We’ve all been there before: scrolling the internet for proposal photos of our favorite celebrity power couple. How was the big question popped? Was it a total surprise? Most importantly, what does this celebrity engagement ring look like?
This last question is the one that usually peaks the most nosiness (and envy, but don’t worry, we’re not judging). After all, we all love things that glitter—and celebrity engagement rings are no exception to that rule. So it’s no surprise that our Hollywood faves from Golden Globe winners, to Dancing with the Stars judges and Emmy-winning entertainment reporters—have entrusted none other than the Jean Dousset family to officialize their start of forever with the honor of creating their celebrity engagement rings, as beautifully inspiring as love itself.
With that being said, custom-crafting any ring is a high-stakes challenge that we gladly accept—whether our client is a celebrity or not. But there’s nothing wrong with turning to the stars for a bit of ring inspo, so we’ve gathered our best celebrity engagement rings of all time, so you, too, can pull ideas from your favorite household names to build Your Dream Ring®.
Best Celebrity Engagement Rings: Seamless Halo® Engagement Rings
No matter who you are, it’s difficult to resist the unique, vintage-inspired glamour of a halo diamond ring —just ask celebrity Amy Adams, who made the design her own after saying yes to now-husband Darren Le Gallo in 2008. Amy and Le Gallo’s romance had started blossoming years earlier when the two crossed paths at an acting class way back in 2001. Seven years later he proposed, and seven more flew by before they tied the knot at a private ceremony in Santa Barbara.
When Le Gallo approached Jean to craft the perfect custom ring, his now iconic Seamless Halo® design was still pretty new to Jean Dousset. In fact, Jean was still designing out of his home in Hancock Park at the time. Yet, as soon as he showed Le Gallo the Seamless Halo® design, Le Gallo knew it was perfect for his future wife. And, indeed, the silhouette is as brilliant and beautiful as the Golden Globe-winning actress herself. Custom-crafted to enhance its center diamond, the design’s “prongless” setting looks unique and beautiful at all angles.
“I believe jewelry should be three-dimensional, because we don’t just look at our hands from one angle,” Jean said in conversation with The Adventurine. “There are details all over the jewel—on the underside of the ring lies several rows of diamonds at 45-degree angles. [And] the prongs are unobtrusive, virtually cemented down on the stone. All you see from the top is the crown of the gem.”
Set with 1.00 carat in a round brilliant shape, Adam’s Seamless Halo® ring has proven to be her go-to accessory for public appearances over the years, and an icon of the top celebrity engagement rings of all time. But she’s not the only superstar who’s fallen head over heels for a Seamless Halo® creation. New York Times Bestselling Author and Emmy winner Maria Menounos and her long-time-boyfriend-turned-husband Keven Undergaro also sealed the deal with a custom-crafted Seamless Halo® in 2016, which Jean said was a design “nineteen years in the making.” Glowing with 220 meticulously set diamonds surrounding its center stone, Menounos’ piece is matchless, and even more so, thanks to Undergaro’s decision to add a Signature Stone® to the ring—a personalized element offered with all of our engagement silhouettes.
“The choice of color and origin of the stone adds thoughtful detail only he and Maria will know and see,” Jean said to E! News. Their custom wedding bands—exchanged in 2018, at an all-out New Year’s Eve ceremony held in Times Square—were also designed by Jean Dousset.
Best Celebrity Engagement Rings: Jean Dousset’s Iconic Chelsea Solitaire Ring
While our unique Seamless Halo® rings are cherished by some of our favorite women in Hollywood, the majority of our clientele favor a classic solitaire ring that stands the test of time. This is a celebrity engagement ring style that has been embraced over the years. This comes as no big surprise, as the best solitaire designs are eternally in fashion and can be customized to match anyone’s personal style. Below we recap some of our favorite celebrity engagement rings of all time, in Jean Dousset’s iconic Chelsea design.
In 2016, Dancing with Stars’ celebrity Carrie Ann Inaba was thrilled to start a new forever with actor Robert Derringer after he proposed with a sentimental bonfire at the location of their very first date. That evening was Inaba’s first of many with her new Chelsea solitaire ring (which is also our best-selling engagement ring of all time).
“When Robb put it on my finger, it took my breath away—it’s beautiful and elegant,” she wrote in an Instagram post. Indeed, that the timeless design embodies both beauty and sophistication, but Inaba’s very own Chelsea is an inimitable kind of glamorous; custom-made with 18k rose gold and 120 brilliant-cut diamonds comprising three rows of sparkling pavé, the ring’s oval cut center stone is hard to look away from. And though other stars have also fallen in love with the Chelsea ring, each handcrafted creation still twinkles with details unique to its wearer.
Happy Endings and Benched actress Eliza Coupe and her health guru husband Darin Olien made ‘always’ a reality with another rose gold Chelsea oval cut ring design, while Pretty Little Liars leading lady Janel Parrish embraced pretty-in-pink aesthetics with her exceptional La Vie en Rose® Chelsea engagement ring. “I can’t stop staring at it,” the actress and singer gushed on Instagram. “I mean… @JeanDousset you out-did yourself.” Exclusively dressed in 18k rose gold and pink diamonds like every silhouette in the La Vie en Rose® Collection, the 3.00+ carats radiant-cut diamond was enrobed in rare pink diamonds in homage to the warm shade of the romance between Parrish and her husband Chris Long.
Our best-selling Chelsea stands out in other shades, too; fashion designer, entrepreneur, and former Rich Kids of Beverly Hills star, Morgan Stewart’s 4.00+ carats oval engagement ring was set in platinum, and Jesse McCartney’s wife, Katie Peterson, received an oval-cut Chelsea that subtly radiates with a Golden Orange Sapphire Signature Stone® (which is the “Beautiful Soul” singer-songwriter’s favorite color).
Celebrity Engagement Rings: Three Stone Engagement Rings
Eva Longoria was one who said yes to a Jean Dousset three stone ring, a celebrity engagement ring design known for being both glamorous and classic. Before her grand wedding in the City of Love, the award-winning actress said yes to her then-beau, French-American NBA player Tony Parker, as he asked for her hand in marriage one romantic, candle-lit evening in Los Angeles. The duo exchanged vows in 2007—she read hers in French, his native language, and he recited his in English, her own. Sparkling in a 5 carats center stone, her Haley engagement ring was artistically designed with three rows of brilliant cut pavé that lined the bridge and gallery for an incomparable glimmer from all angles, while its emerald cut center stone re-defined elegance. Finished off with two trapezoid side stone diamonds, the Desperate Housewives actress’ three stone ring was not only tabloid-breaking celebrity engagement rings news at the time, but the epitome of luxury: custom-crafted, everlasting, and one-of-a-kind.