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The 29 most jaw-dropping celebrity engagement rings of all time

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When you’re a card-carrying A-lister, only the biggest and brightest diamonds will do — especially when it comes to a marriage proposal.

From elegant emerald cuts to classic round solitaires to playful pear-shaped stones, celebrity engagement rings below truly prove that diamonds are forever, even if the associated marriages didn’t last.

Read on to learn more about the most memorable superstar sparklers of all time, including Mariah Carey’s 35-carat behemoth, Beyoncé’s 18-carat bauble from Jay-Z and Kim Kardashian’s 15-carat stunner from Kanye West.

Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian and her engagement ring from Kanye West

Kanye West popped the question in 2013, presenting his reality star lady love with this 15-carat cushion-cut diamond by Lorraine Schwartz worth an estimated $2 million. Sadly, Kimye called it quits in 2021, as first reported by Page Six.

Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor and her diamond ring from Richard Burton

Richard Burton gifted Taylor with this astonishing 33.19-carat rock — originally known as the Krupp Diamond — on their fourth wedding anniversary in 1968. Now known as the Elizabeth Taylor Diamond, it was originally purchased for just $307,000; in 2011, the magnificent stone sold at auction for $8.8 million.

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey and her engagement ring from James Packer

Oh my, Mimi! The pop superstar accepted this Wilfredo Rosado engagement ring from Australian billionaire James Packer back in 2016, a show-stopper at 35 carats with an estimated value of $10 million. The pair called off the engagement after less than a year, however, and Carey later sold the stone for $2.1 million.

Grace Kelly

Grace Kelly and her engagement ring from Prince Rainier of Monaco

Prince Rainier III of Monaco proposed to the “Rear Window” star in 1956, presenting her with this 10.47-carat emerald-cut Cartier sparkler — and making her a princess in the process. It’s reportedly worth over $4 million today.

Kate Middleton

Kate Middleton and her engagement ring from Prince William

In 2010, Prince William proposed to the future Duchess of Cambridge with the sapphire engagement ring once owned by his mother, the late Princess Diana. Designed by Garrard, the royal sparkler features a 12-carat center stone surrounded by a halo of 14 diamonds.

Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle and her engagement ring from Prince Harry

Not to be outdone, Prince Harry asked “Suits” star Markle to marry him in 2017 with this three-stone stunner set on a yellow gold band. Flanking the large center stone are two smaller diamonds from Princess Di’s personal collection.

Megan Fox

Megan Fox and her engagement ring

Machine Gun Kelly proposed to “twin flame” Megan Fox in 2022, presenting her with a deeply symbolic Stephen Webster ring featuring both of their birthstones: a diamond for the rock star, an emerald for the actress.

The pear-shaped gems are set “on two magnetic bands of thorns that draw together as two halves of the same soul forming the obscure heart that is our love,” as MGK wrote on Instagram.

Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato and her engagement ring from Max Ehrich

The “Anyone” singer’s 2020 engagement to Max Ehrich may have been short and sweet, but there was nothing small about the ring. At over 10 carats, the Peter Marco-designed sparkler is worth between $2.5 and $5 million, a source told TMZ. It includes an enormous emerald-cut center stone nestled between smaller trapezoidal diamonds.

Beyoncé

Beyoncé and her engagement ring from Jay-Z

Jay-Z proved he was crazy in love with the pop icon in 2008, presenting her with this 18-carat emerald-cut Lorraine Schwartz ring with a split shank. It’s reportedly worth $5 million — nothing but the best for Queen Bey.

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez and her engagement ring from Alex Rodriguez

Alex Rodriguez knocked it out of the park when he chose J.Lo’s engagement ring. As Page Six exclusively reported, he spent seven months shopping for her 16-carat emerald-cut rock, which is worth around $1.8 million.

Cardi B

Cardi B and her engagement ring from Offset

Talk about money moves! In 2017, Offset popped the question with this 8-carat pear-shaped sparkler worth around $500,000.

Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani and her engagement ring from Blake Shelton

This bling is bananas, B-A-N-A-N-A-S! When Blake Shelton popped the question in October 2020, he presented the No Doubt rocker with a giant sparkler weighing in at between 6 and 9 carats. It features an emerald-cut center stone flanked by two smaller diamonds, and Shelton had it custom-designed, according to Us Weekly. Gem experts told us it’s easily worth over $500,000.

