Many celebrities are prone to excess when it comes to their partner, but engagement rings are unmatched when it comes to the huge price tag. While Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, made due with the engagement ring worn by Princess Diana, which cost under $140,000, Hollywood celebrities would consider it a trinket.
Find out which are the most expensive celebrity engagement rings, special pieces of jewelry that cost $2.5 million or more!
Kim Kardashian’s Engagement Ring From Kanye West – $2 million (or $8 million)
While some reports value Kim’s 15-carat diamond engagement ring by Lorraine Schwartz at under $2 million, others claim it’s worth as much as $8 million. The one thing we can be sure of is that Kim Kardashian does not have the golden touch when it comes to engagements rings.
Her previous one, from Kris Humphries, reportedly cost $2 million, but it was only worth $749,000 when sold through an auction at Christie’s.
Beyoncé’s Engagement Ring From Jay Z – $5 million
The singer also wears a Lorraine Schwartz creation, but hers has a more stable value. The platinum ring features an 18-carat octagon-cut diamond and it’s definitely one of the most expensive celebrity engagement rings, coming in at $5 million.
Jennifer Lopez’s Engagement Ring From Marc Anthony – $4 million
Even though J-Lo ended up divorcing Marc Anthony, she kept the $4 million ring. Created by Neil Lane, the engagement ring features an 8.5-carat blue diamond. While the singer and actress still claims she’s just Jenny From the Block, if she ever sold her ring, she could buy quite a nice chunk of that block.
Paris Hilton’s Engagement Ring From Paris Latsis – $4.7 million
Valued at $4.7 million, Paris Hilton received one of the most expensive celebrity engagement rings in the world. Given to her by Greek shipping heir Paris Latsis, the ring features a massive 24-carat rectangular diamond centerpiece, set in white gold. After the break-up, the socialite sold her ring and donated the money to victims of hurricane Katrina.
Grace Kelly Engagement Ring From Prince Rainier III of Monaco – $4.06 million
Valued at $4.06 million according to the Ruby Media Corporation, Grace Kelly’s emerald-cut diamond ring was created by Cartier. The 10.47-carat diamond ring also features two gorgeous diamond baguettes. Since it’s an important piece of Hollywood and European royalty history, the ring would probably fetch a lot more if it was ever sold at an auction.
Anna Kournikova’s Engagement Ring From Enrique Iglesias – $2.5 million
Even though they’ve been together on and off since 2001 with no word of a wedding, Anna Kournikova and Enrique Iglesias are bound together by one of the most expensive celebrity engagement rings. Featuring an 11-carat pink pear-cut diamond, the ring created by Argyle Jewellers has a price tag of $2.5 million.
Jacqueline Kennedy’s Engagement Ring From Aristotle Onassis – $2.6 million
While Paris Hilton complained that her ring was so big that it hurt her finger, Jacqueline Onassis also received a stunning diamond ring from a Greek shipping magnate, but was a lot more gracious about it. In fact, she only wore the engagement ring twice, keeping it secure in a bank vault. That’s understandable since her Lesotho III diamond ring features a 40.42-carat centerpiece, and it’s valued at $2.6 million.
Melania Knauss’ Engagement Ring From Donald Trump – $3 million
While Donald Trump’s New York home is practically drowning in gold, the businessman went for the subtle approach when he proposed to Melania Knauss, spending “only” $3 million on the ring. It’s still one of the most expensive celebrity engagement rings of all time. The piece was created by House of Graff and features a 15-carat emerald cut diamond set in platinum.
Catherine Zeta Jones’ Engagement Ring From Michael Douglas – $2.5 million
Created by Fred Leighton, the ring Michael Douglas used to propose to Scottish actress Catherine Zeta Jones is valued at $2.5 million. The vintage design features a marquise-shaped 10-carat diamond.
Elizabeth Taylor’s Engagement Ring From Richard Burton – $8.8 million
Topping the list most expensive celebrity engagement rings, Elizabeth Taylor’s ring was estimated at around $3.5 million when Christie’s auctioned it in 2011, but it was sold a price of $8.8 million. Besides its historic significance, the 33.19-carat Asscher-cut Krupp diamond is a Type IIa, the purest form of diamond in the world.
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