We rounded up six of our favorite famous engagement rings that won't go out of style and showing you a few alternatives that you can actually afford! Three times a classic and three times a modern favorite.
From Jackie Kennedy to Hailey Baldwin, we present to you the most beautiful engagement rings that stand the test of time, plus a few others that are already on their way to being unforgettable.
Jacqueline Kennedy: emerald and diamond "toi et moi" ring
On June 24, 1953, John F. Kennedy proposed to Jacqueline Bouvier at a Boston restaurant. The Van Cleef & Arpels ring was set with an emerald beside a diamond in a classical romantic "you-and-me" design with a stunning diamond halo. Megan Fox got a similar ring from Machine Gun Kelly in 2022! You can get the look with these antique and vintage "toi-et-moi" rings:
Princess Diana chose this ring herself and it's a very special one! Charles, Prince of Wales, proposed to Lady Diana Spencer in February of 1981, presenting her with an oval-shaped blue sapphire surrounded by a halo of diamonds. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, then gave his mother's ring to Kate Middleton when he proposed in 2010. A few lovely sapphire halo rings of our own:
Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor: emerald and diamond ring
King Edward of England gave up his kingdom to marry his lover Wallis Simpson (who already had 2 ex husbands, oh the horror). In 1936 he gave her this 19-carat emerald engagement ring inscribed “We are ours now 27 X 36”. The rectangular emerald is a dazzling 19.77-carat, flanked by diamond baguettes. The ring that represents the greatest royal love story of the 20th century was sold at auction at Sotheby’s in 1987 for $1.98 million. Similar engagement rings:
Priyanka Chopra: cushion cut diamond ring
Priyanka Chopra's ring is a high quality cushion cut weighing around 4 carats, on a band that is also studded with diamonds. Nick Jonas shut down a Tiffany & Co. store in London to shop for the perfect ring in privacy. We'd love to help you recreate the look:
Scarlett Johansson: Art Deco diamond ring
Scarlett Johansson’s engagement ring is an stunning one. The vintage ring is a lovely example of Art Deco style, with three round diamonds surrounded by a magnificent rectangular setting. Get your own Art Deco period engagement ring:
Conrad: the classic diamond solitaire
Lauren Conrad’s engagement ring was revealed in October 2013, about a year after she started dating guitarist William Tell, after meeting on a blind date on Valentine’s Day the year before. The couple were married in September, 2014. The engagement ring is a classic round solitaire set on a yellow gold band. She paired it with a diamond eternity band as a wedding band. This design we have in many sizes, take a look at a few:
Check out beautiful antique and vintage engagement rings from The Antique Ring Shop collection.