Popular Celebrity Diamond Engagement Ring Settings

Celebrities are lifestyle influencers and have shown time and again that they have unique tastes in fashion. We are all fascinated by the lifestyle of a famous person; one thing we enjoy and love seeing is a celebrity proposal. When you see a celebrity proposal on social media, you know a beautiful engagement ring will most likely be displayed. We’ve seen many engagement rings to draw inspiration from in 2022. However, celebrity engagement rings are usually costly – bigger sizes, fancy colors, gorgeous designs, etc. 

So, for an ordinary person like you and me, how can we get special diamond engagement rings just like your favorite celebs? Keep reading to find out. 

Celebrity Engagement Rings in 2022

If you have not decided on your preferred style,  check out some celebrity engagement rings we’ve seen this year below. 

1. Megan Fox

Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly’s engagement set the internet on fire with pictures of this glorious Toi et Moi emerald and diamond ring. Machine Gun Kelly designed this double-stone ring with a British jeweler.  He explained that the ring is with Megan’s birthstone (emerald) and his birthstone (diamond), sitting on two magnetic bands of thorns that draw together as two halves of the same soul. This incredible diamond ring is worth a fortune, costing up to $400k. 

(Megan Fox’s beautiful engagement ring.)

2. Jennifer Lopez

Ben Affleck proposed to Jennifer Lopez for a second time 20 years after their first relationship. And this time, he upgraded the engagement ring with a bigger center stone – an  8.5-carat, rare cushion-cut, natural green diamond.  This huge fancy diamond engagement ring is estimated to be worth at least a cool $5 million. 

3. Avril Lavigne

With a heart-shaped diamond ring in front of the magnificent Eiffel Tower in the world-acclaimed “City of Love”, there was no better way Mod Sun would have asked Avril Lavigne to be his. Her engagement ring comes with a flawless, dazzling heart-shaped diamond set on a thin pave band, which represents their love story.  It is estimated that this stunning diamond ring could have cost up to $350k. 

(Avril Lavigne’s beautiful engagement ring.)

4. Simone Biles

NFL player Jonathan Owens popped the question to his long-time girlfriend Simone Biles with a next-level engagement ring. The superstar gymnast wrote on her Instagram page that she said the easiest yes and she couldn’t wait to get married to her partner. The ring is a sparkling oval-shaped diamond on a pave band encrusted with diamonds which was custom-made by her fiancé. It seems this stunning diamond is at least 8-carat, worth over $30k. 

(Simone Biles with her amazing ring.)

5. Sofia Richie

Social media personality and model, Sofia Richie is the youngest daughter of music legend Lionel Richie. After almost a year of dating, Sofia Richie got a beautiful emerald-cut diamond set on a delicate yellow gold band as her engagement ring from Elliot Grainge. She made the announcement through her Instagram page while showing off her ring – truly a beauty to behold. The cost? It is likely to be around $40k.

6. Lana Condor

If you’ve seen To All the Boys you will know Lana Condor. Her long-time boyfriend Anthony De La Torre popped the question with an oval center diamond set in yellow gold, surrounded by pear and round-shaped diamonds. Lana describes the ring as the most stunning piece she has ever seen. The cost of the ring is as stunning as the 3-carat diamond, valued at more than $10k.

(Lana Condor’s stunning engagement ring.)

7. Joey King

Steven Piet knew if he was going to get to spend forever with his best friend, he had to go all out. Joey’s ring consists of two stones, one smaller diamond above another larger, oval-shaped stone. It is a super elongated oval cut diamond, sometimes referred to as a ‘moval’, because it combines the long ratio of a marquise cut diamond and the rounded edges of an oval. The ring is breathtaking to describe and also to behold. This custom-designed ring could cost about $120k. 

How to Own a Celebrity-Inspired Engagement Ring on a Tighter Budget?

Many people are inspired by most celebrity engagement rings but often shy away from trying to get something similar for themselves. The bigger the diamond, the higher the price will be. However, having a celebrity-inspired engagement ring doesn’t mean you have to have a celebrity-style budget. How?  The solution to your tight budget is lab-grown diamonds. 

Are Lab-grown Diamonds Real?

Lab-grown diamonds are also known as man-made diamonds or lab-created diamonds. These diamonds are created in the laboratory by using very sophisticated technology. The High Pressure, High-Temperature (HPHT) method and Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) method are widely known to make lab-grown diamonds. Lab-grown diamonds have the same optical, chemical and physical properties as natural diamonds. Therefore, lab-grown diamonds are real diamonds.


