10 Most Famous Celebrity Gemstone Rings

Colored gemstone engagement rings are a trend that has been around for awhile, and the results are unforgettable and beautiful.

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Though diamonds are a girl's best friend and the classic choice for an engagement ring, colored stones are a trend that continues to show up on many a celebrity's ring finger. Opting for a colored stone is a fresh take on the traditional engagement ring, and the candy colored sparklers are unique and beautiful. Though many have tried the trend, a few specific engagement rings have stood out.

Sophia Vergara

Sofia's Vergara's engagement ring from Joe Manganiello is a very large cushion cut center stone - possibly 5-7 carats with F color - adorned by a sparkling pavé halo setting. The thin, delicate band also has very small diamonds to complement the large center stone and halo.

Sophia Vergara Engagement Ring
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Blake Lively

When film actor Ryan Reynolds proposed to blonde actress Blake Lively, he went the unconventional route. The actress' engagement ring is a pink diamond that cost two million dollars, and the gorgeous oval cut stone is set in rose gold, with small pave diamonds around the band. Created by jeweler Lorraine Schwartz, the pink diamond ring was custom designed to have an Art Deco look.

Blake Lively Engagement Ring
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Kate Middleton

Kate Middleton's blue sapphire engagement ring is likely the most famous engagement ring of all time. The Duchess of Cambridge wears the ring that once decorated the finger of Princess Diana, and the famous, royal ring contains an 18-carat diamond and sapphire stone that was purchased in 1981 by Prince Charles. The ring has increased in value over the years, and is now worth half a million dollars. However, no monetary amount can compete with the sentimental value of the beautiful ring, and the sweet gesture made by Prince William when he proposed with his mother's ring.

Kate Middleton Engagement Ring
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Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton Engagement Ring
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Jessica Simpson

Singer and actress Jessica Simpson became engaged to Eric Johnson in 2010. Johnson went to jeweler Neil Lane, who helped him choose a romantic, 5-carat ring that includes an oversized ruby in the center embellished by two diamonds on either side. The gold ring is special to the couple because the ruby is Jessica's birthstone, and the ruby is the stone that symbolizes love. The custom ring includes smaller diamonds that encircle the band all the way around.

Jessica Simpson Engagement Ring

Molly Sims

Molly Sims shows off her cushion cut engagement ring, which is set in platinum with a halo setting that gives it a vintage vibe. Experts estimate the center stone is 5-6 carats with an estimated value of $80,000 or more. The bauble looks to be just as gorgeous as its wearer!

Molly Sims Engagement Ring

Carrie Underwood

Professional hockey player Mike Fisher proposed to country singer Carrie Underwood with a canary yellow diamond engagement ring. The ring, designed by jeweler Jonathan Arndt, contains 12 carats of diamonds with the yellow diamond itself averaging roughly 5 carats, and includes a completely flawless, round cut yellow diamond in the center, encircled by smaller diamonds. The ring is rumored to be worth over a million dollars, and her wedding ring fits into the diamond beautifully for a stunning set.

Carrie Underwood Engagement Ring
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Kelly Clarkson

Former American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson has come a long way from her humble days in Texas. The popular singer said yes to Brandon Blackstock's proposal when he presented her with a jaw-dropping square cut yellow canary diamond ring. The ring, created by Jonathan Arndt, includes a flawless yellow diamond surrounded by smaller diamonds, with diamonds embellishing the band of the ring. The ring, valued at $150,000, is one of the most talked about and beautiful colored engagement rings of all time.

Elizabeth Hurley

Actress, model, and fashion designer Elizabeth Hurley accepted a square-cut sapphire engagement ring from cricket player Shane Warne when he proposed marriage. The ring boasts 2-carat trillion-cut diamonds on each side of the oversized 9-carat sapphire, and the value of the ring is over $100,000. The platinum ring may include a sapphire due to the popularity of the sapphire in Britain, which symbolized royalty and is a favorite of the royal family.

Elizabeth Hurley
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Mariah Carey

Multi-platinum singer Mariah Carey is the proud owner of a $2.5 million dollar engagement ring, chosen by husband Nick Cannon and designed by Jacob & Co. The ring includes a gorgeous 17-carat pink diamond, set in a square-cut design and embellished with small diamonds around the band, as well as two larger diamonds on each side of the pink sparkler in the center. Known as one of the most expensive celebrity engagement rings, the pink diamond ring is also one of the largest, and seems to fit well with the diva's oversized personality and sense of style.


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