By Tina Smithers Peckham and Emily Krauser
12:44 PM PDT, July 24, 2020
Some high-profile couplings last — and others don’t — but diamonds last forever. Click through to check out the spectacular rocks that have graced some of Hollywood’s most famous hands, ranked from smallest to largest for your ogling pleasure...
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Michelle Obama: 1-carat
President Barack Obama proposed to the First Lady with a beautiful round-cut diamond ring -- estimated to be 1-carat -- over a romantic candlelit dinner. The couple have been married for over 20 years.
Amy Adams: 1-carat
Darren Le Gallo proposed to the actress in 2008 with a 1-carat brilliant-cut diamond ring designed by Jean Dousset. After a lengthy seven-year engagement, the pair finally got married in May 2015.
Keira Knightley: 2-carat
In spring of 2012, rocker James Righton gave the actress a 2-carat brilliant-cut solitaire diamond ring, which holds an estimated price tag of $40,000. The following May, the pair said their "I Do's" during a low-key ceremony in France.
The Game of Thrones star said yes to Joe Jonas in October 2017. Experts can't quite decide on the details of the ring, estimating it to be between 2- and 5-carats and ranging in price anywhere from $20,000 to $150,000. Regardless, the pear-cut diamond set on a double band covered in pavé stones is a stunner.
Miranda Kerr - 2.5 Carats
The 33-year-old supermodel announced her engagement to Snapchat co-founder and CEO Evan Spiegel with an Instagram pic on July 20, 2016, flaunting the brilliant sparkler, along with a cartoon version of Spiegel popping the question.
Lauren Conrad: 3-carat
The fashion designer and former MTV star received a stunning 3-carat round solitaire from boyfriend William Tell in 2013. The two tied the knot last fall during an intimate ceremony in California.
Jennifer Lawrence: ~3-5-carats
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The Oscar-winning actress'emerald-cut diamond from herart gallery director husband, Cooke Maroney,sits atop a thin gold band. According to Elle, experts placed the ring at between 3-5-carats and worth roughly $200,000. Lawrence and Maroney began dating in 2018 and wed in October 2019.
Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi: 3.02-carat
The Jersey Shore star got engaged in early 2012 when Jionni LaValle proposed to Snooki with a 3.02-carat princess-cut diamond ring. Reportedly valued at $55,000, the ring includes a custom-built band adorned with 2-carats of diamonds. The pair later got married during a Great Gatsby-themed ceremony in New Jersey that aired on the final episode of Snooki & JWOWW.
Britney Spears: 3.5-carat
Former talent manager Jason Trawick proposed to the "Pretty Girls" singer in late 2011 with a 3.5-carat diamond in a beautiful platinum setting. When the duo split in early 2013, Britney reportedly returned the $90,000 ring.
Katy Perry: 4-carat
The pop star's statementflower-shaped ring is as unique as she! Orlando Bloom popped the question to Perry on Valentine's Day 2018. Theestimated 4-carat ringis truly glamorous and one-of-a-kind, featuring apink centerdiamond surrounded by eight smaller diamonds.ET spoke withjewelry expert Kathryn Money, Vice President of Strategy and Merchandising for Brilliant Earth, who shared that the center gemstoneappeared to be a ruby or vivid pink diamond (weighing an estimated 2-2.5 carats), surrounded by a floral halo of eight round diamonds (an estimated 2-2.5 total diamond carat weight) andset in yellow gold.Depending on the quality and specific characteristics of the center gemstone, Moneyestimatedthe cost of the ring to be approximately $25,000-$50,000, assuming it's a ruby center gemstone. If it's set with a vivid pink diamond, which is a much rarer gemstone, the ring would cost an estimated $500,000-$2,000,000 or more.
Lea Michele: 4-carat
When theGlee alum said yes to Zandy Reich in April 2018, she accepted this rectangular radiant cut sparkler with a popular diamond halo design, which is set on a pave diamond band. Michele’s stone weighs in at four caratsand is classified as a rectangular radiant cut. The piece itself includes a diamond halo and is set on a single, pave diamond band.“A ring [of this caliber] would likely have a value in the range of $100,000 to $150,000," jeweler Greg Kwiat told The Knot, adding,“While it has its roots in antique and vintage jewelry designs, it continues to have a timeless allure. The radiant cut diamond tends to appeal to a woman with a contemporary sense of style. The straight edges and cut corners that are the defining characteristics of the shape speak to a modern design sensibility.” Michele wed the businessman in Napa, California, in March 2019.
Reese Witherspoon: 4-carat
The Academy Award-winning actress received a gorgeous 4-carat Ashoka-cut diamond ring set on a pavé diamond-and-platinum band from Hollywood agent Jim Toth in late 2010. The couple recently celebrated their fourth wedding anniversary.
Jennifer Garner: 4.5-carat
The actress married Ben Affleck in 2005, after he proposed to her with a 4.5-carat cushion-cut diamond. The estranged couple, parents to daughters Violet and Seraphina and son Samuel, announced they are divorcing just one day after their 10-year wedding anniversary.
The Australian singer was spotted sporting a gorgeous diamond engagement ring at the NME Awards in February 2016 after getting engaged to British actor Joshua Sasse.
