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Engagement Ring Design
Most popular diamond cut & metal by year
Carat & Value
How much are they spending?

Ring Carat & Value

At face value, there are some dramatic shifts in carat and value over the last three years, however this is skewed by Paris Hilton (2017) and Mariah Carey (2016), since split), with ring values of £2,000,000 and £8,000,000 respectively, both of which massively exceed the average ring values.

2017

£2,000,000

2016

£8,000,000

Removing these outliers, carat and value are actually on a downward trend each year, dropping from an average of £63,722 in 2016 to £34,570 in 2018

Ring Value By Age

Don’t want to splash out on an engagement ring? Wait until you’re older. Our study shows that engagement ring prices peak for proposers in their 30s, with a steady decline as the decades go on.

Proposer Age Bracket
20's
30's
40's
50's
60's
Average Ring Value
£50,638.46
£166,047.83
£157,889.17
£140,850.00
£40,000.00
Seasonal Trends
Most popular months for proposals
Seasonal Trends

January, December and February are choice months for engagements if you want to be on trend. Could this be warm weather getaways during winter?

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The least popular months for engagements are November, September and October, showing that even celebrities need to save for Christmas presents.

2018 Instagram Proposals
Instagram Kings & Queens

Top Three Instagram Proposals Of 2018


Hailey Baldwin & Justin Bieber

The most-liked engagement by a mile was Canadian singer Justin Bieber and his proposal to American model, Hailey Baldwin, while in the Bahamas.

Date

July 9th

Likes

13.1 Million

The popstar’s announcement on Instagram was liked by more than 13.1 million on July 9 with his spiritual post, quoting “He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains FAVOR from the Lord!”


Izabel Goulart & Kevin Trapp

The second most-liked proposal belongs to Brazilian model Izabel Goulart and her engagement to German footballer, Kevin Trapp, in Mykanos.

Date

July 4th

Likes

3.6 Million

The model’s video announcement was liked by more than 3.6 million on Instagram on July 4th as the goalkeeper popped the question on the Greek island, captioned with “Soon to be Mrs Trapp”.


Ariana Grande & Pete Davidson

The next biggest proposal to go viral was that of Saturday Night Live comedian, Pete Davidson, and singing superstar, Ariana Grande.

Date

June 27th

Likes

3.5 Million

The couple’s whirlwind romance was taken to the next level after a few weeks when the stand-up and musician shocked social media with their engagement, that rocked-up 3.5 million likes on Grande’s Instagram.


Locations
Where they propose
 Locations

Unsurprisingly, France seems to be the most popular location for engagements abroad. Italy and the Caribbean also prove to be amorous locations to pop the question, too.


Otherwise, celebrities tend to get engaged on their home turf.

Matchmaking
Where they find love.

Professional Romances

Celebrities getting engaged to a partner in their own field of work is a common trend, accounting for almost a third of all engagements.



Most Common Pairings - Actors

Actors

60% of engagements where the proposer was in the film industry was to a proposee in Hollywood, too. Hello workplace romances?



Least Common Pairings - Athletes

Actors

The exception being athletes. Of the 22 celebrity athletes in the study, only one sporting couple got engaged (Ronda Rouse & Travis Brownes, 2018), meaning athletes are the least compatible with each other, in showbiz at least.



1st Vs Second Marriages

How long should you wait before proposing to your partner? Just over three years.


38 Months

(3.1 Years)


When both celebs in a couple haven’t been married before, the average time before dropping the knee is 38 months (3.1 years).




17.8 Months

(1.4 Years)


This is an age compared to previously unwed men proposing to someone who has been married before. They put a ring on it in an astonishingly quick 17.8 months (1.4 years).

Proposer
1st Marriage
Prev. Married
1st Marriage
Prev. Married
Proposee
1st Marriage
Prev. Married
Prev. Married
1st Marriage
Avg. Engage Length
38 Months
29 Months
17.8 Months
28.88 Months
Money Can’t Buy You Love
Who stays together?

The most terrifying and scandalous stats of our report are, of course, saved until last. The average ring value of couples in the report who have split since split is a whopping £1,357, 311, whereas the average value of those still together is £196,719.


This unarguably shows that money can’t buy you love.

 Money Can’t Buy You Love
Data
How we calculated this study

We used 170 couples who got engaged from 2013 to June 2018 to calculate our trends.


Ring valuations provided by Sophie at 77 Diamonds. Please contact sophie.lomax@77diamonds.com if you require ring valuations for a couple not featured in this report.


For custom data sets or any questions about the data, please contact brett@salience.co.uk

