Your Comprehensive Guide to the Real Housewives' Engagement Rings. All of 'Em

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Whether they're from Beverly Hills or New Jersey, the Real Housewives across all franchises have one thing in common: seriously bling-y engagement rings. Lisa Vanderpump's mega-watt sparkler caught our eye when we were browsing red carpet photos, which got us wondering what the rest of the ladies' engagement rings looked like. So we decided to find out.

Here's your comprehensive guide to the left hands of all the Real Housewives. (We limited our search to current stars and skipped Miami (which Andy Cohen has called "dead in the water") as well as D.C., which is off the air, and Potomac and Dallas, which just debuted.) One weird commonality from coast to coast: Round-cut center stones are by far the most popular, probably because they're widely regarded as the sparkliest, and all of these ladies love sparkle.

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Teresa Giudice
Teresa's engagement ring features a round center stone flanked by tapered baguettes. She pairs it with a hefty band featuring more round diamonds.

Teresa Giudice engagement ring square

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Melissa Gorga
It took some digging to figure out exactly what's happening on Melissa's left hand. At first glance it looks like Joe proposed with a round diamond in a diamond halo with a trillion side stone on either side of the center stone. The bands on either side appear to be separate rings — until you look at the side of the ring.

Melissa Gorga engagement ring

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Melissa Gorga engagement ring 2

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Here it looks like all three bands are part of one ring.

Melissa Gorga engagement ring 3

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She also has two thick diamond bands on her right-hand ring finger. So perhaps she doesn't wear a wedding ring (lots of celebs don't) and the bands are post-baby gifts.

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Teresa Aprea
Half of RHONJ's dynamic twin duo continues to wear her rings — even as her marriage to husband Rino appears rocky. The engagement ring features a round diamond (we're seeing a trend here!) on a thick diamond band; it's paired with a matching band with more substantial diamonds.

Teresa Aprea engagement ring

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Lisa Vanderpump
Ladies, we're not in New Jersey anymore. Lisa's massive engagement ring from husband Ken Todd — an enormous emerald-cut diamond in a double halo — is right at home in glitzy Beverly Hills.

Lisa Vanderpump engagement ring

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Kyle Richards
Stack star: Kyle wears her engagement ring from Mauricio Umansky — a cushion-cut diamond in a split-shank pave halo setting — with three bands: a pair of plain diamond bands with a channel-set diamond band between them.

Kyle Richards engagement ring

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Eileen Davidson
Just when we thought the stack couldn't go any deeper, Eileen wears her engagement ring — a round diamond with diamond and emerald accents from husband Vincent Van Patten — with four gemstone bands.

Eileen Davidson engagement ring

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Lisa Rinna
Upgrade alert: This understated set — what looks like a rose-cut diamond in a vintage-y setting with three thin diamond bands — hasn't always graced Lisa's left hand.

Lisa Rinna engagement ring 1

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In 2004 she wore this east-west sparkler, which may feature two diamonds.

Lisa Rinna engagement ring 2

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Lisa Rinna engagement ring 3

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And in 2006 she paired it with a east-west marquise-shaped diamond solitaire.


Erika Girardi
After all the bling, Erika's large marquise center stone between a pair of pear-shaped side stones feels downright understated.

Erika Girardi engagement ring

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Kathryn Edwards
Looks like Donnie Edwards picked a round diamond with oval side stones to propose to Kathryn, who pairs her engagement ring with a thick band of oval diamonds.

Kathryn Edwards engagement ring

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Kandi Burruss
A week after getting engaged to Todd Tucker, Kandi was photographed wearing this ring, which appears to have a multitude of of small diamonds in lieu of a center stone — not very Housewives, right?

Kandi Burruss engagement ring

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Kandi and Todd were married in April, and that July she was was spotted with this round diamond, which appears to have a trillion-cut diamond and round diamond on either side, and two no-nonsense bands.


Cynthia Bailey
Cynthia likes to keep it simple: She either keeps her left hand bare, or wears these two low-key bands.

Cynthia Bailey engagement ring

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Kim Fields
You can juuuuust make out Kim's rings here. Looks like a round diamond with channel-set diamonds on the band and a matching wedding ring.

Kim Fields engagement ring

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Tamra Judge
Eddie Judge proposed to the twice-divorced reality star with a custom designed white- and rose-gold diamond ring that weighs in at over 5 carats. According to Bravo, the sparkler, which has a removable center wedding band, is finished with an antique hand engraving and is initialed with the words "T and E," which is hidden within the diamond basket.

tamra ring

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Heather Dubrow
We would have guessed this diamond-encrusted flower was a cocktail ring, but since Heather's been wearing it on the same finger regularly since she joined the cast in 2012, it appears to be her engagement ring. She does switch up the band, sometimes wearing the twisted trio on her right hand and a different band altogether on her left.

Heather Dubrow Engagement Ring

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Shannon Beador
Shannon is almost always photographed with her right hip forward and her left hand (and, hence, engagement ring) away from the camera. We did find this blurry snap, and you can kind of see it here, but not in any detail. We're officially stumped.

Shannon Beador engagement ring

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Meghan King Edmonds
We couldn't find any great photos of Meghan's ring either, but luckily it's so massive that you don't have to get too close to tell what's going on: Looks like a yellow pear-shaped diamond in a halo setting with a four-part band.

Meghan King Edmonds engagement ring

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Julianne Wainstein
We have yet to catch a close-up of the newest (and youngest, according to the NY Post) member of the RHONY cast, but based on a few blurry Instagram shots, we believe that Jules is rocking several diamond-encrusted gold wedding bands.

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As for the rest of the cast? Everyone accept Jules is either divorced or widowed, so there's not a single engagement ring among them.

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