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Beyoncé’s Engagement Ring: The Ultimate Guide 

Beyoncé brushing back her hair while showing off her sparkling diamond engagement ring.

Beyoncé is more than a show-stopping performer; she’s a style icon for this generation and those to come. Her fans love to catch glimmers into her personal life and relationships. So, in 2004, when she and Jay-Z made their red-carpet debut as a couple, not only did their union make perfect sense to the world, but it made their fans ecstatic. Two masters of the arts joining together to become one of Hollywood’s power couples.

Their relationship has spanned over two decades, and while both of them love to put on a show for fans, their private life has always been just that – private.

It came as a huge surprise to fans when they announced their marriage in April 2008. The pair had given no indication that they had been engaged prior, and boy was it impossible to miss the magnificent rock she now wears on her hand. 

Beyoncé’s engagement ring is almost as famous as she is, and we’re here to tell you all you need to know about the eye-catching diamond and where to find its lookalikes on JamesAllen.com.  

We’re going to share the following fun facts with you:

  1. The style of Beyoncé’s engagement ring 
  2. The diamond shape 
  3. The diamonds carat size 
  4. How much Beyoncé’s engagement ring cost 
  5. Beyoncé’s engagement ring lookalikes 

Beyoncé’s Engagement Ring Pictures

Beyoncé has been captured with her engagement ring on many glamorous occasions. Our first image, in particular, shows off the giant diamond sparkler perfectly in a zoomed-in shot. She can be seen brushing back her hair with her ring finger on full display. 

The second image is of her at an awards ceremony. Here she’s gracefully lifting her hands to show off her diamond ring with a smile.

Beyoncé brushing back her hair while showing off her sparkling diamond engagement ring.
Beyoncé at an awards ceremony lifting both hands to frame her face while showing off her diamond engagement ring on one hand and an chunky alternative yellow-gold ring on the other hand.

What Style Setting is Beyoncé’s Engagement Ring?

Beyoncé’s engagement ring is an emerald cut diamond, held in place with prongs that are set in a pavé split shank setting. The metal is said to be platinum, an unusual, yet fitting metal for the award-winning artist. 

14K White Gold Pavé Split Shank Contour Diamond Engagement Ring

Pavé set diamonds on the band are perfect for extra sparkle and a touch of elegance. It goes beyond the classic solitaire and adds more flair to the ring. If you’re going for a larger center stone, as in Beyoncé’s case, a split shank band will provide additional support to the center diamond. This makes the setting more comfortable and secure for the wearer, particularly if you’re wearing your ring for extended periods of time. 

Not only does a split shank band add more support, but it also highlights the glamour of the diamond center with an artful design. These settings can be subtle or dramatic, depending on your individual taste.  

What Diamond Shape is Beyoncé’s Engagement Ring?

The center stone on Beyoncé’s engagement ring is an emerald-cut diamond. 

A person holding a sea shell above crystal clear water while showing off her diamond engagement ring.

The emerald cut was first worn by royalty making it the perfect fancy-shaped diamond for Queen B. The style is bold and elegant and often gives the wearer the appearance of a slimmer finger because of the elongated cut.

Like other fancy shapes, emerald cuts are excellent at consuming much of the rough diamond’s carat weight. Their shape has trimmed corners, a small feature that brings out an old-school glamour that comes with wearing any emerald-cut diamond. 

How Many Carats is Beyoncé’s Engagement Ring?

It’s no secret that Beyoncé’s diamond sparkler is far bigger than the average engagement ring. Jay-Z decided on an enormous 24-carat flawless emerald-cut diamond.

How Much Did Beyoncé’s Ring Cost? And What’s It Really Worth?! 

Beyoncé’s engagement ring was designed by Lorraine Schwartz, who is a well-known jewelry designer for celebrities. She is notorious for using only top-quality stones. So it comes as no surprise that the center stone in Beyonce’s ring is a rare flawless diamond. It has no blemishes or inclusions, and the entire engagement ring costs an estimated $5 million.

