Top 20 Most Famous Engagement Rings in Film

November 10, 2022 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

Romantic movies are a great source of inspiration for those getting married. Girls use them to get ideas for the perfect bridal dress, makeup, and other details. Whilst men can learn a lot about creative ways to propose to their significant other.

To provide you with the same inspiration, we’ve chosen some of the most memorable proposal scenes as well as the top 20 most famous engagement rings in film. We hope this article will be both entertaining and useful and help you find exactly what you’re looking for.

The Great Gatsby

Although we don’t get to see a proposal in the movie, there is one of the most memorable scenes featuring an engagement ring ever. Before we even see Daisy’s face, her shapely hand with a vast stone appears in front of our eyes. Here’s a link if you wish to see that breathtaking scene one more time

Her engagement ring was made by Tiffany & Co., and it’s worth more than $3.9 million. With its geometric angles, the platinum ring could be considered modern for that period. Therefore, it’s still very attractive today, and is an excellent choice for stylish ladies. With a ring like this, you certainly won’t fail to stand out.

If you like that ring, you may also like this Art Deco-inspired engagement ring. It’s one of those rare models that preserve the spirit of the twenties but also looks modern even today.

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    Matera Ring
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    Percy Ring

Gentleman Prefer Blondes

This movie didn’t only elevate Marilyn Monroe as an actress, but it also supported a new shape of a ring. Marilyn was wearing a gorgeous pear-shaped diamond, one of the biggest diamonds to have ever appeared on screen at the time. We believe that this diamond inspired her to say the famous words: “Diamonds are a girl’s best friends”.

This ring still impresses everyone around the world, and you can learn more about it in this video. Since the movie was released, it’s worth has increased multiple times.  If you love Marilyn and her style, you may like this fabulous rose gold ring that used the film as a source of inspiration. It’s a perfect option for glamorous ladies who want to stand out!

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    Newry Ring

High Society

In this movie, Grace Kelly looks charming as always, but what makes the movie even more special is the fact that she’s wearing her own engagement ring. She took this role right after her engagement to Prince Rainier, and she didn’t want to take off the ring. The producers didn’t object as it was one of the most spectacular engagement rings imaginable.

The central stone is a 10.47-carat emerald cut diamond, and it stands on a platinum band. In today’s market, it would be worth around $3 million! That makes it one of the most expensive rings ever. Thankfully, there are some more affordable alternatives, such as this Vintage Cartier London Ring that resembles Grace’s style.

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    Washington Ring. Circa 1950
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    Hamilton Ring
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    Berkshire Ring

The Notebook

Our favorite love story doesn’t disappoint when it comes to the proposal. We can’t say what we liked more: the romantic scene, the beautiful ring, or a silver box, custom-made for the ring. Of the ring itself, it’s an impressive emerald-cut diamond, surrounded with banquettes.

It fits perfectly with the twenties, the period to which it belongs, but we believe it has universal appeal. You can never go wrong with a bright emerald-cut diamond ring. If you liked the movie as much as we did, you’ll no doubt love this ring as well. What’s more, the idea of a silver box is also fantastic, so make sure to check it out as well.

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    Redmond Ring

Sex and the City: The Movie

Who could forget the scene when Mr. Big proposed to Carrie with a black diamond ring? Carrie wasn’t any less surprised than we were, but he went on to explain that he wanted to find a ring as unique as she was. A simple diamond ring wasn’t nearly good enough for the occasion. Well done, Mr. Big!

The black ring may be an untraditional option, but it looks exquisite and glamorous. You don’t have to opt for an entirely black engagement ring, as he did. Today, there are various color combinations, and you can find more options than ever. If you fancy the idea of a black ring, check out this one. It’s an exciting combination of diamonds and black onyx.

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    Kent Ring. Circa 1925 (Antique, Art Deco Era)
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Miracle on 34th Street

No lady would be able to resist a beautiful emerald-cut diamond ring, right? At least, that’s what the producers of Miracle on 34th Street thought. And we have to agree with them. The scene when this luminous ring pops up from a simple red box left us speechless. We’re talking about the remake from 1994 here, but this is still one of the most popular engagement rings.

Emerald-cut diamonds are brighter and more luminous than others. If you want a symmetrical and brilliant engagement ring, just like the one from the movie, you may like this 5.14-carat diamond ring. This ring would impress any woman.

