Unique and Unusual Star Engagement Rings
See which celebs are sporting some seriously surprising sparklers on their left hands
Ariana Grande & Dalton Gomez
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.
Lily Collins & Charlie McDowell
Neuwirth thanked Lily's fiancé, writer-director Charlie McDowell, on Instagram for trusting her with the task and called Lily the "perfect muse."
J.D. Scott & Annalee Belle
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.
Rooney Mara & Joaquin Phoenix
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.
Scarlett Johansson & Colin Jost
Susan Kelechi Watson & Jaime Lincoln Smith
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.
Elizabeth Olsen & Robbie Arnett
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 sports a vintage sapphire-and-diamond style.
Heidi Klum & Tom Kaulitz
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."
Lindsey Vonn & P.K. Subban
The Olympic skier and her hockey star beau both know something about ice. No wonder her emerald engagement ring is such a stunner.
KATY PERRY & ORLANDO BLOOM
EMILY RATAJKOWSKI & SEBASTIAN BEAR-MCCLARD
GWYNETH PALTROW & BRAD FALCHUK
CARDI B & OFFSET
OLIVIA HAMILTON & DAMIEN CHAZELLE
It's a match made in La La Land: the movie's director proposed to his longtime actress love with a Monique Péan wraparoung ring set with two different-sized stones.
EMMA SLATER & SASHA FARBER
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.
FREDDIE STROMA & JOHANNA BRADDY
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.
MARY-KATE OLSEN & OLIVIER SARKOZY
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.)
KYLIE MINOGUE & JOSHUA SASSE
HILARY SWANK & RUBEN TORRES
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. (Sadly, they called it off a few months later.)
LUANN DE LESSEPS & TOM D'AGOSTINO, JR.
SOLANGE KNOWLES & ALAN FERGUSON
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.)
REBECCA ROBERTSON & JOHN REED LOFLIN
The Duck Dynasty star's peek at her journal (proposal story and all) also happened to showcase her romantic opalescent oval-cut ring.
EVA LONGORIA & JOSE ANTONIO BASTON
“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!”
BAND OF GOLD
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.
BLACK AND TRUE BLUE
Jennie Garth is now sporting a darkly sparkly number on her left ring finger: A glam black diamond encircled by white diamonds on a gold band, courtesy of fiancé David Abrams. (He filed for divorce in 2018.)
CENTER OF ATTENTION
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.)
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.
ALEXIS BLEDEL & VINCENT KARTHEISER
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.
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.