Unusual Celebrity Engagement Rings

Dec 17, 2015

Celebrities are often on the cutting edge of fashion, adopting or even starting new trends. One such trend is the growing popularity of non-traditional engagement rings. The seven celebs listed below have bucked the tradition of round-cut white diamond solitaire rings, by choosing unusual and unexpected settings, cuts, and gemstones.

Scarlett Johansson – Art Deco

Scarlett Johannsson’s engagement ring is a vintage work of art, featuring three bezel-set round diamonds framed by a rectangular Art Deco-style setting. The popular actress received this dazzling ring from now-husband Romain Dauriac in 2013.

Scarlett Johansson wearing her art deco engagement ring at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. Photo Credit: Glamour.com

Scarlett Johansson wearing her art deco engagement ring at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. Photo Credit: Glamour.com

Emerald Halo Engagement Ring, DeBebians, $2,655 with Forever Brilliant® Moissanite. Photo via Instagram

Emerald Halo Engagement Ring, DeBebians, $2,655 with Forever Brilliant® Moissanite. Photo via Instagram

One of our favorite Art Deco-inspired moissanite rings comes from DeBebians.  It features a gorgeous emerald-cut moissanite stone and several baguette- and round-cut accents set into a geometric frame.  We think ScarJo would love it, too!

Lady Gaga – Heart Cut

When singer and pop culture icon Lady Gaga got engaged to actor Taylor Kinney on Valentine’s Day of 2015, industry experts declared that heart cuts would be the next big engagement ring trend. Her dramatic ring weighs in at nearly six carats, and is estimated to cost approximately $400,000.

Lady Gaga shared this shot of her sparkler on Instagram

Lady Gaga shared this shot of her sparkler on Instagram

Lavalette by Aspire 1.95ctw Heart Shape Ring, Moissanite.com, $1,499

Lavalette by Aspire 1.95ctw Heart Shape Ring, Moissanite.com, $1,499

For less than $1,500, you can wear your own romantic and trendy heart-cut ring. The Lavalette ring features a 1.80ct heart-shaped moissanite stone surrounded by 0.15ctw of gorgeous halo sparkling accents.

Kate Middleton – Sapphire

The Duchess of Cambridge wears one of the most iconic engagement rings in the world – a sapphire and diamond halo ring that first belonged to Princess Diana. The famous heirloom ring features a twelve carat oval cut sapphire surrounded by a halo of fourteen diamonds.

Kate Middleton’s sapphire engagement ring. Photo Credit: Press Association

Kate Middleton’s sapphire engagement ring. Photo Credit: Press Association

Chatham Sapphire & Conflict Free Diamond or Moissanite Ring, TimelessTreasures on Etsy, from $1,550

Chatham Sapphire & Conflict Free Diamond or Moissanite Ring, TimelessTreasures on Etsy, from $1,550

We love the combination of sapphire and moissanite, and this ring by TimelessTreasures is a stunning, lab-created example. The vintage-inspired details, such as the scalloped halo and shank, make this ring fit for a princess.


Jessica Simpson’s three-stone ruby & diamond engagement ring. Photo via SandalsWeddingBlog

Moissanite & Ruby 3 Gem Stone Ring, BellAmoreDesign on Etsy, from $1,685

Moissanite & Ruby 3 Gem Stone Ring, BellAmoreDesign on Etsy, from $1,685

Ruby has long been thought of as a particularly romantic gemstone due to its rich red hue. Its vivid color contrasts beautifully with the whiteness of moissanite, as seen in the ring shown above, which features one 2.0ct moissanite gemstone and two lab-created 0.8ctw rubies.

Carrie Underwood – Yellow Diamond

Country singer Carrie Underwood received an engagement ring worth more than $1 million from pro- hockey player Mike Fisher. The rare, internally flawless canary yellow diamond is the centerpiece and is surrounded by a sparkling halo of smaller colorless diamonds.

Carrie Underwood’s canary yellow diamond halo ring. Photo via MTV

Carrie Underwood’s canary yellow diamond halo ring. Photo via MTV

Limited Edition Rare Canary Yellow Moissanite Ring, Fire & Brilliance, from $1,285

Limited Edition Rare Canary Yellow Moissanite Ring, Fire & Brilliance, from $1,285

Yellow moissanite makes a beautiful statement in a halo engagement ring as well. This one from Fire & Brilliance features a 2.0ct cushion-cut canary yellow moissanite stone and an additional 0.25ctw of accent stones.

Nikki Reid – Flower Halo

Flower halos are growing in popularity, and will no doubt become even more prevalent due to Nikki Reid’s high-profile engagement to Vampire Diaries actor Ian Somerhalder. He proposed with the $50,000 diamond ring in early 2015.

Nikki Reed’s unique flower halo ring. Photo via People

Nikki Reed’s unique flower halo ring. Photo via People

Renee Flower Halo Engagement Ring, RosadosBox, $1,725

Renee Flower Halo Engagement Ring, RosadosBox, $1,725

If you’re considering a flower halo ring, you are making a wise choice. They add a delicate, sweet twist to the traditional halo ring. This example from RosadosBox also offers a ton of sparkle.

Fergie – Patterned Wide Band

Singer and Black Eyed Peas frontwoman Fergie wears a starburst-patterned wide-band engagement ring set with a four carat diamond. The ring was specially commissioned from H. Stern by her now-husband, actor Josh Duhamel.

Singer Fergie’s wide band engagement ring with starburst pattern. Photo via Inspired Antiquity

Singer Fergie’s wide band engagement ring with starburst pattern. Photo via Inspired Antiquity

Sand & Stone White Topaz or Moissanite Ring, lolide, $525 with moissanite stone

Sand & Stone White Topaz or Moissanite Ring, lolide, $525 with moissanite stone

While wide-band rings certainly make eye-catching and unique engagement rings, as Fergie’s ring demonstrates, they can also make very stylish right-hand rings! We love this example from lolide, which is set with a 1.0ct moissanite stone and features a beautiful sand texture on the band.

Non-traditional brides, you are in good company with these famous ladies!

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