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    Elm Park Ring. Circa 1955 (Vintage, Retro Era)
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    5.14 Carat Tiffany Ring
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    Berkshire Ring

Marie Antoinette

Sofia Coppola didn’t want to leave anything to chance. She personally chose an engagement ring for Kirsten Dunst’s portrayal of Marie Antoinette in this famous 2006 historical drama. This vintage heart-shaped diamond ring comes from the legendary emporium Fred Leighton in New York, who undoubtedly managed to capture the charm of this period.

For hopeless romantics, an engagement ring with heart-shaped details is always the right choice. Moreover, this shape never goes out of fashion. It’s as popular today as it was two centuries ago. Therefore, you may like this one, a vintage Old European cut diamond, decorated with multiple smaller diamonds.

Bride Wars

This movie is an endless inspiration for planning your wedding and proposal. Is there a more memorable proposal scene than when Anne Hathaway finds her ring in a fortune cookie? It’s all about perfect timing, and her boyfriend made sure to pop the question when she least expected it. An excellent lesson for all the guys out there!

But let’s get back to the ring itself. It’s a classic round diamond, but that doesn’t mean it wouldn’t leave any lady speechless. What we love about this and similar models is that it’s a perfect size, not too huge. Therefore, you can wear it every day without worrying that something may happen to your precious ring.

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    Annecy Ring. Circa 1920 (Antique, Art Deco Era)
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Fifty Shades Darker

In the legendary scene, Christian Grey invites Anastasia to go outside and proposes to her with one of the most magical rings ever. It’s a shiny oval-cut diamond that stands on a pave band. The diamond isn’t too large, but the decorated band makes it stand out even more.

As they say, it’s all about details, and we think all girls would love such a ring and such a proposal. Thankfully, you don’t have to be Christian Grey to purchase a ring like this. There are a lot of options with pave bands. Check out this beautiful ring for some inspiration.

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    Glenridge Ring
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    Warren Ring. Circa 1924
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My Best Friend’s Wedding

We remember this movie as one of the best comedies from the late nineties, but also as a movie that introduced round engagement rings. Of course, they’ve been with us for a while, but after Cameron Diaz wore one, all girls wanted to have a similar ring. It’s no wonder this became one of the most popular ring styles ever since.

Cameron’s ring was the inspiration for thousands of other rings, and there are many variations. That’s to say that there’s something that can fit every style. Whether you want something elegant and glamorous or modern and straightforward, you can find something appropriate. We think that this one resembles a famous movie ring.

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Everyone knows about the famous Heart of the Ocean necklace, but did you notice Rose’s engagement ring? It’s no surprise this is one of the most luxurious rings we’ve ever seen because we’re talking about one of the wealthiest families of that period. If you need a reminder, you can watch this video that shows the most beautiful pieces of Rose’s jewelry.

The ring dates somewhere between the late Edwardian era and early Art Deco. It has three stones: a main oval stone, followed by two smaller rocks on each side. If you like the idea of having more rocks, you may also like this three stone bezel set diamond ring. We think it’s a nice change from the huge one-stone rings.

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    Denton Ring. Circa 1905 (Antique, Edwardian Era)
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The Young Victoria

Although it doesn’t look like a traditional engagement ring, it’s one of the most memorable movie rings. What we saw in the movie was a replica of a real royal engagement ring. We discovered that diamonds weren’t the most popular option back then. In fact, the royals preferred natural and floral motifs, which were considered symbols of love, prosperity, and good health.

Victoria’s engagement ring is golden and has a snake motif, a symbol of eternal love. If you like the style but don’t think such a motif would look appropriate now, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a fantastic yellow-gold ring with floral decorations, that fits every style.

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    Leiria Ring. Circa 1880 (Antique, Victorian Era)
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    Antique Sheffield Ring. Circa 1880

Legally Blonde 2

If the engagement ring in this movie were anything but pink, we’d be very disappointed. It seems that Reese Witherspoon wanted to stay true to her role as she helped design this unique diamond ring. You can see her here showing off the ring proudly to her friends. She may have grown up and become more serious, but her style has never changed.

There’s no rule saying that engagement rings have to be in neutral colors. If pink is your favorite color, go with it! In fact, pink engagement rings can look very elegant, like this one. The ring we’ve chosen for you is made of yellow gold. However, the pink shade is a bit subtler than the one in the movie so that you can combine it with every outfit.

