Yellow gold engagement rings are steadily becoming more popular, after years of the white gold and platinum trend. A traditional and elegant choice, the sunny precious metal can appeal to those who favor classic design. Yellow gold complements all skin tones and can be particularly stunning when paired with fancy yellow diamonds. Here are our favorite celebrity yellow gold engagement rings.
Married to singer Seal from 2005 to 2012, supermodel Heidi Klum was a fan of canary diamond engagement rings in yellow gold. Wearing a 10-carat canary yellow stone, accented by smaller yellow diamonds along the band, the Lorraine Schwartz design was absolutely gorgeous. Yellow sapphire engagement rings are a more affordable alternative to canary diamond rings.
Yellow isn’t the only color that looks beautiful when complemented by yellow gold. Halle Berry’s unique engagement ring features a square step-cut emerald, accented with two smaller stones that may be opals or pearls. The gold band’s brushed finish has a distinctive antique effect. Emerald engagement rings are a colorful alternative to timeless diamond rings.
While she has since remarried film producer Rick Salomon – and was spotted wearing a halo ring in January this year – Pamela Anderson previously sported a round solitaire engagement ring set in yellow gold. A truly timeless design, its tulip cathedral setting elevates the diamond above the band – reflecting sparkle at all angles.
Ugly Betty star Rebecca Romijn married Jerry O’Connell in 2007, who proposed with a gorgeous 6-carat yellow diamond halo engagement ring. There’ll be no Ugly engagement rings for Rebecca! When she became pregnant, Rebecca enlisted jewelry designer Lorraine Schwartz to help her ring fit more comfortably for an expectant mother. Now, the diamond’s halo dangles from the band like a charm in a wholly original and truly striking way.
Everyone expected Mary-Kate Olsen to choose something bohemian and understated for her engagement ring, in line with the elegant yet subtly subversive clothing collections she designs with her sister, Ashley. She completely surprised us when she stepped out wearing a large vintage halo ring, set in yellow gold with lots of sapphires. The blue gemstones and center diamond contrast brilliantly with the traditional gold setting.
Designed by Indian jeweler Hanut Singh, Katy Perry’s engagement ring from Russell Brand features a vintage diamond set in a yellow gold band. While the couple have since separated, we love that the British comedian opted for a design that blended timeless style with symbolic meaning for them as a couple (they were also married in India and spent their honeymoon traveling the country).
Fans flock to Lauren Conrad’s lifestyle site to be inspired by her timeless, elegant tastes. It all made sense, then, when we saw this engagement ring photo on the former reality star’s Instagram account. A simple solitaire yellow band holds a classic round brilliant diamond. We cannot know for sure, but we are guessing that Lauren’s diamond has excellent cut and clarity grades. These qualities are especially important in a solitaire design, when the diamond is the real center of attention.
We would be remiss to leave out Jennifer Aniston’s incredible engagement ring. Set on a plain band of yellow gold, the large rose-cut diamond is simply mesmerizing. With an estimated weight of 9 carats, it takes up a lot of surface area on the actresses’ finger – which we’re sure she doesn’t mind.
Which is your favorite celebrity yellow gold engagement ring? Are you a fan of yellow ngagement rings?