For comparison, we have this emerald-cut diamond with excellent specifications (D Color, IF Clarity) at James Allen:

Beyoncé’s Engagement Ring Lookalikes

While Beyoncé’s engagement ring is undoubtedly unique and fit for her, there are plenty of other replicas that either fit the diamond shape and setting to meet your own individual style and budget.

You can find a modest replica at James Allen with our showstopping pavé split shank contour diamond engagement ring.

14K White Gold Pavé Split Shank Contour Diamond Engagement Ring

Next, we have a similar style with a slightly classic twist. Our twisted shank has the perfect blend of pavé dazzle and traditional metal to make that center stone pop.

14K White Gold Twisted Pavé Shank Contemporary Diamond Engagement Ring

Finally, we have a modern favorite in our twin pavé crossover shank. This bold and sparkling engagement ring is perfect for a wearer who enjoys multidimensional bling and wants to shine like Beyoncé.

14K White Gold Twin Pavé Cross Over Diamond Engagement Ring

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A Slice Of Clarity: Emerald-Cut Diamond Pavé Engagement Rings

The emerald cut isn’t reserved for only the verdant gem; this clarity-flaunting cut has been a diamond’s choice form since the 1940s. And an emerald-cut diamond’s BFF? Pavé, of course!

Emerald-Cut Diamond Pavé Engagement Rings

The popularity of emerald engagement rings is rising as style-savvy ring shoppers draw inspiration from the glamour of days past. This retro, stepped shape displays a striking “hall of mirrors” effect that gives emerald-cut diamond engagement rings a truly unique shine. 

Emerald-cut diamonds can rock any setting, and pavé is top of the list. A pavé setting’s small, round sparklers peerlessly complement an emerald-cut diamond’s rectangular shape.

Emerald Cut Diamond FYI:

  • An emerald-cut diamond’s limited facets tend to reveal inclusions, making it the perfect cut for flaunting a diamond’s clarity
  • Emerald-cut diamonds reveal color more easily than other shapes do, so choose a high color grade if you’re setting your diamond in white metal. However, setting a “warmer” diamond in yellow or rose gold will make the diamond appear more colorless.
  • An emerald-cut diamond’s length creates the optical illusion of elegantly “elongating” the wearer’s fingers.

Keep scrolling to see our customers’ picks for their favorite emerald-cut diamond pave engagement rings:

Perfect Pavé

14K White Gold Petite Pave Engagement Ring (Flush Fit)

“This ring is absolutely gorgeous. It is perfect and elegant for small hands.
– Kent P.

Pavé Cross-Over

14K White Gold Twin Pave Cross Over Diamond Engagement Ring

“There are pavé rings, and then there is this ring. This is a pavé with a twist!”
– Carl L.

Tapered Pavé

“My now-fiancé absolutely loved her ring, and cannot stop looking at it!!! Everyone who sees her ring says it’s stunning and that I knocked it out of the park.”
– Lance B.

Split-Shank Pavé

14K White Gold Split Shank Ribbon Engagement Ring

“The delicate, low profile setting was a perfect choice for my fiancée’s active lifestyle. The simple but sparkly band compliments the diamond, making it the star of the show.”
– Gregg J.

Twisted Pavé

14K White Gold Twisted Pave Engagement Ring

“My now-fiancée has had loads of compliments on the ring already! The setting sparkles beautifully in the light and the twisted band is beautifully intricate.
– Joe B.

Three-Sided Pavé

14K White Gold Bar Set And Three Sided Pave Diamond Engagement Ring

“This ring has this incredible vintage feel to it. It has an old kind of glamor that is exactly my taste and is still edgy in its own way.”
– Juliana J.

Pavé Halo

14K White Gold Falling Edge Pave Diamond Engagement Ring

“In person, this setting is BREATHTAKING. The falling edge is such a unique and quaint detail, and even the underneath has a little flare!”
– Matthew P.

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