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Leap Year

This movie features a traditional Irish engagement ring. If you’re wondering what makes it so unique, it’s all about symbols. A heart represents love, while the hand is there as a sign of friendship. The Irish believe that there’s no real love without deep understanding and friendship. There’s also a crown as a sign of loyalty to each other.

Of course, you don’t have to opt for a traditional Irish ring, but it can be interesting to think about these symbols. You can choose any other symbol that has a special meaning for you and your loved one. Take a look at this ring with floral and leaf motifs as a reminder that there are many more options than a simple diamond ring.

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Runaway Bride

If we say we want to talk about the engagement ring that Julia Roberts was wearing in Runaway Bride, you’d probably ask: Which one? That’s a good question, as got through four engagement rings in the movie! Although all of them look gorgeous, we’d like to mention a rose-shaped engagement ring.

If you’re bored with standard, diamond rings, a flower-shaped ring might be the best option for you! They look different, but they’re still elegant and lady-like. If you like the floral motif, just like Julia, make sure to check out this engagement ring.


Brilliant Julia Roberts, one more time. This movie teaches us that it’s not about the ring, but the way you propose. You don’t need a lot of money or an exotic location in order to make that moment memorable and unique. If you haven’t seen the movie, watch this scene to understand what we’re talking about.

However, the ring is also worth mentioning. It’s a simple silver ring with a fantastic diamond. It may not be as significant as some of the rings we’ve mentioned before. But it’s perfect if you want something you can wear during the day. Therefore, you may like something like this, which is both beautiful and practical.

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    Elm Park Ring. Circa 1955 (Vintage, Retro Era)
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    Mildred Ring. Circa 1940
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    J.E. Caldwell Vintage Ring. Circa 1935

Crazy Rich Asians

When it comes to recent films, Crazy Rich Asians is the one with the most beautiful engagement ring. It’s a prominent emerald ring that the mother gifts to her son, so he can propose to his beloved. The girl fell in love with the ring as soon as she saw it, and you can watch the scene here. What we love most about this ring is its color.

Royal families love this deep, green color, as it looks so regal. If you want to feel like a queen, this may be the best choice. You can’t go wrong with an emerald engagement ring, as it makes every hand look elegant and sophisticated. If you loved the ring from the movie, we’re sure you’ll love this one as well.

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The Hangover

The Hangover may not be your idea of a romantic movie, but it features a truly beautiful engagement ring. And it’s a vintage ring as well. You may wonder how? Well, one of the main characters accidentally proposed with his grandmother’s precious ring. It’s a timeless square-cut diamond, and you can see it here.

This type of ring is universal and looks good on every woman, thanks to its elegance and simplicity. You may like this retro square-cut ring, dating back from the 1940s. However, rings like this are still very popular and appreciated.

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    Bernex Ring. Circa 1925
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    Copenhagen Ring. Circa 1930 (Vintage, Art Deco Era)
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    Fairhope Ring. Circa 1925

Blue Jasmine

Blue Jasmine is a movie inspired by high society, and it’s perfect when it comes to outfits and jewels. Of course, the engagement ring had to be something special, so they opted for a large emerald-cut diamond. There are rumors that a special armed bodyguard was hired just to look after the jewelry.

Emerald-cut diamonds are always a great option, and they fit with every style. For example, take a look at this model. Thankfully, today there are some more convenient options so you won’t need a bodyguard to protect your engagement ring.

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    Midhust Ring
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The Time Traveler’s Wife

If you’ve seen the movie, you’ll know that everything about this love story was extraordinary. Therefore, it doesn’t feature just a simple diamond ring. If you want to see one of the most unusual proposals ever, you can watch it here. Henry, in his typical manner, proposes to Claire, who’s still asleep, by putting a beautiful ring on her hand.

The engagement ring has a beautiful oval diamond, that’s turned horizontally instead of vertically, like on most rings. If you like this style, here’s a gorgeous ring that’s made using the same principle. Remember, even the smallest details can make you look unique.

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    Hadlow Ring
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    Somerville Ring
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    Warren Ring. Circa 1924

Be Creative!

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We hope you like our list of most beautiful movie engagement rings. As you see, we’ve tried to include not only expensive models but also some creative and unusual options. Our goal was to inspire you and show you all the possibilities. Now you know you don’t have to settle for an ordinary engagement ring with so many options available!

The most important thing is to create a special moment for the two of you, and the ring is there just as a reminder of the love you share.