Truly timeless, the solitaire style is an incredibly popular choice of engagement ring. The versatility of the style means that you can personalize with the carat weight of the diamond, the diamond’s shape and color, and your choice of metal in the setting. Here are some of our favorite celebrity solitaire engagement rings.
While initially known for her central role in the reality show The Hills (and before that, Laguna Beach), Lauren Conrad has made a name for herself as a fashion designer and lifestyle blogger. Always favoring classic, tailored style, William Tell’s choice of ring to propose with was perfect for her. Between 2 and 3 carats, the round brilliant diamond is set in a traditional four-prong yellow gold band. The style is typical for Tiffanys engagement rings, with an elegant solitaire diamond on a plain band.
Style icon Sarah Jessica Parker has been married to Matthew Broderick since 1997. The Sex and the City star wears an emerald-cut engagement ring of approximately 5 carats, set in a plain platinum band. Emerald cuts have a distinctive vintage brilliance, while the length flatters the ring finger. Emphasizing the diamond’s clarity over traditional brilliance, this is a twist on the classic solitaire style.
While we are a little hesitant to group Michelle Obama in with a list of celebrities – she is the first lady after all! – we cannot deny how much influence she has had on style throughout her husband’s presidential terms. Her engagement ring is perfect – sophisticated, traditional, and paired with a sparkling eternity band for good measure. The yellow gold contrasts beautifully with her round brilliant diamond.
It is genuinely refreshing to see some A-listers opt for low profile engagement rings without very large center diamonds. Keira Knightley’s husband, James Righton of Klaxons, obviously knew her tastes well when he chose this elegant round solitaire. We’ve read estimates that the diamond weighs 2-carats, but we think it might be closer to 1. It’s an extremely delicate style, set in either white gold or platinum for a classic yet versatile look. It’s designed to pair well with other rings, as these images of Keira wearing it show. Round solitaire engagement rings are truly timeless.
Becoming engaged in March 2013, and marrying in July of the same year, Elle Macpherson proudly wears this gorgeous emerald-cut solitaire engagement ring. Real estate developer and hotel heir Jeffrey Soffer chose well, opting for a simple setting that emphasizes the quality of the center stone.
Parks and Recreation star Chris Pratt proposed to Anna Faris with this round solitaire engagement ring. As Anna’s second engagement ring – she was previously married to Ben Indra from 2004 to 2008 – it’s a perfectly understated fit that will never go out of style. Tiffany and co engagement rings often feature a solitaire diamond on a plain band.
Are you a fan of classic jewelry styles? Which celebrity solitaire engagement ring is your favorite?