When news of Kate Upton’s engagement to Detroit Tiger’s pitcher Justin Verlander broke earlier this week, we couldn’t wait to get all the details about the ring.  Professional athletes multi-million dollar contracts often mean show-stopping engagement rings, and Upton’s estimated 8-carat sparkler is no exception.  Read on to see some of our favorite engagement rings given by famous athletes.

The MVP: Justin Verlander
Ring Given To: Kate Upton

Carats: 8
Diamond Shape: Round
Ring Style: Solitaire

The Highlights:
Word of the couple’s engagement spread after she debuted her ring at the 2016 Met Gala. According to Upton the couple had been keeping the engagement a secret for some time.

Photo Credit: OK Magazine
Photo Credit: OK Magazine

Sport The Look: Solitaire Diamond Six-Prong Knife Edge Engagement Ring for a Round Center Stone


The MVP: Carmelo Anthony
Ring Given To: La La Anthony

Carats: 20
Diamond Shape: Oval
Ring Style: Halo

The Highlights:
The New York Knicks player upgraded his wife’s former 8-carat cushion-cut diamond ring as a surprise for her birthday in 2012.

Photo Credit: Latina.com

Sport the Look: French-Set Halo Diamond Ring for an Oval Center Stone


The MVP: David Beckham
Ring Given To: Victoria Beckham

Carats: 15-17
Diamond Shape: Pear
Ring Style: Solitaire with diamond band

The Highlights:
Victoria has worn a jaw-dropping 13 different engagement rings since Beckham first proposed in 1998. Each is more beautiful and unique than the last.


Sport The Look: Diamond Micropave Band Engagement Ring for a Pear Center Stone


The MVP: Joe DiMaggio
Ring Given To: Marilyn Monroe

Diamonds: 35
Diamond Shape: Baguette
Ring Style: Platinum eternity band

The Highlights:
DiMaggio gave this ring to Monroe on their wedding day in 1954. It has since become one of the most famous and iconic engagement rings of all time.

Photo Credit: LA Times

Sport The Look: Princess Cut Diamond Prong-Set Eternity Ring


The MVP: Derek Jeter
Ring Given To: Hannah Davis

Carats: 4-6
Diamond Shape: Round
Ring Style: Solitaire with diamond band

The Highlights:
The former Yankee’s star popped the question to the Sports Illustrated model for their 3-year anniversary.



The MVP: Dwyane Wade
Ring Given To: Gabrielle Union
Stats: 8-9 Carats
Diamond Shape: Cushion
Ring Style: 4-Prong Solitaire

The Highlights:
The Miami Heat star popped the question with this custom ring after nearly 4 years of dating.



Sport The Look: Solitaire Diamond Knife Edge Tulip Engagement Ring for a Cushion Stone


The MVP: Kroy Biermann
Ring Given To: Kim Zolciak

Carats: 10
Diamond Shape: Cushion
Ring Style: Halo with side stones

The Highlights:
The reality star briefly sported a different 10-carat solitaire ring, but has since switched back to the original she received in 2011.

Photo Credit: Ringspotters.com

Sport The Look: French-Set Halo Diamond Band for a Cushion Center Stone


The MVP: Tom Brady
Ring Given To: Giselle Bundchen

Carats: 4
Diamond Shape: Cushion
Ring Style: Solitaire

The Highlights:
The four-time Super Bowl champ proposed to the super model on a private jet in 2008.


Sport The Look: Solitaire Diamond Tulip Cathedral Engagement Ring for a Cushion Stone


The MVP: Jay Cutler
Ring Given To: Kristin Cavallari

Carats: 5.2
Diamond Shape: Princess
Ring Style: Solitaire with Channel-Set Diamond Band

The Highlights:
Rumor has it that the Bear’s quarterback proposed to the former reality tv star via text message.


Sport The Look: Channel-Set Diamond Engagement Ring for a Princess Center Stone


The MVP: Russell Wilson
Ring Given To: Ciara

Carats: 16
Diamond Shape: Cushion
Ring Style: Solitaire with Side Stones

The Highlights:
The couple announced their engagement via Instagram, during a romantic beach getaway to Seychelles.

Photo Credit: US Weekly

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