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12 Famous Engagement Rings in the Movies

Designing custom jewelry, especially engagement rings, is great. Still, it’s not as easy as looking through an online jewelry store and picking the right style for you. A lot goes on behind the scenes. Most people spend a load of time looking for the right ring or deciding which among the 5 rings in their cart they like best.

For people with a busy schedule this may not be possible. That’s why some people look at romantic movies for inspiration when they’re looking for engagement rings. You’ll always find the best pieces of jewelry on the silver screen.

We’ve compiled a list of some of the most famous engagement rings from the movies.

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1. The Wolf of Wall Street

Belfort, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, proposes to his love Naomi in one scene. He pulls out a large canary yellow diamond engagement ring. He may have been known as the Wolf of Wall Street, but when Naomi says yes, both of them sing like canaries. Belfort was overjoyed to present his lover with an incredible diamond that reflected her fantastic beauty.

It’s no surprise that the main stone in the movie’s engagement ring was a yellow diamond. Yellow is one of the most popular colors for a diamond. They are fashionable and high-end. 

Yellow diamond engagement rings are also popular among celebrities including Heidi Klum, Carrie Underwood, and Paris Hilton.

2. Legally Blonde 2: Red, White, and Blonde

One of the best things about this movie is its attention to detail. Reese Witherspoon wanted to stay loyal to her character. So, she volunteered to assist in the creation of some of its props. The result was a one-of-a-kind pink diamond engagement ring, just what Elle Woods wanted.

There is no law that says engagement rings must be colorless. You can choose your favorite diamond from the various available colors. You can even do it Elle Woods-style and put an elegant pink diamond on it.

3. Titanic

When people think of jewelry in the Titanic, they usually think of the iconic “Heart of the Ocean” necklace. It is one of several jaw-dropping props worn by the main character, Rose DeWitt Bukater. 

But there’s another piece of jewelry that took the audience’s breath away, and that is Rose’s engagement ring. Cal Hockley, Rose’s fiance, purchases the ring in the film. It was created in the late Edwardian art deco style of 1912. It shines on Rose’s finger with a huge oval center stone with two graduated baguettes on either side.

4. High Society

Grace Kelly wore her real-life engagement ring as socialite, Tracy Samantha Lord, in High Society. This is one of the most famous rings in contemporary history. At the center of the ring is an emerald-cut diamond weighing 10.47 carats. It’s mounted on a platinum band with diamond baguette shoulders. It is now worth $38.8 million

According to reports, Prince Rainier originally bought a more modest ring for Grace. After seeing what her Hollywood co-stars were wearing, he upgraded the ring to this glittering masterpiece. Grace Kelly wore the ring in High Society because she was not supposed to remove it for any reason.

5. The Great Gatsby

Although this film doesn’t feature a proposal, it has one of the most memorable engagement ring scenes. Daisy’s hand emerges with a large stone upon it before her face is revealed.

The platinum ring, with its geometric angles, is deemed contemporary for that period. That’s why it’s still appealing today, and it’s a great choice for women who are into fashion. Get a ring like this, you’ll definitely stand out.

6. The Notebook

When it comes to proposals, The Notebook is sure to top the ranks. Aside from the show-stopping performance by the actors, the movie presents one of the best engagement rings in movie history. 

In the earlier part of the movie, Lon gives Allie a stunning emerald-cut diamond with baguettes on the side. And sure enough, she says yes. Who wouldn’t, right? The massive ring was housed in a sterling silver box, which was common in the twenties. Sadly, even with such a grand ring, Lon and Allie’s love doesn’t last.

7. Bride Wars

Bride Wars probably has one of the most comedic yet sweet proposals in movie history. When she discovers a Tiffany box hidden in their apartment, Liv runs into Daniel’s office in an attempt to beg for his hand in marriage.

At first, it seems as if he’s had enough of his long-time girlfriend’s crazy antics. In the end, he surprises Liv (and even the audience) with a proposal, giving her a 5-carat Tiffany Novo engagement ring.

Earlier in the movie, Liv’s best friend, played by Anne Hathaway, also receives an engagement ring in a fortune cookie. It’s all about timing, and her partner surprises her by proposing when she least expects it. 

The ring is a traditional round diamond, but that doesn’t mean it wouldn’t stun any lady. What’s great about this model and others like it is that it’s just the right size, not too big, not too small. So you can wear it every day without worrying about your priceless ring slipping off.

8. Crazy Rich Asians

Michelle Yeoh was not only a fantastic fit for the role of Eleanor. She was also the one who brought this legendary ring to the set in the first place! Yes, Michelle Yeoh’s stunning emerald ring is from her own collection

This gorgeous ring symbolized more than just Nick and Rachel’s love for each other towards the end of the film. It also represented Eleanor’s approval and acceptance of their love.

9. Blue Jasmine

Blue Jasmine is a film influenced by High Society, and the costumes and gems are flawless. The engagement ring had to be something exceptional, of course, so the props team chose a huge emerald-cut diamond. Some say a special armed bodyguard was hired to protect the jewelry.

This type of diamond is a timeless classic that matches any style. Thankfully, there are more practical choices available today, so you won’t need a bodyguard to safeguard your ring.

10. The Time Traveler’s Wife

If you’ve watched the movie, you’ll know that this love story was amazing in every way. It’s not a surprise that the movie also features an extraordinary diamond ring. You’ll witness one of the most distinctive proposals ever made right here. Henry visits Claire, who is asleep. He proposes to her by placing a lovely ring on her hand.

The engagement ring features an oval diamond that is rotated horizontally rather than vertically.

11. Sweet Home Alabama

It’s difficult to imagine a more flawless proposal than Andrew’s to Melanie on the Tiffany showroom floor in New York. The ring she chooses is just as lovely – a brilliant round diamond in a Tiffany setting. In the end, Melanie returns the ring when she calls off her wedding.

12. Sex and the City 2

The black diamond ring in Sex and the City 2 was absolutely unconventional in every respect. This ring led the way for engagement diamonds that were a touch off the beaten track. Carrie Bradshaw, the star of the film, asks the director, Mr. Big, why the stone is black. Mr. Big reasons that the character is “not like everyone else.”

Jewelry designer, Itay Malkin, created the ring together with Sarah Jessica Parker and costume designer, Patricia Field,. It is set in 18-karat white gold with 80 pave diamonds surrounding it.

Final Thoughts

It can be exhausting looking for the right engagement ring, especially with the vast number of options available. The list above presents a way to start looking for a ring that suits you best. 

These rings may be pricey, but you may find one that doesn’t go over your budget. Some replicas look and sparkle like the original. What’s important is to create a moment that you and your partner will remember. The ring serves only as a reminder of your love for one another.

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