In fashion, 2020 has been titled the year of Nap dresses, tie-dye, and sweatsuits. Filled with many high-profile engagements, it has also become one marked by standout celebrity engagement rings.
That ‘70s Show star Wilmer Valderrama started 2020’s streak of celebrity engagements when he proposed to his girlfriend Amanda Pacheco on January 1 with a pear-shaped diamond ring on a rose gold band. From then on, the announcements — which almost always arrive with a flash of the ring on Instagram — kept on coming. Emily In Paris star Lily Collins now wears a morganite ring from her fiancé Charlie McDowell, while Younger‘s Molly Bernard’s finger boasts a solitaire diamond with a half-crown band from Hannah Lieberman. Nicole Peltz’s rock from Brooklyn Beckham is a giant emerald, while Gwen Stefani’s engagement ring from Blake Shelton is a radiant-cut sparkler. And those are just the highlights.
Ahead, click through 2020’s best celebrity engagement rings, from former Bachelorette Clare Crawley’s rock featuring 145-plus diamonds from Dale Moss to Jourdan Dunn’s halo stunner from music executive Dion Hamilton.
After taking over from Clare Crawley on the 16th season of
The Bachelorette, Tayshia Adams also got engaged to one of the contestants. To ask for Adams’ hand, Zac Clark used a Neil Lane ring featuring a 3.25-carat emerald-cut diamond, surrounded by a sparkling halo of 27 round diamonds. If that doesn’t sound impressive enough, the band and edges hold an additional 67 diamonds.
In December, Ariana Grande surprised the world when she announced on Instagram that she was engaged to real estate agent Damien Gomez. For the occasion, Gomez used a two-stone, Toi et Moi-style ring featuring an oval diamond and a pearl on a thin, platinum band. According to Olivia Landau, the founder of The Clear Cut, the diamond is estimated to be 2.5 carats.
Precious and Empire star Gabourey Sidibe announced in November her engagement to boyfriend Brandon Frankel, a music executive at Cameo. “I put a ring on it,” Frankel said in the video announcement on Instagram. The ring in question, according to Brilliant Earth’s SVP of Merchandising and Retail Expansion, Kathryn Money, is a 1.5-to-2-carat round diamond on a solitaire setting. “Depending on the quality and specific characteristics of the center stone, we estimate the cost of the engagement ring between approximately $15,000 to $40,000.”
In November, Clare Crawley, the
Bachelorette‘s former season 16 star, caught viewers by surprise when she dumped every other contestant on the show to pursue a relationship with Dale Moss. Midway through the season’s fourth episode, Moss got down on one knee and presented Crawley with a radiant-cut diamond ring courtesy of Neil Lane, the official jewelry designer of the Bachelor Nation. According to E!, the center diamond — set on a platinum band — is framed with two shield-cut diamonds and 145 smaller, round-cut diamonds.
In October, after five years of dating, Blake Shelton asked Gwen Stefani to marry him. “Hey Gwen Stefani,” Shelton wrote in a caption alongside a photo of the couple kissing, “thanks for saving my 2020… And the rest of my life.. I love you. I heard a YES!” For the occasion, the country singer gave his
The Voice co-star what appears to be a 6-to-7-carat radiant-cut ring, according to WP Diamonds’ CEO Andrew Brown. “Assuming a high color and clarity grade, such a lovely ring would retail for $250,000-$300,000,” Brown told Refinery29.
Emily In Paris star Lily Collins got her fairytale love affair in the end when her boyfriend Charlie McDowell proposed during a hike. McDowell presented Collins with a ring featuring a 2-to-3-carat cushion-cut morganite stone set on a yellow gold bezel band, according to Brown at WP Diamonds.
“Si, mi amor,” wrote model Jasmine Tookes in an Instagram post in September following her engagement to Juan David Borrero, an exec at Snapchat. “We’re engaged!!!” Her ring? A massive oval-shaped solitaire diamond, courtesy of jewelry brand Ritani. According to
Who What Wear, the center diamond is 7 carats, set in 18-karat yellow gold. “The ring features a hidden halo with diamond-embellished prongs. Platinum prongs were chosen for extra security. The ring is valued at over $250,0000,” the brand told the publication.
There’s something satisfying about seeing two popular TV drama stars get together IRL, which is exactly what happened with
The Royals star Alexandra Park and One Tree Hill‘s James Lafferty — who, in September, announced their engagement on Instagram. “She said yeah,” Lafferty wrote alongside a photo of the couple. Her ring? A classic round diamond on a white gold band. (Two for two, Nathan Scott.)
Glee star-turned-producer Jenna Ushkowitz said “a million times yes” when her boyfriend of over two years David Stanley proposed in August. Brilliant Earth’s Kathryn Money told Pure Wow that she estimated the ring to be a 2- and 2.5-carat round diamond set in a classic yellow gold setting.
In July, Brooklyn Beckham popped the question to model Nicola Peltz with: (1) his younger sister Harper behind the camera to catch the moment on film, and (2): a massive emerald cut engagement ring, that, according to Ghanimian at Simon G. Jewelry likely set the photographer-model back around $160,000. (Ghanimian estimated the ring to be around 3.5 to 6 carats.)
“When I first started to look at engagement rings for Jenna I knew I wanted something unique,” actor Steve Kazee wrote on his Instagram Story after popping the question to dancer-actor Jenna Dewan. “It had to be representative of who Jenna is. It had to be as beautiful as her.” To ensure that, he commissioned actress and founder of jewelry brand Bayou With Love Nikki Reed, who helped him design an oval-shaped solitaire engagement ring full of special touches. “The solitaire is representative of our oneness in the universe surrounded by stars,” Kazee wrote. “The diamonds laid into the band are representative of the pleiades constellation which holds special meaning for Jenna and I.”
Supermodel Jourdan Dunn announced her engagement to music executive and rapper Dion Hamilton in February with an adorable shot of her hiding her face, but showing off her diamond halo engagement ring. The oval-shaped center diamond is around 2.5-to-3 carats, according to
The Knot. Blue Nile trend expert Taylor Peterson told the publication that the ring is “estimated to be worth $40,000 to $100,000 depending on the color and clarity.”
“We said yes,” wrote
Younger star Molly Bernard alongside a photo showing her, Hannah Lieberman, and their dog Henry. Olivia Landau from The Clear Cut told US Magazine that Bernard’s stunning solitaire engagement ring appears to also feature “tiny tapered baguettes and a second curved half-crown band.”
Wilmer Valderrama rang in the new year with a proposal to his model girlfriend Amanda Pacheco. For the occasion, the actor presented a pear-shaped diamond ring on a rose gold band with pavé diamonds.
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