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The Best Celebrity Engagement Rings of All Time

The Best Celebrity Engagement Rings of All Time

October 19, 2018 5:30 PM

by Adetoun Adeyemo

These stunning celebrity engagement rings prove that a diamond—if not a marriage—is forever. Engagement rings have not always been all about the diamond: Roman brides were given a gold ring to wear in public and an iron ring to wear at home. In the 1700s, simple poesy rings were popular in Europe, while in New England, Puritan men—shunning frivolous rings—were thought to have given thimbles to their betrothed (though women often cut off the tops and wore them as rings anyway). Fast-forward to 1947 and De Beers’s famous slogan, “A diamond is forever.” The rest is history. Now we have everything from Elizabeth Taylor’s 33-carat diamond from Richard Burton (though it was just a gift, not an engagement bauble) to Kim Kardashian West’s 15-carat diamond from Kanye and Olivia Wilde’s brilliant emerald from Jason Sudeikis—ring inspiration galore from some of the dazzling gems sported by stars.

1. Ariana Grande

The fiancé: Pete Davidson

The ring: A three-carat pear-shaped diamond from jeweler Greg Yuna

The price: Nearly $100,000

The proposal: June 2018

Photo: Getty Images

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2. Hailey Baldwin

The fiancé: Justin Bieber

The ring: A six to 10 carat oval diamond by Solow & Co.

The proposal: July 2018

Photo: Getty Images

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3. Cardi B

The fiancé: Offset

The ring: An eight-carat tear-shaped diamond

The price: $500,000

The marriage: September 2017

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4. Charlotte Casiraghi

The fiancé: Dimitri Rassam

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5. Paris Hilton

The fiancé: Chris Zylka

The ring: A twenty carat tear-drop diamond by jeweler Michael Greene

The price: $2 million

The proposal: January 2018

Photo: Getty Images

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6. Princess Eugenie of York

The fiancé: Jack Brooksbank

The ring: A padparadscha sapphire surrounded by diamonds

The proposal: January 2018

Photo: Getty Images

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7. Emily Ratajkowski

The fiancé: Sebastian Bear-McClard

The ring: Two pear and square cut diamonds with a gold band, designed by Ratajkowski

The marriage: February 2018

Photo: Courtesy of Emily Ratajkowski / @emrata

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8. Meghan Markle

The fiancé: Prince Harry

The proposal: November 2017

Photo: Getty Images

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9. Pippa Middleton

The fiancé: James Matthews

The ring: A large asscher-cut diamond surrounded by a cluster of smaller diamonds.

The price: An estimated £200,000

The proposal: July 2016

The marriage May 2017

Photo: FameFlyNet

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10. Kim Kardashian West

The fiancé: Kanye West

The ring: A 15-carat D, flawless cushion-cut diamond from jeweler Lorraine Schwartz.

The price: An estimated $2 million

The proposal: October 2013

The marriage: May 2014

Photo Courtesy of Kim Kardashian / @kimkardashian

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11. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

The fiancé: Jason Statham

The ring: A classic large center stone flanked by micro-pavé-set diamonds

The price: An estimated $350,000

The proposal: January 2016

Photo: Getty Images

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12. Miranda Kerr

The fiancé: Evan Spiegel

The ring: A round brilliant cut diamond flanked by tapered baguettes on a platinum band.

The price: An estimated $75,000 to $100,000

The proposal: July 2016

The marriage: May 2017

Photo: Courtesy of Miranda Kerr / @mirandakerr

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13. Eva Longoria

The fiancé: José Antonio Bastón

The ring: A ruby center stone surrounded by diamonds.

The proposal: January 2016

The marriage: May 2016

Photo Courtesy of Eva Longoria / @evalongoria

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14. Lady Gaga

The fiancé: Taylor Kinney

The ring: A 6-carat heart-shaped diamond from jeweler Lorraine Schwartz.

The price: An estimated $500,000

The proposal: February 2015

Called off: July 2016

Photo Courtesy of Lady Gaga / @ladygaga

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15. Kate Middleton

The fiancé: Prince William

The ring: The 18-carat oval sapphire surrounded by 14 diamonds that Lady Diana Spencer wore when she was engaged to Prince Charles.

The price: An estimated £300,000

The proposal: October 2010

The marriage: April 2011

Photo: Getty Images

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16. Blake Lively

The fiancé: Ryan Reynolds

The ring: A 12-carat oval-cut diamond with micro-pavé band.

The price: An estimated $2 million

The proposal: unknown

The marriage: September 2012

Photo: RexUSA

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17. Jessica Biel

The fiancé: Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake

The ring: A 6-carat diamond flanked by aquamarine stones set in blackened platinum that Timberlake codesigned.

