It could be a sign that the world is ending (December 21, folks, get ready!) but these days, there seem to be more celebrity couples getting engaged. Two weeks ago,
Now-husband Jamie Hince (of The Kills fame) proposed to Kate Moss with a vintage 1920s ring from one of Moss' favorite jewelers, S.J. Phillips. The ring was inspired by a sparkler owned by one of Kate's idols, Zelda Fitzgerald.
Ah, who could forget Kim Kardashian's engagement ring? Given to her by New Jersey Nets baller Kris Humphries, The Lorraine Schwartz-designed stunner boasts 20.5 carats, and set the baller back $2 million. Proving the adage money can't buy love, their union was famously broken after a mere 72 days of marriage. If you do the math, that means Humphries would have had to save up $27,800 each day they were married to pay for the ring. Word is Kim plans to hold on to the rock, probably to Humphries' great dismay. Talk about a bad investment! If we were Kim, we'd be high-tailing it to the nearest pawn shop!
Jessica Biel flashed her rock from singer/actor Justin Timberlake this week at a LA Lakers game, after weeks of keeping the sparkler hidden from view. The square-cut diamond ring is said to be custom designed with the help by J.T. himself. Aww, ain't that sweet?
Nick Cannon gave Mariah Carey this $2.5 million dollar square-cut platinum and pink diamond ring when he popped the question. (What, no Hello Kitty ring?) Oddly enough, this is the same ring (minus the pink diamonds) Cannon gave to former fiancée, model Selita Ebanks (pictured bottom right). Um, awkward!
Beyonce still wears her engagement ring from hubby Jay-Z. The crystal clear Lorraine Schwartz 18-carat diamond set the rapper back about $5 million, a drop in the bucket when you're the King of New York. This April, the couple will be married four years. They welcomed their first child, Blue Ivy Carter in early January.
Now, this one's a doozy. According to
Wiz Khalifa gave Amber Rose a relatively simple oval-cut diamond ring on a rose (get it?) gold band. Considering Amber's sartorial tastes, we're thankful for the streamlined rock.
The most iconic sparkler has to be this one given to Elizabeth Taylor by on-again, off-again beau actor Richard Burton. The 33.19 carat emerald-cut Krupp diamond was presented to Taylor as a gift, as opposed to an official engagement ring. Think of it as "the one ring to rule them all" When the couple first got married (they were wedded twice), Taylor was waiting for her divorce to fourth husband Eddie Fisher to finalize. The couple never had a conventional engagement period.
Prince William gave his now-wife, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge this oval-cut sapphire ring surrounded by 14 diamonds. It is the same ring his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales wore in 1981. It has since been replicated countless times, but only KMidd has the real thing. Guess that's one of the perks of royalty.
Back in 1999 when they were still an item, Jennifer Aniston rocked this $500,000 spiral ring Brad Pitt designed with jewler Silvia Damiani. The shape was supposed to represent "eternity," but we know how that turned out.