What are some famous celebrity engagement rings?
Celebrity engagement rings are known for having large stones in elaborate settings. Many celebrity engagement rings become very popular and set jewelry trends for years afterwards.
Elizabeth Taylor’s engagement ring from Richard Burton (which he gave to her four years into their marriage) featured a 33.19-carat diamond and became one of the most iconic rings of all time. In 2005, actor Tom Cruise proposed to actress Katie Holmes with an oval-cut 5-carat diamond right. Part of the setting was done in rose gold, which sparked a new trend for rose gold engagement rings over the next several years.
Prince William of England proposed to his wife Kate Middleton, now known as Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, with a sapphire and diamond engagement ring that once belonged to his mother Diana, Princess of Wales. Kate Middleton’s ring led to the increased popularity of engagement rings set with large colored gemstones, rather than diamonds.