(A natural diamond and a lab-grown diamond.)
Difference Between Lab-grown Diamonds and Natural Diamonds

Lab-grown diamond engagement rings are becoming a thing among the American populace.  One of the things driving people’s attention toward lab-grown diamond rings is that they are significantly more affordable than natural diamonds. Being less expensive doesn’t make lab-created diamonds sparkle less than natural diamonds. Yes, you heard right. Lab-grown diamonds and natural diamonds have the same qualities. The only difference you can claim is that one is formed deep beneath the earth’s crusts while one is formed in the laboratory.

How much does a lab-grown diamond cost?

You may wonder how significant the price differences are. Here’s an example. If you’re familiar with diamonds and other types of jewelry, you’d know they’re weighed in carats. The carat of a diamond is one of the key factors affecting the stone’s value. 

From 0.5 carat to 4 or 5 carats, the price difference can be staggering. Lab-grown diamonds weighing 0.5-carat can go for about 2,000 USD. When you compare that to the price of a 0.5-carat natural diamond, the price difference is up to 4000 USD. That’s pretty huge. If you take another example of the difference in price between a lab-grown 2-carat diamond and a natural diamond weighing 2 carats, it’s more than 20,000 USD. It’s obvious that lab-grown diamonds will save you a lot of money, and your lab-grown diamond is the same as a natural one.

How to Make a One-of-a-kind Engagement Ring?

Some companies offer a super unique custom option for lab-grown diamonds that can be grown from the carbon found in your and/or your partner’s hair. This is an extraordinary way to enclose the meaning and value of your love story in the engagement ring. 

The principle behind this ‘magic’ process is that the major component of both natural and lab-grown diamonds is carbon, and manufacturers have been able to create diamonds with the carbon extracted from hair. Hair contains about 44% carbon which makes it an ideal material to make lab-grown diamonds. 

Imagine your engagement ring made from your hair and/or your partner’s hair, how cool that will be? If you are keen on this idea, finding a trusted jewelry brand to create and design your engagement ring is the next step. An American bridal jewelry brand Sunny Eden™ is a pioneer in this industry. They are specializing in making diamonds from hair carbon in the US. Not only do they offer various options of creating the precious diamond for your important day, but also highly customization service. They have a professional design team to create a 3D model for your idea and you can participate in the whole design process. 

A New Trend among Celebrities: Sustainable Jewelry with Lab-Grown Diamonds

Celebrities are also not oblivious to the rising popularity of lab-grown diamonds, and a few of them have been spotted wearing lab-grown diamonds to big events.

  • In 2018 at the People’s Choice Awards, Camila Mendes was making hand gestures throughout her interview on the red carpet. You couldn’t help but notice she was wearing on her right hand, the “American Beauty” a 5-carat lab-grown pink diamond set on a 14-carat gold band. 
  • Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, attended up to seven events in January 2019 and there was an event she attended in London and accessorized her outfit with a pair of lab-grown diamond earrings. 
  • Steve Irwin’s daughter, Bindi Irwin got engaged to her longtime boyfriend Chandler Powell in July 2019, and the conservationist’s ring paid homage to her history of environmental work. It features a lab-grown diamond and is made with rose gold recycled metal.
  • To go along with his sleeveless gold feathered shirt and long skirt,  Billy Porter wore a lab-grown diamond collar necklace to compliment his outfit at the 2020 Oscars. An outfit his stylist claims was inspired by the royals at Kensington palace. To be frank he did look inspired by royalty and was one of the most talked about on the red carpet. 

Other celebrities who have been seen wearing lab-grown diamonds include Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Zendaya, Emma Watson, Jennifer Hudson, Lana Condor, Regina King, Jennifer Lopez, Kate Mara, and Deepika Padukone. 

It’s Time to Have Yours

It’s obvious that lab-grown diamonds are gradually becoming the new trend among celebrities and the good news is, they (lab-grown diamonds) are not exclusive to celebrities. 

Getting the right engagement ring can be a hassle, especially when choosing from already-made designs. You and your partner can end up getting confused or overwhelmed when you have to choose from a whole lot of options. Lab-grown diamonds are a breath of fresh air from all the stress of trying to make a perfect choice. You can easily design the kind of jewelry you want from scratch and give it to a lab-grown diamond company to help you bring your design to life. What’s even better is that you get the ring of your choice at a budget-friendly price. Lab-grown diamonds are the new cool and it’s best to hop on the train.