Proposer
Hugh Grant
Offset
George Clooney
Dave Franco
Proposee
Anna Eberstein
Cardi B
Amal Clooney
Alison Brie
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Andrew Brady
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Brant Doughtry
Brett Young
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Jerry Rice
Johnny Dex
Jonah Font
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Karamo Brown
Kelvin Hayden
Kevin Trapp
Marc Jacobs
Matthew Lawrence
Parker Young
Paul Digiovanni
Pete Davidson
Rick McVey
Roman Atwood
Ryan Biegel
Ryan Gleason
Scott Sinclair
Spencer Matthews
Steven McQueen
Taylor Leopold
Travis Brownes
Val Chmerkovskiy
Zandy Reich
Bradley Whitford
Bryan Abasolo
Charles Guard
Chris Zylka
Daryl Sabara
Ed Sheeran
Fedez
Fedor Andeev
Francesco Carrozzini
Jamie Bell
Jesse Plemons
John Cena
Joshua Ginnelly
Karl Cook
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David Hasselhoff
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Dylan Hartley
Evan Spiegel
Gareth Bale
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James Matthews
James Packer
Johnny McDaid
Lauren Morelli
Matthew Lewis
Morgan Schneiderlin
Paul Drayton
Paul Khoury
Preston J.Cook
Ricky Martin
Ruben Torres
Rupert Murdoch
Shia LeBeouf
Thomas Sadoski
Adi Ezra
Benjamin Walker
Brooks Laich
Charlie Thompson
Dave Franco
Dave Gardner
Dylan McDermott
Hermann Nicoli
Ian Somerhalder
Jacob Pechenik
Jason Statham
Jason Trawick
Jose Antonio Baston
Josh Brolin
Michael Phelps
Nick Young
Robert Pattinson
Rory McIlroy
Sam Esmail
Stephen Fry
Steve Backshall
Tom Daley
Usher
Winston Marshall
Andy Murray
Ashton Kutcher
Ben Foster
Benedict Cumberbatch
Declan Donnelly
James Rothschild
Jean-Bernard Fernandez Versini
Jeff Goldblum
Joe Manganiello
Johannes Huebl
Johnny Depp
Justin Scott
Kevin Hart
Ludacris
Matthew Rutler
Olivier Sarkozy
Phoebe Dahl
Prince Carl Philip
Ricky Van Veen
Taylor Kinney
Adam Brody
Adam Levine
Brian Hallisay
Christopher French
Evan Peters
Jason Sudeikis
Jesse Metcalfe
Kanye West
Matthew Mosshart
Romain Dauriac
Wladimir Klitschko
Brad Pitt
Chad Kroeger
Justin Theroux
Justin Timberlake
Michael Polish
Will Kopelman
Josh Bowman
Benjamin Millepied
Nick Loeb
Prince William
Justin Verlander
Russell Tovey
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Jessica Blair Herman
Caroline Flack
Gwyneth Paltrow
Kim Hidalgo
Taylor Mills
Michelle Williams
Kirsten Corley
Kirsten Korzenowski
Genevieve Gordon
Jessica Graf
Candy-Rae Fleur
Jade Ewen
Mia Swier
Katharine McPhee
Gloria Govan
Charlotte Casiraghi
Amie Harwick
Johnna Colbry
Nats Getty
Maddie Moate
Bella Mackie
Anna Eberstein
Sabrina Dhowre
Princess Eugenie
Isabel Rock
Chandler Bay
Ashley Iaconetti
Danielle Fishel
Brittny Ward
Latisha Pelayo
Devon Windsor
Maddie Marlow
Hailey Baldwin
Ian Jordan
Taraji P. Henson
Izabel Goulart
Charly DeFrancesco
Cheryl Burke
Stephanie Weber
Katie Stevens
Ariana Grande
Lara Spencer
Brittney Smith
Katie Lee
Alexa Ray-Joel
Helen Flanagan
Vogue Williams
Alexandra Silva
Tenley Molzhan
Ronda Rousey
Jenna Johnson
Lea Michele
Amy Landecker
Rachel Lindsay
Felicity Jones
Paris Hilton
Meghan Trainor
Cherry Seaborn
Chiarri Ferragni
Meryl Davis
Bee Schaffer
Kate Mara
Kirsten Dunst
Nikki Bell
Alexandra Burke
Kaley Cuoco
Audrey Berry
Rosie Leslie
Katie Cassidy
Cardi B
Michelle Branch
Christina Perri
Eliza Dushku
Cassadee Pope
Maren Morris
Caitriona Balfe
Evan Rachel Wood
Idina Menzel
Brie Larson
Serena Williams
Laura Prepon
Cameron Diaz
Hayley Roberts
Tatyana Ali
Nigora Whitehorn
Joanne Tromans
Miranda Kerr
Emma Rhys-Jones
Amal Clooney
Pippa Middleton
Mariah Carey
Courtney Cox
Samira Wiley
Angela Jones
Camille Sold
Alan Carr
Ashley Greene
Julia Stiles
Jwan Yosef
Hilary Swank
Jerry Hall
Mia Goth
Amanda Seyfried
Bar Refaeli
Kaya Scodelario
Julianne Hough
Alex Jones
Alison Brie
Liv Tyler
Maggie Q
Candice Swanepoel
Nikki Reed
Zooey Deschanel
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
Britney Spears
Eva Longoria
Kathryn Boyd
Nicole Johnson
Iggy Azalea
FKA Twigs
Erica Stoll
Emmy Rossum
Elliott Spencer
Helen Glover
Dustin Lance Black
Grace Miguel
Dianna Agron
Kim Sears
Mila Kunis
Robin Wright
Sophie Hunter
Ali Astall
Nicky Hilton
Cheryl Cole
Emilie Livingston
Sofia Vergara
Olivia Palermo
Amber Heard
Kimberley Walsh
Eniko Parrish
Eudoxie Agnan
Christina Aguilera
Mary-Kate Olsen
Ruby Rose
Sofia Hellqvist
Allison Williams
Lady Gaga
Leighton Meester
Behati Prinsloo
Jennifer Love Hewitt
Ashley Tisdale
Emma Roberts
Olivia Wilde
Cara Santana
Kim Kardashian
Kelly Osbourne
Scarlett Johansson
Hayden Panettiere
Angelina Jolie
Avril Lavigne
Jennifer Aniston
Jessica Biel
Kate Bosworth
Drew Barrymore
Emily VanCamp
Natalie Portman
Sofia Vergara
Kate Middleton
Kate Upton
Steve Brockman
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