Let your imagination go, despite keeping a firm grip on your wallet. Each of these 3-carat+ engagement rings are meant to inspire, not intimidate.

If, like us, you lust over celebrity engagement rings, you're going to love these ultra glam, show-stopping sparklers. Think: an oval-cut diamond with a pavé setting like Blake Lively's, an extra-large engagement ring with a colorful stone similar to Halle Berry and Kate Middleton's, or an Art Deco-inspired piece a la Scarlett Johansson. Even if these sizable stones are beyond your budget, there's no harm just looking.

From top to bottom: Style 20370, trio princess-cut 14K white gold pavé engagement ring with 11.07 emerald-cut diamond, price upon request, Blue Nile; Style R5909, platinum halo 3.02 carat cushion-cut diamond engagement ring, $79,000, Leon Megé; Three stone oval and trillion-cut diamond engagement ring with a 12 carat center oval stone and 1.5 carat trillion side stones, price upon request, Jupiter Jewelry New York; "Reece" platinum pear-shaped diamond engagement ring with micropavé sapphire halo, $65,000, Leo Ingwer

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