Ciara

Ciara and her engagement ring from Russell Wilson

The singer’s sparkler from Russell Wilson is a level up from the rest. When the pair got engaged in 2016, Ciara slipped on this 16-carat brilliant-cut diamond nestled between two side stones; it’s reportedly worth around $2 million.

Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton and her engagement ring from Chris Zylka

Who could forget the time the hotel heiress accidentally flung her $2 million pear-shaped ring from Chris Zylka into an ice bucket while partying in Miami? The 20-carat teardrop-shaped rock was eventually saved, but the same couldn’t be said of Hilton and Zylka’s relationship; the couple split in late 2018, less than a year after getting engaged. The “Simple Life” star kept the ring.

Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham and her engagement ring from David Beckham

The former Spice Girl has amassed a whopping 14 different engagement rings (!) over the course of her 20 years of marriage to David Beckham, but this pear-shaped sparkler she received in 2005 — which weighs in at a whopping 17 carats — definitely takes the cake.

Gabrielle Union

Gabrielle Union and her engagement ring from Dwyane Wade

Bling it on! Union accepted Dwyane Wade’s proposal in 2013, along with this 8.5-carat cushion-cut gem from Jason of Beverly Hills, estimated to be worth about $1 million.

Hailey Baldwin

Hailey Baldwin and her engagement ring from Justin Bieber

Before popping the question in 2018, Justin Bieber picked out this oval-cut stone from Solow & Co. weighing in at between 6 and 10 carats. The cost of Baldwin’s custom ring? Around $500,000.

Amal Clooney

Amal Clooney and her engagement ring from George Clooney

The human rights lawyer accepted this 7-carat emerald-cut sparkler worth $750,000 from George Clooney in 2014. Her ethically mined ring also features two tapered baguettes at the sides.

Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston and her engagement ring from Justin Theroux

The “Friends” favorite’s radiant-cut ring from Justin Theroux was no joke at 8 carats, with a reported value of $500,000. The “Wanderlust” co-stars got engaged in 2012, wed in 2015 and split at the end of 2017.

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie and her engagement ring from Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt spent a whole year collaborating with jeweler Robert Procop to create Jolie’s emerald-cut ring before proposing in 2012. At 16 carats, the resulting bauble features specially cut stones that encircle the star’s finger — but it wasn’t enough to keep her and Pitt together, and the pair divorced in 2016.

Serena Williams

Serena Williams and her engagement ring from Alexis Ohanian

The tennis champ’s massive ring from Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian is estimated to be around 12 carats and worth $2 million. Now that’s what we call love-love.

Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande and her engagement ring from Dalton Gomez

With an oval-cut diamond weighing in at between 5 and 6 carats, the “7 rings” singer’s rock from Dalton Gomez might be a bit smaller than others on our list — but it stands out thanks to a heartwarming addition from Grande’s grandmother. As fans were quick to notice, the pearl in the unique sparkler appears to have come from her late grandfather’s tie pin; Grande’s “nonna” initially had it set in a more simple ring in 2014. “She says he told her in a dream it’d protect me,” the pop star tweeted at the time. Gomez and Grande tied the knot in 2021.

Catherine Zeta-Jones

Catherine Zeta-Jones and her engagement ring from Michael Douglas

Michael Douglas gave the “Chicago” star the old razzle dazzle in 1999, when he presented her with this stunning antique ring from Fred Leighton. It features a 10-carat center stone encircled by 28 smaller diamonds, and is worth an estimated $1 million.

Sofia Vergara

Sofia Vergara and her engagement ring from Joe Manganiello

The “Modern Family” star’s massive ring from Joe Manganiello includes a 7-carat cushion-cut diamond surrounded by a delicate halo. It’s worth roughly $500,000.

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe and her engagement ring from Joe DiMaggio

Joe DiMaggio skipped the traditional solitaire when selecting a ring for his Hollywood bombshell in 1954, instead opting for this platinum eternity band set with 35 baguette-cut stones. Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, after all.

Mia Farrow

Mia Farrow and her engagement ring from Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra asked the “Rosemary’s Baby” beauty to come fly away with him in 1966, popping the question with a 9-carat pear-shaped rock. Worth $85,000 at the time, the magnificent bauble is now estimated at closer to $2 million.

Jacqueline Kennedy

Jackie Kennedy and her engagement ring from John F. Kennedy

In 1953, John F. Kennedy proposed to Jackie Bouvier with this two-stone ring from Van Cleef & Arpels, comprised of a 2.88-carat diamond alongside a 2.84-carat emerald accented with tapered baguettes. The First Lady had the sparkler upgraded a decade later, adding an additional 2.12 carats worth of marquise and round diamonds for a laurel-wreath motif.