The price: An estimated $130,000

The proposal: December 2011

The marriage: October 2012

Photo: Getty Images

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18. Beyoncé

The fiancé: Jay Z

The ring: A reported 18-carat center diamond set on a split shank.

The price: An estimated $5 million

The marriage: April 2008

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19. Mariah Carey

The fiancé: James Packer

The ring: A 35-carat emerald-cut diamond set in platinum by designer Wilfredo Rosado.

The price: An estimated $10 million

The proposal: January 2016

The marriage: Called off in October 2016

Photo: Splash

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20. Sofia Vergara

The fiancé: Joe Manganiello

The ring: A reported 7-carat cushion-cut diamond with a micro-pavé halo.

The price: An estimated $500,000

The proposal: December 2014

The marriage: November 2015

Photo: Getty Images

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21. Angelina Jolie

The fiancé: Brad Pitt

The ring: A total 16-carat ring that took Pitt, along with jeweler Robert Procop, a year to design.

The price: An estimated $500,000

The proposal: April 2012

The marriage: August 2014

Photo: Splash News

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22. Amal Clooney

The fiancé: George Clooney

The ring: An ethically mined emerald-cut 7-carat diamond with two tapered baguettes.

The price: An estimated $750,000

The proposal: April 2014

The marriage: September 2014

Photo: Getty Images

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23. Mary-Kate Olsen

The couple: Mary-Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy

The ring: An antique Cartier ring with a European-cut 4-carat diamond surrounded by 16 sapphires.

The price: An estimated $81,000

The proposal: February 2014

The marriage: November 2015

Photo: Pacific Coast News

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24. Elizabeth Taylor

The fiancé: Michael Todd

The ring: An almost 30-carat emerald cut diamond.

Sale price at 2011 auction : $3.7 million

The marriage: February 1957

The divorce: March 1958

Photo: Getty Images

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25. Jennifer Aniston

The fiancé: Justin Theroux

The ring: A reported 8-carat radiant-cut diamond.

The price: An estimated $500,000

The proposal: August 2012

The marriage: August 2015

Photo: Getty Images

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26. Anne Hathaway

The fiancé: Adam Shulman

The ring: A reported 6-carat emerald-cut diamond from Kwiat.

The price: An estimated $150,000

The marriage: September 2012

Photo: Getty Images

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27. Heidi Klum

The fiancé: Seal

The ring: A 10-carat canary yellow center diamond set in a gold band of pavé diamonds.

The price: An estimated $150,000

The marriage: May 2005

The divorce: October 2014

Photo: Getty Images

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28. Natalie Portman

The fiancé: Benjamin Millepied

The ring: A conflict-free diamond ring set in recycled platinum designed by jeweler Jamie Wolf.

The price: An estimated $200,000

The marriage: August 2012

Photo: Getty Images

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29. Kate Moss

The fiancé: Jamie Hince

The ring: A custom creation inspired by sketches of the ring F. Scott Fitzgerald gave to wife Zelda.

The price: An estimated £67,000

The proposal: January 2010

The marriage: July 2011

The divorce: 2016

Photographed by Mario Testino, Vogue, September 2011

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30. Olivia Wilde

The fiancé: Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis

The ring: A brilliant-cut diamond surrounded by a halo of emeralds.

The proposal: January 2013

Photo: Getty Images

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31. Scarlett Johansson

The couple: Romain Dauriac

The ring: An Art Deco ring with three prominent diamonds surrounded by smaller diamonds.

The marriage: October 2014

The divorce: 2017

Photo: Getty Images

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32. Leighton Meester

The fiancé: Adam Brody

The ring: A 4-carat cushion-cut diamond in a rose-gold band.

The proposal: November 2013

The marriage: February 2014

Photo: Getty Images

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33. Gabrielle Union

The fiancé: Dwyane Wade

The ring: An 8.5-carat cushion-cut diamond from Jason of Beverly Hills.

The price: An estimated $1 million

The proposal: December 2013

The marriage: August 2014

Photo: Getty Images

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34. Alexis Bledel

The fiancé: Vincent Kartheiser

The ring: A vintage-inspired octagonal diamond ring.

The price: An estimated $80,000

The proposal: March 2013

The marriage: June 2014

Photo: Getty Images

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35. Kate Bosworth

The fiancé: Michael Polish

The ring: A square-cut diamond

The proposal: August 2012

The marriage: August 2013

Photo: Courtesy of Kate Bosworth / @katebosworth

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36. Camila Alves

The fiancé: Matthew McConaughey

The ring: A rose-cut diamond with smaller diamonds on either side.

The proposal: December 2011

The marriage: June 2012

Photo: Getty Images

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37. Drew Barrymore

The fiancé: Will Kopelman

The ring: A nearly 4-carat radiant-cut diamond from Graff.

