26 of the most unique engagement rings celebrities have worn

Amanda Krause
·11 min read
Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga at the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in 2015. Frazier Harrison/Getty Images Entertainment
  • Though many celebrities wear classic engagement rings, others seem to prefer unique styles.

  • Lady Gaga, for example, previously wore a heart-shaped diamond while engaged to actor Taylor Kinney.

  • Other stars including Katy Perry, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, and more seemingly favor colorful gems in their jewelry.

  • Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.

Celebrities spend a lot of time thinking outside the box, so it's no surprise that simple engagement rings and classic diamonds don't always cut it for them.

Instead, some stars like Katy Perry and Leigh-Anne Pinnock have opted for rings that feature colorful gems. Others including Lady Gaga have celebrated their engagements by wearing diamonds and gems in unusual shapes.

Here are some of the most unique engagement rings celebrities have ever worn.

Danielle Jackson contributed to an earlier version of this article.

Jennifer Lopez briefly wore light-pink diamonds while engaged to Ben Affleck in the early 2000s.

jennifer lopez engagement ring
Jennifer Lopez received this engagement ring in 2002. Danny Moloshok/Reuters and Vera Anderson/Getty Images

The six-carat, emerald-cut ring, worth an estimated $2.5 million, was designed by Harry Winston. The couple became engaged around November 2002 and later split in January 2004.

Heidi Klum got engaged to Seal in 2004, and wore a canary-yellow diamond to celebrate the occasion.

heidi klum
Heidi Klum received this engagement ring in 2004. Phil McCarten/Reuters and Angela Weiss/Getty Images

The 10-carat ring was designed by Lorraine Schwartz, and also included a band covered with smaller yellow diamonds. Klum and the "Kiss From a Rose" singer later separated, with their divorce being finalized in 2014.

Rebecca Romijn received a yellow engagement ring from Jerry O'Connell in September 2005.

rebecca romijin engagement ring
Rebecca Romijn received this engagement ring in 2005. Mario Anzuoni/Reuters and Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images

Though the six-carat diamond and crisscross band looked great on the actress, she later told InStyle that they needed a major adjustment to fit her properly.

"Since I had to get my ring re-sized when I was pregnant, I decided to change my setting with the help of my friend Lorraine Schwartz," Romijn told the publication. "There's something sexy about a diamond dangling from your finger."

In 2007, Fergie began sporting a brilliant-cut diamond from her then-partner Josh Duhamel.

fergie engagement ring
Fergie received this engagement ring in 2007. Mario Anzuoni/Reuters and Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images

The H. Stern ring featured a four-carat, brilliant-cut stone surrounded by smaller cognac diamonds in a starburst pattern. It was reportedly worth $90,000.

The couple later separated in September 2017.

Anna Paquin ditched diamonds with her silver engagement ring from actor Stephen Moyer in 2009.

anna paquin engagement ring
Anna Paquin received this engagement ring in 2009. Henry Nicholls/Reuters and Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images

As Glamour reported at the time, her ring featured a circular moonstone gem instead, as well as a unique band.

Former NFL player Eric Johnson asked for Jessica Simpson's hand in marriage with a red Tiffany & Co. gemstone.

jessica simpson engagement ring
Jessica Simpson received her engagement ring on November 11, 2010. Evan Agostini/AP and Noam Galai/Getty Images

The unconventional Neil Lane ring features a center ruby — Simpson's birthstone — and surrounding diamonds. Johnson proposed to her on November 11, 2010, as previously reported by People.

"I've already done the traditional thing so I just wanted to do something that was different," Simpson told the publication about her ring. "It was all Eric's idea and he just wanted it to be special."

Not only is Kate Middleton's ring colorful, but it also once belonged to Princess Diana.

kate middleton engagement ring
Kate Middleton received her engagement ring on November 16, 2010. Paul Hackett/Reuters and POOL New/Reuters

She received the sapphire-and-diamond ring upon getting engaged to Prince William on November 16, 2010. It consists of an 18-carat, oval-shaped sapphire surrounded by 14 small diamonds.

Elizabeth Hurley accepted a blue engagement ring in October 2011.

elizabeth hurley engagement ring
Elizabeth Hurley received this engagement ring in October 2011. Ian Jacobs/Stringer/Getty Images and David Moir/Reuters

Australian cricket player Shane Warne proposed to the actress with a nine-carat, square-cut sapphire surrounded by two trillion-cut white diamonds. Hello! Magazine later reported on December 16, 2013, that the couple had split.

