Benedict pops the question with stunning diamond ring

He broke the hearts of millions of women when he announced his engagement earlier this month (November) and now Benedict Cumberbatch has attended an event with his new fiancée. 

The Sherlock actor went the traditional route with his engagement announcement, placing a notice in the Times newspaper, much to the surprise of the world. But now that the shock has calmed slightly, Benedict was accompanied by his partner Sophie Hunter to the New York City premiere of his new film The Imitation Game.

As well as showcasing their smiles at their still fresh engagement, Sophie – theatre director, playwright and actress – also showed off her beautiful new engagement ring. 

Showing that his taste in jewellery is just as classic as his engagement announcement, Benedict chose a stunning diamond ring for Sophie. With a square halo design, the ring features a large centre stone surrounded by smaller diamonds. 

From the brief glimpse of the sparkler on the red carpet, the platinum or white gold ring also seemed to have small diamonds on part of the band, creating a flawlessly glamorous look. Not only does this mean Sophie is lucky enough to be engaged to a worldwide star, she also got given a truly stunning ring.

We've no doubt that this latest celeb engagement will trigger a trend for this style of diamond ring, especially as halo styles have grown in popularity over the last few months. While Benedict is rumoured to have paid around £50,000 on the cushion cut, possibly 2.5 carat diamond ring, at The Jewellery Channel you can get a more affordable, but no less beautiful, version.

A similar ring to the one that now resides on Sophie's hand is this gorgeous Iliana 18ct White Gold Half Carat Diamond Cluster Ring

Rather than a huge single stone in the centre, this one has a slightly smaller single diamond that is surrounded by two halos of smaller gems. Just as with Sophie's, this ring also features small diamonds on the band, creating a really sparkly effect that is sure to make anyone say yes to a proposal.

You can also go for something with a few more diamonds with this Iliana 18ct White Gold One Carat Diamond Cluster Ring. This one has a central cluster of small diamonds surrounded by a halo, while the slightly thicker band features three rows of diamond clusters.

Whether you take inspiration from the celeb engagement ring or not, we're sure you'll join us in saying a huge congratulations to Sophie and Benedict!

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