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Obsession-Worthy Art Deco Engagement Rings

What makes an art deco engagement ring? Find out and find your own!

art deco engagement rings

Vintage-style art deco rings are named after the Art Deco design style of the 1920s and 30s. Not sure what we mean? Think of the geometric patterns on The Chrysler Building or the Empire State Building in N.Y.C., or on covers of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. Simply put, we think art deco engagement rings are the bee’s knees. Scroll down to discover why!

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WHAT MAKES AN ART DECO ENGAGEMENT RING?

Art Deco Engagement Rings: Geometric Halos

The Art Deco era was all about geometric symmetry, and art deco halo rings are no exception! Inspired by architecture, these angular halos give their rings a glamorous edge.

14K Rose Gold Art Deco Inspired Flower Halo Engagement Ring
Art Deco Open Halo Engagement Ring
14K Yellow Gold Octagon Halo Diamond Engagement Ring
Art Deco Octagon Halo Engagement Ring
14K Yellow Gold Art Deco Inspired Floral Halo Engagement Ring
Art Deco Floral Halo Engagement Ring

Art Deco Engagement Rings: Baguette Cut

Baguette cut diamonds were super popular during the Art Deco era. These gems are step-cut like emerald cut diamonds, but with square corners. Baguettes make for great center diamonds and can also shine as engagement ring side stones (P.S. Want to learn more? We’ve got this one in the baguette.)

14K White Gold Engraved Basket Engagement Ring
Art Deco Engraved Basket Engagement Ring
art deco engagement rings baguette diamond
Art Deco Baguette Side-Stone Engagement Ring

Art Deco Engagement Rings: Milgrain

Another style that characterizes art deco engagement rings: milgrain detailing, i.e. those beaded dots that look like glittering stitches in the metal. Milgrain detailing lends your diamonds a level up, adding a delicate and flirty frame.

14K White Gold Art Deco Inspired Fleur-De-Lis Pave Engagement Ring
Art Deco Fleur De Lis Pavé Engagement Ring
14K Yellow Gold Octagonal Halo Engagement Ring
Art Deco Milgrain Halo Engagement Ring

Art Deco Engagement Rings: Diamond Shapes

Along with baguette cut diamonds, two other shapes were the talk of the town: cushion cut diamonds and asscher cut diamonds. Cushion cut diamonds are square with rounded corners and are one of the first cuts ever. Chosen by modern celebrities from Jessica Biel to Sofia Vergara, their crushed ice appearance creates a romantic glow.

14K Yellow Gold Paisley Surprise Engagement Ring
Art Deco Paisley Engagement Ring with Cushion Cut Diamond

Asscher cut diamonds were also super popular in the Gatsby era. However, this shape is still loved for its glacier-like clarity and “hall of mirrors” geometric effect. Case in point: Elizabeth Taylor and Pippa Middleton (a.k.a. grace and style personified) both chose asscher cut engagement rings.

14K White Gold Art Deco Geometric Diamond Engagement Ring
Art Deco Geometric Engagement Ring with Asscher Cut Diamond

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Art Deco Engagement Rings: All That Jazz

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Tova Kamioner

Tova is a lover of fantastic stories, and although she is skeptical of romantic comedies, she can quote most of the classics by heart.

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Engagement Ring Inspiration from Celeb Proposals

Now trending: the most obsession-worthy celebrity rings of 2019 so far! Get your engagement ring inspiration from these rocks with superstar quality.

celebrity engagement ring inspiration

It’s been a year of gorgeous celeb love already, and we’re only three months in! Can you say engagement ring inspiration?? From colorful center stones to elongated diamond shapes (spoilers: there are a lot of those), these celebrities have sparked the hottest engagement ring trends of 2019.

THE KATY PERRY ENGAGEMENT RING

Baby, this is a firework! A true lord of the rings, actor Orlando Bloom proposed to pop superstar Katy Perry with a floral diamond halo surrounding a pink center stone. The perfect choice for a colorful and playful artist.

