You may not be a celebrity, but that doesn’t mean it’s not your time to shine like one.
If you’re searching for the perfect ring with a little more flair than the average, take a lesson from these 5 celebrities whose rings have become perennial favorites (even if the marriage didn’t last).
You may be in love with Blake Lively’s 12-carat oval cut diamond engagement ring, but chances are that a 12-carat diamond is a bit over the top budget-wise.
Not to worry. There are some more affordable diamond alternatives to make your dream a reality.
Consider using an oval cut morganite rather than a diamond center stone. Morganite has nearly as much sparkle as a diamond, at a much more affordable price. If you’re tied to the idea of a diamond center stone, consider using an oval cut moissanite. Moissanite is a colorless stone that’s almost identical to diamond, with even more sparkle. Not only is moissanite more affordable than a diamond, it’s more ethical and sustainably sourced as well.
Whether you opt for a blushy pink morganite or a traditional colorless stone like moissanite, top it off with a rose gold diamond band and BAM! You’ve got your own Blake Lively replica engagement ring. See Abby Spark’s Jewelry’s The Kristyn custom engagement ring for inspiration.
If you’re looking for something simple and classic like Mila Kunis’s 5-carat solitaire engagement ring, check out Abby Sparks Jewelry’s The Amanda custom engagement ring.
By sticking to one center stone with no accents diamonds, you can afford to splurge on a larger diamond. A prong setting will let more light into your stone allowing it to sparkle and glimmer to its maximum potential. Choose a metal that both compliments your skin tone, while fitting into your lifestyle.
And if you’re very active, you’ll want to stick with 14k gold or platinum, something that won’t get scratched by most other metals.
Perhaps you’re looking for something Art Deco inspired like Scarlett Johansson’s engagement ring.
To achieve this vintage vibe, stick with a larger faced ring composed of delineated geometric shapes. A square or rectangular silhouette with round cut diamonds or gemstones to finish the look.
For something a bit easier to pull off in day to day wear, look to Abby Sparks Jewelry’s The Coleen custom engagement ring for inspiration.
For a non-traditional design, use Halle Berry’s engagement ring for inspiration. A colorful center stone surrounded by accent diamonds will give you a playful pop of color, while still working the traditional diamonds into your engagement ring. Consider using a vivid center stone like an emerald, sapphire or ruby paired with a high carat of gold for an exotic look. While Halle Berry’s engagement ring is made of hand forged gold, you might consider a cast with a more rough finish, like Abby Sparks Jewelry’s The Amy custom engagement ring.
If you’re looking for something traditional with just a bit of edge, look to Katherine Heigl’s engagement ring for inspiration.
By going with a pear cut center diamond, you’ll still accomplish the traditional diamond engagement ring, with a bit more visual interest than the super popular round cut diamond. Opt for a diamond melee halo and band for a bit of extra sparkle.
And if diamonds really are your best friend…
you might consider a triple melee band as seen in Abby Sparks Jewelry’s The Erika custom engagement ring.
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[Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in September 2016 and has been updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.]