Emily Ratajkowski: 5-carats (estimated combined)
The model surprised everyone when she revealed she was hitched! Though she had been wearing a goldband since tying the knotwith Sebastian Bear-McClardin a courthouse ceremony in February 2018, Ratajkowski didn't debut her jaw-dropping, self-designer sparkler until July of that year. Made of pear and square cut diamonds, Ratajkowski said she liked the idea of two stones rather than just one and spent a long time looking for inspiration, according to Vogue. In fact, it took 50 sketches to get the bling, which is set on a gold band, just right. "At one point it included a ruby as the second stone, [but] ultimately we loved the idea of the femininity of the pear contrasted with the architecture of the princess," she said.
Christina Aguilera: 5-carat
Music executive Jordan Bratman proposed to the pop singer in 2005 with a 5-carat diamond and platinum engagement ring. The couple divorced five years later.
Katie Holmes: 5-carat
In 2005, Tom Cruise presented the actress with a 5-carat oval-shaped diamond, valued at approximately $275,000, at the top of the Eiffel Tower. The couple later divorced in 2012.
Mila Kunis: 5-carat
After nearly two years of dating, Ashton Kutcher proposed to his former That '70s Show co-star with a minimalist-style engagement ring -- but there's nothing minimal about that diamond! Estimated to be 5 carats, the ring is likely worth upwards of $260,000. The two wed during a secret ceremony in July 2015.
Kristin Cavallari: 5.2-carat
NFL quarterback Jay Cutler proposed to the former Laguna Beach star a second time in late 2011 (after breaking off their engagement months before) with a 5.2-carat diamond ring, reportedly worth over $125,000. The couple, who share three children together, announced that they were divorcing in April 2020 after 10 years together.
Katherine Schwarzenegger: ~6-carat
Thecushion-cut rock on the author'sfinger isestimated to be worth$150,000-250,000. The square shape housed in a halo setting complementsSchwarzenegger's classic style, and the ring appears tofeature an estimated 6-7 carat diamond. Chris Pratt proposed to Schwarzenegger in January 2019, and they wed six months later. They're expecting their first child together in the summer of 2020.
Olivia Wilde: 6-carat
SNL star Jason Sudeikis proposed to the actress in January 2013 with a unique ring — a 6-carat diamond surrounded by a halo of striking emeralds.
Hailey Bieber: between 6-10 carats
Justin Bieber put a lot of thought and care into picking out a ring for his now-wife. Jack Solow, the ring's designer, told ET in July 2018 thatthe blonde modelgot the ringof her dreams, explaining, "The ring is gorgeous. It is what Hailey wanted. She wanted a gorgeous band with diamonds and that is what she got, one row of diamonds around the band and a sprinkle of diamonds in the gallery. The ring complements the center stone.” While Solow would not comment on how much thesparkler cost, he did share that it was between six and 10 carats and other outlets have estimated it to be worth about $500,000. "It was an expensive ring," he adds. "He bought something special for her.”
Jessica Biel: 6-carat
Justin Timberlake proposed to the actress over the holidays in 2011 with a 6-carat vintage-inspired ring adorned with elements of Jessica’s birthstone, aquamarine. Less than a year later, the two were married in a romantic Italian ceremony.
Blake Lively: 7-carat
Ryan Reynolds gave the Age of Adaline actress a beautiful 7-carat pink oval diamond set in rose gold. The $2 million ring received a matching band when Blake and Ryan exchanged vows in the fall of 2012.
The Devious Maids producer announced her engagement to Mexican businessman Jose Antonio Baston in December 2015. The proposal took place in Dubai, where the pair was attending the Global Gift Foundation Gala, where Longoria was gifted a gorgeous ruby ring. The pair wed in Mexico in May 2016, and she's since taken to wearing two simple wedding bands rather than the ring.
Cardi B: 8-carat
The “Bodak Yellow” rapper flashed her huge ring after saying“Yes” to Migos’ Offset when he popped the question in front of a crowd of nearly 20,000 during their Power 99 Powerhouse concert in Philadelphia. It turns out they were already married when he did it, and they would later split before reconciling once again, but one thing's for sure -- Kulture's mama has some major bling!
Jennifer Aniston: 8-carat
Justin Theroux popped the question to the Friends alum back in August 2012 with an estimated 8-carat radiant-cut diamond. The actors officially tied the knot on Aug. 5, 2015, but divorced just two years later.
Demi Lovato: ~9.5-11.5-carats
Lovato announced her engagement to Max Ehrich in July 2020, after a whirlwind courtship. Her three-stone engagement ring boasts a large emerald-cut diamond at the center with two smaller diamonds on the side, surrounded by athick rose goldband. The style isglamorous and modern with a touch of timeless vibes.Jewelry expert Kathryn Money,SVPof Merchandising andRetail Expansion ofBrilliant Earth, told ET that the ring is estimated to be up to 11.5 carats."Demi’s showstopping engagementringfeatures what appears to be an estimated8-10 caratemerald cut diamond set on a platinum or white gold band," Money said. "The center diamond is framed by beautifultrapezoid-shaped accent diamonds estimated at ¾ carats each, for a total carat weight of theringof 9.5-11.5 carats."
