When it comes to engagement rings; there are fine diamonds and then there are famous diamonds! Engagement rings are the best way to reflect your personal style and to complement the overall look! May it be the contemporary design or the traditional classic solitaire, true perfection and uniqueness are about navigating the stone, width, setting, and fine details, making it a flawless brilliance.
And as we mention brilliance, there are a lot of references in the history of jewelry.
From John Kennedy’s – diamond and emerald - classic jewel piece to Queen Elizabeth II, today we will show you some of the history’s brightest, biggest and most remarkable engagement rings which truly stand the test of time and are still adored.
Plus, we will also discuss the ones that are now on their way to make an unforgettable history and atrend that will be praised and followed by the future generations.
So let’s just start with the most adorable of all!
Kate Middleton and Princes Diana – Diamond Halo with Blue Sapphire
The Prince of Wales – Charles proposed and presented Lady Diana in 1981 with an emerald sapphire –
oval-shaped – ring, surrounded by the halo of many small solitaire diamonds on a white color gold band.
No doubt, the adorable princess chose that ring herself!
To your surprise, the ring was generally available in the market and not custom designed which raised
eyebrows from fellow royals.
However, keeping the memory of great mother – Diana, alive through the symbolic meaning and
stunning beauty of the ring, the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William presented this ring to Duchess of
Cambridge – Kate Middleton, in 2010 at the time of proposal. Nonetheless, the blue sapphire shines the
same class on Middleton’s finger as it did on Diana’s.
Queen Elizabeth II: Platinum and Solitaire Diamond Set
Speaking of great Queen Elizabeth II, we cannot claim this piece as the Majesty’s greatest piece of
jewelry but it did catch the eyes of many and is still remembered. Whereas Queen Elizabeth II has
always been famous for her contemporary-meet- royalty jewelry, the ring is extremely rich in symbolic
and sentimental value.
The ring is all about a platinum band that is mounted with a solitaire 3-carat diamond, along with five smaller
diamonds on both sides.
This ring which was presented to Princess Elizabeth by Prince Philip in 1947 is nonetheless the epitome
of understated class and elegance, and of course one of the most frequently worn pieces of Queen
Mia Farrow – Classic Pear-shaped Diamond Ring
Mounted with beautiful 9-carat pear-shaped solitaire diamonds, Mia Farrow received a classic
engagement ring in June 1966 from Frank Sinatra.
As the couple kept the engagement news under the radar for the entire month, their chose elegant ring is still
remembered and adored. Although the marriage only lasted a couple of years, their pear-shaped diamond
sparkler made a mark on jewelry history, and the ring remained a staple jewel piece in the history’s iconic lineup of engagement rings.
Marilyn Monroe – Eternity Baguette Band
Marilyn Monroe’s name has its own history and so does her jewelry pieces. She was adored for her personality and never failed in catching the hearts of women with her outclass style. In January 1954, the lady made another historical moment when Yankee legend – Joe DiMaggio, presented Marilyn Monroe a classic and gorgeous eternity platinum band.
The band was beautifully crafted with 35 baguette cut-diamonds and was technically her wedding band. Although the marriage faced tough times, later on, the rings simplistic and understated elegance has kept the style on trend even today.
Jacqueline Kennedy – Diamond and Emerald Ring
Jacqueline Bouvier was proposed by John F. Kennedy in June – 1953 at a Boston’s restaurant. Jacqueline
was presented with a beautiful emerald and diamond ring which was as legendary as the fascinating
During the lifetime and presidency of her husband, Jacqueline has always been the global fashion icon
and her unique engagement ring has never lost the iconic allure.
The Arpels and Van Cleef ring boasted a baguette, 2.88-carat diamond, and 2.84-carat emerald along
with the gorgeous halo-open diamond setting. And ever seen, we have seen this trendsetter ring style
on many celebrities’ fingers too.
Elizabeth Taylor – Emerald-Cut Giant Diamond
Elizabeth Taylor may have got married eight times in her lifetime but that makes a lot of engagement
rings. But amongst, all the massive baubles in the trove of self-proclaimed jewelry fanatic was this one
gorgeous piece that is still remembered.