Engagement Rings

Celebrity Engagement Rings by the Decade

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Celebrities are trendsetters when it comes to engagement rings—but where do they find their inspiration? Here are popular vintage styles from the last 100 years that many celebs credit for their dream rings.

The Decade: 1910

The Look: It was all about the classic solitaire crowned by a sparkling brilliant round diamond during this decade. Plenty of women are still in love with this style, including celebrities like Lauren Conrad and Mila Kunis.

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The Decade: 1920

The Look: In the 1920s, ladies went for a heavily ornamental style with plenty of gorgeous filigree, and maybe even a few diamonds on the shank. Christina Aguilera is a celebrity who rocks this gorgeous style today!

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The Decade: 1930

The Look: The Art Deco movement was at its height in the 1930s, and geometric shapes and bright colors were popular for engagement rings. A staple of this decade was the shield ring, and the trend caught on for engagement rings as well. You can see this distinctive, stunning style on celebs like Scarlett Johansson and Nicole Richie.

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The Decade: 1940

The Look: Engagement rings of the 1940s hearkened back to the intricate, romantic styles of the 1920s. This time a little more bling was added on the shank, and the gorgeous octagon halo style became prevalent. Alexis Bledel and Evan Rachel Wood are two celebs who rock this style!

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The Decade: 1950

The Look: For the first time, yellow gold became more popular than white gold in the 1950s! You could expect to see substantial yellow gold settings with intricate detail on the sides. Miley Cyrus and Mary-Kate Olsen are two celebs who decided this was the perfect style for them—both have genuine vintage rings!

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The Decade: 1960

The Look: In the 1960s, the classic solitaire became incredibly popular again, but this time it was often topped with a dazzling emerald cut diamond. Kim Kardashian’s incredible 15-carat sparkler from Kanye West would have fit right in!

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The Decade: 1970

The Look: Yellow gold was back in the 1970s, and chunkier than ever before! The look was complemented by tons of supporting diamonds on wide bands and the diamond shape of the day: marquise. Kate Winslet is a celeb who decided this style was for her!

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The Decade: 1980

The Look: After the decadent styles of the 1970s, the 1980s returned to simpler designs. Almost a solitaire, many rings in this era featured a center stone flanked by two baguettes. Nicolette Sheridan, Amal Alamuddin and Demi Moore all rock this style.

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The Decade: 1990

The Look: In the 1990s, the baguettes of the 1980s took on the trendy trillion shape, while square cut center stones like the princess and emerald cut had their heyday. Kate Hudson and Paris Hilton have both worn this style.

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The Decade: 2000

The Look: The 2000s came along with the rise of all things princess cut and, for the first time, channel-set bands became most popular. Pink got engaged in 2005, and her ring is a perfect example of this had-to-have style!

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The Decade: 2010

The Look: The 2010s are the decade of personalization! We all know that pavé halo rings are in, but did you know that the current trending style is a colorful center stone to make your ring stand out? Iggy Azalea, Jenny McCarthy and Heidi Klum all rock bold shades in their rings!

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Which style is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!

Savannah became a member of the Shane Co. family in March 2015, when she joined the Home Office team as a Social Media Specialist. She spends her days curating content for the Shane Co. social platforms and creating meaningful conversations. Her favorite part about working for Shane Co. is being able to talk about jewelry all day. When she is not generating content for social media, Savannah spends her time with her husband and their two Yorkies, Prince Charles and Lady Winifred.

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