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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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Buying an engagement ring comes with stress, questions, and a lot of second-guessing. At James Allen, we’re here to offer you 100% free advice and will assist you in understanding the best diamond quality for your budget and unique preferences.

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Jennifer Lopez’s Engagement Ring: The Ultimate Guide

Jennifer Lopez’s Engagement Ring and Arod

It’s no secret Jennifer Lopez has seen her fair share of over-the-top engagement rings, and every one of them has been drool-worthy. One, in particular, has been the envy of many. J.Lo’s most recent engagement ring, courtesy of now-ex, Alex Rodriguez, became Insta famous on March 9, 2019, when the couple announced their engagement. 

The couple first began dating back in 2017 and gave us all the feels with their picture-perfect relationship. A-Rod popped the question during their vacation in the Bahamas with a classic sunset beach proposal. And to top it off, we got to see that beauty up close with a fantastic ring shot shared by them both online. 

Here’s all we know about J.Lo’s gorgeous diamond sparkler and where you can find a ring just like it at JamesAllen.com.

We’ll share: 

  1. What style J.Lo’s engagement ring is
  2. The diamond shape
  3. The diamonds carat size
  4. How much the engagement ring is worth 
  5. Where you can find the lookalike  

Jennifer Lopez’s Engagement Ring Pictures 

The two shared this shot of them holding hands as they both show off J.Lo’s engagement ring, which is glowing as bright as the bonfire behind it. The second image is taken from a distance and manages to capture the dazzling diamond rock from afar.

A-Rod holding Jennifer's hand as they both show off her emerald-cut diamond engagement ring

What Style Setting is JLO’s Engagement Ring?

J.Lo’s sparkler is a three-stone setting featuring an emerald-cut diamond. The band is either white gold or platinum.

14K White Gold Tapered Baguette Three Stone Diamond Engagement Ring

Three-stone engagement rings are a sure way to make sure the center stone pops and shines with an intense sparkle. The two side stones not only sit flush against the center stone but truly bring out its magnificence and size.

For this particular engagement ring, A-Rod chose a three-stone setting. Three-stone rings feature two side stones that accentuate the size and brilliance of the center stone.

What Diamond Shape is JLO’s Engagement Ring?

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

Like other fancy shapes, emerald cuts are excellent at consuming much of the rough diamond’s carat weight. They’re cheaper than round-brilliant cut diamonds but require less manufacturing to be cut. That means they waste less raw material. 

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The emerald cut has been worn, first by royalty, since the 1500s. It evolved from the table-cut and has become a preferred cut as it reduces the pressure during the cutting process, and as a result, prevents unwanted chips in the diamond.  

A popular choice among celebrities, the emerald cut offers a powerful combination of understated light return and intense clarity.

This elongated shape is cut in such a way that it has a large surface area, making the wearer’s hand look elegant and slimmer, while the diamond beams from every angle. 

How Many Carats is Jennifer Lopez’s Engagement Ring?

It’s clear Alex wanted his woman to have nothing but the best, and he accomplished this by getting her a massive 15-carat emerald-cut showstopper. 

This diamond appears to be colorless and possibly to be collection grade quality, which is the highest diamond quality available. 

How Much Did J.Lo’s Ring Cost? And What’s It Really Worth?! 

While love doesn’t cost a thing in her books, J.Lo’s engagement ring certainly broke the bank. Experts estimate the diamond sparkler to have cost between $1 million to $3 million. 

Looking at an emerald-cut with excellent specifications (D Color, IF Clarity) at James Allen the estimate seems accurate. 

Jennifer Lopez Engagement Ring Lookalikes

This ring isn’t a complicated one to replicate, given its modest sophistication. Here are two budget-friendly, yet stunning lookalikes, that will have you looking and feeling like a star. 

First, we have an almost identical match with James Allen’s tapered baguette three-stone diamond engagement ring. You can find it here

The Second is another three-stone emerald cut center but with an added flair of two more fancy-shaped diamonds. If you’re looking for something similar but not identical, then this three-stone pear-shaped J.Lo engagement ring lookalike could be the one! 

We’re Here To Help

Buying an engagement ring comes with stress, questions, and a lot of second-guessing. At James Allen, we’re here to offer you 100% free advice and will assist you in understanding the best diamond quality for your budget and unique preferences. 

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Celebrity Engagement Rings: Our New Favorites

A whole heap of our favorite celebs has shown up lately sporting some sick new sparkle. Brace yourself, you’re about to get obsessed with these celebrity engagement rings!

