Do you know someone who got engaged over the holidays? According to WeddingWire, a Maryland-based company that provides technology to the wedding industry, one third of all engagements happen between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day.
Let’s take a look at a few celebrity engagement rings given and received during this official Engagement Season. Please note: The diamond stunner given to Nicki Minaj by Meek Mill does not qualify as an engagement ring – yet. She has reportedly said she expects three diamonds before she says “I Do.” Could this be a trend in 2016?
According to PeopleStyleWatch, Eva Longoria was completely surprised last month when her longtime boyfriend, Jose Antonio Baston, popped the question in Dubai. Longoria’s ring is a non-traditional choice — a large ruby surrounded by clusters of smaller diamonds.
Dancing with the Stars pro dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy proposed to fellow dancer Peta Murgatroyd on December 5. The former “bad boy of the ballroom” told People he helped design the ring via Skype with Italian jewelers Cantamessa.
“I’m obsessed with it,” Murgatroyd said of the ring, a large emerald-cut diamond surrounded by more diamonds. “…I don’t know how he knew I wanted that Eiffel Tower look that is quite high. It’s the most beautiful thing ever.”
Ryan Phillippe and Paulina Slagter celebrated their engagement and the start of 2016 in Miami. The couple rang in the New Year at a soiree on nearby Watson Island, where Slagter showed off her stunning engagement ring.
Page Six reported that Phillippe’s holiday proposal came as a huge surprise. The actor, 41, and Slagter, a 24-year-old Stanford Law student, had been dating for the past few years.
In a recent interview with Billboard, Nicki Minaj denied rumors of her engagement to longtime boyfriend, Meek Mill.
“[He] said he would like to give me three rings before we get married. My birthday’s coming up, and he better get the new one, because he got [the first one] for my last birthday. So let’s see what happens,” she told the magazine.
Minaj turned 33 on December 8 and, sure enough, Mill delivered an enormous diamond ring to join the Fancy Yellow diamond he gave her last year.
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And congratulations to everyone who said “yes” over the holidays!
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