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October 15, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Kim Kardashian's engagement ring from Kris Humphries was reportedly sold at auction Tuesday for a price more than Christie's auction house expected but far less than the trinket's supposed $2-million valuation at the time it was given to the reality-TV star. The ring - with its 16.2-carat center rock and two 1.8-carat side stones - went for $620,000, according to Us Weekly . With auction fees and mark-up tacked on, the winning bidder dropped $749,000 total. That's quite a bit more than the pre-auction estimated price of $300,000-$500,000 (bidding opened at $200,000)
April 22, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Uma Thurman and fiance Arpad Busson have reportedly put the brakes on their engagement once again. The 43-year-old "Nymphomaniac" star and the French hedge-fund billionaire, who goes by Arki, are said to have had trouble making their New York-London relationship work, according to the Daily Mail , which first reported the split. "Uma lives in New York while Arki lives in London. He has been out and about without Uma since October when he went to a Halloween party alone," a source told the British paper.
October 22, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Kim Kardashian's engagement ring from Kanye West is a whopping 15 carats, but that seemingly pales in comparison to the reality star's impressive engagement ring from ex-husband Kris Humphries. The "Yeezus" rapper popped the question to the reality star Monday - her 33rd birthday - at  AT&T Park in San Francisco with the help of a 50-piece orchestra, family, friends and the glowing 15-carat diamond engagement ring. "Last night was truly magical!!! I am the luckiest girl in the world!"
April 16, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Jenny McCarthy and boyfriend Donnie Wahlberg are engaged, and the controversial co-host of "The View" is hysterically ecstatic about the upcoming nuptials. Seriously, check out the video footage . McCarthy, 41, made the announcement on the ABC's chat show Wednesday just before throwing her hands up in the air and running around the set in her best "Price Is Right," come on down style. The former Playboy bunny showed off her yellow sapphire engagement ring from Wahlberg, 44, who's brother to actor Mark Wahlberg and a former member of 1990s boy band New Kids on the Block.
October 8, 1987 | From Associated Press
Romantic wedding traditions are back, complete with religious ceremony, reception, honeymoon--and the diamond engagement ring. "More than 75% of all brides now receive a diamond engagement ring. That's up 9% in the last two years," says Kae McCulloch, fashion consultant to the Jewelry Industry Council. McCulloch discerns a trend toward unusual and individually-designed engagement rings.
October 5, 1996 | From Associated Press
A woman whose dreams died with her fiance on TWA Flight 800 says she is fighting to get her diamond engagement ring, which was found in the ocean after the jet exploded and crashed. But an airline source familiar with Julie Stuart's repeated requests, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Stuart needs to prove that the item belonged to her fiance. "Also, this property, when and if it is identified as his, under New York law has to be returned to the next of kin," the source said.
August 23, 1997 | H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
About 50 police officers and volunteers searched a stretch of the Artesia Freeway on Friday for the engagement ring belonging to the fiancee of a slain Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy, creating a massive traffic jam but finding nothing. Police believe that the two men accused in the execution-style killing of Deputy Shayne York, 26, on Aug. 14 may have thrown the ring away hours later as they were being arrested on the freeway.
January 19, 2013 | By Lilli Cloud, Special to the Los Angeles Times
An engagement ring is an expensive, seemingly indestructible version of those red tags taped to furniture that say: Sold. Move on, prospective buyer. This one's taken. At 20 I knew I'd never wear one. I wish I'd stuck to my guns. A sorority may be an unlikely place to develop an aversion to engagement rings. In fact, I may have been the only sorority girl on the planet turned off by ritualized diamond envy. Sorority girls would gather in a circle, sing the sweetheart song and pass around a lighted taper adorned with baby's breath and roses.
April 26, 1996 | Associated Press
The new owner of the 40-carat diamond engagement ring that once belonged to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis is . . . the wife of a catsup king. Albert Lippert, chairman emeritus of H. J. Heinz Co.'s Weight Watchers subsidiary, said Thursday that the mystery caller he relayed the winning $2.59-million bid for the night before was none other than Heinz Chairman and CEO Anthony J. F. O'Reilly, who was out of the country.
May 12, 1985
Where was John Pope's class ring on "Space"? I have never known an academy man who didn't display one of those official heavy gold symbols for the rest of his life. We've always known that some men choose to go to Annapolis only to be eligible to buy the rings. And where was Penny's miniature? Such an engagement ring is always given to the "one and only." There were many shots of the hands of both John and Penny in "Space," and they wore only wedding bands. Most unauthentic! J. Russell Thomas, Captain, USN (ret'd)
April 15, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
"Almost Doesn't Count" for Brandy -- the singer has called off her engagement to music executive Ryan Press.  "They are no longer together. The engagement is off, but the friendship is still on," the R&B singer's rep told Us Weekly on Tuesday. "The Game" actress, whose full name is Brandy Norwood, and Press announced their engagement in December 2012. It would have been her first marriage. PHOTOS: Celebrity splits of 2014 "They decided to take a step back and reevaluate the relationship," the rep said.
