Emerald-cut diamond engagement rings are refined, glamorous, and worldly, and can pair with a basic T-shirt as effortlessly as haute couture. It’s no wonder this cut is a celebrity favorite.
Since we might get blinded by all the bling, we’ve reached out to an expert to talk numbers. Benjamin Khordipour, the head gemologist and antique jewelry specialist at Estate Diamond Jewelry, will help us estimate how much each piece is worth.
Without further ado, here’s a list of rings that emerald engagement ring celebrity-loving brides will adore.
1. Grace Kelly
What better way to start off our list than with the arguably most influential diamond ring of all time? This 10.48-carat Cartier sparkler started the emerald-cut craze, cementing it as the ultimate display of glamor and elegance. This remarkable ring adorned the finger of the iconic Grace Kelly. She received the ring from none other than a prince – Prince Rainier of Monaco, to be exact.
Khordipour tells us that this marvelous piece of history is worth over $4 million today.
2. Elizabeth Taylor
As someone who’d been engaged 10 times, Elizabeth Taylor knew a thing or two about diamond rings. Her first show-stopping piece came in 1956 from film producer Mike Todd. One look at the massive, 30-carat emerald-cut diamond and you’ll understand why people still talk about it, even after over half a century.
According to Khordipour, the ring could easily be worth $5 million today.
When Jay-Z famously “put a ring on it,” he opted for a dazzling emerald-cut diamond weighing approximately 24 carats. Khordipour tells us that Beyoncé’s ring features an extremely rare flawless diamond with no blemishes or inclusions, which explains why it’s worth $5 million.
4. Paris Hilton
With Paris Hilton being the poster child of a lavish lifestyle, her husband had his work cut out for him. And boy, did he deliver!
Carter Reum proposed to Paris with a massive, 20-carat diamond ring specially designed for the occasion. This one-of-a-kind sparkler is named after Paris and is worth a staggering $2 million. Paris isn’t shy about her self-proclaimed obsession with this piece, so this picture-perfect ring often stars in her Instagram posts.
5. Mariah Carey
We all know Mariah Carey is the queen of Christmas, but her stunning engagement ring might qualify her as the queen of diamonds. Her 35-carat diamond ring is considered the most expensive piece of celebrity jewelry in modern times. There’s little speculation about its worth, as our jewelry expert confirms the mind-blowing $10 million price tag.
Mariah eventually bid both James Packer and the ring farewell. But this piece generated over 60,000 Google searches, so you can see it all over the internet.
6. Amal Clooney
Amal Clooney, née Alamuddin, is impressive in every sense of the word. Her engagement ring from George Clooney can undoubtedly keep up. According to our jewelry consultant, this demure yet impactful emerald-cut diamond ring weighs approximately 7 carats and costs around $500,000.
Since Amal is known to be a private person and isn’t on social media, spotting the ring online is quite a treat.
7. Nicole Kidman
Initially, Nicole Kidman sported a one-of-a-kind Cartier ring with multiple diamonds around her finger. However, the emerald-cut mania seemingly swept her away, leading her to upgrade to a far less subtle substitute. Although much bolder, Kidman’s new ring is equally as tasteful.
Not many details are known about the new piece. Still, our consultant tells us that it had to cost Keith Urban a pretty penny, much more than the original $50,000 price tag for the Cartier ring.
8. Jennifer Lopez
Benjamin Khordipour used the word “sensational” to describe J. Lo’s engagement ring, so it wasn’t a surprise when he told us it was worth at least $1 million. This captivating ring catapulted the emerald cut back into the news. The center diamond, flanked by tapered baguettes, weighs approximately 15 carats and can be seen in all its glory in Alex Rodriguez’s Instagram post.
Sadly, J. Lo and A-Rod called off their engagement, and she went on to marry Ben Affleck. Although Ben reportedly proposed with an exceedingly rare, natural green diamond that’s several times more expensive, we’re still team “emerald cut” over here.
9. Jennifer Lawrence
The notoriously private actress debuted her engagement ring at Paris Fashion Week in 2019, and it was a sight to behold. An elongated emerald-cut center diamond sits atop a dainty white metal band. The center stone weighs approximately four to five carats, resulting in a $200,000 price tag.
10. Angelina Jolie
Angeline Jolie’s 16-carat diamond ring took an entire year to make, as Brad Pitt didn’t want to settle for less than perfect for his future bride. The time spent making this ring was well worth it, as this Art Deco-style piece is one for the ages. According to our jewelry adviser, the sizable center stone and multiple trapezoid diamonds extending down the shank set the ring’s price at around $250,000.
11. Demi Lovato
Perhaps Demi Lovato’s engagement to Max Ehrich was short-lived, but the ring was one to be remembered. Although the massive, 10-carat emerald-cut center diamond undoubtedly steals the spotlight, the two trapezoid accent diamonds adorning the shoulders are no less magnificent.
Khordipour says this stunner could be worth around $1 million. Unfortunately, the steep price tag didn’t stop the ex-lovers from wiping their social media of any traces of the ring but never forget, the internet is forever.
12. Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway’s now husband, Adam Shulman, is a jewelry designer, yet he entrusted the famed Greg Kwiat with designing this engagement ring. Seeing how gorgeous the 6-carat diamond turned out, we agree it was the right decision. Khordipour estimates that this platinum stunner cost around $150,000.
