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Celebrity Engagement and Wedding Rings in Every Shape

Whether it's Blake Lively’s 12-carat light pink diamond or Audrey Hepburn’s trio of platinum and gold wedding bands, the most famous engagement rings in history all tell fascinating stories. Those belonging to past and present British monarchs, award-winning actresses, models and muses all topped Sotheby’s list of must-see rings, which range from family heirlooms to contemporary bespoke designs. Read on to discover which celebrities share your engagement ring style.

Emerald

Jacqueline Kennedy during a visit from Prince Rainier and Princess Grace, 1961.
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis during a visit from Prince Rainier and Princess Grace, 1961. Photo by Bettmann / Contributor.

When Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis married John F. Kennedy in September 1953, she wed with a 2.88-carat emerald cut diamond and a 2.84-carat emerald flanked by tapered baguettes. The First Lady later had her ring remounted to replace the baguettes with 2.12 carats worth of round brilliant and marquise cut diamonds.

Other Famous Emerald Cut Engagement Rings:
-Elizabeth Taylor & Mike Todd
-Beyoncé & Jay-Z
-Grace Kelly & Prince Rainier III
-Jessica Biel & Justin Timberlake

Round

Queen Elizabeth II, wearing her engagement ring and the Cullinan V diamond heart brooch, at The Windsor Horse Show, 1982.
Queen Elizabeth II, wearing her engagement ring and the Cullinan V diamond heart brooch, at The Windsor Horse Show, 1982. Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images.

Though all eyes have been on her grandsons’ wives' engagement rings the last few years, Queen Elizabeth II's diamond should not be forgotten. Prince Philip proposed to her in 1947 with a platinum band mounting a 3-carat solitaire diamond surrounded by five smaller diamonds on each side.

Other Famous Round Engagement Rings:
-Barbra Streisand & James Brolin
-Gisele Bündchen & Tom Brady

Old Mine

Actress Natalie Portman wearing her Old Mine cut engagement ring.
Natalie Portman at 2012 Annual Academy Awards. Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic.

Natalie Portman married her Black Swan co-star and choreographer Benjamin Millepied in 2012. The actress’s ring is an antique round old mine cut diamond weighing four carats and set in a double halo of pavé diamonds.

Oval

"Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between" Costume Institute Gala - Arrivals
Serena Williams at the 2017 Met Gala. Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic.

In 2017, Serena Williams married tech entrepreneur Alexis Ohanian and debuted her stunning 14-carat oval diamond ring.

Other Famous Oval Engagement Rings:
-Jerry Hall & Rupert Murdoch

Marquise

Portia de Rossi at the 2014 Oscars.
Portia de Rossi at the 2014 Oscars. Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images.

Ellen DeGeneres proposed to Portia de Rossi in 2008 with a 3-carat marquise-shaped diamond surrounded by pink diamonds, designed by Neil Lane.

Other Famous Marquise-Shaped Engagement Rings:
-Catherine Zeta-Jones & Michael Douglas
-Norma Shearer & Irving Thalberg

Pear

Mia Farrow with Yorkshire Terrier after announcing she will wed Frank Sinatra.
Mia Farrow with Yorkshire Terrier after announcing she will wed Frank Sinatra. Photo by Julian Wasser/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images.

Although her marriage to Frank Sinatra only lasted two years, Mia Farrow's 9-carat solitaire pear-shaped ring will always be remembered.

Other Famous Pear-Shaped Engagement Rings:
-Victoria Beckham & David Beckham

Cushion

Meghan Markle wearing her cushion cut engagement ring.
Meghan Markle attends an Anzac Day Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey, 2018. Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images.

Upon learning that the Meghan Markle's cushion cut diamond was flanked by two stones from Princess Diana's collection, the world swooned over the newlywed's engagement ring from Prince Harry.

Other Famous Cushion Cut Engagement Rings:
-Kim Kardashian & Kanye West

Asscher

Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.
Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Trinity Mirror / Mirrorpix / Alamy Stock Photo.

Elizabeth Taylor famously married eight times, but the largest was the 33.19-carat asscher cut diamond, known then as the 'Krupp Diamond,' bought for her by Richard Burton in 1968. A year later the couple purchased what became known as the Taylor-Burton Diamond, a whopping 68-carat pear-shaped stone, from Parke-Bernet, the auction house acquired by Sotheby's in 1964.

Other Famous Asscher Cut Engagement Rings:
-Pippa Middleton & James Matthews

Color

Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively, 2016.
Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively, 2016. Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images.

Ryan Reynolds proposed to Blake Lively with a 12-carat light pink diamond engagement ring set in rose gold, worth $2 million.

Other Famous Colored Diamond Engagement Rings:
-Priscilla Wagner & Elvis Presley
-Anna Kournikova & Enrique Iglesias

Bands

Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio kiss after their wedding, 1954.
Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio kiss after their wedding, 1954. Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images.

In 1954, Marilyn Monroe married Joe DiMaggio who gifted her an eternity band featuring 35 baguette-cut diamonds.

Other Famous Engagement Bands:
-Audrey Hepburn & Mel Ferrer

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