It’s very likely that upon scrolling social media you will have seen some of the most iconic pieces of jewellery to ever grace some of our favourite celebrity fingers. Think Beyonce’s HUGE emerald cut ring or Kim Kardashians $8 million dollar bling, and if you have no idea what I’m talking about then where the heck have you been!!
The thing is most people think these looks are unachievable, which is understandable – who has millions of pounds to splash on jewellery?! BUT we’re here to tell you that you can still achieve their looks for less!
We believe everybody should be able to wear their dream piece of jewellery which is why we have created this blog showing some iconic celebrity looks, and the similar versions we have available at Ethica Diamonds.
Sofia Vergara’s engagement ring features a dazzling cushion cut diamond that is estimated to be between 5-7 carats, surrounded by a halo of pavé diamonds set upon a fine diamond set band. The beautiful thing about halos are that they can help achieve the larger look without the necessity of having a super large centre stone (I mean 5.0 carats is a massive carat weight but for the regular person, achieving a larger look is best done with a halo which means you can still have a smaller centre stone which saves money).
Sofia’s stones are set within a platinum band which we highly recommend. Platinum is the most durable and the least high maintenance of all the metals we offer. Read more about metal types here.
Approximate cost: $500,000
If you want a larger carat size than 1.0ct, that’s totally do-able! It would just need to be done down the bespoke route. If you want to discuss a bespoke piece then have a look at our dedicated bespoke site.
Amal Clooney (formerly Alamuddin), has what one can only describe as a beautifully sophisticated but glamorous engagement ring. Featuring a 7.0 carat emerald cut diamond (supposedly ethically mined although can mining ever be ethical?!), and two tapered side baguettes, we are totally obsessed with this timeless ring!
Created by Jacob Arabo, from Jacob & Co, the designer was reportedly under precise instructions and we love that. George and Jacob created a beautifully iconic piece of jewellery that compliments Amal and her style. Engagement rings should be an extension of someone’s personality or style. It needs to suit the type of person they are, which is an important factor when choosing or designing a ring.
Want to have a ring like Amal’s but without the $750,000 price tag!? Here’s our replica!
Simone Biles, the most decorated U.S. women’s gymnast ever with 32 World/Olympic medals, recently got engaged (on Valentine’s Day) to her partner of two years Jonathan Owen with the most GORGEOUS ring.
Featuring a 3.0ct, F Colour, VVS2 clarity oval diamond (read about diamond cut, colour and clarity here) set upon a micropavé diamond accented platinum or white gold band, this ring is basically what dreams are made of (well mine anyway!).
Designed by jeweller Zo Frost, the ring also features a halo of 35 small stones hidden on the underside of the center diamond giving an incredibly sparkly finish.
The ring was estimated to have cost $300,000! But don’t worry, you’ll be pleased to know, you can achieve the same look for a fraction of the price with our Aesa ring! Aesa is my personal favourite ring that we do and it’s actually the same design I have as my engagement ring so I highly recommend!
Potentially one of the most iconic celebrity engagement rings of the 21st century, Angelina Jolie’s engagement ring is pretty phenomenal.
Designed over the space of a year, by Brad Pitt and jeweller Robert Procop, the stunning ring features an emerald cut diamond center stone flanked by dazzling trapezoid side diamonds.
Procop spoke with The Hollywood Times and told them:
“Brad had a specific vision for this ring, which he realized over a yearlong collaboration,” Procop told THR. “He wanted every aspect of it to be perfect, so I was able to locate a diamond of the finest quality and cut it to an exact custom size and shape to suite Angelina’s hand. Brad was always heavily involved, overseeing every aspect of the creative design evolution. The side diamonds are specially cut to encircle her finger. Each diamond is of the highest gem quality.”
This style of ring, coupled with the fact it was designed with an iconic jewellery designer came with a hefty price tag of around $250,000. We’re pleased to tell you that we have designed an exact replica of the ring for around £15,000 (with an Ethica Diamond) and the best part is, no one can tell the difference!
Katy Perry is well known for her fun and colourful style and of course that had to be continued with her engagement ring! Movie star Orlando Bloom, presented this killer engagement ring to Katy on Valentine’s Day 2019. Reportedly worth €5million, this ring could be one of the most expensive celebrity engagement rings of all time.
Eight diamonds surround the center gem, which appears to be a large ruby or oval pink diamond, giving the effect of a flower in full ‘bloom’…see what I did there…
The outer diamonds are thought to be about 1.0ct each and the centre stone looks to be about 2.5ct – huge!!!
Thankfully you can achieve the look for less with our ‘Fleur’ Ring.
If you’re looking for something a bit different or unique, Scarlett Johansson’s engagement ring is both! Even though many people opt for a more traditional engagement ring style, there’s no rule book, we love seeing people mix it up!
Scarlett’s ring is an elegant art deco engagement ring featuring three round diamonds surrounded in a rectangular setting with a white gold band. We think our ‘Eugenie’ is a pretty good Art Deco replica of the ring – what do you think?
We couldn’t do a blog on celebrity engagement rings without mentioning the iconic engagement ring owned by Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. Once gifted to Diana, Princess of Wales, by Prince Charles, the iconic sapphire halo engagement ring is one of the most famous engagement rings ever.
A beautiful 12 carat oval sapphire surrounded by 14 diamonds. Originally inspired by a design dating back to 1840 when Prince Albert had a sapphire and diamond brooch created for his future wife, Queen Victoria. The incredible sapphire ring was designed by Crown Jeweller, Garrard, at a cost of £28,500; which would amount to about £110,000 today.
Many cheaper knock off replicas are available online but if you want a high quality ring similar to the Duchess then check out our Fleur ring recommended above. It comes set as standard with the Ethica Diamond however lab-grown diamonds are available at an additional cost as well as the option to have an actual Sapphire set in it. How beautiful would that look!
Prices are accurate as of June 2022. Prices susceptible to change.