Battle of the Bling: Top Five New Celeb Engagement Rings

Which starlets have been showing off the biggest and brightest sparklers on their wedding fingers these days?

By Marc Malkin, Aly Weisman Feb 25, 2010 8:06 PMTags
E! Placeholder Image

It's raining brides-to-be in Hollywood! Seems like every day another young starlet is announcing that her boyfriend has put a ring on it.

From Nicole Richie showing off her sparkler on David Letterman's Late Show to Hilary Duff snapping pics of her huge rock after hockey player beau Mike Comrie recently popped the question in Hawaii, we're giving you a Top Five countdown of today's biggest and blingiest new celebrity engagement rings...

1. Duff comes out on top with the 14-carat princess-cut diamond her NHL boyfriend reportedly picked up in Vegas for $1 milllion. We can only imagine what the happy couple's wedding will cost be like.

2. Coming in a close second is Carrie Underwood. The yellow diamond ring that her hockey player man, Mike Fisher, slipped on her finger has been estimated to be worth between $150,000 and—get this!—$800,000. No matter what the cost, we do know Underwood loves it because it's a one-of-a-kind from her favorite jewelry designer, Johnathon Arndt.

3. Leave it to fashionista Nicole Richie to take the reins when it came time for rocker Joel Madden to ask for her hand in marriage. The former Simple Life reality star lands in third place with the almost $500,000 4-carat ring she designed with celebrity jeweler Neil Lane. The mommy of two debuted the bauble earlier this month when she announced their engagement on Late Show With David Letterman.

4. We've got a three-way tie for No. 4! Kristen Bell is sporting a 3-carat rock from funnyman fiance Dax Shepard, while Emily Blunt is doing the same thanks to her Office mate John Krasinski. Brit bad-boy comic Russell Brand proved he has a serious side by inscribing the 3-carat ring he gave to Katy Perry with the words, "The one I've been waiting for."

5. Anna Paquin slides in at No. 5. Her True Blood costar and real-life love Stephen Moyer worked with jewelry designer pal Cathy Waterman to create a truly unique rustic diamond ring.


You can find these couples and many more in our Weddings We Can't Wait For photo gallery.