When it comes to “how we met” stories, it doesn’t get much more epic than co-starring in a superhero Hollywood blockbuster — which is precisely how Ryan Reynolds first caught Blake Lively’s eye. While Green Lantern may not have been the most stellar film, it did yield one megawatt marriage. The two actors began dating a few months after the movie’s premiere and one year later, they tied the knot at a low-key ceremony in South Carolina.
A picture-perfect Hollywood couple — the blonde bombshell and the tall, dark leading man — Lively and Reynolds have style in spades. In 2013, Lively told Lucky: “I’m lucky to be with someone who has better taste than me. We influence each other in different ways.” Reynolds managed to influence Lively into marriage with the help of a mega-ring: a 12-carat oval-cut diamond on a thin rose gold band studded with pavé diamonds.
The design by jeweler Lorraine Schwartz, estimated at $2 million, quickly became one of the most requested engagement ring styles (according to this PopSugar article at least), sparking a trend that continues to this day. Even if you don’t have the superhero budget to nab a 12-carat sparkler, there are plenty of equally stunning oval-cut diamond rings with just as much style savvy. See our suggestions below.