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Proposals that pop


A look at some of the most famous colored-diamond engagement rings that celebrities have sported over the past 20 years.

By Leah Meirovich


Scarlett Johansson


When actress Scarlett Johansson got engaged for the third time, she hit the jackpot with her ring. Comedian Colin Jost proposed in 2019 with a pear-shaped, 11-carat, light-brown, type IIa diamond atop a thin, curved, black ceramic band. The piece, which is believed to be the design of Taffin’s James de Givenchy, is estimated at approximately $400,000.

Heidi Klum

Singer Seal asked supermodel, Project Runway host and America’s Got Talent judge Heidi Klum to marry him on a romantic Canadian ski getaway back in 2004, proffering a beautiful ring with an oval-shaped, 10-carat, canary-yellow diamond. The stone was cut specifically for Klum’s finger to ensure it looked perfect on her hand. Jeweler Lorraine Schwartz designed the ring, which has an estimated value of around $150,000.

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck recently reignited their romance after first dating in the early 2000s. In 2002, Affleck popped the question with an emerald-cut, 6.1-carat, pink diamond ring by Harry Winston. Flanking the center stone are two smaller emerald-cut, white diamonds. The ring is reportedly worth approximately $1.2 million.

Kristen Bell

Veronica Mars and Disney actress Kristen Bell announced her engagement to actor and comedian Dax Shepard in 2010. She first debuted the emerald-cut, 3-carat, cognac-brown diamond on the red carpet at the Grammy Awards. The ring, created by famed jeweler Neil Lane, has a row of small white diamonds on either side of the center stone.

Awash with coloredIn our latest special supplement, sponsored by Langerman Diamonds, we explore the extraordinarily rich universe of colored diamonds — from the science that makes them rare occurrences in nature to the cuts that turn an enticing rough into true sparkler. We also look at how to convey the diamonds’ distinct beauty beyond the mainstream grading system and meet designers who create works of art out of these vivid gems. A must-read educational tool, the supplement is available with this month’s magazine and online at diamonds.net/magazine/specialsupplements.aspx

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