Celebrity engagement rings: Jourdan Dunn, Emma Stone, and Lindsey Vonn

What? Did someone say celebrity engagements? Mmmmmm, yes we did. Because if there’s one thing we love about our famous counterparts, it’s that they’ve got enviable style.

We’re so starry-eyed over their fashion sense that we’ve put together a lineup of celebrity engagement ring lookalikes. Read on to slice off a piece of their celeb shine!

Emma Stone + Dave McCary

Emma Stone and Dave McCary got engaged this past December with one of the most unique engagement rings we’ve seen in years: a pearl and diamond beauty! The two had been dating for nearly two years. Dave McCary, a writer for SNL, popped the question and the Oscar-nominated actress said yes, announcing their engagement in an adorable Instagram post. 

These two were made for each other, just like this gorgeous pearl ring was made for you!

Emma Stone’s
Engagement Ring

Celebrity engagement rings: Emma Stone and Dave McCary showing off her pearl engagement ring.

Pearl & Morganite
Engagement Ring

Pearl and morganite engagement ring in yellow gold.

Adam DeVine + Chloe Bridges

Our favorite melodic “Pitch Perfect” star proposed to his now-fiancée, Chloe Bridges, with an emerald-cut diamond in an elegant solitaire setting. Adam announced their engagement in a sweet Instagram post: “You are my best friend and I’m thrilled you want to get old and wrinkly with me!” Can we all agree that they’re the sweetest?! 

Get your version of Chloe Bridges’ beautiful solitaire with this stunning ring that’ll make you positively hum with lustre.

Chloe Bridges’
Engagement Ring

Celebrity engagement rings: Adam DeVine and Chloe Bridges smooching as Chloe shows off her engagement ring.

Comfort Fit Solitaire
Engagement Ring

14K Yellow Gold 2mm Comfort Fit Solitaire Engagement Ring

Lindsey Vonn + Pk Subban

Super athletes skier Lindsey Vonn and football player PK Subban are such a perfect couple that they got engaged TWICE! This past summer, PK proposed to Lindsey. Two months later, Lindsey proposed to PK! She posted on Instagram: “We talk about equality but actions speak louder than words. Men should get engagement rings too and this is what PK deserves.” Their couple dynamic is serious #goals. 

Plus, we are not disappointed to get DOUBLE the celebrity engagement rings! 

Lindsey Vonn’s
Engagement Ring

Celebrity engagement rings: Lindsey Vonn and PK Subban on the red carpet. Lindsey's emerald engagement ring in the foreground.

Emerald Three-Stone
Engagement Ring

Emerald Three-Stone Engagement Ring

PK Subban’s
Engagement Ring

Celebrity engagement rings: Lindsey Vonn and PK Subban wearing pajamas in front of their Christmas Tree as PK displays his gold engagement ring.

Flat Comfort Fit
Engagement Ring

14K Yellow Gold 8mm Flat Comfort Fit Wedding Ring

Freida Pinto + Cory Tran

“Slumdog Millionaire” actress Freida Pinto and photographer Cory Tran announced their engagement with some of the most beautifully-shot engagement photos – EVER. But those pics can’t compare to the stunning engagement ring that took center stage to these two beautiful people.

One reason we love celebrity engagements? We get seriously inspired. So inspire yourself with this vintage engagement ring!

Freida Pinto’s
Engagement Ring

Celebrity engagement rings: Frienda Pinto displaying her vintage engagement ring as she embraces fiancé Cory Tran.

Vintage Halo
Engagement Ring

14K White Gold Regal Frame Diamond Engagement Ring

Alex Honnold + Sanni McCandless

Legendary rock climber and famed subject of the Oscar-winning film “Free Solo” Alex Honnold pulled off the cutest Christmas proposal to his girlfriend Sanni McCandless. According to Sanni, it was characteristically chill: “He said, do you wanna keep doing what we’re doing? And I said, yes 🙂

Her engagement ring is similarly sweet and simple! Grab your own celeb ring lookalike: a yellow gold setting with subtle diamond accents.

Sanni McCandless’
Engagement Ring

Celebrity engagement rings: Sanni McCandless wearing her engagement ring as she kisses Alex Honnold on the cheek.

Diamond Accent
Engagement Ring

Jourdan Dunn + Dion Hamilton

Supermodel Jourdan Dunn said yes to rapper beau Dion Hamilton and YES to a stunning diamond halo and pavé engagement ring. Her oval diamond is impressive (to say the least), clocking in at nearly 2.5 carats and surrounded by a halo of lovely accent diamonds.

