All the platinum ever mined would barely fill a 7.6 cubic meter box. That’s how precious it is. And just like real love, it is rare, pure and perfect to behold.
So is it any surprise that in matters of the heart, nothing seems as apt as this fine metal. It’s a preferred metal to set diamonds in. (One of the world’s most precious gems, the Hope Diamond, is set in platinum.) It enhances the brilliance of the stone and turns any engagement ring into an irresistible promise, impossible to refuse.
Silver sceen stars, even those in Hollywood, choose this metal when it’s time to propose. Here are some of our favorite rings that celebrities were proposed to with when it was time to seal the deal.
1. Caitlin McHugh’s Ethereal Emerald
After a two-year relationship, Fuller House hottie, John Stamos proposed to his girlfriend, model Caitlin McHugh. The platinum engagement ring is by Neil Lane and holds an emerald cut diamond in the center, flanked by two smaller diamonds on the side.
2. Nikki Bella’s Sparkling Stunner
John Cena and Nikki Bella have been together since 2012 so it was about time the wrestling sensation pinned this one down. He dazzled fans worldwide with his choice of Tiffany &Co. ring; a 5-carat solitaire set in the center of a diamond studded platinum band. Down he went, on one knee and asked her to marry him in front of thousands of their fans.
3. Katie Cassidy’s Marquee Masterpiece
When Arrow actress Katie Cassidy announced her engagement to Matthew Rodge, they made the announcement on Instagram with a picture of the two and her fabulous marquee diamond ring set in platinum for the world to see.
4. Ashley Greene’s Engagement Sparkler
Twilight star Ashley Greene’s boyfriend Paul Khoury popped the question when the two were on a vacation in New Zealand. The ring flaunts an oval-cut center stone set in a platinum and diamond-encrusted band. Ashley announced the news on Instagram with a video captioned, “This is the most beautiful moment I could have ever hoped for. You’ve successfully made me the happiest, luckiest woman alive. I can’t wait to show you my unfaltering immeasurable love for the rest of our lives.”
5. Angela Jones’ Striking Solitaire
Angela Jones’ engagement ring is sure to make all Harry Potter fans proud! Matthew Lewis a.k.a. Neville Longbottom from the phenomenal series, proposed to her with a glamorous diamond ring on a platinum pave halo. Could he have made it any better? He could and he did. He went down on one knee in the City of Lights, right before the Eiffel Tower and of course, Angela said “Oui!”
6. Brie Larson’s Ring of Fire
While holidaying in Tokyo, Academy Award-winning actress Brie Larson’s long-term boyfriend decided to it was time to take their relationship to the next level. Alex Greenwald proposed to his multi-talented girlfriend with a platinum ring with a round cut-centerpiece that was simply gorgeous.
7. Kelsey Hardwick’s Dazzling Diamond Ring
When Tom Parker of The Wanted finally decided to propose to his girlfriend of almost a decade he chose platinum. Kelsey Hardwick, known for her roles in ‘He Who Dares: Downing Street Siege’, ‘Legacy’ and ‘Abducted’, was presented with a glittering diamond ring when her beau asked her to marry him.
8. Miranda Kerr’s Breathtaking Bauble
Victoria Secret model Miranda Kerr announced her engagement to Snapchat co-founder and CEO Evan Spiegel through her Instagram with a post that read, “I said yes!!!” Her beau asked her to marry him with a classic ring that showcases a brilliant 4 carat round diamond set in a beautiful platinum mounting with a tapered baguette on each side. The simplicity of the ring is what makes this piece timeless and chic.
9. Ciara’s Colossal Classic Ring
Singer Ciara’s platinum engagement ring holds a brilliant-cut diamond reported to be 16 carats! She and her Seattle Seahawks quarterback boyfriend Russell Wilson announced their engagement through an Instagram video, which he captioned with the words: “She said yes!!! Since day one I knew you were the one. No greater feeling.”
10. Sofia Vergara’s Vintage Wonder
‘True Blood’ star, Joe Manganiello proposed to ‘Modern Family’s Sofia Vergara with a vintage-style platinum halo ring. In the center sits a large cushion cut diamond. The piece is completed with a pave shank. Her beau presented the ring to her on Christmas morning and now who needs Christmas lights when you have a large sparking stone to flash!