Blake Lively also rocked a light-pink stone after getting engaged to Ryan Reynolds.

blake lively engagement ring
Blake Lively seemingly received this engagement ring between 2011 and 2012. Charles Sykes/AP and Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images

Lively's ring was designed by jeweler Lorraine Schwartz with the help of Reynolds, and it reportedly cost around $2 million. It features a light-pink, oval-cut diamond with smaller stones across its band.

The couple never formally announced their engagement, though they married in 2012.

Halle Berry wore an emerald set in a thick gold band starting in 2012.

halle berry engagement ring
Halle Berry received this engagement ring in 2012. Mario Anzuoni/Reuters and Jason LaVeris/Getty Images

The green, square-cut stone was garnished with two smaller diamonds on each side. Berry later said she lost the ring during a January 2014 vacation, and the couple eventually filed for divorce around October 2015.

Jason Sudeikis proposed to Olivia Wilde in 2013 with a circular ring that had a green halo.

olivia wilde
Olivia Wilde received this engagement ring in 2013. Steve Marcus/Reuters and J. Merritt/Getty Images

Wilde showed off her engagement ring on red carpets at the time, revealing that her yellow-gold band was adorned with a circular diamond and emerald halo.

In November 2020, however, the couple ended their seven-year engagement.

Scarlett Johansson wore an art-deco ring while engaged to French journalist Romain Dauriac that year.

scarlett johansson engagement ring
Scarlett Johansson received this engagement ring in 2013. Jason Merritt/TERM/Getty Images and Danny Moloshok/Reuters

The antique-looking ring featured three large diamonds surrounded by smaller stones in a rectangular setting. Johansson later filed for divorce around March 2017.

Also in 2013, Alexis Bledel debuted an engagement ring in a unique shape.

alexis bledel engagement ring
Alexis Bledel received this engagement ring around March 2013. Danny Moloshok/AP and Gregg DeGuire/Getty Images

She received the octagon-shaped diamond from fellow actor Vincent Kartheiser after less than one year of dating. Speaking to US Weekly at the time, Bledel revealed that Kartheiser was the one who chose the design.

Ashlee Simpson's geometric engagement ring was created by Neil Lane.

ashlee simpson ring
Ashlee Simpson received this engagement ring in January 2014. Frazer Harrison/ Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images

Actor Evan Ross popped the question with a five-carat, marquise-cut ring in an elongated navette style. The ring was also accented with multiple rubies and 140 white diamonds.

Ross and Simpson married months after their January 2014 engagement in August of that year.

The following month, Christina Aguilera received a massive ring from Hollywood production assistant Matt Rutler.

christina aguilera engagement ring
Christina Aguilera received this engagement ring on February 14, 2014. Steve Marcus/Reuters and Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images

According to US Weekly, Rutler designed the engagement ring for Aguilera, taking inspiration from two of her favorite ring designs and merging them together.

The result was a large circular stone surrounded by two diamond halos. Underneath the dazzlers are reportedly nine multicolored gemstones meant to sit against her finger. He proposed on Valentine's Day in 2014, as previously reported by People.

Nikki Reed received a flower-shaped ring from the "Vampire Diaries" actor Ian Somerhalder in 2015.

nikki reed engagement ring
Nikki Reed received this engagement ring in January 2015. Jordan Strauss/AP and John Shearer/Getty Images

The stunning ring features a large circular diamond surrounded by 10 smaller stones. Its band, on the other hand, is seemingly made from gold.

In 2018, Reed revealed to The Knot that she was planning on redesigning her engagement ring so that she could incorporate a cultivated diamond.

Lady Gaga wore a heart-shaped diamond after Taylor Kinney proposed to her on Valentine's Day in 2015.

lady gaga engagement ring
Lady Gaga received this engagement ring in February 2015. Jordan Strauss/AP and Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images

The musician revealed the news of her engagement on Instagram and wrote at the time: "He gave me his heart on Valentine's Day, and I said YES!" Shortly after Lady Gaga shared the post, Lorraine Schwartz confirmed to E! News that she designed the likely six-carat ring.

By July 2016, after five years of dating, the couple confirmed that they had ended their engagement.

In December 2015, Eva Longoria was proposed to with a giant ruby.

eva longoria engagement ring
Eva Longoria received this engagement ring in December 2015. Stephane Mahe/Reuters and Frederick M. Brown/Stringer/Getty Images

Businessman José Antonio Bastón gave her the ring, which features a deep-red ruby surrounded by a diamond halo atop a white-gold band. According to The Knot, the gemstone is likely between six and eight carats.

