Unique and Unusual Star Engagement Rings

See which celebs are sporting some seriously surprising sparklers on their left hands

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Sara Bareilles & Joe Tippett

Sara Bareilles, Joe Tippett
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It was "an easy, earned, relaxed YES" for the singer and composer to both her new fiancé and the delicate ring he gave her: a gold feather band.

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Jennifer Lopez & Ben Affleck

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How could the couple — engaged for the second time 20 years after their first engagement — top the one-of-a-kind pink Harry Winston diamond Affleck proposed with in 2002? With a spectacular green diamond, chosen for luck.

"I always say the color green is my lucky color," Lopez wrote in her On the JLo newsletter after Affleck popped the question in April 2022.

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Michelle Dockery & Jasper Waller-Bridge

Michelle Dockery poses on the red carpet upon arrival for the world premiere of the film "Downton Abbey: A New Era"
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What better place than the Downton Abbey: A New Era premiere to show off a gorgeous engagement ring that's all about the vintage glamour, as did Michelle Dockery (who got engaged to producer Jasper Waller-Bridge — yes, Phoebe's brother — last January).

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Megan Fox & Machine Gun Kelly

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Their love story has been anything but typical, so no ordinary engagement ring would do. Machine Gun Kelly and jeweler Stephen Webster designed two rings that fit together, featuring the couple's birthstones.

"i know tradition is one ring, but i designed it with Stephen Webster to be two: the emerald (her birth stone) and the diamond (my birth stone) set on two magnetic bands of thorns that draw together as two halves of the same soul forming the obscure heart that is our love," he wrote on Instagram.

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Scheana Shay & Brock Honey Davies

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The Vanderpump Rules star has a rosy outlook on life thanks to the massive pink morganite stone she's flashing on her left hand.

When fans questioned the choice of stone, Shay shut them down on Twitter. "I didn't want a Diamond. Morganites are beautiful and have so much meaning," she wrote.

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Tallulah Willis & Dillon Buss

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The actress and daughter of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis was involved from start to finish in the process of designing her ring, which features an enormous Asscher-cut diamond from the 1910s.

"Once we had the stone, Karina [Noel, the jeweler] and I went to town and after multiple revisions and stressed texts that it needed to feel like it was on a delicaté finger of a resident of Rivendell / Ancient other worldly aliens (Karina — thank you for putting up with my late night FaceTimes and manic sketches 🤦🏼)," Willis wrote. "This is the final result! Group effort, so much love, and a lot of patience for a loony toons girl, I am over the moon."

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Ty Pennington & Kellee Merrell

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The HGTV star popped the question over coffee at home with a teardrop-shaped dark blue stone mounted in a unique, artistic way.

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Ariana Grande & Dalton Gomez

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Ariana's fiancé Dalton Gomez was "switchin' the positions" of the traditional engagement ring stone setting when it came to designing the pop star's spectacular sparkler.

Instead of one large stone as the centerpiece of the ring, the "Positions" singer's engagement ring features an oval-cut diamond set at an angle on the ride side of the band. To the left is a beautiful pearl, which many Arianators theorize is one of Grande's family heirlooms.

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Lily Collins & Charlie McDowell

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Lily called her rose-cut, bezel-set Irene Neuwirth diamond "breathtaking" and "the most stunning, perfect ring," in an Instagram comment thanking the designer for her one-of-a-kind design.

Neuwirth thanked Lily's fiancé, writer-director Charlie McDowell, on Instagram for trusting her with the task and called Lily the "perfect muse."

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J.D. Scott & Annalee Belle

J.D. Scott and Anna Lee Belle
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There were a lot of nontraditional elements throughout the Halloween wedding of the Property Brothers' older sibling and his makeup artist bride, and that included the one-of-a-kind heart-shaped ring she sported.

Jeweler Tammy Dominik worked with Belle to create the rose gold ring, set with a heart-shaped pink tourmaline and surrounded by 15 small aquamarine, yellow sapphire, diamond and amethyst round stones.

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Rooney Mara & Joaquin Phoenix

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The actor recently said his actress fiancée is "the only girl I ever looked up on the internet," and perhaps he's referring to her "dream ring" Pinterest board too — this unique hexagon-shaped stone seems perfect for her.

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Scarlett Johansson & Colin Jost

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SNL writer Colin may be a funny guy, but he picked out a serious ring for his movie star fiancée, which she debuted at Comic-Con. The ring is reportedly this one by Taffin de Givenchy, which features an 11-carat pear-shaped brown diamond on a curved band.

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Susan Kelechi Watson & Jaime Lincoln Smith

Jaime Lincoln Smith and Susan Kelechi Watson engagement ring
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The This Is Us actress was thrilled to show off her new sapphire sparkler from her actor beau on the Emmys red carpet, even joking she nicknamed it "Marina" after Marina Del Ray, Calif., where he proposed. (The two called off the engagement at the end of 2019.)

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Elizabeth Olsen & Robbie Arnett

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A taste for uniquely elegant engagement rings must run in the family: Elizabeth received an emerald set in a starburst of diamonds from her musician fiancé, while her older sister Mary-Kate sported a vintage sapphire-and-diamond style.

