NBA couples: Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade, Golden/Marlene Wilkerson and Kyrie Irving, Ayesha Alexander and Stephen Curry, Vanessa Laine and Kobe Bryant, and Hazel Renee and Draymond Green

August 3rd, 2020 | by Sade Reed

Basketball Wives Engagement Rings: Slam Dunk Lookalikes

Every new (romantic) beginning starts with diamonds and gold… er, well, usually. However, not all of us are as fortunate as celebs, and we can’t always get EXACTLY what we want, especially in the way of engagement or wedding rings. For most of us, we have to “settle” for lookalikes of the hottest, most talked about engagement rings. But why should ANYONE settle?

Need some tips for shopping for lookalike engagement rings? Below, we have some amazing engagement proposal stories and our favorite picks of basketball wives’ gemstone rings. Hopefully, these will give you everything you need to make the best decision when it comes to your “lookalike engagement ring.”

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Basketball Wives’ Love Stories & Rings:

Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade

Very few things make popping the question more special than when your intended says “yes.” Very few, that is, except for finding the right ring. Everyone wants to get the perfect engagement ring when they ask their beloved to marry them. However, we know it’s not always easy to do, especially since most of us have one try.

In basketball player Dwyane Wade’s case, it took him three tries to find the perfect engagement for Gabrielle Union. However, those attempts paid off! He ended up with a beautiful cushion cut diamond engagement ring that is worth almost one million dollars!


Savannah Brinson and LeBron James

Some couples meet in their later adult years. However, this was NOT the case for LeBron James and his sweetheart, Savannah Brinson. They were high school sweethearts, so of course, LeBron wanted only the BEST engagement ring for his beloved. Therefore, he chose a diamond ring with tapered baguettes hugging a pear-shaped center diamond. Who could say no to THAT proposal?


Golden/Marlene and Kyrie Irving

All that glitters is… Golden and Kyrie Irving! And theirs is a classic “don’t kiss and tell” type of story. They were super secretive about their engagement in the beginning… but the lovely, princess cut diamond engagement ring that Kyrie (another famous basketball player) put on Miss Golden’s finger was tell enough!


Ayesha Alexander and Stephen Curry

Nothing is sweeter than roses and chocolate… except for the story of Stephen and Ayesha! In fact, it really doesn’t get much more wholesome than this! These lovebirds met in their youth, at their church in North Carolina. However, unlike the stories of high school sweethearts, there was no sort of relationship that budded after their initial meeting. That is until they were adults…

When they crossed paths in California, that is when they had their very first date. And yet, the story gets even sweeter! Mr. Stephen Curry popped the question (several dates later, of course) in his parents’ driveway…which is the very same spot where they shared their first kiss! Oh, the poets of yesteryear would be envious of such an incredible love story!

The ring that Curry chose for his bride-to-be was a round brilliant solitaire engagement ring–one as beautiful and traditional as the love he shares with Ayesha. This story, and the ring, are testaments that “old-fashioned” never have to grow old!


Vanessa Laine and Kobe Bryant (Rest His Soul)

While this love story had a terribly tragic end, it had a beginning as lovely as any romance ever could. Kobe and Vanessa married two years after meeting, and it’s clear that Vanessa has loved her husband ever since.

However, the “gemstone engagement ring” that sparked the talk of everyone, both inside and outside of Hollywood, did not come until after two years they were married. While little is known about the proposal ring, the ring Kobe gave her two years later is still an inspiration to all of those who have seen it: a natural purple, cushion-shaped diamond engagement ring. And, even after Kobe’s untimely death, Vanessa wears the ring proudly, to preserve the memory of their love.


Hazel Renee and Draymond Green

It’s a rare occasion that celeb engagements do not make headlines within the first few minutes or so. However, much like Golden and Kyrie, no one knew that Hazel and Draymond had started planning their nuptials… that is until Green’s coach mentioned it to the media in an unrelated speech. But rather than get upset about their secret becoming public, the couple opened up about their budding romance…and about the ring, Hazel was sporting.

The rectangle cut engagement ring was very minimalistic in appearance… but certainly not in price. With a price tag of about 300k, it is certainly a ring for the stars. However, though it was not particularly elaborate, it was a 100% real diamond, absolutely beautiful, and a total attention grabber!

Hazel Renee 300k Emerald shape Diamond Pave Ring

Need Help with an Engagement Ring?

When it comes to any engagement proposal, the most important factors to consider are the gemstones. And, no matter what proposal choice you go with, like deciding whether to involve friends and family, With Clarity can help you choose from the best gemstone rings that best mimic the engagement rings of your all-time favorite celebs! Contact us by phone at 1(844)-234-6463 or email at [email protected]. Our Live Chat is available during business hours Monday – Friday, 10 AM – 5:30 PM ET.

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