AS soon as any female celebrity gets engaged, the diamond on their left hand becomes the focus of much interest and speculation. From Beyonce's18-carat diamond and the Duchess of Cambridge's famous oval sapphire to Keira Knightley's classic solitaire style, here are the most show-stopping engagement rings worn by models, actresses, royals and musicians alike.
Beyoncé reportedly became engaged to rapper Jay-Z in 2008, and the pair married later that year.
The ring, by Lorraine Schwartz, features a large emerald-cut 18-carat diamond at its centre.
The actress became engaged to Brad Pitt in 2012, following almost eight years of dating.
The ring - featuring a tablet-shaped diamond at the centre - was designed by Brad Pitt and the pair's jeweller friend Robert Procop.
Continue reading on page 2 Kate Middleton
Prince William, now the Duke of Cambridge, proposed to his university girlfriend in 2010, before their much-celebrated wedding in April 2011.
The ring, a Garrard oval sapphire surrounded by diamonds - was originally presented to Diana, Princess of Wales, by Charles, Prince of Wales.
The actress announced her engagement to François-Henri Pinault in March 2007. The couple married at an intimate affair in Paris on Valentine’s Day but followed with further marital celebrations at La Fenice, a famous opera house in Venice.
The oval-shaped ring is set in diamonds and is worth an estimated £200,000.
Continue reading on page 3 Chrissy Teigen
Model Chrissy Teigen got engaged to singer John Legend in 2011 in the Maldives. John’s surprise question was nearly ruined several days early by a full bag search at their departing airport.
Chrissy’s diamond solitaire on a band of diamond stones has a matching pair of eternity bands that she occasionally wears with it.
Jada Pinkett Smith
The actress married actor Will Smith in 1997. They have two children together, Jaden and Willow, who are both also now involved in the entertainment industry.
The emerald-cut diamond in the actress's ring, along with its two baguette-cut shoulder stones, are thought to be in excess of 12 carats
Continue reading on page 4 Mariah Carey
The twice-divorced singer accepted a proposal from billionaire Australian businessman James Packer just under a year after they first started dating.
The singer stepped out in January 2016 sporting a 35-carat diamond ring (around the same size as Kim Kardashian and Beyoncé’s engagement rings combined, American Vogue noted at the time). The extremely large emerald-cut centre stone is offset by two small baguette-cut shoulder stones set into the platinum band
The Oscar-winning actress and husband Jim Toth, an agent at Creative Artists Agency in Los Angeles, got engaged in 2010 and married the following year.
Featuring an unusual Ashoka-cut diamond - a modified rectangular cushion-cut dating back to the third century and said to banish sorrow - the actress's ring is thought to be around four carats and also features a pavé band.
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The actress and fellow actor Joe Manganiello got engaged in 2015 after a whirlwind courtship, and married later the same year.
The Colombian actress wears a cushion-cut diamond ring with a centre stone thought to be in the region of seven carats, surrounded by a pavé halo and set on a pavé diamond band.
The singer and her Seattle Seahawks quarterback boyfriend Russell Wilson announced their engagement in March 2016 after year of dating. The twosome revealed the news via an Instagram video, which he captioned with the words: "She said yes!!! Since day one I knew you were the one. No greater feeling."
The singer showed the first glimpse of her engagement ring in an Instagram video immediately after Wilson's beachside proposal. The brilliant-cut solitaire is flanked by diamonds on the ring's shoulders, and is set on a platinum band.
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The actress revealed that her longtime partner Jose Antonio Baston proposed while the couple were on holiday in Dubai.
The ruby stone is surrounded by a halo of smaller colourless diamonds.
The actress showed off her engagement and her wedding ring for the first time at the photocall for her new broadway play Of Mice And Men.
The ring contains a sparkling cushion-cut stone set into two thin rose gold bands.
Mary -Kate Olsen
The fashion designer's engagement to her banker boyfriend Olivier Sarkozy was revealed in late February 2014, when she stepped out with her sister wearing a large four-carat diamond in an unusual setting.
The ring was revealed to be a vintage Cartier creation, thought to originate from the Fifties, which was sold at auction in New York for just over $81,000. The central four-carat diamond is surrounded by 16 sapphires, and the gold petals (only visible from the side view) are set with diamonds.
Continue reading on page 7 Kim Kardashian
Kanye West proposed to Kardashian on her 33rd birthday.
The ring is a 15-carat Lorraine Schwartz diamond ring
The actress was first pictured with Adam Shulman in 2009, and the pair were engaged in 2011.
The ring, featuring a large, emerald-cut diamond at its centre, was co-designed by her fiance.
Continue reading on page 8 Jennifer Aniston
Justin Theroux began dating the actress in 2011, and the pair became engaged in 2012.
The ring features a large, emerald-cut diamond at its centre.
The actress began dating Ryan Reynolds in 2011, but surprised press with a secret wedding in 2012
The ring, by Lorraine Schwartz, features a large pink oval diamond at its centre.
The designer - then a member of the Spice Girls - was proposed to by footballer David Beckham in 1998. The pair married in 1999 before going on to have four children together.
Whilst she regularly rotates the rings worn on her ring finger, the original was this marquise-cut diamond on a yellow gold band.
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The First Lady married Barack Obama in 1992. It is reported that Obama had proposed at a small restaurant in Chicago over dessert
The engagement ring contains a one-carat solitaire diamond.
The Oscar-winning actress confirmed her engagement to French actor Olivier Martinez in March 2012.
Berry’s engagement ring is a unique design from designer Robert Mazlo in Paris. The four-carat diamond ring is set in emerald sourced from closed-down mines in Muzo, Colombia and it is inscribed with codes and symbols that only the couple can interpret.
Continue reading on page 10 Jessica Alba
The actress first met director and producer Cash Warren on the set of Fantastic Four in 2004. The couple got engaged three years later.
Warren proposed to Alba with a five-carat asscher-shaped solitaire ring.
The singer announced her engagement to NBA player Nick Young in June 2015.
The 10-plus-carat diamond ring includes a yellow cushion-cut centre stone and more than two carats of white diamonds and is said to be worth half a million dollars.
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