Angelina! Aniston! Berry! Biel! 2012 was an unforgettable year in celebrity engagements.
2012 was a rocky road for star couples like Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, Heidi Klum and Seal who called it quits. But, it also brought the long awaited romantic twosomes who sealed their love for each other with engagement rings fit for the gods.
Angara gives you a roundup of the most spectacular engagement rings of 2012:
This match was made in heaven and so was the ring. After seven long years when Brad proposed Jolie, he did with a celestial engagement ring. According to jeweler Robert Procop who designed Jolie’s ring, Brad wanted a piece that explains the celestial aspects with stones set in a planetary form.
The father of six after being persuaded by his kids to get a ring for their mom, co-designed the ring which exhibits a table cut diamond further mounted with a galaxy of smaller custom cut diamonds on the entire circumference of the ring. The 16 carat ring took a year in realization and estimated at $500,000.
Another heart capturing bling of 2012 was Halle Berry’s emerald engagement ring. This one-of-a-kind ring has a four carat emerald from ‘an old, closed-down mines in Muzo, Columbia’ set in hand forged yellow gold. The ring was designed after thoughtful assessment of Olivier’s sentiments. Designer Robert Mazlo conducted an ancient ‘Alchemy Test’ before designing the ring. The design also incorporates two small diamonds in textured setting. Overall, Halle Berry’s ring from Oliver Martinez is par excellence and beyond words.
Kelly Clarkson is one lucky girl to receive a giant canary diamond! As Brandon Blackstock popped the question, he knew how to make it big. About the ring – it’s a lavish square yellow diamond center stone, surrounded with brilliant diamonds further set on a diamond encrusted band.
Sorry Ladies, Justin is officially off the market. The singer married his 7th Heaven love during a romantic $6.5 million destination wedding in Italy in October this year. But before the big celebration came an antique engagement ring. It was a 6-carat bling designed by Las Vegas jeweler Leor Yerushalmi with inputs from JT.
The center stone was a square with scrolling rope-style lining accentuated with diamonds. The filigree and bottom diamonds with accents on the band and a blackened platinum look made it a perfect piece of expression!
A flawless, light pink diamond custom set in rose gold and pave diamonds was Ryan’s pick for his ‘Gossip Girl’ lady. The ring was designed by Lorraine Schwartz with a touch of art Deco glamour. This blissful oval vintage inspired bling was estimated at $2 million.
The famous ‘Friends’ star was solely in love with ‘Wanderlust’ man Justin Theroux and they wasted no time in moving to the next step of the relationship. Justin popped the question in August on his 41st birthday and its worth to mention – he asked her hand with a huge 8-9 carats diamond ring. A real stunner, the ring estimated at $500,000 was designed by Jennifer’s long time jewelry designer friends.
A hand cut diamond of 1880 – 1890 was the center stone in Miley’s cushion cut ring. Designed by Neil Lane this $100,000 antique ring was handcrafted in 18K yellow gold and has Art Nouveau themed diamond floral motifs. As the ‘Hunger Game’ star wanted something really beautiful and romantic, the 3.5 carat ring was a perfect piece. Its old cut diamond, yellow gold setting and diamond encrusted floral motifs made it an unique engagement ring.
Nickelback singer Chad Kroeger’s choice of proposal bling for Avril Lavigne was rocking! He proposed the singer with a 14 carat ring featuring a large pear-shaped diamond flanked by half-moon stones in platinum setting.
British filmmaker Guy Ritchie is another man who sealed his love deal with a tantalizing ring. He proposed his model girlfriend Jacqui Ainsley with a 5 carat vintage diamond ring. The ring which has an Edwardian feel exhibits a five-carat, old European-cut diamond set in platinum. The ring was further accentuated with double halo of diamonds and accent diamond band.
They had a quick engagement and wedding. The ’30 Rock’ star proposed his yoga instructor girlfriend in early 2012 with a rocking engagement ring. The ring he picked for Hilaria had a square diamond set on a diamond encrusted platinum band. It was a giant bling and we can say that Alec has quite a good bling taste.