Fancy colored diamond engagement rings are a striking alternative to classic diamond rings, bringing their vivid colors to dazzling designs. While gemstone engagement rings – such as sapphires and rubies – are also gaining in popularity, fancy pink and yellow diamonds are an option for those who want to stand out from the crowd. These celebrities are just some of those who have caught our eye with their brightly colored diamond engagement rings.
Fashion designer and former Spice Girl, Victoria Beckham, has an extensive collection of gorgeous diamond and gemstone rings that she alternates on her left hand’s ring finger. While her sapphire, emerald and ruby rings are truly beautiful, she is also fond of fancy colored diamonds.
A yellow gold setting emphasizes this emerald-cut fancy yellow diamond’s color. Photographed wearing the sparkler at last year’s Wimbledon tennis tournament, Victoria has a clear fondness for vintage fancy diamond cuts in unique hues.
These two of Victoria’s engagement rings highlight the versatility and unique styles of fancy colored diamonds. A light pink oval-cut diamond set in a pave halo on a platinum band exhibits ornate brilliance. Fancy pink diamonds are very rare, and most commonly found in the Argyle mine of Western Australia.
Meek Mill proposed to Nicki Minaj in April of this year with this stunning fancy yellow heart-shaped diamond engagement ring. Weighing in at around 15 carats, the eye-catching center stone is set in a double pavé halo of smaller white diamonds. Heart-shaped diamonds have experienced a revival in popularity recently, with another famous performer – Lady Gaga – wearing one in her engagement ring.
With its radiant-cut fancy yellow diamond, Kelly Clarkson’s engagement ring is truly breathtaking. The singer, who married talent manager Brandon Blackstock in 2013, wears a 5 carat diamond halo ring with more diamond set across its band.
Australian pop star Iggy Azalea recently got engaged, on her fiance’s 30th birthday. Lakers player Nick Young proposed with this 10 carat fancy yellow diamond halo engagement ring, which has an estimated value at $500,000. Similar in style to Kelly’s, Iggy’s ring features a large fancy yellow radiant-cut center stone, with trapezoid diamonds on the sides and a French-set halo.
While ‘Bennifer’ is no more, we can’t forget this stunning fancy pink diamond ring that Ben Affleck proposed to Jennifer Lopez with. Valued at $1.2 million, it features a radiant-cut fancy pink diamond, bordered by baguette cut clear diamonds. A plain platinum band completes the look.
Radiant diamond cuts are a popular choice for fancy colored stones, as they combine the brilliance of round diamonds with the elegance of a step-cut. These square shapes allow diamond cutters to waste less of the incredibly valuable rough, so that a larger finished diamond can be sold and enjoyed.
Set in a complementing band of yellow gold, Heidi Klum’s cushion-cut canary yellow diamond is exquisite. While the German supermodel is no longer married to Seal, her ring choice is widely credited as a factor in the surging popularity of fancy yellow diamond engagement rings. A matching band with tiny pavé yellow diamonds completed the look with vivid brilliance.
Mariah Carey’s 17 carat emerald-cut diamond engagement ring has a very light pink center stone, surrounded by tiny pink diamonds. Nick Cannon opted for two half-moon side-stones to finish the sparkler. Mimi’s ring was estimated to be worth around $2.5 million, although sadly the pair announced their divorce earlier this year.
Country star Carrie Underwood wears a fancy yellow round diamond engagement ring, set in a striking diamond halo. Hockey player Mike Fisher proposed in 2009 with this custom design, reportedly worth $1.2 million. The couple’s first child was born this year.
Which of these celebrity colored diamond engagement rings is your favorite? Do you prefer fancy yellow or fancy pink diamonds? Learn more about their rare qualities and how these fancy diamond colors are formed.