Once he is ready to pop the question, there is a lot of pressure for the groom to choose the perfect ring for his soon-to-be fiancée. He has to select the right shape – cut, color, clarity, and carat, setting, and metal based on his fiancee’s style. This piece of jewelry is one of the only things a woman will wear every day for the rest of her life, so it is a very important decision. These grooms knew exactly how to dazzle their brides with these incredibles rocks, making them some of the most famous engagement rings in history. Check out some of our favorites from The Knot.
John F. Kennedy proposed to Jackie on June 24, 1953. This iconic ring boasted a 2.84-carat emerald beside a 2.88-carat diamond with a spectacular diamond open-halo setting.
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Yankees legend Joe DiMaggio gave Marilyn Monroe a flawless platinum eternity band—complete with 35 baguette-cut diamonds on their wedding day. Well, technically it was her wedding band, since DiMaggio gave it to Monroe on their wedding day on January 14, 1954. And although their union sadly didn’t stand the test of time, this ring’s understated and simplistic elegance is exactly why the style is still popular today.
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Kayne West went all out for his wedding proposal by renting out San Francisco’s AT&T Field, hiring a 50-piece orchestra and presenting Kim K this 15-carat rock – worth up to $8 million.
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Jay-Z proposed to Beyonce in 2007 with a $5 million, 18-carat ring. The simplistic design is made dramatic by the outrageous size of the stone.
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Prince William proposed to Kate Middleton with his mother’s ring. The legendary ring is an oval-shaped blue sapphire encompassed by a halo of diamonds on a white gold band. This timeless piece looks just as stunning on Kate’s hand as it did on Diana’s.
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See more famous engagement rings. After you receive the ring, it’s time to start your wedding planning. Let the stylists at Cre8 Salon and Spa help you plan your wedding day look. Our stylists will make your hair and nails look perfect for your big day. Contact Cre8 Salon and Spa by visiting our website or Facebook page or calling 239-458-2704.