The 10 Most Expensive Engagement Rings In The World
For hundreds of years, engagement rings have been a symbol for love and the desire for marriage, and while there is a range of styles and costs for these rings, there are some rings that go down in history for being extremely over the top, extravagant, and sometimes even priceless. Royals, aristocrats, and celebrities lay claim to the most expensive engagement rings in the world and they are all drool worthy!
Can you guess how much the most expensive engagement ring is worth? Let's start off with number 10!...
10. Garrard 18 carat Blue Sapphire White Diamond Engagement Ring
Given To: Catherine Elizabeth "Kate" Middleton
From: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge
This gorgeous ring is the same ring worn by Prince William's mother, Diana, Princess of Wales when she was engaged to Prince Charles in 1981. It was an heirloom kept by her sons and used to propose to the now Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton. A sparkling Blue Sapphire is surrounded by 14 solitaire diamonds and cost around $45,000 at the time. Although it is not extravagant or unique by royal standards, this ring today is one of the most famous engagement rings ever and its cost is priceless.
9. Argyle Jewellers Pink Pear Cut Engagement Ring
Given To: Anna Kournikova
From: Enrique Iglesias
Value: $2.5 million
Anna Kournikova's engagement ring included a whopping 11 carat natural pink, pear shaped diamond in the center, and 2 Trillian cut diamonds on the sides.
8. Fred Leighton Vintage Diamond Engagement Ring
Given To: Catherine Zeta Jones
From: Michael Douglas
Value: $2.5 million
This beautiful vintage ring has a 10 carat marquise shaped diamond. It is very unique because the diamond is set horizontally, and usually marquise diamonds are set vertically. The ring has a 1920's air about it and includes 28 smaller diamonds sparkling around the center stone.
7. Lesotho III Diamond Engagement Ring
Given To: Jacqueline Onassis
From: Aristotle Onassis
Value: $2.6 million
This Lesotho III 40.42 carat diamond ring was only one of 16 cuts from a 601 carat rough diamond found in South Africa. Jackie O. only wore the ring twice before locking it in a New York bank vault.
6. Graff Emerald Cut Diamond Engagement Ring
Given To: Melania Knauss
From: Donald J. Trump
Value: $3.0 million
This Emerald cut diamond ring is an amazing 15 carats and placed on a platinum setting. It is from the prestigious House of Graff in London. The ring is adorned with two baguette diamonds on the side.
5. Neil Lane Blue Diamond Engagement Ring
Given To: Jennifer Lopez
From: Marc Anthony
Value: $4.0 million
Neil Lane is known as the jeweler to the stars and he did not disappoint with this 8.5 carat blue diamond ring. It is considered very rare and Jennifer's most prized jewel in her collection.
4. Cartier Emerald Cut Diamond Engagement Ring
Given To: Grace Kelly
From: Prince Rainier III of Monaco
Value: $4.06 million
This official engagement ring worn by Grace Kelly was a legendary Cartier 10.47 carat Emerald cut diamond surrounded by 2 stylish baguette diamonds on the sides.
3. Gold Diamond Encrusted Engagement Ring
Given To: Paris Hilton
From: Paris Latsis
Value: $4.7 million
This ring has a massive 24 carat center diamond in a rectangular shape. It is flanked by 2 triangle cut baguettes. Paris claimed that it was so heavy that it would hurt her finger when she wore it. The ring was auctioned off to Hurricane Katrina victims after their split.
2. Lorraine Schwartz Platinum Diamond Engagement Ring
Given To: Beyonce Knowles
From: Jay Z
Value: $5 million
This 18 carat flawless octagon cut diamond ring is set in a platinum split base and was designed by famous jeweler, Lorraine Schwartz. The rock has been certified as an exceptional, internally clear, premium stone.
1. Asscher Cut Krupp Diamond Engagement Ring
Given To: Elizabeth Taylor
From: Richard Burton
Value: $8.8 million