13. Gwen Stefani
There’s No Doubt in our mind that Gwen Stefani absolutely loved the custom-designed emerald-cut 7-carat diamond she received from Blake Shelton. The singer famously proclaimed that all the riches mean nothing without love, so we’d say this $500,000 ring is probably the best of both worlds.
14. Kate Hudson
Kate Hudson has received a few engagement rings, but the beautiful emerald-cut piece from Matt Bellamy might be our favorite. The lovely ring features a tapered baguette on each shoulder and a bold white metal band. Our expert jeweler estimates the ring’s value at around $200,000.
15. Kristen Bell
Just like the Kristen Bell-Dax Shepard coupling, this engagement ring gets all the love from us and the public. This beautiful ring features a champagne-colored center diamond weighing around 3 carats. The actress isn’t the type of celeb to flash her ring on social media, but you can take a peek at this $100,000 beauty on Pinterest.
16. Sarah Jessica Parker
Although the two on-screen diamond rings Carrie Bradshaw received were nothing less than iconic, SJP’s real-life 5-carat diamond is even more swoon-worthy. The gigantic center stone sits atop an elegant yellow gold band for a total worth of around half a million dollars.
17. Kate Beckinsale
Although the almost 10-carat emerald-cut diamond is the star of the show, the band with micro-pavé diamonds is equally mesmerizing. This beautiful imagery describes the ring Len Wiseman used to propose to Kate Beckinsale, for which he paid at least $1 million, according to Khordipour.
18. Keleigh Sperry
As the Miles Teller craze swept through social media following the release of “Top Gun: Maverick,” many discovered that the actor was married. The couple adores showing off their love, probably just as much as Keleigh loves showing off her stunning engagement ring.
19. Nicola Peltz
Nicola’s ring is one of the latest additions to the emerald-cut diamond game, and what an entry it is! The striking 5-carat diamond embodies elegance and costs around $400,000, according to our jewelry consultant.
20. Kim Kardashian
You might’ve forgotten about Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries’ 72-day marriage, but we haven’t forgotten about the ring. The gorgeous Lorraine Schwartz piece features an emerald-cut center diamond weighing around 16 carats. The $2-million price tag was already well-known thanks to the disgruntled ex-husband selling the piece at an auction. Unfortunately, he only received a little more than a quarter of what he initially paid for the ring.
21. Eva Longoria
Eva Longoria’s stunning ring was designed by none other than Louis Cartier’s great-great-grandson, Jean Dousset. The eye-catching emerald-cut center diamond weighs around 4 carats and features side stones of the same cut. According to Khordipour, the ring is worth around $150,000.
22. Sofia Richie
One of the latest starlets to get engaged, Sofia Richie was proposed to with a true showstopper. The ring looks to be around 5 carats and is worth at least $500,000.
23. Heidi Klum
Breaking away from the other pieces on our list, Heidi Klum’s engagement ring doesn’t feature a diamond. Instead, the center stone is a gorgeous green alexandrite gemstone, weighing around 4 carats. Best of all, her then fiancé Tom Kaulitz designed this rare ring. The piece has an estimated value of $30,000.
24. Liv Tyler
The actress casually announced her engagement in an Instagram post in 2015. The stunning ring is a classic – an emerald-cut diamond in a three-stone setting with a platinum band.
25. Maria Sharapova
Maria Sharapova knows her jewelry, so her engagement ring had to be carefully chosen. After seeing the ring, we’re confident the 5-carat diamond beauty didn’t disappoint. The ring was designed by Jessica McCormack, who popularized the cut-down button-back setting reminiscent of the Georgian era. This sparkling piece is worth around $400,000.
26. Porsha Williams
The “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star was proposed to with an extravagant 15-carat emerald-cut diamond ring. The center diamond features the classic four-prong setting and sits atop a micro pave band. Khordipour says that Simon Guobadia probably paid around $1 million for this blinding piece.
27. Caitlin McHugh
The ring John Stamos used to propose to Caitlin McHugh had to be just as magical as the proposal. The beautiful 4-carat emerald-cut diamond was perfect for the occasion, ushering the Disney-obsessed pair into their own fairy tale.
28. Vicky Pattison
British TV personality Vicky Pattison isn’t shy about showing off her jaw-dropping engagement ring on social media. The glamorous ring boasts an emerald-cut diamond in a solitaire setting, estimated to cost around $250,000.
29. Janel Parrish
Actress Janel Parrish captioned an Instagram video of her ring with “I can’t stop staring at it.” We’d say the caption accurately captures the beauty of this gorgeous piece. The ring features a massive emerald-cut center diamond and a romantic rose gold pavé band.
30. Ali Fedotowsky
Ali Fedotowsky left her Bachelorette days behind thanks to this sophisticated emerald-cut diamond ring. The sparkly center stone weighs around 3 carats and sits atop a delicate platinum band paved with tiny round diamonds. This gorgeous setup probably cost around $50,000, according to Khordipour.
31. Hayden Panettiere
Wladimir Klitschko scored some big victories during his boxing days, which resulted in some big bling for his fiancée, actress Hayden Panettiere. The enormous, 6-carat center diamond rests on an elegant split band adorned by smaller, round-cut diamonds. Our jewelry expert says this gorgeous combination costs around $500,000.
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