The Best Celebrity Engagement Rings

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celebrity engagment rings
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These famous rings are a cut above the rest...

We love looking at beautiful engagement rings, particularly those owned by our favourite celebrities. From classic round-cut diamonds to custom-made precious stones, celebrity engagement rings set the bar high, which comes as no surprise given their hefty price tag.

The world's most famous engagement ring - an oval-cut 12-carat blue sapphire surrounded by 14 solitaire diamonds - currently belongs to Catherine Middleton. Prince William presented Catherine with the ring that once belonged to his mother, the late Princess Diana, when he proposed in 2010. It is now worth a reported £300,000.

Although an oval-cut stone suggests the bride-to-be is traditional, a coloured stone shows off unique flair - a ring that perfectly reflects the Duchess' modern yet timeless elegance.

Where to buy: Sapphire 2.30 ct and white gold ring, The Diamond Store, £2285.

Read through our round-up of famous engagement rings and what they say about our favourite stars...

Sapphire 2.30ct And Diamond 1.00ct 18K White Gold Ring - See more at: http://www.thediamondstore.co.uk/sapphire-230ct-and-diamond-100ct-18k-white-gold-ring-p18065c907.cfm?utm_source=GoogleShopping&utm_medium=ppc&gclid=CO6xwaSdxcoCFcm6GwodU2MKTQ#sthash.zQpoVoCj.dpuf

Sapphire 2.30ct And Diamond 1.00ct 18K White Gold Ring - See more at: http://www.thediamondstore.co.uk/sapphire-230ct-and-diamond-100ct-18k-white-gold-ring-p18065c907.cfm?utm_source=GoogleShopping&utm_medium=ppc&gclid=CO6xwaSdxcoCFcm6GwodU2MKTQ#sthash.zQpoVoCj.dpuf

Sapphire 2.30ct And Diamond 1.00ct 18K White Gold Ring - See more at: http://www.thediamondstore.co.uk/sapphire-230ct-and-diamond-100ct-18k-white-gold-ring-p18065c907.cfm?utm_source=GoogleShopping&utm_medium=ppc&gclid=CO6xwaSdxcoCFcm6GwodU2MKTQ#sthash.zQpoVoCj.dpuf

Cut: Emerald

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Cut: Emerald

In 2014, hearts around the world were broken when serial bachelor George Clooney popped the question to Amal Alamuddin with a 7-carat emerald-cut ring worth $450,000. As the cut worn by Grace Kelly and Elizabeth Taylor, the emerald-cut is known for its understated elegance and old-school hollywood glamour. Emerald-cut wearers are the epitome of class and effortless chic, a description that fits Amal to a tee. Where to buy: Emerald cut engagement ring 18k rose gold, Samara James, £7371.44.

Cut: Square

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Cut: Square

Queen Elizabeth II received a square-cut 3 carat diamond ring with diamond side stones set in platinum from Prince Philip. The band was made from a nugget Welsh gold, as per royal tradition, and the stones came from the groom mother's tiara. Where to buy: Antique art deco engagement ring, Allurez, £2040.00.

Cut: Marquise

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Cut: Marquise

This stunning marquise-cut ring is just one of thirteen engagement rings owned by Victoria Beckham. Since his proposal in 1998, David Beckham has continually upgraded Victoria's bling for a total of around £4 million. The marquise-cut is perfect for future brides who love being the centre of attention. Where to buy: Yellow gold marquise-cut 0.9 carat ring, 77 Diamonds, £2461.81.

Cut: Ashoka

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Cut: Ashoka

Reese Witherspoon's husband Jim Toth popped the question with a 4-carat Ashoka-cut diamond custom-designed by the William Goldberg Diamond Corporation, worth around $250,000. The custom-made Ashoka cut is rectangular shaped with rounded corners - an unusual and special way to make a romantic statement. Where to buy: Vintage Ashoka ring, Boodles, from £6300.

Cut: Round

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Cut: Round

Country music star Keith Urban proposed to Nicole Kidman in 2006 with a simple antique style three stone engagement ring set with round brilliant centre diamonds. Like Nicole, the round-cut diamond is classic, elegant and highly popular; however, multiple stones suggests a slightly unconventional side, which is an apt description for this versatile Oscar-winning actress. Where to buy: Three stone engagment ring, James Allen, £4552.

Cut: Halo

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Cut: Halo

Want your diamond to look even larger? Opt for a halo engagement ring - it's currently the hottest style of engagement jewellery, with celebrities such as Natalie Portman (pictured) sporting the coveted halo ring. The 'halo' is formed by one or two additional rings of smaller diamonds encircling the main stone. Wearers of this ring are total romantics and ultra feminine. Where to buy: Floating halo ring, Blue Nile, £5953.20.

Isa Jaward
Isa Jaward

Isa Jaward is a journalist from London who has written for the likes of Time Out, The Guardian and Music Week.