With rumors swirling that Cameron Diaz is engaged to Benji Madden – Nicole Richie is married to his twin, Joel – it’s not quite clear whether Diaz has decided to tie the knot. She has been spotted wearing an unusual diamond ring on the finger that’s traditionally reserved for huge engagement rings, but that doesn’t necessarily mean Benji has proposed. Here are some other celebrities who said ‘yes’ to non traditional engagement rings.
Gavin Rossdale proposed to Gwen Stefani on New Years’ Day, 2002 with a ring as unconventional as the platinum blonde singer herself. A black enamel band adorned with diamonds, it’s the perfect blend of glam and edge. Stefani has also been spotted wearing heart engagement rings, which we presume were anniversary gifts from her husband. Heart shaped diamond engagement rings are a romantic choice for those who aren’t afraid to make a boldly feminine statement. Heart shaped engagement rings are very rare, unlike the popular choices of round, cushion and princess shaped diamonds.
Black Eyed Peas’ Fergie wears a truly unique engagement ring, from H. Stern’s Stars collection. Its center stone is a 4-carat round diamond, bordered by smaller diamonds and gemstones in a celestial silhouette. A matching band, set with pave diamonds, completes her quirky bridal jewelry look.
At first glance, Anna Paquin’s engagement ring seems relatively conventional. Her True Blood co-star Stephen Moyer popped the question in 2009, with this moonstone ring, as opposed to a classic diamond. Oxidized gold has a black finish, surrounding the gemstones with an antique Art Nouveau effect. Moonstone engagement rings represent love, hope and balance.
While they are no longer married, Jesse James gave Sandra Bullock a truly stunning custom ring designed by Neil Lane. With two center diamonds intertwined by bands of pave diamonds, it allegedly represented the union of two souls. James later proposed to Kat Von D with another of the designer’s creations; Neil Lane engagement rings after often custom made.
Another Neil Lane creation is Milla Jovovich’s three-stone halo design. Unlike conventional three-stone designs, the diamonds are positioned vertically. Two bezel-set stones, one yellow diamond and another a light pink, frame a colorless cushion cut, set in pave diamonds and yellow gold. It is a truly breathtaking, vintage-inspired design.
On Valentine’s Day, 2014, Christina Aguilera announced her engagement to Matt Rutler – and shared a photo of her gorgeous floral engagement ring with fans. An oval-cut diamond is set in an oval halo, which is surrounded by another fleur-de-lis halo. Set in a split band, it’s a gorgeously sparkling style inspired by two of Christina’s favorite rings.
Accented with 140 diamonds and rich red rubies, Ashlee Simpson’s marquise-cut engagement ring is truly one of a kind. Husband Evan Ross proposed in Hawaii at the beginning of 2014 with the unique creation – and Ashlee was reportedly smitten. We can certainly see why!
Which of these unique celebrity engagement rings is your favorite? Are you looking for unique diamond engagement ring rings that stand out from the crowd, or do you love classic engagement rings?