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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!"
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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.
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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)
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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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
HOME & GARDEN
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 3, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Long weekend update: Seth Meyers has married Alexi Ashe! The "Saturday Night Live" head writer and "Weekend Update" anchor, 39, who is poised to take over "Late Night" from Jimmy Fallon in 2014, wed his longtime girlfriend in an intimate ceremony on Sunday on Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts, his rep told People. The bride walked down the aisle in a cap-sleeve lace dress, and Meyers wore a dark-colored suit, according to Us Weekly. PHOTOS: 13 memorable 'SNL' stars Ashe's parents reportedly own a house on Martha's Vineyard, and the couple have been frequent vacationers to the New England island this summer and in previous years, Yahoo omg reported .  At their star-studded affair, the bride and groom were joined by about 150 guests including Olivia Munn, Allison Williams, Ali Larter, Rashida Jones, Tony Shaloub, Nick Jones, Jack McBrayer and Meyer's "SNL" buddies Lorne Michaels, Amy Poehler, Fred Armisen, Taran Killam, Andy Samberg, Jason Sudeikis, Kristen Wiig, Will Forte and Kenan Thompson, according to several reports.
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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!"
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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!"
NEWS
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.
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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 .)
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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.
NEWS
October 23, 2013 | By Susan Denley
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are officially engaged and Kardashian has a 15-carat diamond to prove it. [Los Angeles Times] Elle has drawn some flak for wrapping zaftig actress Melissa McCarthy in a bulky coat on one of the four alternate covers of its November Women in Hollywood issue. But McCarthy, who looks beautifully glamorous in the shot, told E! she is the one who wanted to wear the Marina Rinaldi coat because she lives in California and was sick of summer. [E!] McCarthy was honored at Elle's annual Women in Hollywood party in Beverly Hills on Monday along with Marion Cotillard, Nancy Meyers, Shailene Woodley, Naomie Harris, Reese Witherspoon and Eva Marie Saint.
NEWS
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?"
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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!"
ENTERTAINMENT
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)
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