Engagement Ring Inspiration:

14K Yellow Gold Floral Halo Engagement Ring

Personalize this floral halo ring by setting it with a pink diamond or pink sapphire.

THE JENNIFER LAWRENCE ENGAGEMENT RING

Surprise: this Silver Linings Playbook actress got engaged with a gleaming silvery metal band. J. Law’s fiancé Cooke Maroney proposed with a simple solitaire that pulls all the attention to its modern emerald cut diamond.

Engagement Ring Inspiration:

14K White Gold 1.5mm Comfort Fit Engagement Ring

Take our über-popular comfort fit solitaire engagement ring and set it with an emerald cut diamond.

THE JASMINE CEPHAS JONES ENGAGEMENT RING

Tell me how to say yes to this! Cephas Jones’ Hamilton co-star Anthony Ramos blew us all away with this three-stone stunner. The ring maximizes the trend factor by incorporating not un, not deux, but trois emerald cut stones.

Engagement Ring Inspiration:

14K White Gold Three Stone Emerald And Pave Set Diamond Engagement Ring

Rock this three-stone ring with an emerald cut center stone flanked by smaller emerald cut side stones and a pavé.

THE MELISSA BENOIST ENGAGEMENT RING

Melissa Benoist’s glee was overwhelming when her “Supergirl” co-star Chris Wood proposed with an oval cut diamond surrounded by a pavé halo. The engagement ring halo is our kryptonite – it makes an elongated diamond sparkle even more brilliantly.

Engagement Ring Inspiration:

14K White Gold Pave Halo Diamond Engagement Ring

For one of the our most-loved setting styles, take this pavé halo ring that is designed especially for oval cut diamonds.

THE KATHERINE SCHWARZENEGGER ENGAGEMENT RING

Guardian of the galaxy Chris Pratt proposed to his author girlfriend with a jaw-dropping cushion cut ring. Although many cushion cut diamonds are more symmetrical, Schwarzenegger rocks a colossal elongated cut. And when you add the micro-pavé band? Everything is awesome.

Engagement Ring Inspiration:

14K White Gold French Cut Pave Diamond Engagement Ring

Set an elongated cushion cut diamond in this french cut pavé engagement ring.

THE DEBBY RYAN ENGAGEMENT RING

Twenty-One Pilots drummer Josh Dun proposed to actress Debby Ryan in a New Zealand treehouse (!) with a three-stone beauty that makes our hearts skip a beat. Her angular side stones add a modern edge to an already trendy emerald cut center.

Engagement Ring Inspiration:

14K Yellow Gold Three Stone Trellis Diamond Engagement Ring

Mix the softness of a round cut center diamond with this fresh geometric trapezoid side stone engagement ring setting.

THE MIYA X ENGAGEMENT RING

Way to go, Roger! Sister, Sister actor and musician Marques Houston posted dreamy shots of his proposal to girlfriend Miya X. Her ring features a cushion cut center stone set in a pavé style. In addition to the diamond-encrusted band, her diamond is held by a glittering basket.

Engagement Ring Inspiration:

14K White Gold Petite Pave Crown Diamond Engagement Ring

Customize this pavé crown engagement ring (for the full effect, view it in 360°!) with a cushion cut diamond.

THE JOSEPHINE SKRIVER ENGAGEMENT RING

We’re split between what we love more about this Victoria’s Secret model’s engagement: musician Alexander DeLeon’s (a.k.a. Bohnes) angelic proposal under the northern lights, or her emerald cut diamond split-shank ring. We’re open to both!

Engagement Ring Inspiration:

14K White Gold Split Shank Ribbon Engagement Ring

Go for drama with this split-shank ribbon engagement ring set with an emerald cut center stone.

THE BRITTANY SNOW ENGAGEMENT RING

With this much frost, we say let it snow! Brittany Snow’s fiancé Tyler Stanaland proposed with a modern classic – a pavé engagement ring with diamonds along the band. The diamond detailing complements a brilliant round cut center.

Engagement Ring Inspiration:

14K White Gold Petite Pave Engagement Ring

Get this pitch-perfect look with our can’t-go-wrong pavé engagement ring bestseller set with a round cut diamond.

