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Celebrities and their Diamond Engagement Rings

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Whether they were royalty, Hollywood actresses or even pop stars they all got diamond engagement rings from
the men in their lives.

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What better way to show the world that you are in love than by the act of giving and receiving a diamond
engagement ring? With many actresses and other famous women sporting bigger and sparklier diamond rings,
celebrity engagements have become a delight for the jewelry lover. The size of the diamond is not necessarily
the key as to what makes some of these rings so famous and recognizable, rather it seems to be a combination
of the engagement ring itself and the famous lady it is associated with...<b>The history of diamond engagement
rings</b>>>Maximillan I of Austria gave the first diamond engagement ring on record to Mary of Burgundy in
1477. He had the ring commissioned to unite their two houses and make their marriage a unifying symbol to the
country...The smallest diamond engagement ring ever made was given to Princess Mary who was married by proxy
to the Dauphin of France in the year 1518. Princess Mary was two years old at the time...Throughout history
diamond engagement rings have become larger, more elaborate, and have included a wide variety of other jewels
and metals. Diamond engagement rings settings can be made of silver, platinum, white or yellow gold or a
mixture of these elements...<b>Famous ladies and their engagement rings</b>>>Celebrities and other famous
people influence the look and style of many aspects in fashion and also set trends. Diamond engagement rings
are no exception to this rule. The following is a partial list of the famous ladies and their equally
engagement rings:::<b>Royalty</b>:::<ul><li>Queen Elizabeth II received an engagement ring from Prince Phillip
that was made from diamonds from his mother's tiara.</li><li>Grace Kelly was given a 12 carat emerald-cut
diamond engagement ring from Prince Rainier.</li><li>Lady Diana was engaged with a ring made of an 18 carat
blue oval sapphire that was circled by fourteen diamonds.</li></ul>>><b>Actresses</b>:::<ul><li>Elizabeth
Taylor was engaged to her third husband, Michael Todd, with an emerald cut diamond that weighed almost 30
carats. However, she is more known for her other pieces of jewelry, one more striking than the other: the
carat Krupp diamond, the 69.42 carat pear-shaped Taylor-Burton diamond and the 17th century heart-shaped Taj
Mahal diamond.</li><li>Priscilla was engaged to Elvis with a 3.5 carat diamond engagement ring that was
circled by another 21 smaller diamonds and diamond chips.</li><li>Sharon Stone was given a three diamond, 3
1/2 carat emerald-cut diamond engagement ring by Phil Bronstien.</li><li>Catherine Zeta-Jones' promise to
Michael Douglas was finalized with a 10 carat antique marquise diamond estimated at amost $2
million.</li><li>Joan Collins got a heart-shaped diamond ring in a nineteenth-century setting from husband
Percy Gibson.</li></ul>>><b>Pop stars</b>:::<ul><li>Madonna received from Guy Ritchie an antique Edwardian
three-stone diamond ring with a decorative platinum band. The Neil Lane ring was supposed to represent their
family: mother, father and son Rocco.</li><li>In the case of Toni Braxton, drummer Keri Lewis designed a
stunning 4.5 three-stone diamond ring with an oval-shaped center stone and 2 heart-shaped diamonds on the
sides.</li><li>Paris Hilton, even though not a pop star but a diva anyway, received 2 diamond engagement rings
from billionaire Paris Latsis, a $5 million 24 carat canary diamond ring and a $2.1 million 15 carat white
diamond ring.</li><li>Britney Spears has two engagement rings also: one that she bought for herself before the
wedding, a $40,000 4 carat cushion-cut diamond ring with a platinum pave setting, and one that she received 9
month after the marriage from husband Kevin Federline.</li><li>Christina Aguilera became engaged to Jordan
Bratman after he presented a $54,000 20-carat diamond engagement ring designed by jeweler Stephen
Webster.</li><li>Whitney Houston sports a stunning 4 carat oval-shaped center stone with trillions on the
sides which she received from Bobby Brown.</li></ul>>><b>Replica diamond engagement rings</b>>>Of course there
is the very famous pink diamond ring that Ben Affleck gave to Jennifer Lopez. This 6 carat radiant shaped pink
diamond quickly caught the attention of the public and has become a highly sought after replica. It
completed with a platinum band as well as three baguette white diamonds on each side. The pink diamond
engagement ring is reported to have been purchased for $1.2 million in 2002. The ring, while easily identified
is also very feminine and modern looking...Replicas of the famous pink diamond ring are now available for
moderate price. The cost of the replicas depends on the quality of the stones and the materials used in
reproducing the pink diamond engagement ring...Some replicas are styled as more antique diamond engagement
rings. These rings have an everlasting quality and symbolize tradition and heritage. The recent engagement of
Camilla Parker Bowles in February of 2005 featured such an antique engagement ring. The platinum ring has an
emerald-cut center diamond with three diamond baguettes on each side. This ring originally belonged to the
Queen Mother and is believed to be valued at over $1 million...Since few people can afford the original item,
there will always be a market for replicas of these one of a kind diamond engagement rings. The quality of the
replicas varies, as does the price. It is important to note that the styles of diamond engagement rings that
are popular with celebrities will soon become the styles that are sought after by the not quite so rich

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