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga and her engagement ring from Taylor Kinney

The pop star and ex Taylor Kinney may have called off their engagement before making it to the altar, but the 6-carat heart-shaped sparkler he gave her in 2015 — designed by Lorraine Schwartz, worth about $500,000 and customized with the couple’s initials — definitely deserves applause.

Kate Upton

Kate Upton and her engagement ring from Justin Verlander

Justin Verlander hit a home run with the rock he chose for his supermodel wife: an 8-carat round solitaire from Anita Ko that reportedly set him back $1.5 million.

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‘My Daughter Had a Life’: Family of Lauren Smith-Fields Protest on What Would Have Been Her 24th Birthday

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What would’ve been Lauren Smith-Fields’ 24th birthday celebration was instead a day of protest to demand answers and justice in her mysterious death. Today, approximately 100 family, friends, and activists gathered together in front of the Bridgeport, Connecticut, police department to march to the Margaret E. Morton Government Center, where they chanted “Happy Birthday, Lauren” and “Black Women Matter.” 

“My daughter was a daddy’s girl,” Smith-Fields’ father, Everett Smith, said to the crowd. “To lose your daughter, your only daughter, your baby girl at the ripe age of 23 years old and to be treated the way we were treated by the Bridgeport police department is unacceptable. My daughter had a life, she traveled the world, she went to college and did tutorials on how to do hair and nails. She had a voice and that voice was stripped and the Bridgeport police station ain’t doing shit about it.” 

On Dec. 12, following a Bumble date at her apartment, Smith-Fields was found unresponsive by a white man named Matthew Lafountain. Lafountain called police, reporting that Smith-Fields was unresponsive and had been bleeding from her nose. Smith-Field’s family — who learned of her death days later, after finding a note from the landlord on the door — found a used condom with semen and an unidentified pill in her apartment. They still have not received answers regarding her cause of death and describe communication with detectives as unprofessional and scarce. (Lafountain has not been charged with any crimes, and is not a suspect in the case. Rolling Stone has been unable to reach him for comment.)

The family is demanding answers from Bridgeport Police Department and are upset that they have not heard from city officials regarding the circumstances of Smith-Fields’ death. They also want an apology. The family says their frustration is rooted in the fact that the last person who saw Smith-Fields, Lafountain, was let go without further questioning and or investigation from police. They say the officers on the case have not been responding to their phone calls, and didn’t adequately examine evidence found at the scene of their daughter’s death. As of Friday, the family’s lawyer Darnell Crosland issued a letter to the Bridgeport City Clerk regarding their intent to sue. 

“The police department has been racially insensitive to this family and has treated this family with no respect and has violated their civil rights,” wrote Crosland. “They have failed to investigate this matter, and they refuse to view the last person with Lauren Smith-Fields before she died as a person of interest. This behavior is unacceptable.”

Bridgeport Police Department has not responded to multiple requests for comment from Rolling Stone, but has previously issued a statement to NBC News: This investigation remains open and active. The Detective Bureau is awaiting the final report from the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office for cause and manner of death of Ms. Smith-Fields. The Bridgeport Police Department offers it’s sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Ms. Lauren Smith-Fields. We encourage anyone with information regarding this incident to contact either Detective-Sergeant Joseph Morales at 203-581-5219 or the Bridgeport Police TIPS line at 203-576-8477.”

Another family at the protest — that of Brenda Lee Rawls, 53, who died the same weekend as Smith-Fields — claim they were met with indifference by the Bridgeport PD after the untimely loss of a loved one. 

“They treated my sister like a Jane Doe, like they found her on the side of the road with no identification,” said Dorothy Washington, Rawls’s sister. Similar to the Smith-Fields’ family, Rawls’s family say they received no notice or help from the Bridgeport police department. 

“My family is very close and we don’t go a day without talking to each other. The last day we talked to Brenda was on Dec. 11,” Washington said. “On the 12th, she said she was going to a friend’s home to visit after that, we heard nothing from her.” 

After days of calling and texting, the sister went to the man’s home that Rawls said she was visiting. “The guy said ‘Brenda? Oh, she died Sunday,’” said Washington. “‘A police officer and one coroner came to pick her up.’ My family called the hospitals, the police department and they knew nothing about her death.” 