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Engagement Ring Inspiration: Star Quality

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10 Celebrity Engagement Rings at a Pauper’s Price

Celebrity Engagement Rings

Some of us are happy with a small, subtle diamond; “It’s what it means that counts…” Others roll our eyes at comments like that, and lust after huge, blingy rocks. This article is for the girls whose favorite song is “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend” and who grew up watching “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” Or for the girls who do appreciate that it’s the thought behind the ring that matters, and want to help their man out by letting him not waste all of his life savings on that thought.

I’ve put together a bunch of gorgeous celebrity engagement rings and paired them with similar rings at more realistic prices.

10 Celebrity Engagement Rings That Could Be Yours:

1. The Drew Barrymore Ring

Drew Barrymore celebrity Engagement Ring
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Drew Barrymore celebrity Engagement Ring
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We’re all used to Drew Barrymore being alternative and funky, so you were probably just as surprised as I was when I saw how traditional her engagement ring is. She even told Anderson Cooper on Anderson that she was trying to get used to how “fancy” the ring is. When she paired it with a vintage wedding band, however, it felt very Drew. Her ring features a colorless radiant-cut 4 carat diamond with what looks like channel-set pavé diamonds along the band. Her bling is estimated at $80,000.

The JA version:

14K White Gold Thin Channel Set Princess Shaped Diamond Engagement Ring

You don’t have to pay top dollar to get a ring as fancy as Drew’s! This beautiful channel-set radiant-cut sparkler will make you feel like a movie star. If you’re looking for classy with a hint of funky, pair it with an eternity ring.

2. The Lauren Conrad Ring

Lauren Conrad celebrity Engagement Ring
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Lauren Conrad celebrity Engagement Ring
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There’s something so feminine and dainty about Lauren Conrad. Her ladylike sophistication and her relatability are what draw 700,000 users to her pretty, pink website every month, and what brings her millions of devoted followers on social media. Rose gold is all the buzz these days; its vintage feel will never go out of style, and Lauren’s 2 carat round-cut solitaire rose gold ring suits her perfectly, as it is simple, feminine and subdued. Her ring is said to cost about $30,000.

The JA version:

14K Rose Gold 2mm Comfort Fit Solitaire Engagement Ring
14K Rose Gold 2mm Comfort Fit Solitaire Engagement Ring from a different angle

This 4-prong, round cut solitaire rose gold ring, much like Lauren’s, has a simple grace to it. We can attest to the current rose gold trend, as our rose gold sales at James Allen have quadrupled in 2015. Brides are embracing more unique metal choices such as rose gold, says our CEO Oded Edelman. The thick band on this engagement ring adds presence to an otherwise subtle ring.

3. The Blake Lively Ring

Blake Lively
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Blake Lively celebrity Engagement Ring
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Blake Lively opted for rose gold as well. Her seven carat oval-shaped pink diamond sits elegantly on a thin, rounded setting with pavé diamonds along the band. Her ring is valued at about $2 million. The ring is consistent with Blake’s fashion-forward style; the rose gold dazzler is almost as hard to take your eyes off of as Blake’s Gossip-Girl-worthy outfits.

The JA Version:

14K Rose Gold Petite Pavé Engagement Ring
14K Rose Gold Petite Pavé Engagement Ring

This charming ring features a dazzling oval-cut diamond, and the rose gold pavé band completes the vintage, romantic look.

4. The Kate Middleton Ring

Kate Middleton with her Engagement Ring
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2.30 Carat Oval Natural Blue Sapphire Pave Halo Diamond Engagement Ring
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This ring never ceases to draw attention to it. Its deep blue 12 carat sapphire center stone is framed in 14 luminous diamonds, giving the royal ring a flower-like look. The famous jewel, which once belonged to beloved Princess Diana, is now valued at £300,000.

The JA Version:

14K White Gold Marquise Sapphire And Diamond Ring
White Gold Oval Halo Sapphire And Diamond Ring

This majestic ring features an oval-shaped blue sapphire framed with a stunning diamond halo and 3 more diamonds on each side. The sapphire beauty truly is fit for royalty and speaks to my inner princess. After all, doesn’t every girl deserve to feel like a princess?

