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Russell Wilson popped the question to Ciara with a megawatt 16-carat ring on the romantic beaches of the Seychelles in March. The couple didn't stay engaged for long, tying the knot in July at a stunning castle in England. By October, the couple announced that they are expecting! Talk about a banner year.
Pitch Perfect co-stars Anna Camp and Skylar Astin bucked tradition when the latter was gifted with an engagement ring of his own. But first, Camp shared her gorgeous French cut halo ring set on a delicate rose gold pave band on Instagram. "Still on cloud 9," she adorably captioned the shot in January. Later, Astin confessed that he always found it "odd" that men didn't also traditionally wear engagement rings and showed his commitment by sporting a simple braided band on his finger. The couple tied the knot less than one year later in a September wedding on the central California coast.
The 28-year-old country crooner said "hell yes" after her boyfriend, Ruston Kelly, proposed to her on Christmas Eve. Musgraves took to Instagram to show off her new bling in front of a Christmas tree, which just happened to be decorated with red heart ornaments. "I didn't say yes...I said HELL YESSSS!!" she captioned the Instagram pic. "Last night, the best man I've ever met got down on one knee in my little pink childhood home..in the same room I played with my ponies and barbies and asked me the easiest question I've ever been asked. ❤ I finally know what everyone means when they say 'you just know.'" The pair were first linked after posting on each other's Instagram pages in July.
Leave it to the diva to have the biggest rock of the year -- though her love story didn't end happily. Mimi accepted a whopping 35-carat diamond and platinum engagement ring from Australian billionaire James Packer in January, but by the end of the year, the couple had called off their engagement. The ring is rumored to still be a point of contention between the exes, as ET previously reported that Carey intends to keep the $10 million bauble.
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The Victoria's Secret model and action movie star offered up a decidedly low-key engagement announcement, with Huntington-Whiteley quietly debuting the Neil Lane ring on the Golden Globes red carpet. In fact, when asked that same day about possibly proposing to his longtime love, Statham played coy. "It's none of your business," he joked to ET. "She's a sweetheart. You'll see. You'll find out."
The Australian superstar flaunted her left hand on her hip at the NME Awards in February, showing off -- surprise! -- a sparkly new bauble on that finger. Mingoue and her British actor husband-to-be, Joshua Sasse, officially revealed their engagement in a good old fashioned newspaper announcement.
Far from Hollywood, but a subject of public fascination nonetheless, Middleton confirmed her engagement to James Matthews in July. The Duchess of Cambridge's 32-year-old sister showed off her gigantic new jewel while stepping out in a chic white dress and telling reporters she "couldn't be happier."
He called dibs! The "Peter Pan" songstress was gleefully surprised when her boyfriend of nine months, Australian country singer Morgan Evans, dropped to one knee on Christmas Day. Evans was heavily involved in making the classic ring a reality, telling PeopleStyle, "I had the ring custom made with a diamond I picked from a local designer here in Nashville. I wanted it to be classic and beautiful, like her." Aww!
Meanwhile, the United States' "royal family," aka the Kardashians, were also expanding. Rob Kardashian gifted his model girlfriend with a massive solitaire diamond set on a thin pavé band, which Chyna promptly showcased on social media. The couple confirmed their engagement over the summer and welcomed a daughter, Dream, in November. The ups and downs of their relationship have been chronicled on their E! reality series, Rob and Chyna.
Unsurprisingly, the Australian model showed off her new bling on Snapchat after getting engaged to the app's CEO, Evan Spiegel. The round diamond center stone looks to be about 2.5 carats, flanked on each side by a tapered diamond baguette.
The Dancing With the Stars pro and fellow dancer Sasha Farber took their relationship to the next level on reality TV, with the groom-to-be adorably proposing to his bride during a live taping of DWTS. Slater's unique ring, designed by Michael B., included a 4-carat oval pink sapphire center stone surrounded by 115 micropavé diamonds. Oh, how it shines...
The Orange Is the New Black star also debuted her shiny new engagement ring on a red carpet, stepping out arm-in-arm with her beau, Ben Foster, at the premiere of The Girl on the Train in October. Prepon was seen sporting a classic style: a large round solitaire on a thin, pavé yellow gold band.
The former Miss America broke news of her engagement on ET's Snapchat account, sharing a simple black-and-white image with the caption, "BTW, I'm engaged now!!!" The simply stunning style featured a large cushion-cut solitaire on a platinum band.
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The Jersey Shore star shared the entire story of her November surprise engagement to love of five years Chris Buckner via Instagram. "I always knew I would spend the rest of my life with Christopher," she wrote. "But last night while we were walking on the Beach in Mexico he made it official!! We're engaged!!!!!" Cortese also noted that her beau's ring choice was "perfect."