It wasn’t until the family contacted the Farmington Connecticut State Medical Examiner, that they found out where she was. Rawrs died Sunday and the family says they were informed on Tuesday. By the time they were aware, an autopsy had been conducted. 

“They never called us for identification,” said Washington. “We went down there on Friday of that week and the guy at the window gave us the wrong detective’s name. That detective called me back and gave me the right detective’s name. They never started on the investigation. They never quarantined that guy’s house or questioned him. Never quarantined my sister’s apartment. I called [the detective] four or five times, he never reached out.” (Bridgeport PD did not immediately respond to a request for comment.) 

Smith-Fields’ mother wants to create a bill in Smith-Fields’ name that will create police accountability and for families to be notified within 24 hours of the death of a loved one. 

Following the protest, Smith-Fields family and friends who were dressed in her favorite color, pink, released pink balloons into the sky as a celebration for her birthday. The crowd was then invited for cake at a local restaurant in the area. 

“Today would’ve been her 24th birthday. In a couple of days she would have been leaving to go to Greece to celebrate but now that was taken away from her,” said her mother, Shantell Fields. “No one is going to disparage my daughter like she’s rubbish.”

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Fashion Designer Thierry Mugler Dead at 73

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French Fashion Designer Dead at 73

1/23/2022 3:29 PM PT

Thierry Mugler — an iconic French fashion designer — has died … this according to his team.

An Instagram on Mugler’s official page went up Sunday with the tragic news. It was a photo of nothing but a blank square, with the caption … “#RIP We are devastated to announce the passing of Mr Manfred Thierry Mugler on Sunday January 23rd 2022. May his soul Rest In Peace.” The same message was repeated in French as well.

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No word on a cause of death, but his passing sees sudden and unexpected — as he didn’t appear to be ill or battling any known ailments.

As you can imagine, the tributes started to pour almost instantly … especially from folks in the fashion world, who knew Mugler well from his decades-long work and influence in the industry.

It goes without saying … Mugler has dressed some of the biggest names in the game, including Kim Kardashian — whom he actually graced with an outfit of his during the 2019 Met Gala, this after he’d officially retired — plus a plethora of other models and stars.

His extravagant designs have been fan-faves among celebs like Lady Gaga, Cardi B, Jerry Hall, Beyonce, Katy Perry, Rihanna, David Bowie, George Michael, Linda Evangelista, Demi Moore, Megan Fox, Miley Cyrus, Madonna, Cindy Crawford, Tyra Banks, Sharon Stone, Diana Ross, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Robin Wright, Bella Hadid … and many others.

All of them have donned Mugler-designed getups at one point or another, be it on the red carpet, on the runway … or on stage. The guy’s work touched at least 3 different decades of fashion — and he was absolutely beloved among Hollywood’s finest.

In addition to his clothing contributions, Mugler also left his mark in the fragrance biz … with a diverse line of perfumes that are still best sellers to this day.

He was 73.

RIP

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O.J. Simpson Hits Florida Bar to Catch NFL Playoff Game, Post-Parole

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1/23/2022 3:04 PM PT

O.J. Simpson‘s post-parole life is starting out in the Sunshine State, it seems, because there’s been a Juice sighting in Florida … and wouldn’t you know it, the guy’s at a bar!

The disgraced NFL-er caught the Bucs-Rams matchup Sunday at a place called Bo’s Pub in Ft. Lauderdale … where he was taking in the game, and apparently some drinks too. In photos obtained by TMZ, you see O.J. chillin’ near a group of folks and having a good time.

We’re told O.J. appeared to be with these people — so he wasn’t just randomly there lone-wolfing it. And, per usual, he was getting recognized and approached for photos and the like … which eyewitnesses say he was happy to accommodate.

It actually looks like a young group of ladies might’ve been ooh-ing and ah-ing over O.J. as well — as one pic shows them near his crew, and O.J. not too far with a big grin on his face.

No shock here that O.J.’s keeping up with football — we know he likes to comment on the state of the game and standout moments during the season … including Antonio Brown‘s ungraceful exit from the Buccaneers franchise.

So yea, the fact he’s peeping a big game in public might not be too much of a news flash.

What is interesting, however, is the fact that this seems to be one of the first public outings O.J.’s had since being released early from his parole in Nevada — where he’s been confined for the better part of 5  years now … following his release from prison in 2017.

At least he’s far away from California … where we know he’s not all that welcome, especially from the Brown family.

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