Princess Beatrice Just Announced Her Engagement With the Most Classic Ring

The thing about celebrity engagement rings is that the longer you read about them, the more skewed your perception of "expensive" becomes. A ring that racked up a £150,000 receipt is no longer considered to be worth a second glance when you compare it to one that cost a cool £7 million. In reality, though, nearly every celebrity engagement ring is absurdly beautiful, large and therefore, pricey. What's more, the stories and proposals behind them make every ring that little bit more interesting.

Today we caught more than a glimpse of a winning rock: Princess Eugenie announced via Instagram of her sister Beatrice's engagement to her boyfriend Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi with a triptych of cute photographs featuring the couple and a very considerate (for we nosy people) close-up of the ring.

The Italian property tycoon opted for a very classic-looking round-cut diamond flanked by baguettes to seal the deal for their 2020 nuptials—an elegant and sensible move considering Beatrice's personal style revolves around sophisticated floral dresses, delicate heels, pretty colours and timeless accessories. 

Created through a bespoke service offered by famed British jeweller Shaun Leane, this ring has features both Art Deco and Victorian references, hence it's familiar vintage feel but sparkling-new effect. According to the brand's press release, it was crafted and set by hand from the designer's Mayfair atelier and the diamonds are of the highest clarity and colour, ethically sourced and GIA certified. "Being able to incorporate both Edoardo and Princess Beatrice's characters into the design has resulted in a unique ring that represents their love and lives intertwining," says Leane. 

Experts have already begun to speculate on how much this kind of engagement ring might cost. London jewellery Susannah Lovis says: “Princess Beatrice’s is a beautiful engagement ring with a round brilliant cut diamond flanked by four baguette-cut diamonds. It is breath-taking particularly because all you can see is diamonds and the platinum band is hidden. It appears to be around 3.5 carats and would probably have cost in the region of £100,000.”

From Victoria Beckham's incredible engagement ring from David Beckham (apparently she has 14 others in the collection, as you do) to Jennifer Lopez's pink jewel from Ben Affleck (remember Bennifer?), there are so many we know you'll be keen to ogle. As for more recently, 2018 has seen quite a few high profile engagements: Hailey Baldwin and Justin Bieber sealed the deal with a £1.5 million diamond (and a pretty nice eternity band to accompany it/change on different days). Plus, we've got details about the most exciting of all: Meghan Markle's ring from Prince Harry. So may we suggest you click through our gallery to see the best celebrity engagement rings of all time.

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Emily Ratajkowski

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Take one of our favourite recent whoppers of a diamond: Emily Ratajkowski was married back in February of 2018 (you may recall her rather awesome yellow Zara trouser suit chosen instead of a traditional dress), but until now she had been wearing a gold band instead of this two-diamond beauty. Revealed alongside a chunky gold band there is one pear-shaped stone alongside a square, creating a truly unique engagement ring idea we hadn't seen before.

Emily Ratajkowski

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A close-up on Emily's new engagement and wedding rings shows just how unique a combination has been created. Experts speculate that this ring cost somewhere between £40,000 and £73,000.

The Duchess of Sussex

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced their engagement on 27 November 2017. The pair revealed their news in the morning via a press release and followed it up with an appearance at Kensington Palace, where Markle showed off the ring.

The Duchess of Sussex

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The ring was designed by Prince Harry with the jewellers Cleave and Company. It has three stones—two are from Princess Diana's collection and the centre diamond was sourced from Botswana.

Hailey Baldwin

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Hailey and Justin announced their engagement in July 2018, with her pop star love releasing two black-and-white photographs via social media. It was easy to be distracted by Hailey's cool outfit, but look closely and you'll see a diamond-studded eternity-style band (which reportedly cost a cool £386,000) is very much present and correct.

As a follow-up to the band herewith we present to you an enormous diamond! This one? Oh, just a casual £1.5 million, apparently.

Priyanka Chopra and Joe Jonas recently announced their engagement via the medium celebrities tend to favour these days: Instagram. The square-cut diamond was "accidentally" revealed when Priyanka was photographed alongside a friend in a selfie—the newly-engaged couple then followed up with some more official snaps in Mumbai and shared on social.

Ariana Grande

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In case you missed the headlines, singer Ariana Grande has confirmed her engagement to SNL comedian Pete Davidson. It's reported the couple started dating just one month before Davidson popped the question, with the diamond ring said to be over three carats and costs around £70,000.

Princess Eugenie

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Happily there are two royal weddings to look forward to this year, thanks to Princess Eugenie getting engaged to her boyfriend of seven years, Jack Brooksbank, a British wine merchant. The ring is a padparadscha sapphire surrounded by 10 white diamonds on a gold band. 

Actress Lea Michele confirmed her engagement to boyfriend Zandy Reich in April with this coy selfie featuring her ring designed with jeweller to the A-list, Leor Yerushalmi. 

Michelle Williams

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Michelle Williams is reportedly engaged to financier Andrew Youmans. She was wearing a heart-shaped diamond ring at the Golden Globes this year but hasn't officially revealed the engagement. 

Gwyneth Paltrow

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After her conscious uncoupling from Chris Martin in 2014, Gwyneth has decided to re-marry. She announced the news in January, and her fiancé Brad Falchuck gave the star a large round sapphire ring.

