From The Duchess of Cambridge's heirloom sapphire sparkler, with its poignant story, to Mariah Carey's "epic" 35-carat rock, celebrities' engagement rings are as fascinating as the women who wear them. Here, to mark Valentine's Day, HELLO! takes a look at those gorgeous gems that have recently garnered the spotlight.
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Presented to pop stars and princesses; after whirlwind romances or leisurely courtships; designed by the groom or by the crown jeweller, these rings range from the simply beautiful to the unashamedly bling. What all have in common is that they're the most treasured piece in their owner's jewel box.
So, as couples everywhere celebrate their unique bond, we celebrate these traditional symbols of love and devotion, offering chapter and verse on some of those which made headlines as well as personal promises.