Talk about celebrity inspo – ready to design your own dream version of Jordan’s incredible ring?

Jourdan Dunn’s
Engagement Ring

Celebrity engagement rings: Jourdan Dunn wearing her diamond halo engagement ring.

Pavé Halo
Engagement Ring

14K White Gold Pave Halo And Shank Diamond Engagement Ring

Martha Hunt + Jason McDonald

Oh, Martha – how DO you do it? The Victoria’s Secret model and photographer Jason McDonald sealed the deal with one of our favorite celebrity engagement rings. Her sparkler stars a nearly 3.5 carat cushion-cut diamond accented with tapered baguette diamonds. “I have a secret…” she captioned an Instagram post of her shushing the camera with her bedazzled left hand.

Your own tapered baguette ring is just waiting for you to say yes!

Martha Hunt’s
Engagement Ring

Celebrity engagement rings: Martha Hunt showing off her engagement ring by "shushing" the camera.

Baguette Diamond
Engagement Ring

14K White Gold Tapered Baguette 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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Shape Series: Emerald Cut Diamonds

For an alternative to traditional brilliant cut diamonds, head straight for the linear luster of emerald cut diamonds.

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Channel Set Diamond Engagement Ring

Emerald cut, not to be confused with the vivid green gemstone of the same name, is a diamond cut known for its beauty and precision. An increasingly popular shape for engagement rings, emerald cut has charmed its way onto our fingers and into our hearts.

Find your emerald cut diamond.

Emerald Cut Diamonds: Why the Long Facet?

It’s not hard to see the appeal of emerald cut diamonds. Elegant long lines give them a look of subtle sophistication, while beveled corners add a touch of timeless glamour.

18K White Gold Pavé Halo Diamond Engagement Ring
Pavé Set Diamond Halo Engagement Ring

Elongated facets intersect the lower portion, or pavilion, of the diamond, creating a mirrored effect that results in dramatic flashes of light.

18K Yellow Gold Floral Halo Engagement Ring
Floral Halo Engagement Ring

Step Up Your Game

The emerald cut diamond is so named because this style of cut was originally reserved for — you guessed it — emeralds. It’s created using a step cut, which is most commonly associated with square or rectangular diamonds. Unlike brilliant cut diamonds, which are distinguished by triangular and kite-shaped facets, step-cut diamonds have rows of long, narrow facets that resemble a staircase.

14K Rose Gold Emerald Shape Split Shank Engagement Ring
Pavé Set Split Shank Engagement Ring

Thanks to their unique formation, emerald cut diamonds possess a glacier-like clarity, the likes of which you wouldn’t find in a brilliant cut stone.

Platinum Emerald Three Stone Engagement Ring
Three Stone Pavé Split Shank Engagement Ring

Who Rocks Emerald Cut Diamonds?

Celebrity engagement ring trends show that emerald cut has overtaken oval as the fashionable go-to among celebs. Those flashing the cut include Liv Tyler, Kristen Bell, Sarah Jessica Parker, Anne Hathaway, Hayden Panettiere, and Amal Clooney.

14K White Gold Three Stone Trellis Diamond Engagement Ring (Trapezoid)
Three Stone Trellis Diamond Engagement Ring

But perhaps the most eminent emerald cut belongs to Beyoncé. Hubby Jay Z lavished the pop diva with an eye-watering 18-carat flawless diamond. Nothing but the best for Queen Bey!

14K White Gold Twisted Pavé Shank Contemporary Diamond Engagement Ring
Twisted Pavé Shank Solitaire Engagement Ring

What to Know About Emerald Cut Diamonds

If you’re in the market for an emerald cut diamond, you should take the following points into consideration:

  • Flaws, or inclusions, are more noticeable in step-cut diamonds, so it’s well worth investing in a high clarity grade.
  • Pay attention to diamond color, which tends to be more prominent in less sparkly stones.
  • Emerald cut diamonds can be set vertically or, for a more original look, turned ninety degrees on their side (this is known as the “east-west” setting).
  • Step-cut diamonds will usually cost less than their brilliant-cut cousins.

A Step in the Right Direction

Don’t forget — you can view all of the emerald cut diamonds on JamesAllen.com in 360° HD at up to 40x SuperZoom.

Ready to embrace the emerald? Find your emerald engagement ring.

Once you’ve browsed our emerald aisle, let us know your fave in the comments below or on our social channels: Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, or Twitter.

Discover additional diamond shapes: Round Cut Diamonds, Princess Cut Diamonds, Radiant Cut Diamonds, and Oval Cut Diamonds.

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