Poppy Delevingne gave us a chance to ogle her engagement ring, and close inspection revealed it to look a lot like the Anna Sheffield rings we fell for. The wide style with a blue center and heart-shaped side stones seems like the perfect piece for Poppy, who's definitely the more boho of the Delevingne sisters.
Ciara is the latest celebrity to get engaged! The singer announced her big news on Twitter over the weekend before stepping out with her giant bauble days later. Not far behind her is Kim Kardashian, who was proposed to with a 15-carat ring by boyfriend Kanye West last week. If you can't get enough of the engagement ring bliss, there are plenty of celebrity gems out there to ogle. Check out all the famous engagement rings, from Drew Barrymore's oval rock to Reese Witherspoon's cool cut and more. Some of the relationships have come and gone, but ring photos are here to stay. Click through to see over 100 of the precious gems!
Dreaming big just got potentially bigger! With De Beers's new app, For You Forever, couples can customize their engagement ring while shopping for a fantasy style. We can't imagine a more luxurious experience than being guided through a De Beers boutique with a brand ambassador on hand to help digitally design a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry (did we mention there are diamonds involved?). Since nothing makes our internal calculators tally like a carat count, we're looking at the possibilities by the numbers!
If you haven't heard of jewelry goddess Anna Sheffield yet . . . thank us later. The NYC-based designer routinely cranks out earrings, necklaces, and bracelets that are unique without being zany (think of all the skulls and feathers you've seen dotting pieces that got your attention?).
With that said, it's her engagement rings that really set a girl's heart aflutter. Whether you're diamond-hunting or simply daydreaming, hers are pieces you'll want to see.
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When Marie Robertson accidentally flushed her rings down the toilet, her husband was ready to just give up and consider them lost for good. "I'm from the old school. I'm 91 years old," Charles Robertson said.
Robertson was filmed in a video recently released by the city of Springfield, Missouri, to call attention to what happened. "In my age group you accept things the way they are," he said.
After three weeks, their daughter Joy, however, persuaded her father to ask the local public works department to see if it could help. The rings had special meaning to the couple, who have been married for 67 years. Robertson, a retired dentist, had purchased the gold band with a cluster of small diamonds for his wife "many, many, many years ago," he said. His wife, who is now living in a nursing home and being treated for Alzheimer's, had a custom casing made of leftover gold fillings from his dental practice to accompany the band.
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When Wendy Porter lost her engagement ring gardening, she was frantic. It wasn't because of the monetary value — the gold ring with a half-carat diamond had only cost about $400 when it was first purchased at a mom-and-pop jewelry shop in Vancouver that is now long gone. The band, which she wore faithfully for 45 years, was a link to her husband, George, who died a year ago after a struggle with pancreatic cancer.
Although she calls herself computer illiterate, Porter searched online and managed to locate Chris Turner, a self-described treasure hunter whose specialty is finding lost rings. Turner started TheRingFinders.com, a directory of more than 200 people in 20 countries who are specially trained in using metal detectors to reunite owners with their lost jewelry and other important keepsakes. In less than four years, they have collectively located over 900 rings, together valued at more than $2 million. Most members work on a reward basis and many donate to charity. "I've done it for a loaf of banana bread," Turner told Yahoo Shine.
With cohabitation before marriage being the new normal, couples are becoming more transparent with each other about finances. And that usually means discussing big financial decisions. Given the high cost of an engagement ring, it makes sense for some to broach the topic.
I don't know about you, but I've certainly seen a lot of wedding traditions being broken just because people think they're outdated or not worth the expense. What's your take — is sharing the cost of an engagement ring a smart or surprising move?
Alyson Hannigan excitedly flashed her new ring while out and about in LA yesterday. The diamond was a gift from her husband, Alexis Denisof, in honor of the couple's 10th wedding this October. Over the weekend, Alyson took to her Twitter account to share her excitement, writing, "My hubby Alexis Denisof surprised me with the most romantic day of my life yesterday, which included another proposal and ring! I said yes!"
The couple are apparently planning to renew their vows in honor of their big milestone, and this time their two daughters, Satyana and Keeva, will be included in the excitement. Alyson gave a glimpse into the upcoming special occasion on Twitter, explaining, "And now we get to have our kids at this ceremony. It’ll be shorter. We’ll get to the cake sooner! Yay renewal!"
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"I'm spoken for," might be the first thing that a engagement ring says about a person — but the second could be her hometown. According to some number-crunching from our friends at Blue Nile and James Allen jewelers, diamond and band style preferences vary by city.New York City
In the home of Times Square, Coney Island and the Empire State Building, shoppers focus on one big high-quality diamond, often placed in a simpler setting. Seeing as the middle stone is the priciest part of the ring, that means that New Yorkers shell out big bucks for their engagement rings; data from both Blue Nile and James Allen reflect consistently high spending patterns in the Big Apple.
Four Prong Cathedral Arch Engagement Ring, $2,430, jamesallen.com
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Former Mad Men actor Jared Harris is engaged to Allegra Riggio, and he proposed with a very unique-looking ring. Allegra posted a Vine video of the engagement ring, designed by Erica Courtney, which has a heart-shaped diamond. As we saw with Kate Middleton's sapphire stunner, sometimes the unique celebrity rings can inspire new trends — so maybe heart-shaped rings will be the next big thing. I have to admit, it harkens back to my younger days getting jewelry from those toy vending machines at the grocery store . . . in a good way. What do you think of the unusually designed sparkler?