April 9, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Naya Rivera of "Glee" and Big Sean have split up, the Detroit rapper said Wednesday.  The couple, who met on Twitter -- she followed him first -- got engaged in October, only six months after making their public debut as a couple at the premiere of the movie "42. "  Big Sean's rep said in a statement obtained by Us Weekly  that the 26-year-old rapper was the one to call things off. A source told the magazine yes, that's how things...
February 13, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard are packing on the PDA since news of their reported engagement broke in January. The celebrity pair stepped out for the premiere of Heard's latest film, "3 Days to Kill," at the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood on Wednesday. The McG-directed action flick stars Kevin Costner as a dying CIA agent trying to reconnect with his teenage daughter, played by Hailee Steinfeld. Heard plays a femme fatale FBI agent who offers Costner's character a mystery drug in exchange for a three-day killing spree.
January 8, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Emily Maynard, who's been "The Bachelorette" and competed for the hand of "The Bachelor," is engaged to a man who has nothing to do with the hit reality-TV franchise at all.  Management consultant Tyler Johnson proposed with five diamond-studded bands instead of the usual engagement ring, Us Weekly reports. And why not: Maynard has already been proposed to three times, so it couldn't hurt to make it a little different. (The late NASCAR driver Ricky Hendrick, father of Maynard's daughter, Ricki, was the first; he was killed in a plane crash before Maynard learned she was pregnant.
December 26, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Evelyn Lozada of "Basketball Wives" is engaged to the Dodgers' Carl Crawford.  The baseball star popped the question on Christmas Day. The pregnant starlet made the announcement with an Instagram photo, simply  captioning a picture of the enormous engagement ring on her finger with "YES!" PHOTOS: The Hollywood baby boom "I'm overjoyed and in complete and utter shock!" the 38-year-old told People. "What a different year and a half it has been - I'm truly happy!"
December 18, 2013 | By Susan Denley
Pippa Middleton made a lovely bridesmaid at sister Kate Middleton's wedding to Britain's Prince William. Now Pippa reportedly is engaged herself, to Nico Jackson, a banker whom she's been dating for the last 15 months or so. [Us Weekly] Cara Delevingne was the most reblogged model of 2013 on Tumblr, the website reports. Jennifer Lawrence and Benedict Cumberbatch took the top spots for actress and actor. [Tumblr] Brazilian model Lisalla Montenegro married Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson in Laguna Beach on Saturday.
August 17, 1997
After reading Mary McNamara's "Hold the Ice" (So SoCal, July 13), I no longer consider myself the only woman in the world who hates diamonds. I love rings--they're my favorite type of jewelry--but not the nasty little diamonds mounted on most of them. The people who make rings spoil the effect of a lovely ruby, emerald or sapphire by using those ugly diamond chips. My engagement ring was an oval-cut carnelian from a local antique shop. We didn't mention that it was for our engagement, because, back in 1970, it was even more unacceptable to dislike diamonds than it is now. My compliments on McNamara's good taste; we are surely kindred spirits.
October 23, 2013 | By Susan Denley
Kanye West proposed to Kim Kardashian in the kind of over-the-top style that befits a rap king and a reality star. He rented At&T Park in San Francisco, hired a 50-piece orchestra and invited friends and family to watch as he surprised her with a 15-carat, cushion cut Lorraine Schwartz diamond ring on her birthday Monday night. At first blush, the very public proposal contrasts with the quiter proposal from Kardashian's ex-, Kris Humprhies, who proposed in 2011 in candlelight in her bedroom with rose petals spelling out "Will you marry me?"
December 18, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Pippa Middleton is reportedly engaged to banker Nico Jackson, that according to reports out Wednesday. However, other outlets have shut down those rumors. So which is it? We're not totally sure, but here's a roundup of what's swirling online. Us Weekly  first reported the news , citing unnamed sources who confirmed that Kate Middleton's younger sister, real name Philippa, is set to walk down the aisle in 2014. This new round of reports follows those swirling around in September alleging that the couple were engaged too. (Us said those reports were false but that this new wave is true, natch .)
October 28, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
R&B singer Ciara and music producer Future are getting married! The musically inclined couple got engaged over the weekend with the producer popping the question accompanied by, oh, just a little ol' 15-carat engagement ring on her 28th birthday. "Today Has 2 Be Like One Of The Sweetest Days Of My Life! #TheBestBirthdayEver," the "Get Up" singer tweeted  Sunday, adding , "If I'm Dreaming I Don't Want To Wake Up..Aaaaaahhh!!!:)" PHOTOS: 50 most beautiful female celebrities Future, 29, real name Nayvadius Wilburn, surprised Ciara with the ring on her birthday weekend when they were in New York City, the couple's rep told People.
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