Top 10 Most Expensive Engagement Rings
Men sure have hard time picking the right ring for their girlfriends to be wives. Not only is the whole ring hunt kind of a headache but also the cost of the ring, its shape (whether almond, square cut or pear shape), white or yellow gold, designers or not. Not all rings have to be expensive and extravagent, there are many wood inlay rings that your significant other is sure to adore! Everyday people for sure can’t afford to spend hundreds of thousands of whatever the currency is in the country they live, but some very lucky men can do that. Of course most of them are either celebrity or royalty. If you are patient and keep reading this list, you would learn.
#1. Kate Middleton’s ring
Prince William didn’t practically buy this ring that belonged to his late mother, Princess Diana. She wore the ring when she got engaged to his father, Prince Charles back in 1981. The ring consist one large dark blue sapphire and 14 smaller diamonds that are placed around it. This ring isn’t the most expensive nor is anything extravagant, but it is classy and most of all it has sentimental value. Its cost is estimated on 137.200 dollars.
#2. Anna Kournikova
Enrique Iglesias spent 2.5 million dollars on this ring with which he proposed to Anna. The ring is an 11 carat natural pink, pear-cut diamond which is a central stone and two Trillian stones on each side. It comes from the famous Argyle Jewelers.
#3. Catherine Zeta Jones
Michael Douglas bought a ring from Fred Leighton Vintage Jewelry in New York, when he proposed to Catherine. It is a marquise shaped 10 carat diamond set horizontally with 28 smaller diamonds hugging it all over. It was made in the style of 1920s. The ring costs 2.5 million dollars.
#4. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
The Greek millionaire bought the engagement ring from Lesotho III and spent 2.6 million dollars for that occasion. The ring has 40.42 carats and was one of only 16 cuts from a 601 rough diamond that was discovered in South Africa. The ring was so unique with emerald green and pure white diamonds that was only twice worn by Jackie O. Afterwards it was locked in a bank vault in New York.
#5. Melania Knauss
Donald Trump didn’t think twice before he spent3 million dollars for a diamond ring for his girlfriend. It is a 15 carat emerald-cut placed in a platinum basket. It was bought from the ultra expensive House of Graff in London.
#6. Jennifer Lopez
She got this ring from her now ex-husband Marc Anthony who spent 4 million dollars sharp to pop the question to her. The ring contains three diamonds, but the centered one has 8.5 carats. The ring was designed by Neil Lane who is famous for designing expensive and luxurious jewelry for the rich and famous. This is considered as one of the largest diamonds the singer owns.
#7. Grace Kelly
The former Hollywood actress who later became a princess by marrying the Prince Renier of Monaco got an engagement ring from him that cost 4.06 million dollars. The ring had one large emerald-cut center diamond and two smaller on each side. It was designed by the famous Cartier.
#8. Paris Hilton
She was briefly engaged to a guy who had the same name as her, Paris Latsis. The guy spent 4.7 million dollars for an engagement ring that had an enormous 24 carat emerald-cut diamond flanked by two triangle shaped baguettes. Paris complained that the ring was too heavy and that it was hurting her finger. After she split her short term fiancé, she auctioned the ring and donated the money for the victims of the hurricane Katrina.
Jay Z spend an enormous amount of money of his girlfriend’s engagement ring. The sum we discuss is 5 million dollars. It is an 18 carat octagon-cut diamond set in a platinum base. It was designed by Lorraine Schwartz and it was certified as extremely clear and premium stone.
#10. Elizabeth Taylor
She was known that she was getting a lot of expensive diamonds from her twice husband Richard Burton but her engagement ring was something exceptional. It was bought for incredible 8.8 million dollars and had 33.19 carats. It was an Asscher-cut Krupp diamond and was certified as the most chemically pure type of diamond with rare transparency. In 2011the ring was sold on Christie’s auction to an Asian collector.