5. The Kim Kardashian Ring

Kim Kardashian celebrity Engagement Ring
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Kim Kardashian celebrity Engagement Ring
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The reality star has never been known to be subtle, so why should her ring be? The pavé setting highlights Kim’s 15 carat cushion-cut rock. Kanye did not disappoint.

The JA Version:

14K White Gold French Cut Pave Diamond Engagement Ring
14K White Gold French Cut Pave Diamond Engagement Ring from a different angle

If you admire Kim’s utter Kim-ness, you should embrace your diva side with this stunning French-cut pavé engagement ring which features a dazzling cushion-cut rock.

6. The Bar Refaeli Ring

Bar Refaeli
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Bar Refaeli celebrity Engagement Ring
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The delicate yellow gold cushion-cut ring matches the beauty of the Israeli supermodel. Its thin band makes the diamond appear even bigger than it actually is. I wonder if her ex, Leonardo DiCaprio, would have given her such a delicate stunner.

The JA Version:

14K Yellow Gold 1.5mm Comfort Fit Engagement Ring
14K Yellow Gold 1.5mm Comfort Fit Engagement Ring from a different angle

You don’t need to be a supermodel to get Bar Refaeli’s ring look. This gorgeous yellow gold stunner is a timeless classic.

7. The Sofia Vergara Ring

Sofia Vergara
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Sofia Vergara with her Engagement Ring
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Sofia always manages to create a “wow” effect, and her blinding cushion-cut pavé halo ring is just as show-stopping as the Modern Family star. Her bling is estimated at about $500,000.

The JA Version:

14K White Gold Pave Halo Diamond Engagement Ring (Cushion Emerald, Radiant)
14K White Gold Pavé Halo Diamond Engagement Ring (Cushion Emerald, Radiant)

Did someone say bling? This eye-catching halo ring is perfect for the girl who likes to wow. You’ll never stop getting compliments on the cushion-cut sparkler.

8. The Beyoncé Ring

Beyoncé celebrity Engagement Ring
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Beyoncé celebrity Engagement Ring
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Beyoncé is a strong, independent woman who knows and get what she wants. Let’s face it: She’s boss. Her amazing split-shank $5 million 18 carat ring bling shows us just how fierce she is.

The JA Version:

14K White Gold Twisted Pave Shank Contemporary Diamond Engagement Ring
Beyoncé's 14K White Gold Twisted Pave Shank Contemporary Diamond Engagement Ring

If Beyoncé can do it, so can you! Show ‘em how fierce you are with this princess-cut ring, its twisted band featuring pavé diamonds.

9. The Lady Gaga Ring

Lady Gaga
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Lady Gaga with her Engagement Ring
Image source: Lady Gaga’s Instagram

There’s nothing shy about Lady Gaga, so I’m not surprised that she loves showing off her rock. Her gigantic heart-shaped pavé ring is a perfect match for the singer, with a 6 carat heart diamond, estimated at $400,000.

The JA Version:

14K White Gold French Cut Pave Diamond Engagement Ring

This ring will make you want to get out your mic and sing your heart out. The heart-shaped pavé dazzler is made for the rock stars among us.

10. The Natalie Portman Ring

Natalie Portman
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Natalie Portman with her Engagement Ring
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Natalie’s husband Benjamin Millepied helped design her sparkling double halo ring. Her $35,000 ring reflects her ecofriendly ideals, with conflict-free diamond side diamonds and an antique center stone.

The JA Version:

Natalie Portman Engagement Ring
Natalie Portman Engagement Ring

Natalie is not alone in wanting conflict-free diamonds; all of our diamonds at James Allen are conflict-free as well. Pavé diamonds lace the band and the double halo of this gorgeous ring.

Which celebrity engagement ring is your favorite? Tell us in the comments.

Melissa Schreiber

Melissa is a lover of love, writing, cupcakes and pretty things (James Allen sparkle included).

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