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Inspiration for Sapphire Engagement Rings

The rich and famous can provide inspiration when it comes to sapphire engagement rings for brides of any background. The U.K.’s Daily Record and Sunday Mail showcases a photo gallery of celebrity engagement rings, from iconic Hollywood actresses to British royalty.

Perhaps one of the most famous engagement rings in recent memory is that of Kate Middleton, who married Prince William in 2011. The gorgeous 18-karat sapphire engagement ring set off a royal frenzy when it was first unveiled. Brides can choose from several engagement ring settings accented by sapphires at Ziva Jewels.

ziva sapphire engagement ring

If you are looking for sapphire engagement rings similar to Kate Middleton’s gorgeous ring, the Art Deco sapphire ring with moon-shaped stones and pave is available in 18k white gold. “Pave” is a setting where stones are set like a paved street. This is an incredibly popular trend in celebrity engagement rings. The technique is used for small stones, usually diamonds, which appear to float in an invisible setting because no metal should be visible between the settings.

Diamond Ring Oval Sapphire Engagement Rings

Another popular setting when it comes to sapphire engagement rings is the double halo setting, which encircles a sapphire with two halos of diamonds. The sapphire ring with double halo (seen below) sets off a blue 1.5ct sapphire with a sparkling halo of diamonds for an unforgettable engagement ring sure to please any bride. The ring is available in 18K white gold.

double halo Sapphire Engagement Rings

For brides who prefer a traditional diamond engagement ring flanked by sapphires, Ziva Jewels features several rings with a dash of color to stand out from the crowd. The vintage pear shaped engagement ring with sapphire side bevel sets and pave trim showcases a center diamond with two sapphires for accent color.

2010 Top 10 Most Expensive Engagement Rings In The World

Looking to propose in the near future? Congratulations! Are you planning on spending more on the engagement ring than you spent on your house?

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Probably not, but here is a list of some of the worlds most expensive engagement rings for your viewing pleasure.

Number 10.

Blue sapphire engagement ring

Blue bloods prefer blue sapphire — or at least Prince Charles did when he proposed to Lady Diana Spencer with an 18-carat oval sapphire engagement ring. The blue bauble didn’t mean lasting love for those royals, but don’t count blue sapphire out just yet. Check out this three-stone sapphire-and-diamond ring from House of Taylor.

The piece features 8.28 carats of Ceylon sapphires and more than 2 carats of diamonds for a price of $49,500.

Number 9.

Diamond and ruby engagement ring

Diamonds may be the conventional choice for most engagement ring buyers, but since when do millionaires heed convention? Grunge rocker Kurt Cobain gave fellow rocker Courtney Love a 5-carat diamond-and-ruby engagement ring. Unfortunately for Love, the ring was stolen on Valentine’s Day in 1995. Hopefully, prospective buyers of this three-stone oval ruby-and-diamond ring from House of Taylor will have better luck — and some insurance.

The piece, which features 12.48-carat Burmese rubies, sells for $63,600.

Number 8.

Emerald engagement ring

If this ring doesn’t make you green with envy I’m not sure what will. This House of Taylor three-stone emerald-and-diamond engagement ring features 6.84 carats of Columbian emeralds and more than 2 carats of diamonds, all set in 18-carat white gold.

It sells for $93,600.

Number 7.

Yellow diamond engagement ring

For the thrifty millionaire looking for yellow-diamond chic, this 6.10-carat fancy yellow diamond engagement ring from Ross-Simons may do the trick. The ring features a rectangular diamond flanked by two trapezoidal 1.35-carat diamonds as well as 0.35-carat surrounding diamonds.

It sells for $100,000.

Number 6.

Platinum yellow diamond rings.

This yellow diamond is anything but mellow. Baseball star Johnny Damon and actors Charlie Sheen and Eddie Murphy have all paired their marriage proposals with yellow diamond engagement rings.

This De Beers 5.11-carat radiant cut ring, set in platinum, costs $400,000.

Number 5.

Square diamond engagement ring

The original Asscher Cut diamond was first developed in 1902, but the design hasn’t languished in the annals of history. Famous Asscher fans include Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon, who reportedly wore a 4-carat Asscher Cut stone on her ring finger while married to actor Ryan Phillipe. But why settle for 4 carats?

This 10.19-carat Asscher engagement ring from De Beers is set in platinum and sells for $520,000.

Number 4.

Secret Kiss Pink diamond engagement ring

Soccer star David Beckham kicked a goal into the heart of wife and former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham with an appropriately posh pink diamond engagement ring.  Are you thinking pink, too? Check out this Secret Kiss of the Rose Ring from De Beers. The piece features 4.15-carat rose-cut white diamonds and a 0.8-carat pink diamond, set in platinum.

Just try not to turn pink from the price: $525,000.

Number 3.

Platinum set diamond engagement ring

This platinum-set diamond engagement ring is from the Elizabeth Collection of House of Taylor Jewelry, a Los Angeles-based international jewelry company whose principal shareholders include movie legend Elizabeth Taylor. The 5.98-carat oval-cut diamond in its center is “internally flawless” and surrounded by 3.96 carats of round brilliant diamonds in a floral design. Of course, star power doesn’t come cheap.

This ring will cost you a cool $1.3 million.

Number 2

Tiffany oval diamond engagement ring

Whether you prefer round extravagance or a more angular glamour, Tiffany has you covered. On the left is the famed jeweler’s oval diamond micromelee split shank ring. Both rings are set in platinum.

The 14.79-carat creation retails at $1.465 million. On the right, you’ll find Tiffany’s 12.03-carat cushion diamond ring, which sells for $800,000.

And the winner is: Number 1.

De Beers Diamond Engagement ring

The rock atop this De Beers platinum engagement ring gets a D — as in D-color, the most desirable grade on the diamond color scale. With its round and flawless stone, this De Beers piece weighs just a little more than 9 carats, but if you buy it your wallet might weigh considerably less.

The ring’s price is set at $1.83 million.

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