Lady Gaga showed off another engagement ring in October 2018.

lady gaga engagement ring
Lady Gaga seemingly received this engagement ring sometime in 2017. Andrew Kelly/Reuters and Jon Kopalof/Stringer/Getty Images

After wearing the pink-tinted diamond for months, Lady Gaga finally called her agent Christian Carino her fiancé while accepting an award at Elle's annual Women in Hollywood event.

Gemologist and diamond expert Grant Mobley previously told Insider that Gaga's "timeless design" featured a rare, high-quality sapphire — as well as a diamond halo — and could have cost more than $300,000.

The musician and Carino eventually split around the start of 2019, as People reported.

Emily Ratajkowski received two giant diamonds as part of her engagement ring in July 2018.

emily ratajkowski engagement ring
Emily Ratajkowski received this engagement ring in July 2018. Danny Moloshok/Reuters and Emily Ratajkowski/Instagram

The model first shared a photo of the ring — which has both a pear-shaped and square-shaped diamond atop a gold band — to Instagram on July 11, 2018.

The jewelry was given to her by filmmaker Sebastian Bear-McClard and reportedly could have cost between $50,000 and $90,000.

Katy Perry's standout engagement ring features a sweet nod to Orlando Bloom.

katy perry engagement ring
Katy Perry received this engagement ring on February 14, 2019. Mario Anzuoni/Reuters and Katy Perry/Instagram

Mobley previously told Insider that Perry's flower-shaped ring seemingly features a two-carat ruby surrounded by white diamonds. As a result, the ring could have cost more than $20,000.

When Perry shared an Instagram photo of the ring, she captioned it "full bloom," pointing out that her ring is shaped like a flower, and her fiancé's last name is Bloom.

Scarlett Johansson also debuted a one-of-a-kind ring in July 2019.

scarlett johansson
Scarlett Johansson received this engagement ring in July 2019. Danny Moloshok/Reuters and Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images

She wore the ring in public approximately two months after announcing her engagement to "Saturday Night Live" star Colin Jost. It features a dark, pear-shaped diamond and a matching brown band.

Previously speaking with Insider, representatives for Rare Carat said the diamond is likely more than 10 carats, making the ring worth approximately $450,000

Leigh-Anne Pinnock showed off her colorful square-shaped ring in May 2020.

leigh anne pinnock engagement ring
Leigh-Anne Pinnock received this engagement ring in May 2020. Callum Mills/Getty Images and Leigh-Anne Pinnock/Instagram

Soccer player Andre Gray gave the ring to the "Little Mix" singer. It features a cushion-cut gem, which appears to be emerald or black, with a surrounding diamond halo.

Lily Collins couldn't get enough of her see-through ring after her May 2020 proposal.

lily collins engagement ring
Lily Collins received this engagement ring in September 2020. Willy Sanjuan/AP and Lily Collins/Instagram

Her engagement ring, which includes a rose-cut diamond set in a yellow-gold band with a see-through setting, was custom-made for her by jeweler Irene Neuwirth.  

According to Apeksha Kothari, the chief operating officer of diamond search engine Rare Carat, a ring like Collins' could have cost between $75,000 and $100,000, as it likely features a diamond between three and four carats.

Elle King's flower-shaped dazzler is unlike any other worn by a celebrity.

elle king engagement ring
Elle King received this engagement ring in October 2020. Jamie Gilliam/Reuters and Elle King/Instagram

The ring, which is shaped like two flowers and has small diamonds sprouting from larger, circular stones, likely cost around $20,000, according to Brides.

In an Instagram post on October 9, 2020, King revealed that she also planned on proposing that day, and was even carrying a ring in her pocket.

Ariana Grande's engagement ring from Dalton Gomez features a giant diamond and an adjacent pearl.

ariana grande engagement ring
Ariana Grande received this engagement ring in December 2020. Eduardo Munoz/Reuters and Ariana Grande/Instagram

She announced her engagement to the real estate agent in an Instagram post on December 20. As Insider's Debanjali Bose previously reported, the ring could have cost $750,000, as it seemingly features an eight-carat diamond and a yellow-gold band.

The ring's pearl, on the other hand, could have been a gift from Grande's grandparents, according to many of the singer's fans.

Read the original article on Insider