Heidi Klum: 10-carat
Singer Seal proposed to the supermodel inside an igloo in the Canadian Rockies with a striking 10-carat canary diamond engagement ring by Lorraine Schwartz. Their seven-year marriage ended in divorce in late 2012, however, and shelater married Tokio Hotel's Tom Kaulitz in 2019.
Jenny McCarthy: 10-carat
New Kids on the Block singer Donnie Wahlberg proposed to McCarthy in April 2014 with a 10-carat ring featuring a massive yellow sapphire surrounded by diamonds and a diamond-studded white gold band. The couple wed in August 2014.
Iggy Azalea: 10.43-carat
Nick Young of the Los Angeles Lakers proposed to the Australian rapper in June 2015 with a 10.43-carat ring, valued at $500,000. Custom-designed by Swaggy P himself, the bling features an 8.15 yellow cushion-cut diamond surrounded by 2.28-carats of white diamonds. So fancy -- even if the relationship didn't last.
Jennifer Lopez: between 12-15 carats
Alex Rodriguez outdid himself -- and J.Lo's previous fiancés!When the former Yankeepopped the questionin March 2019, he presented herwith a massive diamond ring that’s estimated to be worth over a $1 million, according to jewelry expert Kathryn Money, Vice President of Strategy and Merchandising for jewelry company Brilliant Earth. Money notedthat the estimate is dependenton the quality and specific characteristics of the diamond. “J.Lo’s stunning engagement ring from A-Rod appears to feature a 12-15 carat emerald cut diamond in a classic solitaire white gold or platinum setting,” Money told ET. “The elegant simplicity of the ring’s design allows the gorgeous, show-stopping center diamond to be the focal point.”
Previously, Lopez's ex-husband, Marc Anthony, proposed with an 8.5-carat blue diamond ring, reportedly worth $4 million, while her ex-fiancé, Ben Affleck, gave her a 6.1-carat pink Harry Winston diamond. Her first two husbands, Ojani Noa and Cris Judd, gave her a $100,000 diamond ring and an emerald cut ring, respectively.
Hilary Duff: 14-carat
Hockey player Mike Comrie popped the question to Duff with a stunning 14-carat radiant cut diamond, worth an estimated $1 million. The couple were married in August 2010 and welcomed son Luca in March 2012, however they separated in 2014 and Duff officially filed for divorce in February 2015.
Avril Lavigne: 14-carat
Back in August 2012, Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger popped the question to Avril with a 14-carat pear-shaped diamond ring. The Canadian crooners married a year later in the south of France. For their one-year anniversary, Chad reportedly gifted his wife with another diamond ring -- a 17-carat emerald cut! Avril announced their separation in September 2015.
Kim Kardashian West: 15-carat
Kanye West proposed to the stylish reality star in front of family and friends with a flawless 15-carat cushion-cut diamond ring, estimated to be worth more than the 20-carat ring Kim received from basketball player Kris Humphries in 2011. Kimye later exchanged vows in Florence, Italy, and the high-profile pair recently celebrated their first anniversary of marriage.
Victoria Beckham: 15-17 carats
When David Beckham first proposed to the former Spice Girl in 1998, he did so with a modest (by celebrity standards) 3-carat marquise-cut diamond on a yellow band. Since then, Victoria has upgraded to a collection of 14 engagement rings from the soccer star, including a pear-shaped diamond that is estimated to be between 15- and 17-carats.
Russell Wilson proposed to his singer girlfriend in March 2016, gifting her a stunning 16-carat ring of pure perfection -- or more specifically, a cushion-cut diamond surrounded by trapezoid- and pear-shapeddiamonds. The two wed in England in July 2016, with their wedding taking place in a castle.
Angelina Jolie: 16-carat
After dating for seven years, Brad Pitt proposed to Angelina with a unique 16-carat table-cut sparkler, which has an estimated value of $500,000. The duo later held their wedding ceremony at Chateau Miraval in France in 2014but split just two years later.
Music mogul Jay Z popped the question to the Grammy Award-winning songstress with a Lorraine Schwartz-designed 18-carat sparkler valued at over $5 million. The power couple later exchanged vows during an intimate New York City ceremony in April 2008 and now have a three-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy.
Kate Middleton: 18-carat
Originally purchased for Princess Diana in 1981, Kate Middleton's engagement ring is now worth $500,000 and features a 12-carat sapphire surrounded by 14 diamonds -- perfectly fit for a princess! Proud parents to 22-month-old Prince George and newborn Princess Charlotte, Kate and Prince William recently celebrated their fourth wedding anniversary.
Paris Hilton: 24-carat
In 2005, Paris Hilton received a massive 24-carat canary diamond ring from Greek shipping heir and socialite Paris Latsis. The rock was valued at $4.7 million, but money doesn't buy love -- the same-named couple called off their wedding four months later.
Mariah Carey: 35-carat
Australian billionaire James Packer helped Carey land herself on the list for a second time in January 2016, proposing to her with a massive 35-carat diamond and platinum ring designed by Wilfredo Rosario.
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