The price: An estimated $80,000

The marriage: June 2012

The divorce: August 2016

Photo: Getty Images

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38. Kate Hudson

The fiancé: Matt Bellamy

The ring: A classic emerald-cut diamond with tapered baguettes on either side.

The price: An estimated $200,000

The proposal: April 2011

Called off: 2014

Photo: Getty Images

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39. Elizabeth Hurley

The fiancé: Shane Warne

The ring: An approximately 9-carat center blue sapphire with diamonds on the side set in platinum.

The price: An estimated $100,000

The proposal: September 2011

Called off: December 2013

Photo: Getty Images

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40. Emily Blunt

The fiancé: John Krasinski

The ring: A 3-carat round-cut diamond set in platinum and flanked by baguettes.

The price: An estimated $100,000

The proposal: August 2009

The marriage: July 2010

Photo: Getty Images

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41. Gwyneth Paltrow

The fiancé: Chris Martin

The ring: An asscher-cut diamond on a double-pavé band.

The price: An estimated $90,000

The marriage: December 2003

The divorce: July 2016

Photo: Getty Images

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42. Mia Farrow

The fiancé: Frank Sinatra

The ring: A pear-shaped diamond with tapered baguettes.

The price: $85,000 in 1966

The marriage: July 1966

The divorce: August 1968

Photo: Getty Images

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43. Sarah Jessica Parker

The fiancé: Matthew Broderick

The ring: A 5-carat, emerald-cut diamond on a yellow gold band.

The marriage: May 1997

Photo: Getty Images

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44. Marilyn Monroe

The fiancé: Joe DiMaggio

The ring: A platinum eternity band with 35 baguette-cut diamonds.

The marriage: January 1954

The divorce: October 1955

Photo: Getty Images

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45. Allison Williams

The fiancé: Ricky Van Veen

The ring: A classic round-cut diamond flanked by baguettes on a platinum band.

The proposal: February 2014

The marriage: September 2015

Photo: Getty Images

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46. Brooke Shields

The fiancé: Chris Henchy

The ring: A center diamond surrounded by a unique configuration of micro-pavé-set diamonds, designed by Neil Lane.

The proposal: July 2000

The marriage: April 2001

Photo: Getty Images

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47. Reese Witherspoon

The fiancé: Jim Toth

The ring: A unique 4-carat Ashoka-cut diamond.

The price: An estimated $450,000

The proposal: December 2010

The marriage: March 2011

Photo: Getty Images

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48. Catherine Zeta-Jones

The fiancé: Michael Douglas

The ring: An antique ring from Fred Leighton featuring a 10-carat stone surrounded by 28 smaller diamonds.

The price: An estimated $1 million.

The proposal: December 1999

The marriage: November 2000

Photo: Getty Images

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49. Kate Beckinsale

The fiancé: Len Wiseman

The ring: An emerald-cut diamond set horizontally on a band of micro-pavé diamonds.

The price: An estimated $1.4 million

The marriage: May 2004

The divorce: November 2015

Photo: Getty Images

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50. Gisele Bündchen

The fiancé: Tom Brady

The ring: A large center diamond set in platinum and offset by two tapered baguettes.

The price: An estimated $145,000

The proposal: January 2009

The marriage: February 2009

Photo: Getty Images

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51. Miranda Kerr

The fiancé: Orlando Bloom

The ring: A round center stone surrounded by a halo of nine diamonds.

The marriage: July 2010

The divorce: October 2013

Photo: Getty Images

 

COURTESY: VOGUE

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10 Old-Fashioned Dating Habits We Should Definitely Bring Back

10 Old-Fashioned Dating Habits We Should Definitely Bring Back

By Adetoun Adeyemo,

September 27, 2018. 10:30am.

Have you ever felt like you don’t belong in this century? I sure have. Some of you out there might be too young to get the clue but just ask your parents and grandparents.

I’m sure you’ve heard all about that charming black’n’white era. Those old and faded photographs with your grandpa being quite the perfect gentleman and granny as this alluring vintage beauty. Ahh.. Those were some days.

If you ask me, I’d definitely trade some of 2017 for the golden 70’s. At least for a day. If there’s something significant about these old times is their true authenticity.

People valued sincerity and honesty, their music remained a brilliant classic up until today and will stay forever, but most importantly dating was a special event and included some fine, sophisticated methods.

So, what if there’s a way to try and change today’s monotonous dating habits? I’m thinking more affection and attention, classy gentlemen, doors held open, some flowers maybe?

If I managed to pique your interest by now, it’s because there are some old dating habits I believe we need to bring back.

Let’s do this!

