Diamonds are definitely going to last forever, whether the couples last or don’t. The world has seen innumerable high-profile engagements and marriages. Some of them last, some don’t. But that doesn’t take away the beauty of the diamond etched in our mind. So today, we are going to talk about some of the most famous diamond engagement rings we have ever seen. Let’s start the journey.
1. The Blue Sapphire Diamond Halo- Princess Diana and Kate Middleton
When the Prince of Wales proposed to Lady Diana 1981, he made sure he presented something as royal as the family, and as beautiful as the lady herself. So went for a beautiful ring bedazzled with a halo of solitaire diamonds around a stunning oval-shaped blue sapphire. The band was made of shiny white gold. It turned out the ring was chosen by Princess Diana herself! The ring wasn’t custom made, so it did raise a few eyebrows then. But then again, you can’t question her choice; the ring is as beautiful as the woman who chose it.
29 years down the line, Prince William proposed to Kate Middleton with the same ring in 2010. When we think of timeless beauty, this is the ring that comes to our mind.
2. Emerald and Diamond Ring: Jacqueline Kennedy
The 35th President of The United States proposed to Jacqueline Bouvier for marriage on June 24th, 1953. Known for his style statement, he made sure the First Lady-To-Be got something that takes the spotlight. So John decided to go for an open halo setting engagement ring boasting of 2.84 carat emerald and a 2.88 carat diamond. The ring was designed by Van Cleef & Arpels.
3. The Big Emerald Cut Diamond: Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor got married eight times. And of-course, she received a total of eight rings! Among all of them, it has to be the one she received from her third marriage. The ring is truly worthy of being the talk of the town. Famous producer Mike Todd proposed to Elizabeth Taylor with a massive 29.4 carat emerald cut diamond. The size of the rock being so massive, it was correctly nicknamed “ice skating rink” by the wearer.
4. Baguette Eternity Band: Marilyn Monroe
The platinum eternity band Monroe got from the Yankees legend Joe DiMaggio was adorned with 35 baguette cut diamonds. It wasn’t an engagement ring though; it was a wedding band, as she received it on January 14, 1954, the day she got married to DiMaggio.
The simplistic design and elegant diamond setting makes the ring an eternal beauty. Their wedding, and Monroe’s tragic life are a different story altogether.
5. Emerald Cut Diamonds: Angelina Jolie
When Mr. and Mrs. Smith, affectionately called Brangelina tied the nuptial knots, Brad Pitt made sure the love of his life adorns a ring as beautiful as she is. So he asked the famous designer Robert Procop to design a ring that suits the personality of this strong lady. He waited for a year and the result was worth the wait.