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A "lucky colour" and hidden details: The meanings behind these 12 celebrity engagement rings.

While most engagements are announced on Instagram with a ring selfie - allowing every follower to zoom in and have a snoop - we often miss out on the sentimental meaning behind the ring.

Why did they pick gold? Is there a reason it’s a sapphire? Should I comment on the fact it’s heart-shaped?! ...are all very valid and very important questions we need answers to. 

And while we won’t be investigating into your neighbour’s cousin’s roommate’s engagement ring meaning, we WILL be doing some digging into celebrity engagement and wedding rings.

Now watch Miley Cyrus talking about her engagement ring on The Ellen Show. Post continues after video.


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So here’s a deep dive into the celebrity wedding and engagement rings with the best (and most romantic) meanings behind them. 

Jennifer Lopez's engagement ring meaning. 

A celebrity announcement everyone saw coming: JLo and Ben Affleck are engaged... for a second time! 

Affleck first got down on one knee back in 2002 with a 6.10-carat radiant-cut pink Harry Winston diamond, which was estimated to have cost around $3.3 million. 

Unfortunately, the Gone Girl actor made the decision to call off their engagement just four days before the wedding, and the couple eventually split in 2004. 

"Ben and I split up at the moment when I thought we were committing to each other forever, it was my first real heartbreak, it felt like my heart had been torn out of my chest," Lopez wrote in her book True Love.

Despite the heartache, it seems all is forgiven as the pair rekindled their romance earlier in 2021. 

And this week, amongst the excitement of the engagement, Lopez shared the meaning behind the ring she was proposed to with - an 8.5-carat green diamond.

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Jennifer Lopez's engagement ring. Image: via On The JLo.

"[Green is] my favorite colour; it’s also my lucky colour," the Marry Me actor explained to fans in a video shared via her newsletter.

"Obviously, it’ll be my lucky colour forever now. It means so much when somebody thinks about you and loves you and sees you," Lopez continued. "And it was just the most perfect moment."

Megan Fox's engagement ring meaning.

Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly's engagement news has been everywhere. But you probably don't know the special meaning behind the actress' eye watering emerald and diamond engagement ring. 

Sharing their engagement news to Instagram in January, Machine Gun Kelly, who has been dating Fox for less than two years, explained why he picked not one but two stones for the ring. And the reason is... very them. 

"I know tradition is one ring, but I designed it with Stephen Webster to be two: the emerald (her birth stone) and the diamond (my birth stone) 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," he wrote alongside a close-up video of the ring. 

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Meghan Markle’s engagement ring meaning.

Prince Harry proposed to Meghan Markle with a now-iconic three stone engagement ring featuring a massive diamond sourced from Botswana (a favourite spot of the royal couple) and two smaller diamonds either side from Princess Diana’s jewellery collection. 

Regarding the band, Prince Harry claimed, “The ring is obviously yellow gold because that’s Meghan’s favourite”. But keen-eyed royal followers will have noticed that the ring has changed a little…

Images: Getty. 

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In May 2019, Harry surprised his wife with a wedding anniversary gift of an engagement ring upgrade (now featuring a heck-tonne of tiny diamonds around the band), along with a very sentimental eternity ring.

According to Finding Freedom authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, “Harry also surprised his wife of one year with the gift of a ring that he had created with jeweller-to-the-stars Lorraine Schwartz, a favourite of Meghan’s.”

“The conflict-free diamond eternity band paid homage to the family of three with Meghan’s, Archie’s, and Harry’s birthstones (peridot, emerald, and sapphire, respectively) on the underside of the ring.”

TOO DAMN CUTE. 

Lara Worthington’s wedding ring meaning. 

The meaning behind Australian model Lara Worthington’s ring is more about what isn’t on her finger. 

Lara and her actor husband Sam Worthington famously skipped the whole engagement thing and went straight to the getting hitched part, meaning Lara is one of the few celebs without an engagement ring.

However, Sam stepped it up for the wedding ring by picking out a Cartier wedding band worth an estimated $15,000. 






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Katy Perry’s engagement ring meaning.

When Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry got engaged, the world was blessed with a stunning ring shot of Katy’s bright pink engagement ring. 






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Supposedly, the meaning behind the floral design of the ring was that Orlando wanted it to symbolise his future ‘Mrs Bloom’.

Elizabeth Taylor’s engagement ring meaning.

When Elizabeth Taylor was first proposed to by Richard Burton, he got down on one knee with an 18.6-carat emerald pendant necklace. Then after they divorced and then got back together, he massively upped the ante and gave her a 33-carat Krupp diamond!

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Elizabeth then had the stone made into a ring and you can still spot it in many of her movies today. 

After her death, the Krupp diamond was renamed the ‘Elizabeth Taylor Diamond’ in her honour.

Princess Eugenie’s engagement ring meaning.

The youngest daughter of Prince Andrew wed her now-husband Jack Brooksbank in a gorgeous royal wedding that was aired on television. But Jack went the extra mile when designing the ring he proposed to Eugenie with by modelling it off her mum’s own engagement ring. 

And Jack seriously pulled it off! Here’s a side by side of Princess Eugenie’s and Sarah Ferguson’s wedding ring.

Princess Eugenie's engagement ring on the left and Sarah Ferguson's engagement ring on the right. Images: Getty.  

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Olivia Wilde’s engagement ring meaning.

Actor Jason Sudeikis proposed to fellow actor Olivia Wilde with a striking round ring. The story behind it? Jason wanted the ring to have an emerald halo around it to match Olivia’s eyes.

They may not be together anymore but you have permission to swoon at that loveliness.

Images: Getty & @oliviawilde Instagram. 

Emily Ratajkowski’s engagement ring meaning.

The ring selfie that broke the internet. Both Emily Ratajkowski and her now-husband Sebastian Bear-McClaird worked on the design of this unique ring, taking them 50 sketches to come up with the final design.

Images: @emrata Instagram. 

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Speaking to Vogue, Emily explains that she adores the ring saying, “I love it. I can’t tell you how special it feels to me."

Kate Middleton’s engagement ring meaning.

Kate Middleton’s engagement ring is perhaps the most recognisable ring going. With its deep blue sapphire centre and just-enough-sparkle diamond halo, it’s a true show-stopper. But what’s the story behind it?

In an interview following their engagement, Prince William explained why he chose to give Kate a ring from his mother’s jewellery collection. 

"It's very special to me, Kate's very special to me as well, I thought it only right to put the two together."

Images: Getty. 

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The 18-carat oval sapphire stone and 14 diamonds set in 18-carat white gold sure would be special to us too.

Priyanka Chopra’s engagement ring meaning.

So many will remember the multiple lavish weddings of Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra, but what people don’t know is the gorgeous proposal story behind this dazzler of an engagement ring.

Nick Jonas reportedly shut down an entire Tiffany & Co. store to pick out the ring, eventually selecting a classic cushion-cut diamond set in a platinum band, surrounded by smaller tapered baguettes. 

Mila Kunis’ wedding ring meaning.

Experts have estimated that Mila Kunis’ engagement ring (as given to her by her now-husband Ashton Kutcher), with its platinum band and five-carat diamond, is worth US $260,000.

Images: Getty & @aplusk Instagram. 

But, in a beautiful twist, the couple opted to keep things super casual for their wedding bands and opted for rings from Etsy that cost under $100. 

We love a spendy-savey mix!

This article was originally published on September 15, 2021, and was updated on January 15, 2022 and April 13, 2022.

Featured Images: On The JLo.