What do you think of when you hear the words engagement ring? More likely than not, you imagine a simple band clad with a perfectly cut diamond since these are often the standard, but many celebrities have decided that sticking to the engagement ring status quo doesn't necessarily have to be the only option. Whether it be a gemstone or a pearl, these stars have broken the mold and demonstrated that unique engagement rings could make for a gorgeous statement piece. Check out some of our faves below.
It wouldn't be an engagement ring roundup without mentioning the royals. The Duchess of Cambridge strayed from the traditional diamond and opted for a family heirloom: the late Princess Diana's stunning sapphire ring.
Emily Ratajkowski is known for her street style, so it's no wonder she'd have an engagement ring that matches her off-duty fashion vibes. This ring is complete with not one, but two diamond stones (one pear-shaped, one square) complete with a yellow gold wedding band.
This ring is nothing short of opulent: it's complete with an oval-shaped diamond, and a pearl placed adjacent to the stone. We have a feeling Ariana won't be saying "thank u, next" to this engagement ring.
If we know anything about Scarlett Johansson, it's that she always looks glamorous on the red carpet—so why would her engagement ring be any different? This jewel is truly one of a kind with its design, which features a rare type of diamond called a Type IIA diamond. It's hard not to find yourself awestruck by the beauty and size of it, and we applaud Colin Jost for his taste.
Instead of a diamond, Halle Berry is seen with a luxurious, green emerald laid along with a gold band. According to Berry, the inside of the band includes 'Phoenician codes' that have romantic significance to her and (former) husband, Olivier Martinez.
It probably doesn't come as a surprise to see the "talented, brilliant, incredible, amazing, show-stopping" Lady Gaga on this list. However, she's the only star to have not one but two engagement rings make the cut. Although these engagements have since been called off, these jewelry choices stand the test of time.
Much like many of Gaga's looks, her first engagement ring lives in our heads rent-free. Given to her by then-boyfriend Taylor Kinney, the simple band features a gorgeous heart-shaped diamond.
This pink ring is larger than life. Complete with a 6k pink sapphire, this ring from Christian Carino proves that sapphires can also be a girl's best friend.
Mary-Kate Olsen is usually one for neutrals and minimalism in fashion, but her engagement ring says otherwise. This vintage Cartier ring from 1953 is the perfect statement for Olsen, with its charming, unique design (not to mention the stunning diamond right in the center).
Dave Franco certainly impressed Brie with this stunning rose gold ring. In addition to the unique rose gold band, there's an elegant circle-cut diamond nestled in a pavé double halo.
Cardi B always pulls out all the stops, so it's no wonder her engagement ring matches that infectious energy. This show-stopping pear-shaped, eight-karat diamond is haloed perfectly around smaller, tapered diamonds. Cardi, we applaud you for being able to carry off that statement ring with ease.
You would think that, typically, celeb engagement rings would be on the pricier side, but Emma Stone proves us wrong. Stone's elegant, luminescent pearl ring truly captures the essence of classic beauty. With an Ayoka pearl directly in the center, the stone is surrounded by a halo of diamonds. Overall, experts estimate this beautiful ring costs a little under $5,000.
Katy Perry's colorful engagement ring is absolutely swoon-worthy (and given to her by Orlando Bloom no less). The pink gemstone is flanked by diamonds in a vintage cluster ring setting, making this a playful and unexpected take on a classic.
Lily Collins debuted her engagement ring to the world in September 2020. She opted for a novel take on the traditional diamond with a morganite center stone to Director Charlie MacDowell.
Zoë Kravitz proves that subtle doesn't have to mean boring. Her vintage rose-cut diamond ring is guaranteed to light up a room. With gorgeous metalwork and a detailed band, this ring is anything but ordinary. What's more, the star reportedly found the design on Instagram, courtesy of antique dealer The One I Love.