer was given this stunning engagement ring from David Otunga on September 12, 2008. Designed by Neil Lane this beautiful ring features a 5ct round brilliant cut center stone set in a halo of diamonds.

Jennifer Hudson Engagement RIng

 

#2 Eva Longoria Parker

Eva was given this gorgeous engagement ring by Tony Parker on November 29, 2006.  Designed by Jean Dousset of Paris, France this stunner features a flawless 5 ct Emerald shaped center stone surrounded by 248 diamonds.

Eva Longoria engagement ring

 

#1 Khloe Kardashian

Khloe was given this beautiful engagement ring by Lamar Odom in September 2009. The ring features a 9 ct Radiant shaped diamond with a pave engagement ring.

 

Carrie Underwood and Her New Engagement Ring

Now that’s some nice ice!  Carrie Underwood receives some major bling from her Ottawa Senators hockey player boyfriend, Mike Fisher.   When asked about the 5-plus carat round brilliant cut diamond engagement ring that Fisher put on her finger, Underwood revealed to Allure Magazine, “he could’ve put a twisty-tie on my finger and that would’ve worked.”

Carrie Underwood

These days Underwood is talking about her time spent on American Idol and all the movie offers that are pouring in.  She also says that even though she just wrapped a movie about a one-armed surfer, she is in no rush to cross over to acting.

“I get scripts all the time.” She says. “It would really have to be the right thing.  I’m not going to kid myself and pretend that I’m an actress, because I’m not, but if something came up that was just fun, something that would be fun to look at when I’m older, I’d be into that.”

Underwood made her sitcom debut recently on the sitcom “How I Met Your Mother”.  She’ll be on the cover of Allure on March 23 and we’ll see if she’s sporting her new engagement ring!

Melissa Rycroft’s Simon G Wedding Bands

Melissa Rycroft famous for appearing on the Bachelor and Dancing with the Stars wed her long time boyfriend in Mexico trading his and hers wedding rings designed by Simon G.  Melissa received two bands from her new husband Tye.  Both wedding rings are 18kt white gold with round brilliant cut diamonds.   The first was designed to fit perfectly around her engagement ring while the other is a three dimensional band to wear on her right hand.  Tye’s ring is a brushed 18kt white gold traditional and classic band.

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