Celebrity 2010's Best Bling Beyoncé's baubles! Jessica Simpson and Carrie Underwood's engagement rings! Take a look back at the sparklers that had everyone talking this year By Alex Apatoff Alex Apatoff Instagram Twitter Alex Apatoff is the Executive Editor of PEOPLE Digital. She has been with the brand for more than a decade, holding various roles on the Style and Beauty team before becoming the site's Lifestyle Director to coordinate the work across the commerce, evergreen, features and marketing teams. Prior to her role at PEOPLE, Alex worked at Us Weekly (where, among other things, she oversaw the Fashion Police pages) and graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelors in Journalism. People Editorial Guidelines Published on December 8, 2010 02:00 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos 01 of 15 BEYONCé'S DIAMONDS Michael Loccisano/Getty Beyoncé already had 5 million reasons to love Lorraine Schwartz – that's the reported value of the star's 18-carat engagement ring designed by the jeweler – but while hosting a bash for Schwartz in November, the singer got to sport a few more, including a round diamond bracelet worth more than $1 million and 50-carat black and white diamond earrings. 02 of 15 KATE MIDDLETON Tim Rooke/Rex/Rex USA To ensure that Kate's engagement ring was fit for a princess, Prince William gave her an 18-carat blue sapphire and white diamond stunner already owned by one: his mother, Diana. "This is my way of making sure my mother didn't miss out on today," the prince said at the couple's engagement announcement. 03 of 15 JESSICA SIMPSON Kevin Mazur/WireImage Everything's coming up rosy for Jessica Simpson, whose fiancé Eric Johnson hid her five carat, ruby-and-diamond Neil Lane engagement ring in a shoe before popping the question in November. 04 of 15 HALLE BERRY Brian Ach/Getty It's hard to draw attention away from Halle's gorgeous face, but this mega-watt combo of Harry Winston diamonds totaling more than 160 carats just might do the trick! The jewels, which included 17-carat earrings and a 10-carat ring, perfectly complemented her striking black column dress at a November Harry Winston event to unveil the Hope Diamond. 05 of 15 CARRIE UNDERWOOD Todd Williamson/WireImage Her hubby, hockey player Mike Fisher, is no stranger to ice, so it makes sense that he picked out a serious stunner for the country star's ring finger: a canary-yellow Jonathon Arndt ring, estimated at $150,000. 06 of 15 KIM KARDASHIAN Charles Eshelman/FilmMagic How to make others green with envy? Try sporting more than $4 million in emeralds and diamonds, like Kim Kardashian. Kim's 18-carat blackened gold necklace had 120 carats of diamonds and 150 carats of emeralds, coordinating perfectly with her 70-carat emerald-and-diamond earrings – all by Lorraine Schwartz. 07 of 15 BLAKE LIVELY Jorge Rios/iPhoto The Gossip Girl star got tongues wagging when she sported three of Lorraine Schwartz's eye-popping rings – with over 40 carats of diamonds and 100 carats of rubies between them – to the premiere of The Town in September. 08 of 15 NICOLE RICHIE Giulio Marcocchi/Sipa Looks like Nicole figured out The Truth About Diamonds: they're a lot of fun to wear on your ring finger! She displayed her four-carat Neil Lane sparkler from fiancé Joel Madden while signing her second book, Priceless, in June. 09 of 15 CAREY MULLIGAN Lionel Hahn/Abaca All eyes were on the An Education actress when she made her Academy Awards debut, and she didn't disappoint in a pair of shoulder-grazing 19th-century Fred Leighton pendant earrings, which popped against her trend-setting pixie cut. 10 of 15 KATY PERRY Brian Zak/Sipa It would be tough for any jeweler to compete with Katy's light-up gown at the Met Gala in May, but Lorraine Schwartz managed with her sparkling geometric diamond collar. 11 of 15 KATE WINSLET Steve Granitz/WireImage The British beauty dazzled at the Academy Awards in a $2.5 million diamond drop necklace designed just for her by Tiffany & Co. The piece featured a 13-carat yellow diamond and two 6-carat yellow diamonds, surrounded by 642 white diamonds to create a truly one-of-a-kind piece. 12 of 15 LEA MICHELE Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage For Glee's big night at the Emmys (the show had an astounding 19 nominations!), the resident diva shined in a 300-carat platinum multi-color diamond Lorraine Schwartz necklace and 10-carat coordinating diamond studs from the celeb jeweler. 13 of 15 GWYNETH PALTROW Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic The style star – and now country crooner – made her CMA debut in a side-swept do that showed off her single sparkling earring, created from a vintage diamond brooch by Eliane Fattal for S.J. Phillips. 14 of 15 HEIDI KLUM Frazer Harrison/Getty Project Runway diva Heidi added some dazzle to her Marchesa minidress by pairing it with a high-drama, $3 million Lorraine Schwartz diamond-and-ruby choker, which matched her 22-carat ruby-and-diamond ring. 15 of 15 JENNIFER LOPEZ Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Never one to shy away from serious sparkle, the new American Idol host showed off nearly $164,000 in Cartier diamonds at the L.A. premiere of The Back-up Plan.