Buying an engagement ring can be an expensive proposition, but you don’t have to empty your bank account to get the perfect sparkler. These affordable celebrity engagement rings all make your girlfriend-to-be swoon, without putting you in the poorhouse. With her favorite celebrity’s ring on her finger, she won’t know the difference! Just make sure not to forget about the prenup…
1) Jennifer Aniston
In March 2015, when Jen and Justin Theroux made it official by getting engaged, her ring was one of her most understated—which makes sense for a woman who famously believes that diamonds are a girl’s best friend. The engagement ring featured two emerald-cut diamonds on either side of a baguette-cut diamond band. While its exact value has not been released, experts estimate that it was somewhere between $30,000 and $50,000. That may sound like a lot to some people but considering how much more expensive celebrity engagement rings can be, it actually isn’t bad at all!
2) Jessica Simpson
The reality star stunned her fans when she revealed that she’d received a diamond-encrusted ring from fiancé Eric Johnson, though it looks like he may have chosen wisely—Simpson had previously expressed her love for big rocks. With an estimated worth of $10 million, Simpson is clearly not worried about spending money on herself or with others. Like most celebrity engagement rings, Simpson’s was custom-made by noted jeweler Lorraine Schwartz. The two were engaged in 2011 and are still happily planning their wedding day.
3) Mila Kunis
Mila Kunis kept things simple when she went shopping for an engagement ring. The actress and fiancé Ashton Kutcher reportedly wanted to keep costs down, so they found a $150,000 diamond and had it placed in a simple platinum setting. She wore her mother’s wedding band from her first marriage instead of buying a new ring, reports E!
4) Kaley Cuoco
TV’s Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco stunned on January 25, 2013, with a very sparkly new ring. The actress and her tennis-player beau Ryan Sweeting are said to have shopped for their engagement rings at Los Angeles jeweler Neil Lane. How much did they spend? Reports say Cuoco paid $100,000 for her gorgeous diamond rings. The couple tied the knot in an intimate New Year’s Eve ceremony at their home in San Diego, California.
5) Karolina Kurkova
Karolina Kurkova, who was a Victoria’s Secret Angel in 2010 and 2011, married actor Matthew Hitt on May 12, 2012. They reportedly met at an airport in 2009 while waiting for a flight to Los Angeles. Her diamond engagement ring is estimated to be worth $250,000. This 7-carat cushion-cut diamond ring was designed by Neil Lane and features baguette-cut diamonds and princess-cut diamonds. The center stone is flanked by round brilliant diamonds with delicate diamond claws.
6) Amber Rose
Rose is an American model, actress, and TV personality. On September 21, 2015, Amber took to her Instagram account to announce that she was engaged. Many celebrities may have engagement rings worth hundreds of thousands of dollars (such as Kim Kardashian’s 20-carat diamond ring by Lorraine Schwartz). However, Amber’s ring cost $250! The modest-looking diamond band features a 0.4-carat center stone surrounded by small round diamonds.
7) Sarah Silverman
A Comedian’s Love Story: Sarah Silverman and Jimmy Kimmel are a Hollywood power couple, but they started as just two talented performers. In 2008, Kimmel popped the question to Silverman with gorgeous diamond engagement rings. The whole proposal is sweet, yet down-to-earth. Watch what happens when a nervous Kimmel asks his fiancee to marry him and see how she reacts!
8) Blake Lively
The Gossip Girl star stunned at a recent event with a vintage-inspired ring from boyfriend Ryan Reynolds. The actor told People magazine that he and Lively found inspiration for her unique engagement ring in an antique book of jewelry.
9) Nicole Kidman
$1,000,000 In June 2006, Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban eloped to Venice. Kidman wore a Cartier diamond ring worth $1 million as part of her wedding ensemble. The 18-carat ring is adorned with nearly 20 round diamonds weighing 0.96 carats each and a pear-shaped pink diamond that weighs 11.5 carats. The entire set sits on a pavé-diamond band set in platinum, adding an additional 1.5 carats of diamonds to the design. At one point in time, it was estimated that Kidman’s ring was worth upwards of $2 million (due to its size), but since then its value has been reduced due to adjustments made by jewelers regarding diamond pricing.
10) Kate Beckinsale
This dainty diamond ring was given to actress Kate Beckinsale by actor Michael Sheen. The A-lister started dating her co-star in 2003 and he slipped on a Neil Lane engagement ring in 2005. It was a simple round diamond, designed with white gold, which seemed rather appropriate for an English rose like Beckinsale! That same year they got married. The couple is still going strong today and has one child together, Lily Mo Sheen, born in 2007. Sadly though we don’t get to see much of their wedding ring as Beckinsale has said she never wears it anymore because it is too uncomfortable! At least she doesn’t have to worry about replacing it if that’s true!