When Tim Tebow recently proposed to Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, the astonishing ring he slipped onto her finger got us thinking about sports wives engagement rings. Let’s face it: There’s plenty of money in pro sports, and players love to treat their fiancés and wives to plenty of beautiful bling. Join us for a look at some of the most beautiful engagement rings professional athletes have gifted their loved ones.
After setting the stage for a romantic proposal on his family’s farm in Florida, Tim Tebow asked for Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters hand in marriage. The 7.25-carat solitaire engagement ring features a round diamond, which Tim described as “internally flawless, just like you” when telling his new fiancée all about it.
Tennis fans and the general public are oohing and ahhing over Serena Williams’ engagement ring, which is an absolute knockout. Among the most exciting celebrity engagement rings to make their way into the spotlight in recent months, Serena’s ring features a show-stopping emerald-cut diamond. After marrying Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian in New Orleans in November 2017, Serena added an eternity band with a teardrop concave and a trio of pear-cut diamonds to her engagement ring, creating a unique halo effect with a beautiful, playful appearance that complements her outgoing personality perfectly. As jewelry goes, Serena Williams’ engagement ring is among the most impressive pieces to debut in recent months. At approximately 12 carats, the emerald-cut beauty is worth an estimated two million dollars.
When Kobe Bryant met Vanessa Laine in 1999, he was just 21, and she was 17. The two married in 2001. Vanessa filed for divorce in 2011 following a scandal. The two never divorced. Instead, they reconciled in 2013, and Kobe presented her with an incredible 8-carat purple diamond ring that has been called a “re-engagement ring” or “apology” ring, and that is valued at an estimated $4 million. Today, Vanessa & Kobe Bryant are enjoying life with their children. In January 2019, they told fans that they were expecting a fourth child.
The world fell in love when Nicole Gibbs shared a photo of fiancé Jack Brody proposing at Stanford’s main quad, where the couple shared their first kiss. Nicole has shared some lovely shots of her oval-shaped solitaire with her fans on Instagram, but hasn’t yet revealed its provenance.
After a stunning Superbowl win, Tom Brady gave a shoutout to his wife, supermodel Gisele Bundchen. The two have been together for more than a decade! Their fairytale proposal took place back in 2009, in a quiet, romantic setting filled with white rose petals and candlelight. Gisele Bundchen’s engagement ring features a cushion-cut center stone that’s estimated at approximately 4 carats, flanked by tapered baguettes and set in platinum. Like Gisele, this ring is a beauty.
When hockey star Mike Fisher proposed to country music star Carrie Underwood in 2009, fans were awe-struck by the massive canary diamond at the center of the engagement ring. With a diamond-encrusted band and a beautiful halo, the ring was designed by Johnathon Arndt, and is estimated at $150,000. Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher were married in 2010. These days, they’re enjoying life at home with their sons Michael and Jacob.
Back in 2013, Carl Crawford presented Evelyn Lozada with a magnificent 14.5-carat engagement ring. With a stunning emerald-cut diamond at its center, this halo-style engagement ring features accent diamonds on the band. This ring gets an honorable mention even though Evelyn Lozada decided to end the engagement in August of 2017, just two weeks before the planned wedding date. She’s keeping the ring, which is estimated to be worth a cool $1.4 million. Sources for TMZ Sports told reporters that Lozada plans to pass the ring on to her children someday.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson started dating pop star Ciara back in 2015, vowing publicly that there would be no intimacy unless the two were married. He ultimately proposed with an incredible 16-carat diamond engagement ring, and the couple married in July of 2016. They celebrated the birth of a baby girl the following April.
We’re impressed with Justin Verlander, and not just because of his pitching! The MLB star is credited with designing the gorgeous engagement ring he gave supermodel Kate Upton. Estimated at $1.5 million, the ring is a classic, with a round-cut center stone that contrasts beautifully with a delicate band.
Fans of Dancing with the Stars were thrilled to see Julianne Hough and hockey pro Brooks Laich announce their engagement in 2015. Like Julianne, the ring is a beauty: Designed by Lorraine Schwartz, it features a 6-carat oval diamond set on a delicate band. Julianne and Brooks were married in July of 2017.
WrestleMania couple John Cena and Nikki Bella had just defeated The Miz and Maryse in an April 2017 match, when John grabbed the microphone, went down on one knee, and proposed to Nikki with a stunning 4.5-carat engagement ring he designed himself. With a round center stone and a channel-set diamond band, the ring is a lovely as the couple!
Alexandria Lopez and Joshua Smith were high school sweethearts, dating for six years before Josh proposed just after the clock struck midnight on New Years Eve, presenting her with a beautiful round cut diamond engagement ring mounted on a diamond band. The ring was custom-made by Fevzi Aydin of Aydin and Company Jewelers. The two have been married since 2010.
Buccs NFL defensive end Larry English dated model Nicole Williams for four years before proposing with a six-carat oval-cut engagement ring worth about $250,000. The couple made things official with a beach wedding that wrapped up the 2017 season of WAGS L.A.
Sports fans get a “two-for” with the engagement between tennis star Caroline Wozniacki and NBA favorite David Lee! David proposed to Caroline during a November, 2017 trip to Bora Bora, presenting her with a massive oval-cut engagement ring on a delicate diamond encrusted band.
Retired Yankees star Derek Jeter and swimsuit model Hannah Davis began dating back in 2012. After his 2014 retirement, Derek proposed to Hannah with a classic round-cut diamond engagement ring embellished with plenty of accent diamonds. The two were married in July of 2016, and announced the birth of a daughter in 2017.
Brock Osweiler married his wife Erin in 2014 after randomly asking the big question one night at home. Her engagement ring features a round cut diamond set in platinum. While Erin’s sparkler isn’t massive, it is the perfect size for her frame and the ideal complement to the couple’s active lifestyle.
Angela Mecca and Owen Daniels met way back in 2010. The couple dated for three years before Owen proposed in Ibiza, presenting Angela with a round solitaire ring that he chose at Zadok jewelers. The ring’s pave set band adds an extra touch of sparkle and matches Angela’s pave-set wedding ring perfectly.
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