Most celebrity weddings are lavish affairs. From the opulent outfits, star-studded guest lists and delectable destinations, we usually know to expect all things extravagant from celebrity weddings.
While most go all-out in celebrating their matrimony, some celebrities elect to forgo the extravagance of a large wedding for a more intimate ceremony. Whether the goal is privacy or to not overspend, elopements are becoming more popular among Hollywood’s A-listers as of late.
Though elopements are still the exception for most stars, there are some celebrities who chose a low-key ceremony while not skimping at all on the engagement ring. Here are a few celebrity couples who opted for an elopement while still dropping a pretty penny on their engagement.
Eloped Celebrities Who Still Got Plenty of Engagement Bling
Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady
Combine a world-famous super model and an all time great athlete and you’d think a lavish wedding would be in order. However, for Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen, this was far from the case. The two tied the knot in a church in Santa Monica with only 20 of their closest friends and family in attendance.
Although their elopement was a sweet and subtle affair, the engagement ring Brady got Bundchen is a whole different love story. The ring sports a 4 carat cushion cut diamond flanked by baguettes on either side of the center stone. The ring is set in either white gold or platinum and is estimated by Vogue to be worth $145k.
Cushion cut diamonds are a beautiful choice when it comes to all the brilliance. Cushion cuts typically have between 54 and 68 facets, meaning they refract the light well and offer a high level of fire and brilliance. If you are looking for a shine like that of supermodel Gisele Bundchen, consider a cushion cut diamond for your engagement ring.
Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard
One of Hollywood’s favorite couples for many reasons is Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard. The couple infamously waited to tie the knot until same sex marriage was legalized in California 2013, and soon after, following a four year engagement they were married at the Beverly Hills courthouse.
The two have been together for 11 years and married for 7; numbers that would make most celebrity couples envious. Although their elopement is rumored to have cost just $142 in total, Shepard did not spare any stops on the engagement ring itself.
Bell’s ring sports a 3 carat brown diamond with 16 melee diamonds on the side and down the band. The center diamond is an elegant emerald cut, which paired with the brown hue of the stone creates a vintage or antique feel of the ring.
When it comes to fancy colored diamonds, brown diamonds are usually on the more affordable side. However, with Bell’s ring and the dark vivid hues of her center stone, there was nothing spared in the way of the price tag. Designed by celebrity favorite Neil Lane, Kristen Bell’s engagement ring cost around $100k. If you are looking for a vintage inspired engagement ring, considering a colored diamond may be a great way to accentuate the look.
Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas
Following a two-year engagement, Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas stunned fans when they exchanged vows in the Little White Chapel in Las Vegas in 2019. The couple got hitched after the Billboard Music Awards and had only a few in attendance to see the exchanging of ring pops and wedding bands. Although their first ceremony was a lowkey and fun affair, the couple did it all again one month later in a French chateau in front of close friends and family. Double the elopement fun, anyone?
Turner and Jonas did do one thing more traditionally though, and that is their engagement ring. Turner’s ring has a pear center diamond set on a double pave band. The 3 carat pear diamond is accentuated by the double pave band in white gold, giving it a clean and modern feel. Jonas reportedly spent $115k on the ring.
Pear shaped diamonds offer incredible brilliance with their 58 facets. Pears are a great option for upping the style of your ring without sacrificing any sparkle. If you are interested in a statement engagement ring that exudes confidence and class, a pear shaped diamond might be for you.
If you’re ready to explore all the engagement ring options out there and find the diamond cut and color that speaks to you, book your one-on-one appointment with The Diamond Reserve and let us help you bring your dream ring to reality.