Is Dakota Johnson flashing an emerald engagement ring from Chris Martin?

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We haven’t talked much about Dakota Johnson this year, and that’s probably a good thing. She’s been keeping it lowkey, and my guess is that she’s just been locked down in LA, probably in her very pretty house. We also haven’t heard much about her relationship with Chris Martin. They’ve been together for years, and Dakota seems fine with how wrapped up he is with his ex-wife, Gwyneth Paltrow. I realize Chris and Gwyneth are still in each other’s lives, forever, because of their kids. But I also think Gwyneth is super-controlling and content to dominate Chris’s time and energy. But Dakota seems fine with it, and she even spent the 2019 holidays moving seamlessly between her family in Aspen and the Paltrow-Martins in Aspen.

So, here’s the question: did Dakota and Chris get engaged at some point? Dakota has been seen all over LA, wearing a large emerald ring on her left-hand ring finger.

Non-diamond engagement rings always have cycles of popularity, and while I haven’t heard anything about emeralds being in style for engagements recently, emerald engagement rings are not unheard of. Many people like to forgo the “traditional diamond ring” for engagements. Is Chris Martin one of those guys? Did Dakota pick this out? Or is this just a cocktail ring and she’s not superstitious about wearing a cocktail ring on that finger? I ask because I wear rings on my left hand often enough and I don’t really care (rings just fit better on my left hand, honestly).

Anyway, if they are engaged, congrats to them… although I personally think she could do better, but whatever. I always hoped that Dakota’s thing with Chris was just a phase and she would eventually be on to the next one. Maybe the lockdown has brought them closer though.

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  1. MaryContrary says:

    I have an emerald engagement ring (it was MIL’s and she gave it to us) and I almost never wear it because it’s a soft stone and I’m always afraid it will crack. I wear it for dress up a few times a year, but that’s it. I do love how it looks.

    • Hyrule Castle says:

      My sapphire engagement ring was my MIL too!
      It’s surrounded by opals, so I don’t wear it often either, but I love it.

      • Wiglet Watcher says:

        My aquarium engagement ring is technically a cocktail ring and having something that size every day isn’t practical. You do bang it against tables, doors, etc… But if you want something there grab a fake made to look like yours.

  2. vesper says:

    Dakota is about as interesting as a wet rag. Who cares? Chris Martin strikes me as a pretty selfish dude, so she should move on if she wants a family of her own.

  3. Astrid says:

    I can’t imagine being in the same circle of hell with Goop

    • MM2 says:

      I bet she gives good gifts, so there’s that. Vagina candles in everyone’s stockings!!!

    • Mustang Sally says:

      I just hope Goopy lets these two have their moment(s) to themselves and does not hijack their announcements with her insufferability.

  4. Chicago says:

    Why is Chris not a good match? I don’t follow him at all but the couple of times I saw him giving interviews he seemed like a nice enough man.

    • Wiglet Watcher says:

      Jlaw talked a little about him in an off hand comment about her last relationship. Which was him. She left the impression he’s a lot of work and can emotionally drain the other person. That also lines up with his dynamic with Gwyneth.

  5. Tiffany says:

    I think they are engaged and I think that GOOP helped Chris pick the ring out. Remember, GOOP’s engagement ring from her current husband was not a diamond.

    Great, once this is announced, this will be something else for GOOP to make about herself.

  6. LittlePenguin says:

    I have an emerald engagement ring that my husband had made for me (since tall solitaires were a thing and I dislike them). Because he had it made with a jeweller they protected the emerald with a bezel. When I see these HUGE emeralds I just really hope the wearer is careful, even just for fear of chipping the stone.

  7. Blerg says:

    Pierce & Ward did her house, right? Man, I love everything they do. You know Emily Ward is with Giovanni Ribisi—their home is beautiful, too. Google it if you haven’t seen it already.

    • Caitlin Bruce says:

      So Emily’s a Scientologist then? Ew wouldn’t want her and her thetans anywhere near my house.

  8. patron st of gin says:

    It’s prove me wrong at this point, but I’m willing to bet they aren’t, and she’s trying to raise her profile for some contract she’s currently trying to close.

  9. Ameara says:

    I think she’s engaged. She’s showing off the ring in most of the photos. This is prova her way of “announcing” it without announcing it.

    • Fleur says:

      I think she’s engaged too because she got the “I’m recently engaged” manicure to compliment and emphasize the ring—green and violet are a great contrast.

      I’m really meh on his music, but I’m not the one marrying him, so congrats to them!

  10. Amber says:

    Emeralds were the traditional choice for engagement rings before the Diamond Is Forever marketing campaign from the De Beers group totally changed the game in 1947. In terms of how radically it changed the engagement ring market, it’s probably the most successful marketing campaign of all time. Personally if I ever get engaged, I want an emerald. Diamonds are nice, but green is my favorite color. I don’t think this is an engagement ring on Dakota, though.

  11. Case says:

    It’s a super pretty ring regardless of it’s an engagement ring or not. I tend to believe it is an engagement ring, though, simply because she’s not wearing any other jewelry and most of us aren’t exactly getting glammed up to run errands these days.

  12. Jaded says:

    Mr. Jaded gave me two emerald/diamond rings – one for my birthday to lift my spirits after being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2016 and another the following year to celebrate after my surgery and radiation were done. I love them both, they have great meaning.

  13. Bread and Circuses says:

    I really like that white dress. Far more than I would have thought I would, given it’s basically a bralette and a skirt, but it looks just wonderful on her.

    And I love emeralds and don’t care whether that one is a cocktail ring or an engagement ring. Nice rock!

    He seems nice, and so does she. If it’s true, it’s lovely.

  14. Mash says:

    Yaya for her engagement and that ring is LIT!!!!

    I always comment on ring jewelry posts because I’m obsessed. But my hubby just got my upgraded engagement ring this last month weekend (which matched my original engagement ring like stone color)

    For ref: The original ring a halo ceylon conflower sapphire broke due to a ripoff indie jewler and at the time literally begged Mr. T not to HAM with finding me a replacement. We went with an affordable jeweler for a durable and quaint replacement (a 1ct or little under dark midnight blue sapphire w/ .33ct halo diamond rose gold ring)
    Back to the story (LOL): When I saw the upgrade ring I was almost screaming because for years I had worn that beautiful and one of a kind but darker stand in and though I cleaned and shined that thing it was always very dark due to the clarity and lack of heat treating… Anyways the upgrade is LeVian 2-2.5ct Tanzanite w white and champagne diamonds in rose gold & rhodium accents, as always. Its brilliant, rock is huge, unique in look, and nostalgic for me… I’m beaming!