The Most Expensive Engagement Rings In The World
Looking to wow her with a ring that is sure to knock her socks off when you propose? There are millions of engagement rings out there to choose from, but none quite as astounding as the most expensive engagement rings worldwide. And although you may not be able to afford any of these diamonds, all of which cost millions of dollars, you can certainly gain inspiration from their brilliance.
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1. Mariah Carey‘s 35-Carat Diamond Ring
Mariah Carey holds the top spot for the world’s most expensive engagement ring. Given to her by her ex-fiancée, James Packer, this ring cost a whopping $10 million. Set in solid platinum, this emerald-cut diamond ring is 35 carats and has two tapered baguette diamonds.
2. Bvlgari’s Blue Diamond
Coming in at $9.5 million, the 5.4-carat diamond ring was once the world’s most expensive engagement ring. Purchased by Graff diamonds, it is truly unique.
3. Elizabeth Taylor‘s 33-Carat Krupp Diamond
Holding the title for several decades, Elizabeth Taylor’s engagement ring, given to her by Richard Burton, was worth $8.8 million. It was a 33 carat Asscher cut Krupp diamond that was set in platinum.
4. Kim Kardashian‘s 15-Carat Diamond Ring
When Kanye West proposed to Kim Kardashian, he did it in style. Worth $8 million, the ring held a 15-carat cushion cut diamond. Set on a thin platinum band, it was an absolute stunner.
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5. Anna Kournikova‘s 11-Carat Pear Diamond
When husband Enrique Iglesias proposed to the beautiful tennis star, he did so with a gorgeous ring worth $5.4 million. The magnificent ring holds a beautiful cognac and champagne, 11-carat, pear-shaped diamond that is classically mounted. It is truly striking!
6. Beyoncé‘s 18-Carat Diamond Ring
When Jay-Z proposed to Beyonce, he knew he had to go all out. Worth $5 million, this ring is an 18-carat emerald cut center diamond. The platinum split-shank band contains micro-pave diamonds. This beautiful design came from the mind of Lorraine Schwartz.
7. Paris Hilton‘s 24-Carat Diamond
Worth $4.7 million, Paris Hilton’s ring was given to her by her ex-fiancee Paris Latsis. (Fun fact: Latsis reportedly presented Hilton 15 different engagement rings by acclaimed jewelers before she picked this one.) She ended up auctioning off the stunning 24-carat diamond ring to help provide aid for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
8. Grace Kelly‘s 10-Carat Cartier Diamond
It was like a fairytale. In 1956, Prince Rainier III of Monaco proposed to the beautiful actress Grace Kelly. The historic ring was a 10.47-carat emerald-cut diamond ring that Cartier designed.
9. Jennifer Lopez‘s 8.5-Carat Blue Diamond
In 2004, Jennifer Lopez received a beautiful rare blue 8.5-carat diamond ring worth 4.5 million dollars. Given to her by her now ex-husband Marc Anthony, it was the talk of many tabloids.
10. Melania Trump‘s 25-Carat Diamond Ring
The Graff diamond ring was given to her husband by President Donald Trump many years before his presidency. The ring is worth $3 million and is a 25-carat emerald-cut diamond engagement ring that oozes class.
11. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis‘ 40.42-Carat Marquise Diamond
In 1968, Jacqueline Kennedy was proposed to by Greek billionaire Aristotle Onassis. The Harry Winston designed ring was worth $2.6 million, which was a significant amount. It featured a 40.42-carat marquise diamond.
12. Blake Lively‘s 12-Carat Diamond Ring
Ryan Reynolds did right when he proposed to his now-wife Blake Lively with a ring worth $2.5 million. Designed by Lorraine Schwartz, it has a stunning 12-carat oval-cut solitaire diamond set in 18-karat rose gold.
13. Kate Upton‘s 8-Carat Custom Diamond
Bigger than her now husband’s World Series ring, Kate Upton’s 8-carat ring is worth $1.5 million. What is extra special about this ring is that it was custom designed by her husband. It features a big round cut diamond that is set in a diamond pave setting.
14. Jennifer Anniston’s 10-Carat Cushion Cut Diamond Ring
Ex-fiancée Justin Theroux proposed to Jennifer Anniston with a beautiful 10-carat diamond that was designed by her dear friend, Jennifer Meyer. It features a cushion-shaped rose gold diamond that is set in 18-karat yellow gold.
While one of the most expensive engagement rings is currently worth $10 million (via Wealthy Gorilla), which is nothing to sneeze at, it shouldn’t be long before someone else comes along and knocks that one off the top.