40 Engagement Rings with Large Center Stones

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

Updated 09/27/13
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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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De Beers

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Classic pear-shaped solitaire engagement ring set in platinum, price upon request, De Beers

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Cartier

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"Destineé" brilliant-cut solitaire platinum engagement ring with pavé brilliant-cut diamonds, price upon request, Cartier

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Van Cleef & Arpels

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"Odalisque" 5.62 carat emerald-cut diamond solitaire set in 18K white gold engagement ring, price upon request, Van Cleef & Arpels

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Neil Lane

Courtesy of Neil Lane

Style DG 00051, 4 carat asscher-cut diamond engagement ring set in platinum, price upon request, Neil Lane

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Forevermark

Courtesy of Forevermark

"Deco" 10 carat diamond engagement ring set in platinum, price upon request, Maria Canale for Forevermark available exclusively at Neiman Marcus

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Kwiat

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Style 17614E, emerald-cut diamond engagement ring with trapezoid side stones set in platinum, price upon request, Kwiat

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Gemvara

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"Simone" cushion-cut diamond engagement ring set in platinum, $22,650, Gemvara

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Leon Megé

Courtesy of Leon Megé

Style R5413, platinum five-stone emerald-cut diamond engagement ring with a 3.06 carat emerald-cut center stone, $46,000, Leon Megé

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Kwiat

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Style 17601D, 8.75 carat pear-shaped three stone diamond engagement ring set in platinum, price upon request, Kwiat

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Neil Lane

Courtesy of Neil Lane

Style BDGS 00030, 3.5 carat cushion-cut, platinum-set diamond engagement ring encrusted with diamonds, price upon request, Neil Lane

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Forevermark

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The Center of My Universe split shank 3.78 carat oval-cut ring set in platinum, price upon request, Premier Gem for Forevermark

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Gemvara

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"Carrie" round diamond engagement ring set in platinum, $55,615, Gemvara

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Leo Ingwer

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"Reece" platinum pear-shaped diamond engagement ring with micropavé sapphire halo, $65,000, Leo Ingwer

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Mark Patterson

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Style R748PD, platinum split-shank knife-edge halo diamond engagement ring with asscher-cut frame, $5,890, Mark Patterson

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Neil Lane

Courtesy of Neil Lane

Style BDGS 00165A, 3.5 carat emerald-cut diamond engagement ring surrounded by diamonds set in 18K yellow gold, price upon request, Neil Lane

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