Engagement Season News: Celebrity Engagements and Dazzling Rings

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.

Nicki Minaj diamond birthday ring arrives in time for engagement season, and it's a stunner!
Nicki Minaj’s Pre-Engagement Ring, as Seen on Her Instagram Account.

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?

Eva Longoria's Ruby Ring, one of many stunning celebrity engagement rings this 2015-2016 engagement season
Eva Longoria’s Ruby Ring. Photo Courtesy of PeopleStyleWatch.com

Eva Longoria

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.

Peta Murgatroyd and Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Peta Murgatroyd and Maksim Chmerkovskiy. Photo Courtesy of UsMagazine.com

Maksim Chmerkovskiy

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 puts a ring on it with Paulina Slagter this 2015-2016 engagement season.
Ryan Phillippe and Paulina Slagter. Photo Courtesy of PageSix.com

Ryan Phillippe

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.

Nicki Minaj's Heart-Shaped Fancy Yellow Diamond Birthday Ring
Nicki Minaj’s Heart-Shaped Fancy Yellow Diamond Birthday Ring. Photo Courtesy of NYDailyNews.com

Nicki Minaj

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.

Follow OBJ to learn when Nicki gets her third (and final?) engagement ring.

And congratulations to everyone who said “yes” over the holidays!

Ruby and Diamond Ring
Ruby and Diamond Ring


Did you receive a ruby ring for your engagement or perhaps ruby is your birthstone?  Click here for a jewelry cleaning tip for taking care of your ruby jewelry.


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