Paris Hilton

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Heiress and former reality TV star Paris Hilton got engaged in fabulous fashion on the slopes of Aspen to actor Chris Zylka this January. The ring is worth a reported £1.5 million ($2 million).

Sophie Turner

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Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner said yes to her boyfriend, Joe Jonas, singer with band DNCE. The couple has been together since 2016 and announced their engagement on Instagram.

Chiara Ferragni

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Über-blogger Chiara Ferragni was proposed to recently by her musician boyfriend (now fiancé) Federico Leonardo Lucia (known as Fedez). The ring was classic round diamond with a simple band.

Bee Shaffer

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At the Met Gala this year, Anna Wintour's daughter, Bee Shaffer, debuted her engagement ring from fiancé Francesco Carrozzini, the son of Franca Sozzani, the late Vogue Italia editor in chief. Oh, to be a fly on the wall at that super-chic wedding.

Victoria Beckham

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Beckham might just be the reigning queen of celebrity engagement rings. Recent reports suggest she has as many as 13 different rings husband David Beckham has bestowed upon her throughout their 15-year marriage. The total estimated worth? About £5 million. The first, however, was a three-carat diamond ring worth about £65,000 and was designed by Boodle & Dunthorpe. The one pictured here is an emerald-cut yellow diamond set in yellow gold worth £10,000.

Olivia Palermo

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Palermo's cushion-cut yellow diamond from husband Johannes Huebl is estimated to be around three carats, and it is surrounded on the sides by two white diamonds. Huebl proposed to Palermo on New Year's Day in 2014.

The Duchess of Cambridge

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The Duchess of Cambridge famously accepted Princess Diana's blue sapphire engagement ring when Prince William proposed to her. The ring boasts a 12-carat central sapphire stone with 14 solitaire diamonds in a halo around it, and it has soared in value from £28,000 to £300,000.

Blake Lively

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As if being funny and gorgeous wasn't enough, Blake Lively's now-husband Ryan Reynolds proposed to her with an incredible pink oval-shaped 12-carat ring that cost £1.9 million.

Victoria's Secret model, Kate Grigorieva, gave us all a lesson in engagement ring selfies with this beautiful shot of her yellow stone set between two diamond baguettes. The model said yes to footballer boyfriend Anton Shunin this April.

Angelina Jolie

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Angelina Jolie's 16-carat engagement ring from Brad Pitt is worth about £200,000, and it took Pitt a year to create it with jeweller Robert Procop. Pitt proposed to Jolie in 2012, and the couple tied the knot in 2014.

Jennifer Aniston

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Aniston's oval-shaped diamond from Justin Theroux is thought to be at least 10 carats in weight, and it's likely to have cost Theroux a pretty penny: at least £800,000.

Beyoncé

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Jay-Z gave Beyoncé a gorgeous octagon-cut engagement ring from Lorraine Schwartz back in 2007, and it's now worth around £4 million.

Kim Kardashian West

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For marriage to rapper Kanye West, Kardashian accepted a more than 15-carat diamond ring valued at a mega £1.1 million.

Grace Kelly

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Prince Rainier III of Monaco gave actress Grace Kelly a stunning 10.5-carat ring from Cartier that was worth £3.1 million.

Ciara

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Ciara got engaged to rapper Future in 2013, but the couple broke up in 2014. Her ring was 15 carats, and it was worth £1.1 million.

Katie Holmes

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How could we forget about TomKat? The couple got engaged in 2005, with Cruise giving Holmes a 5-carat ring that cost £1.1 million.

Jennifer Lopez

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Ah, Bennifer, the couple that arguably started the super-couple portmanteau trend. For this engagement, Affleck gave J.Lo a gorgeous £2 million, 6.1-carat pink diamond ring from Harry Winston.

Catherine Zeta-Jones

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When Michael Douglas proposed to Catherine Zeta-Jones in 1999, he gave her a gorgeous 1920s antique by Fred Leighton featuring a 10-carat jewel. It's reported to have cost £800,000.

Mariah Carey

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Nick Cannon gave Mariah Caray a gorgeous diamond ring worth nearly £2 million.

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

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While this was—and still is—the most famous of Jackie Kennedy's jewels (and she had quite the collection), apparently she only wore this piece twice before storing it in a safe. Given to her by Aristotle Onassis, the ring, called the Lesotho III diamond, is worth £2 million.

Jennifer Lopez

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When J.Lo got engaged to fiancé Marc Anthony, she was given an 8-carat ring that cost £3.2 million.

Kim Kardashian West

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While Kim Kardashian West is now married to Kanye West, the reality star married basketball player Kris Humphries back in 2011 after accepting a £1.5 million, 16.2-carat ring from Lorraine Schwartz.

Elizabeth Taylor

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Was there ever a more dramatic Hollywood relationship than Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton's? This ring had a whopping 33.19 carats and was worth £7 million.

Jessica Biel

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Co-designed by husband Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel's engagement ring took inspiration from vintage rings and cost over £100,000. 

Nicole Kidman

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Nicole Kidman's engagement ring from country star Keith Urban is unique in that it is not one solitaire stone but rather a Cartier ring of diamonds surrounding her finger. Its estimated value is around £39,000.

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This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.