Twas the year 2017 and all through the Hollywood Hills, stars were a-sparkling, one engagement ring at a time. This year marked a lucky one for many celebrity couples, with the likes of Sophie Turner and Emily VanCamp showing off engagement rings from their soon-to-be life partners.
The Knot takes a look back at some of the best celeb ring selfies from the year that was. Tag #TheKnotRings for your chance to be featured.
The tennis star announced her engagement to David Lee with a simple ring photo while on vacation.
— Caroline Wozniacki (@CaroWozniacki) November 3, 2017
The Pretty Little Liars star got engaged to boyfriend Chris Long in October, and the actress shared the happy news in a very stylish way. “Went to the park for a stroll with Klee and came back with a fiancé,” she captioned a snapshot of the pair smooching, her cushion cut solitaire diamond prominent in the photo. “I get to marry my best friend and I’m over the moon. I love you @c_long.”
This Game of Thrones star just found herself a Jonas husband! Turner and Joe Jonas announced their engagement in mid-October after a whirlwind romance that was rumored to kick off sometime last fall. “I said yes,” she captioned a simple, dramatic shot of her hands clasped over Jonas’, set against a dark backdrop with her pear-shaped diamond on display. Jonas later confirmed the engagement with his own post: “She said yes.”
When Nikki Bella’s beau, fellow wrestler John Cena, got down on one knee and asked her to be his forever in April, he did so with something even flashier than a wrestling championship belt: a nearly 5-carat Tiffany & Co. diamond engagement ring. The WWE champ was stunned by the surprise proposal, and said so during an interview on the Today show the next day. “I never would have thought that he would have proposed in front of all those people,” she said. “But that’s home for us. WWE is our home.”
Oh my sweet little Birdie From the moment I first saw you I knew it was unconditional love. I promise to protect and love you forever and ever. And my Brizee, you are the strongest, bravest person I know. So happy God made us twins. Don’t know this world without you. And wouldn’t ever want to. Goodness I love you both so much. PS Bryan never left her side, still hasn’t, seeing him as a dad is amazing. He’s so strong.
The only thing bigger than Tori Kelly’s voice this year was the impressive sparkler that her love, basketball player André Murillo, gifted her in September. The singer and her love kept their relationship quiet for the near-year that they dated, but in an adorable Instagram post in September, Kelly could hardly contain her giddiness. “I love you,” she captioned a black-and-white photo of the pair that featured her ring front and center.
Country singer Maren Morris got engaged to her longtime boyfriend, Ryan Hurd, in July, and just like their love, her stunning ring was created with plenty of thought and love. “I know what she likes and I had somebody in Canada put it together,” Hurd told People. “The stone is from New York City, it’s from an uncut diamond, and then the rest of it’s cast just custom for her. I couldn’t just buy something. I had to make it something that fit her.”
Ice on ice on ice! Olympic figure skater Meryl Davis’ engagement ring brings new meaning to the phrase “frost yourself.” The square-cut yellow diamond ring, which she shared photos of via Instagram, featured a halo of diamonds and was custom-made to replicate a ring the pair spotted together in Santorini, Greece. “I didn’t know before that that I was particularly drawn to colored diamonds, but I fell so in love with that ring that we found in Greece,” she told TeamUSA.org about the special ring.
Love is Everywhere! Michelle Branch and the Black Keys’ Patrick Carney got engaged in the most timely fashion possible: on the eve of Branch’s 34th birthday. The singer-songwriter shared an Instagram post of her stunning bauble in July, telling fans that Carney popped the question right before she was about to blow out the candles on her birthday cake. “Patrick asked me to marry him and then I had nothing left to wish for,” she wrote.
That’s Mrs. Bowman-to-be to you. Emily VanCamp and her beau of five years, Revenge costar Josh Bowman, got engaged this past May in what the actress calls a “beautiful” moment. “He did good,” the future bride told Entertainment Tonight during Fox’s Upfronts in early May. “It was in a forest. We were in nature on a hike kind of doing what we do. It was very us… It was great. Beautiful.”
The former Buffy the Vampire Slayer actress surprised fans in June when she announced that she was engaged to her love, businessman Peter Palandjian. “YES!! Absolutely, my love,” she captioned a sweet photo of the pair looking ecstatic post-proposal.
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The former Charmed actress didn’t need too many words to caption an eye-popping image of her engagement ring that she shared to Instagram in September. “Yes. Just yes,” she captioned the photo of her large marquise-cut diamond ring set with tiny diamonds surrounding the main stone.
Miles Teller did good! The actor’s girlfriend of more than four years shared a few stunning photos following his romantic proposal in Africa, and we can’t stop staring at her sparkling emerald-cut stone set in a band of smaller pave stones. Of the best advice his grandparents ever gave him about marriage, Teller told Elle back in 2014, “Respect the person you’re with. My philosophy is, if I’m not happier when I’m with you, then there’s no reason for me to be with you. I’m happy on my own.”
Singer Christina Perri gushed about her engagement to boyfriend Paul Costabile in June, and it’s not hard to see why. Perri showed off a unique round-cut diamond with an angular silver band with the sweet and simple caption, “paul asked me to marry him tonight & i said yes!”
Arrow star Katie Cassidy had some serious bling on her finger following her engagement to beau Matthew Rodgers in June. Rodgers called upon Cassidy’s stylist Alyssa Greene and their mutual friend, L.A.-based jeweler Chase Gregory, to design the perfect ring for Cassidy, and the result was stunning: a five-carat marquise diamond ring that perfectly compliments the star’s personality and taste.