The hottest celebrity engagement ring trends have been revealed, but which style came out on top?
We love nothing more than a celebrity engagement, and 2018 was an exciting year for proposals.
But what do our favourite famous faces do when it comes to choosing a ring? We spoke to online jeweller 77 Diamonds to find out the biggest celebrity engagement trends for the year.
Which celebrities got engaged in 2018?
Famous names who got engaged this year include Gwyneth Paltrow, Paris Hilton, Destiny’s Child’s Michelle Williams, Justin Bieber, Nick Jonas, Ellie Goulding, Radio 1’s Greg James, and of course, HRH Princess Eugenie.
Others that didn’t go to plan include Caroline Flack’s engagement to Andrew Brady, and more recently Ariana Grande’s relationship with comedian Pete Davison.
Which style of ring is popular with celebrities?
Platinum has come out on top this year, which is considered the most durable material for a ring. This metal was most popular between 2013 to 2015, while 2016 was considered the year of white gold.
As for cut, ‘the cushion’ has come back into fashion this year, beating the previously popular round cut and oval cut diamond.
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“The cushion is seen as the ‘it’ diamond, which explains the demand among celebrities for the stone,” explains Tobias Kormind, director at 77 Diamonds.
“Its soft corners, greater light refraction and ‘crushed ice’ effect makes it a beautiful alternative to the round or princess cut. Also, providing a better value per carat increases its popularity.”
How much do celebrities spend on engagement rings?
Celebrities are getting much more frugal when it comes to buying an engagement ring, it seems. Famous faces were spending approximately £63,722 back in 2016, but in just two years this has dropped to £34,570.
And not only has ring value reduced, carat value has, too – 4.3 was average in 2016, but in 2018 this has dipped to 3.1.
“With the cushion cut being the most popular, that could have led to a lower carat,” says Tobias. “Intimacy and a discreet engagement may appear to be the current trend, and a smaller diamond allows for this rather than a larger carat.”
It was found that those who spent more on an engagement ring actually ended up separating before getting married – the average ring value being £1,357,311.
Those who spent less are still together, with their ring value averaging at £196,719.
Celebrity couples who met on set…
Research also revealed that of the celebrities surveyed, 60 per cent had fallen for and got engaged to someone they met on set or in their chosen field.
The most famous couples in this category include Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher, and Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling.
Exceptions to the rule were athletes, most of which were in relationships with or married to actors or models, rather than fellow sports stars.