The Best Celebrity Engagement Rings of 2017
We all love to keep tabs on our favorite celebrity couples' relationships. When those famous duos get engaged, though, we keep our eyes peeled for the engagement ring and our ears open for proposal details. There's something so personal about the rings celebrities exchange and the stories that go along with them. They give us rare insight into relationships that are, for the most part, out of the public eye.
We don't always get so lucky, though. Some stars—usually those who keep information on their relationships under lock and eye—wait until an award show red carpet or event before wordlessly debuting their bling. But since an engagement is such a major life milestone, many celebs share photos of their new bling shortly after saying yes (thanks, social media!). Our favorite ring selfies of 2017 came from Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas, who both posted photos of the Game of Thrones actress's rock on Instagram.
Since this year brought a series of high-profile celebrity engagements, we got our fill of sparkle. Beyond Jonas and Turner, we saw rocks from Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian, Ronda Rousey and Travis Browne, Colton Haynes and Jeff Leatham, and more. From pavé bands and shiny diamonds to rose gold accents and unexpected shapes, the celebrity engagement rings of 2017 were so stunning that they just might inspire your own.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
These two put the rumors to rest when they announced their engagement in late November. The prince proposed to the Suits actress at home, with a three-stone ring he designed himself. The two side diamonds were from his mother's private collection. The center rock was sourced in Botswana—the place where the couple fell in love, just a few weeks after their first date.
Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian
When it came time to reveal her engagement ring, the decorated tennis champion kept us all on our toes. After hilariously photo-shopping a taco over her diamond, Williams revealed the real rock at the 2017 Met Gala.
Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner
Colton Haynes and Jeff Leatham
Jeff Leatham proposed to Colton Haynes in March, presenting the Teen Wolf star with a sparkly band of diamonds. Haynes returned the favor two months later, after placing a matching ring in his now-husband's glass of champagne.
Mandy Moore and Taylor Goldsmith
Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons
The Beguiled actress debuted an oval-shaped diamond with tapered baguettes from fiancé Jesse Plemons at the Palm Springs Film Festival in January.
Ronda Rousey and Travis Browne
Miles Teller and Keleigh Sperry
The sweetest part of the Spectacular Now
actor's proposal wasn't Sperry's major emerald-cut rock. It was his speech! "I said, 'This is the day you became my girlfriend and today was the last day you woke up as my girlfriend," he declared, after giving Sperry a card with the date they'd started dating.
Tori Kelly and André Murillo
The singer and German basketball player became engaged in September, but Kelly clearly didn't see the proposal coming. She posted a photo of her new favorite accessory on Instagram, with the caption, "I love you."
Damien Chazelle and Olivia Hamilton
Director Damian Chazelle has an eye for picking winners—and we're not talking about his Oscar-nominated film, La La Land. Chazelle gave this split-band Monique Péan engagement ring to his girlfriend, Olivia Hamilton, at the beach in Malibu, California. Clearly, it was (another!) big hit.
Malin Akerman and Jack Donnelly
For actress Malin Akerman, the galaxy diamond Jack Donnelly gave her went beyond a marriage promise. It also symbolized the pact Donnelly was making with her son, Sebastian. "This sweet and loving man has stepped into our lives and stole both our hearts," she wrote, announcing the news on Instagram. "I think we're gonna keep him around for a while."
Janel Parrish and Chris Long
Pretty Little Liars actress Janel Parrish announced her engagement to her boyfriend, Chris Long, with this emotional photo. Shortly after, though, she posted a close-up video of her massive Jean Dousset emerald-cut stone catching the sunlight. "I can't stop staring at it," she wrote on Instagram. Honestly, neither can we.
Meryl Davis and Fedor Andreev
Olympic ice dance champion Meryl Davis already has three medals, but her boyfriend, Canadian ice skater Fedor Andreev, thought it was time for her first diamond. Davis announced the happy news on Instagram in July, posting a snapshot of her halo-set sparkler.
Nikki Bella and John Cena
The only thing more dramatic than John Cena's live television proposal? The five-carat Tiffany & Co. engagement ring he gave to Nikki Bella.
Kate Mara and Jamie Bell
Christina Perri and Paul Costabile
After four years together, radio-show host Paul Costabile asked the "A Thousand Years" singer to marry him with a one-of-a-kind ring.
Michelle Branch and Patrick Carney
Katie Cassidy and Matthew Rodgers
Emily VanCamp and Josh Bowman
In May, VanCamp took to Instagram to share the news of her engagement to Revenge co-star Josh Bowman—and to show off a sparkly new accessory.