Since the first diamond engagement ring was commissioned by Archduke Maximillian of Austria in 1477, diamond engagement rings have gone on to become the centerpiece of popping the question and starting a happily ever after.
While in Max’s days, these sparkling symbols of betrothal were reserved only for the aristocracy, diamond engagement rings are now much more attainable for couples who are excited to start their lives together without spending three months’ wages on asking the big question.
Many couples turn to celebrities for inspiration on wedding ideas since these icons are usually in the vanguard of fashion trends, and those same couples can now find inspiration from celebs when choosing their engagement rings.
Buying an affordable engagement ring doesn’t mean you have to skimp on style and glamor. Because modern engagement rings can be made from budget-friendly and ethically sourced materials, brides can walk the aisle while sporting a ring that embodies the same quality, elegance, and allure that is fit for a star.
Celebrity Engagement Rings
Let’s take a look at some of the celebrity engagement rings that have made their way down the red carpet, as well as some of Black Diamond New York’s timeless classics that are inspired by these opulent works of art.
Julia’s fiancee, Preston Cook, decided to ask for Miss Stiles’s hand with a timeless classic that is both simple and elegant. Julia then proudly posted her new ring on Instagram, where we got to see it in full detail against the backdrop of a setting sun.
The ring consisted of a delicate rose-gold band with a huge, round-cut diamond set in a matching rose-gold bezel.
Black Diamond New York offers a model that is similar to this celebrity engagement ring, and it’s equally as stylish and tasteful. Black Diamond New York’s version features an oval cut stone that is set in a full white-gold tone bezel on top of a modestly elegant matching band.
The daughter of renowned rock star Steven Tyler, Liv Tyler is as well-known for her many roles in blockbuster films as she is for her impeccable fashion sense. In 2015, she debuted her celebrity engagement ring in a selfie she took with her fiancee David Gardner.
Although Liv hasn’t provided us with any close-ups of her ring, this is what we can say about it from afar. The ring reveals three prominently-placed emerald-cut diamonds, with one large multi-carat stone in the middle and two smaller (but still big) diamonds on either side of the center stone.
Black Diamond New York’s Liv-inspired piece also features three similar stunning round-cut stones, atop a rounded white gold shank. To add a little extra sparkle to the mix, we have included six aquamarine-colored stones inside the settings of the three main stones. With one on either side of each stone, your celebrity engagement ring will show off some added flair from every angle while also giving you something blue.
Amal Clooney, wife of A-list actor George Clooney, received a massive diamond celebrity engagement ring from her soon-to-be husband in 2014. This smart and sexy barrister (that’s British for “lawyer”) proudly wore her new wedding bling to show off its three-stone style.
Amal’s ring sports a flawlessly colossal emerald-cut stone in the middle, which is flanked by two matching emerald-cut diamonds on either side of the main stone.
If you want to take a page out of this lady’s stylish and elegant book, Black Diamonds New York has the perfect option for you. Our celebrity engagement rings a-la-Amal include a beautifully set, five-carat emerald-cut stone and two delicately placed emerald cuts on both sides. The white-gold settings and band of this sophisticated piece will add to its luster to create a timeless and polished look.
In 2011, Natalie Portman said yes to an extravagantly ornate celebrity engagement ring that was well-suited for the Star Wars princess. The diamond-studded white-gold band included two concentric circles of tiny sparkling pieces of carbon surrounding one massive round-cut classic diamond.
Black Diamond New York’s similarly-styled piece of hand candy displays a three-carat round-cut and bevel-set stone in the middle that is encompassed by a ring of glistening white stones. This picturesque centerpiece is propped up by a white-gold stone-studded band.
The original pop princess Marilyn Monroe was won over by baseball star Joe Dimaggio in 1954 when he presented her with a unique, diamond-clad eternity band set in platinum. This stunning piece boasted dozens of emerald-cut diamonds around its entire circumference, adding up to several carats of adoration for the Hollywood goddess.
If you want to get married looking like Marilyn, you can now do so with this stoned-out eternity band from Black Diamond New York. Black Diamond’s version includes 22 emerald-cut stones that are expertly set to last a lifetime.
R&B, hip hop, and pop will never be the same since Beyoncé. This superstar accepted her long-time partner’s proposal to make the iconic musical duo official in 2008. It’s reported that her now-husband Jay-Z dropped to one knee with a $5 million ring in his hand, and it’s no wonder he had a hard time standing! This ring features a gigantic emerald-cut diamond that is estimated to weigh around 18 carats!
The ring’s band is thin, delicate and completely covered in diamonds, and it splits off into a V shape on both sides to support the ring’s colossal stone.
Black Diamond New York offers yet another classic style that closely resembles Beyoncé’s opulent celebrity engagement ring. Black Diamond’s eight-carat oval-cut ring also features a white-gold band that forks off into a V shape to hold up the setting for its main stone.
Black Diamond New York
If you want to walk down the aisle looking like a star, Black Diamond New York has an exquisite collection of celebrity engagement rings that will fit any style and budget.
Check out our collection to find every style we mentioned in this article, plus many other celeb-inspired engagement rings!