20 of the Most Expensive Engagement Rings Ever Sold to Celebrities
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It is always a magical story when someone proposes to the love of their lives with the most beautiful ring equipped with a shining stone since it represents loyalty and devotion to the cherished companion. The ring's design itself gives away its meaning: it is circular, without beginning or end, and as such has come to represent perfection, infinity, and eternal love throughout the world.
The following are the top 20 most expensive engagement rings ever sold to some of the most notable personalities, ranked from lowest to highest:
1. Hillary Duff
In 2010, it is said that ex-husband of former
Disney star Hilary Duff and retired NHL player Mike Comrie paid $1 million on a 14-carat princess-cut diamond. 2. Angelina Jolie
An approximately 6-carat emerald-cut diamond is set in the center of the ring, and tapered baguette diamonds encircle the entire piece. It has a total carat weight of about 16 carats, all of which are set in 18k yellow gold. It is valued at about $1 million.
3. Jennifer Aniston
The most recent engagement ring that Jennifer Aniston received from her fiancé Justin Theroux is a traditional solitaire cushion-shaped rose-cut diamond set in 18 Karat yellow gold amounting to $1 million. It was created by Jennifer Meyer, a friend of Jennifer, and is around 10 karats in weight.
4. Kate Upton
We've been envious ever since Kate Upton, a model and Brides cover star, first showed off her round engagement ring from Justin Verlander at the 2016 Met Gala. This is especially true given that US Weekly estimates the bauble's value to be in the $1.5 million to $1.5 million range and includes an eight-carat diamond.
5. Jennifer Lopez
Be prepared to see this ring finger appear on this list a few times (three to be exact). J.Lo received a hefty gift of diamonds when she initially became engaged to Ben Affleck in 2002. Ben Affleck paid $1,200,000 for this 6.1-carat light pink ring at the time (it is now worth approximately $1,979,000).
6. Katie Holmes
Katie Holmes received this $1,500,000 stunner after she said 'yes' to Tom Cruise in 2005. Despite TomKat's short lifespan, the engagement ring is now worth more than $2.2 million.
7. Paris Hilton
The hotel heiress announced her engagement to Chris Zylka in January 2018. Her fiance proposed to her using a gigantic $2 million 20-carat jewel, which she later misplaced in a bar. Those are hot. Her last relationship with a man with the same name, Paris Latsis, ended in 2005, so this isn't her first rodeo either. In order to help Hurricane Katrina victims, Hilton held an auction of a 24-carat jewel that the former used to propose.
8. Serena Williams
Her $3 million ring is what she flexed on her 2016 wedding. Of course, her ring had to be just as luxurious as her nuptials.
Ciara's left ring finger is adorned with a large diamond sparkler from Russell Wilson that is said to be worth between $2 million and $2.5 million, taking the extravagant celebrity engagement ring trend even further. The '1, 2 Step' singer previously wore a similarly massive rock while she was engaged to rapper Future, but the 15-carat stone was only estimated to be worth $500,000 at the time.
10. Blake Lively
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are not only goals, but their engagement ring is also totally desirable. The jewel, which measures 7 carats and is valued at $2.5 million, has an oval, light pink diamond set in pavé diamonds and rose gold.
11. Catherine Zeta-Jones
Given that Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas' wedding made our list of the most expensive weddings to date, it makes sense that the actress's vintage Fred Leighton ring, which cost a cool $1 million, would receive a similar honor. For his wife of over 20 years, Douglas chose a 10-carat, side-set marquise diamond bauble.
12. Melania Trump
Her $3 million 25-carat emerald-cut diamond engagement ring is what made Melania Trump into the top 20 of having the most expensive engagement ring. The Graff diamonds ring is quite understated and exudes sophistication.
13. Kim Kardashian
Without Kim Kardashian's rock from Kanye, which cost roughly $4 million when he gave it to her at his stadium proposal in October 2013, this list would be meaningless. Unfortunately, the 15-carat sparkler was one of the pieces of jewelry taken in Kim's infamous 2016 Paris theft.
14. Kourtney Kardashian
The lead singer of the band Blink 182 dropped down on one knee and slid a magnificent oval-shaped solitaire diamond on Kourtney Kardashian's finger when he proposed to her in a dreamy beach scene. It weighs roughly 10 to 12 carats and is believed to cost between $500,000 and $1 million.
15. Vanessa Bryant
Kobe Bryant popped the question to his future bride back in 2003 with a $4 million engagement ring. The ring's price has increased to $6.4 million since his passing. The sentimental value is undoubtedly much greater for his four girls' mother, though, as we are certain.
It shouldn't come as a surprise that Queen Bey herself is wearing one of the most valuable diamonds in the world. Bey's stunning emerald-cut ring weighed in at 24 diamonds, and Jay reportedly spent $5 million for it in 2008 (equivalent to $6.89 million now).
17. Anna Kournikova
One of the least publicized celebrity relationships to date is the one that the Russian tennis player has had with Latin musician Enrique Iglesias since the early 2000s. Apart from her $5,400,000 engagement ring, which made news in 2004, that is. The enormous yellow stunner, now valued at an astounding $8.4 million, was noticed on Kournikova even during her tennis matches. She allegedly received two rings from Iglesias. She was wearing an equally enormous pink pear-shaped ring before this.
18. Mariah Carey
With a reputed price tag of $10 million, Mimi's 35-carat jewelry from ex-fiance James Packer ranks as the priciest celebrity engagement ring ever. Additionally, the 'Obsessed' singer appeared to be quite fixated on the jewel. She wore the ring for more than a year after the split and didn't sell it to a Los Angeles jeweler until May 2018 for $2.1 million.
19. Jackie Kennedy Onassis
The second time around, Jackie O suggested that her bling was deserving of the number two slot! The Harry Winston creation was bought in 1968 for $2,600,000 by Aristotle Onassis, one of the most affluent and well-known individuals in the world. Today, the price of a 15-carat diamond is $22.17 million.
20. Grace Kelly
Her engagement ring cost $4,060,000 when the Hollywood actress wed Prince Rainier III of Monaco in 1956. She currently holds the top rank with an engagement ring that, when adjusted for inflation, is worth almost $44.3 million! Cartier created the 10.47-carat emerald-shaped diamond ring, and it's interesting to note that this particular cut is currently popular, especially among celebrities.