Kim Kardashian’s Engagement Ring: More Dazzling Celebrity Sparklers

Bigger Isn't Always Better When it Comes to Celeb Engagement Rings

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Kim Kardashian’s Engagement Ring: More Dazzling Celebrity Sparklers
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Forget the cake! Kim Kardashian celebrated her 33rd birthday in a much sweeter way. The reality star got engaged to Kanye West on October 21.

According to E! News, the rapper rented out AT&T Park in San Francisco for the occasion, and friends and family were witnesses as he popped the question to his baby mama. Future mother-in-law Kris Jenner gave Kanye her blessing before he presented Kim with a 15-carat Lorraine Schwartz ring. Check out a pic of the stunning sparkler here.

While Kim's gigantic ring is indeed a stunner, size doesn't always matter when it comes to celeb engagement rings.

A couple of carats are nothing to sneeze at, but it's modest by Hollywood standards. Last month, "Big Bang Theory" star Kaley Cuoco's fiancé, Ryan Sweeting, slid a 2.5 carat ring on her finger just three months after they started dating. The $65,000 bling came from Red C Jewels, according to E! Online, and it features a square-cut rock surrounded by tiny diamonds. The actress told ET Online her fiancé tricked her before the proposal: "[He] actually started a little fight with me and threw me off," she said. " I was like 'Oh my God, things aren't great.' He surprised me at the end of the night ... [when] he popped the ring out. It was amazing."

Jessica Simpson's 5-carat ring from fiancé Eric Johnson boasts her birthstone -- a ruby -- and is flanked by two pear-shaped diamonds. She's been wearing it for three years. The duo hasn't set a wedding date yet, although the couple may have been scouting wedding venue locations recently. In 2010, celebrity jeweler Neil Lane dished to People about the unique engagement bling: "Eric wanted the most romantic, beautiful, special ring for Jessica," he said. "The ruby is a stone of love and it is the most romantic gem and it's very rare and very, very special."

Adam Levine's fiancée Behati Prinsloo has been sporting a gorgeous antique ring ever since the Maroon 5 singer popped the question In July. But the solitaire diamond isn't just special due to its impressive size. "[The ring is] from the 1930s. It's vintage and he picked it out," the Victoria's Secret model told ABC News.

Keira Knightley's 2012 engagement ring from now-hubby James Righton is a classic style. According to Us Weekly, the solid platinum band with solitaire diamond is roughly 2 carats and cost around $40,000. But what did this stylish actress do post-wedding? She paired the ring with a mismatched yellow gold wedding band. You can see a pic here.

In 2010, Prince William presented his future wife, Kate Middleton, with an 18-carat oval sapphire surrounded by diamonds. But the size of the ring wasn't what made it so special. The ring was actually Princess Diana's engagement ring. According to Today, William carried the precious ring around with him for three weeks in Africa before he finally proposed: "I literally would not let it go. Everywhere I went, I was keeping a hold of it because I knew, this thing, if it disappeared, I'd be in a lot of trouble," he said.

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