When The New England Patriots’ Tom Brady proposed to Gisele Bündchen in 2009, it was as if Ken finally committed to Barbie, a fairytale romance to be sure, but also a crushing moment for any dude hoping that the supermodel might fall for someone other than a star quarterback.
The Brazilian bombshell told Vanity Fair: “I knew right away…The moment I saw him, he smiled and I was like ‘That is the most beautiful, charismatic smile I’ve ever seen!’ ” Three years later, Brady popped the question in a surprise scenario involving an apartment bathed in candlelight and white rose petals. Naturally, the ring was as ridiculously beautiful as the couple themselves.
Brady opted for a classic, fuss-free style: A cushion-cut center stone (estimated at 4 carats) was set in a 4-prong platinum setting and flanked by tapered baguettes — as easily, elegantly beautiful as Bundchen herself. While this particular rock may be a little out of range to those who aren’t NFL pros, the classic three-stone style is versatile enough to offer options that suit every budget and bride.