1. Go up and ask her out on a date

Instead of dropping hints, or simply hanging out with together, it would be so much better if you straight ahead gather the course of asking me out. But nicely, make sure you don’t come off too strong and I get weary of you. But don’t worry too much, if you are sincere in your proposal, there will be no creeping out and it would be a welcome change for once to be asked out like that.

2. Dress up nicely

What’s with modern trends? For the love of God, people, put some effort into your look. Believe me, clothing style speaks so much about you. I’m not saying be 100% formal and sharp-dressed, but occasionally wear that special t-shirt or dress that you’ve been saving for special moments. Trust me, you won’t go unnoticed.

3. Bring a small gift or flowers

Now, many lucky ladies (and some men) I know get this regularly, and in fact, I have myself as well, but only ever with people I’d been dating for a while. I think there’s something to be said for bringing flowers to the door on your first date. It’s become uncool because it’s forward and it’s a gesture that confirms their interest, but we should definitely get past that idea and worry more about how we’re going to let someone know we really do care and appreciate that they want to spend time with us.

4. Put away your phone

This is perhaps the most sought after perk of old time dating for me. I am so sick of two people going on a double date with their phones, where they never even look up long enough to see if the person is the same with whom they walked in.

5. A bit of Chivalry.

A little bit of it sprinkled here and there wouldn’t be so bad either. Like perhaps getting my coat for me, or taking out the chair for me, or holding the car door for me when we get in. I can go dutch on the money, but these gestures would be so appreciated.

6. Be honest about your intentions

Going through that talk about where your relationship is headed can be a bit awkward, especially if you are in the early phases. Word of advice: never avoid it. It’s always wise to be clear about your intentions. Are we onto something or this is just another meaningless fling?

7. Take her on a romantic night out

A little bit of fancy dating too wouldn’t hurt in once a while. Instead of always meeting up at Starbucks, a date at a proper, romantic (perhaps candle lit) restaurant would be so romantic. Mixing things up a bit and having surprises in store is such a good way to show you care.

8. Don’t expect s.e.x on the first date

Thanks to Tinder and the can’t-wait attitude if our generation, dating has been such a hassle lately. No one expects to actually talk, and there is even lesser chance of them being interested in knowing you better. Taking things slow, and properly analyzing the situation, whether the person is ready to make that move or not is so important. And it would make dating so much easier.

9. Say “I love you” only when you mean it

I love you, as a phrase is perhaps the most overused (without actual feeling of sincerity) in the entirety of English language. Or maybe the second after Sorry. The point is people have become so accustomed to throwing it around like confetti that the real meaning has been lost. Instead, try using it only when you really mean it. And if you really feel like you are in love, then those three words will turn magical indeed.

10. Always be on time

Last but not least. It’s rude and disrespectful to be late, especially on one of the first dates. Be the perfect gent and arrive even 10 minutes earlier.

Sources: themindsjournal.com, thoughtcatalog.com

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Psychology Says that Being Single Is Not a Bad Thing!

Psychology Says that Being Single Is Not a Bad Thing!

By Adetoun Adeyemo. September 23, 2018. 6.00am

Nowadays, most people act as if they are supposed to get married and have children. But, it might be better to remain single. No matter of what society tells you, being single is a good thing.

Namely, Professor Bella DePaulo challenged the notion that marriage can ‘help’ people live happier longer lives at the American Psychological Association’s annual convention in Colorado. DePaulo spoke based on research comparing those that have either stayed married or stayed single. The results confirmed that those who were single had a greater sense of self-determination and had a higher chance of experiencing development and growth as a person.

In addition, the number DePaulo looked at were reported by the Office for National Statistics and revealed that in the United Kingdom last year there were twenty-three million married people and sixteen million single people. In fact, the number of single people is constantly growing. Those who stayed single actually have better connections with their co-workers, siblings, friends, and parents. Those who stayed married are more likely to become more closed off.

Being single comes with others continually asking you questions like ‘when are you going to find a boyfriend/girlfriend?’ ‘When are you going to have children?’ It goes without saying that these questions can be annoying.

It is important to understand that marriage doesn’t make you happier. Only you can actually make yourself happy. This means that you can live a fulfilling life without getting married or having children. In short, you can be single and happy. Just because others are doing it, it doesn’t mean that you also have to do it. Just because your parents are pressing you for grandchildren, it doesn’t mean that you should jump into the arms of the first man that sticks around. Of course, you may also meet some ‘sad’ single people. However, almost all single people are actually happy.

Single people live their lives the way that they want to. They are happy being on their own. Being single lets them live the most meaningful and authentic life they possibly can. Even though not everyone can be single, there isn’t anything wrong with being single. So, do not allow others to pressure you into something you are not ready for.

Source: ewao.com

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