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Heidi Klum & Tom Kaulitz

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The supermodel and her musician love have been in a "state of bliss" since his holiday proposal, and they kept the celebration going by debuting her halo-set alexandrite stone between two baguettes at the Golden Globes. "Tom drew the dream ring for Heidi and then went in search of the right stones," a friend said. "He didn't just go to the store."

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Lindsey Vonn & P.K. Subban

P. K. Subban and Lindsey Vonn
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The Olympic skier and her hockey star beau both know something about ice. No wonder her emerald engagement ring is such a stunner. (The two called the engagement off in Dec. 2020.)

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2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter - Inside
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Cue the Firework! The pop star and actor announced their engagement with an Instagram selfie showing off Perry's new flower-shaped ring that features a classic floral halo design of diamonds in yellow gold surrounding the center ruby.

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The supermodel and the producer tied the knot at City Hall in 2018 with simple gold bands - then months later, she topped it off with a two-stone engagement ring by Alison Lou featuring a square- and pear-cut diamond side by side. (The two split in 2022.)

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The star showed off her massive ring, with a sapphire gem and high setting, in a sweet photo for the Goop Magazine spread in which she and her new fiancé revealed their engagement.

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It was only fitting that the Migos rapper give his fiancée a "raindrop"-shaped diamond - an 8-carat one, to be exact, set in a halo of pink diamonds by Pristine Jewelers.

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It's a match made in La La Land: the movie's director proposed to his longtime actress love with a Monique Péan wraparound ring set with two different-sized stones.

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Dancing With the Stars' Emma might have been shocked when her fellow pro proposed onstage, but the ring itself wasn't a surprise -- she'd sent her sister strict instructions to share regarding the "wine color" halo-set pink sapphire she's now sporting.

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The UnREAL costars made it very real when he proposed with this giant oval sapphire set in a rectangular halo with two more diamonds on either side.

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Leave it to a style star like Mary-Kate to pair an over-the-top vintage Cartier diamond-and-sapphire engagement ring with a simple gold wedding band for a combo that's effortlessly chic. (Sadly, in May 2020, Mary-Kate filed for divorce from the French banker.)

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Apparently, the singer's actor beau couldn't get her out of his head – because he proposed with a blingy emerald-cut diamond surrounded by two more halos of smaller diamonds. (The two split a year after their engagement.)

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It was "love all" when the actress received this gigantic emerald ring with a split shank and halo setting from her former tennis player beau, Ruben Torres. The Colombian emerald represents Torres' home country, while the Art Deco-inspired setting speaks to Swank's tastes, a source says of the piece, designed for the couple by Tres Almas' Andrea Jaramillo. (They called it off a few months later.)

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The Countess's CEO beau couldn't want to surprise her in Vail with this 8-carat canary yellow diamond ring set on either side with more diamonds. (The two tied the knot, then called it off.)

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Naturally, the star who wore two caped jumpsuits on her wedding day wasn't going to have a plain old wedding band. And her open-design gold band with two bezel-set stones opposite one another is unconventionally gorgeous, just like Solange's style. (The two announced their separation five years later.)

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The Duck Dynasty star's peek at her journal (proposal story and all) also happened to showcase her romantic opalescent oval-cut ring.

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The bride-to-be looked ecstatic to show off her ruby-and-diamond sparkler from her TV exec boyfriend on The Today Showeven more so because she chose a pair of ruby-and-diamond earrings to match!

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Bridget Marquardt & Nick Carpenter

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"I wanted something different," Bridget Marquardt told People about her one-of-a-kind pavé diamond spider engagement ring, given to her by horror-film director Nick Carpenter. "The traditional rings were just really, really traditional and I just wanted something different, unique and special. We saw this and I was like, I love that!"

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Cameron Diaz & Benji Madden

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Cameron Diaz married Benji Madden on a Monday after only a few weeks of engagement – so it stands to reason that her engagement ring (a thick gold band inlaid with sparkling stones) isn't terribly traditional, either.

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Jennie Garth & David Abrams

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Jennie Garth sported a darkly sparkly number on her left ring finger: A glam black diamond encircled by white diamonds on a gold band, courtesy of then-fiancé David Abrams. (He filed for divorce in 2018.)

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Jenny McCarthy & Donnie Wahlberg

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Jenny McCarthy's huge yellow sapphire engagement ring from Donnie Wahlberg may seem hard to misplace, but somehow, the star has managed. "It's a little hard to get romantic with diamonds on your hand!" she said. "I removed it and put it on the room service table, and they came and turned down the room and the ring was gone." (She found it, so you can rest easy.)

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Lady Gaga & Taylor Kinney

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Amazingly, the heart-shaped diamond on her Lorraine Schwartz engagement ring from her actor love isn't the most interesting part of Gaga's engagement ring. The diamond-studded band features a sweet message: T (HEARTS) S (her given name is Stefani). But we won't have wedding jewelry to look at: They called off their engagement.

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Alexis Bledel & Vincent Kartheiser

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For the couple that met on the set of Mad Men, a gorgeous and unique sparkler worthy of that show's killer costuming was the only thing that would do. And the octagonal stone set on a vintage-inspired band was certainly that.

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Maggie Grace & Matthew Cooke

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In a town where everyone wants the newest, biggest and sparkliest, there's something romantic and sweet about choosing a ring with a ton of history – like Maggie Grace's antique setting from 1810, a gift from now-ex-fiancé Matthew Cooke.

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