By Vogue. Photos: Getty; Courtesy.
Of course we all know about Kim Kardashian West’s 15-carat ring and whoppers like Mariah Carey’s 35-carat behemoth, but attention and props are due to the couples past and present who went beyond the expected celebrity engagement ring formula and opted for something more unusual. There’s Mary-Kate Olsen and her antique diamond and sapphire Cartier ring, Scarlett Johansson’s Art Deco stunner, Marilyn Monroe’s baguette-encrusted eternity band—and those who shunned diamonds altogether, like Amanda Seyfried, who stylishly sports a simple gold band. And now, Serena Williams has revealed her similarly simple banded engagement ring. The tennis star, who announced her surprise engagement over the holidays, showed off her new jewelry when she touched down in Auckland, New Zealand, with her fiancé, Alexis Ohanian, and sister Venus. Williams also posted a ring pic on her Instagram account, making a food-related joke in the process. So in honor of Williams and other such trend-eschewing brides-to-be, here are 16 seriously inspiring rings.
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