Celebrities have a major impact on what's hot when it comes to fashion – and the same can be said for engagement rings. While styles certainly change over the years, some of the recent sparklers that A-listers have been slipping on their fingers are especially notable. Whether you're simply fantasizing about what piece from Fine Jewelers you'd like to be sporting or you're doing some actual research for an impending nuptials, here are some of the engagement rings that stars have been rocking lately:
The "Glee" star only dated rapper Big Sean for six months before he popped the question. Regardless, she's sporting an engagement ring that will certainly catch some attention, whether she's on the red carpet or just running errands. The ring features a cushion-cut diamond framed by a halo of smaller stones. According to Wetpaint, a jewelry expert says the ring is 3 carats – either way, it sure is eye-catching.
Poppy has been with fiancé Dave Cook since 2007, and Cook finally proposed to the model, socialite and Chanel brand ambassador with a jaw-dropping ring. Reportedly the words "Will you marry me" were written inside the jewelry box when he presented it to her. The three-stone ring has a highly unusual look, with a sky blue diamond in the center and two white ones on either side. There is another string of tiny white stones along the top and bottom of the enormous band as well.
What better birthday gift could a girl ask for than some major bling? The hip hop artist got engaged to Future when she turned 28, and he presented her with a 15-carat diamond ring. Ciara noted that she has always had an affinity for emerald-cut diamonds, and her husband-to-be must have made a mental note because he made sure to get her a ring with that shape. A large emerald-cut diamond sits between two side diamonds – but that's not all – the band features a multitude of smaller stones as well.
If you thought your bling could never be too big – think again. Apparently, Cuoco's ring is so enormous that she can't even put it away without snagging something. The star of "The Big Bang Theory" reportedly went out to lunch with her family and couldn't even manage to get cash out of her pocket because her ring got in the way. Still, the 2.5-carat stunner is well worth the struggle. Her fiancé, Ryan Sweeting, proposed in September with a huge square-cut diamond ring that also features tiny diamonds on the band.
There's no way to discuss celeb engagement rings without bringing up Kim's. On her recent birthday, boyfriend Kanye West proposed to the mother of their daughter North with an impressive 15-carat ring. According to Us Weekly magazine, the jeweler, Lorraine Schwartz, collaborated with West on the ring's design. It's a D flawless cushion-cut diamond, and it's utterly dazzling. This isn't the first time Kardashian has rocked a diamond on her ring finger. In fact, Us Weekly noted that this one is strikingly similar to her engagement ring with her ex, NBA player Kris Humphries, also by Schwartz.
Not all stars prefer a classic ring – some are far more partial to a more eclectic or vintage-inspired look. Saldana's ring, for example, is certainly out of the ordinary. The actress tied the knot in secret last summer, and her ring was just as special as the ceremony. A vibrant pear-shaped emerald is at the center, and the stone almost appears to glow on her finger.