The 10 Most Insanely Extravagant Celebrity Engagement Rings
The rich and famous have no problems splurging when it comes to making a statement, whether it is the latest, most eye catching designer dress for a red carpet event or shopping sprees while on vacations.
So it is no surprise that they will splurge on a statement ring when proposing marriage. Check out our list of the most extravagant engagement rings that ever adorn the fingers of these stars. We certainly hope the marriage last as long as the price tags of these rings.
1. Hailey Baldwin
How can a girl say no to this 6-8 carat rock? Reported worth half a million dollars, it was custom made by New York City based jeweler Solow & Co Inc. They had mere weeks to design the ring before Justin Bieber popped the question. We think the simplicity of the design accentuates the beauty of the oval shaped stone perfectly and the designers did a good job in spite of the short notice.
2. Kim Kardashian
We cannot write a post on extravagance and not include Kim K in it. Kanye West gave Kim two engagement rings. The first one (above) featured a 15 carat flawless diamond designed by Lorraine Schwartz. The diamond is categorized as D-Flawless, D for its color and Flawless meaning it has no cracks or blemishes. The ring is estimated to cost $2 million.
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The second ring that was given to Kim sported an even bigger 20 carat diamond and cost a whopping $4 million. Unfortunately that ring was stolen when Kim was robbed in Paris. We hope they have good insurance.
Beyonce’s engagement ring from Jay-Z was also designed by Lorraine Schwartz. The ring featured an 18 carat emerald cut flawless diamond set in platinum. Interestingly, at the time of purchase, the ring was worth $3.4 million but has appreciated in price over the years.
4. Kate Middleton
Kate Middleton’s engagement ring is probably the most famous in history. It used to belong to Diana, Princess of Wales. Prince William and Prince Harry had a deal when it comes to who gets to propose with their mother’s ring – the first one to get married gets the ring. The ring was created by former crown jeweler, Gerard & Co and features a 12 carat oval blue sapphire surrounded by 14 solitaire diamonds set in 14k white gold. The color of the sapphire and design made it look classy and timelessly elegant at the same time. Definitely a ring fitting for a princess.
5. Paris Hilton
When Chris Zylka proposed to heiress Paris Hilton, of course he spared no expenses to ensure his lady love said “Yes”. Total weight of the huge pear shaped diamond and the stones surrounding it are just over 22 carats. As you can see from the picture above, there is a halo on the center stone. Chris reportedly took 5-6 months to find that perfect center stone before Greene & Co can start designing it. This is one huge rock and you’d be blind if you missed it.
But the couple won’t be walking down the aisle though, as the split up just before 2019 and guess what? Paris is keeping the ring because:
1) Greene & Co gave the ring to them in exchange for the publicity that they are guaranteed to get
2) Chris apparently made an obscene amount of money from the deal as well
6. Jennifer Lopez
J-Lo had been engaged multiple times but the most stunning engagement ring she ever received was from then fiancé Ben Affleck. They were once the power couple of Hollywood so it is no surprise that when Ben popped the question, the ring has to turn heads.
The centerpiece of the ring is a 6.1 carat pink diamond from jeweler Harry Winston. The $2.5 million ring was returned to Ben after the couple broke up. Ben sold it off for an undisclosed amount.
At least this lady has ethics.
7. Mariah Carey
Although Mariah got to keep the ring, she reportedly had it quietly sold off for less than the $10 million that it was worth.
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8. Melania Trump
Melania Trump’s 15 carat diamond engagement ring is reportedly worth more than $1.5 million. The center stone is emerald cut and designed by Graff Diamonds. This is indeed a ring fitting for the First Lady of the world’s super power.
9. Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston’s engagement ring from Justin Theroux reportedly cost $460,000. The feature stone is an 8 carat emerald shaped diamond with tapered diamond baguettes on the sides. The couple never got married but Jennifer gets to keep the ring after the split.
10. Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga has always been extravagant to say the least, and the enormous pink sapphire ring adorning her finger is definitely something that fits her persona. There was never any announcement of her engagement to Christian Carino until the press spotted the ring on her finger and suddenly the speculations started. Lady Gaga “sort of” confirmed the news whether intentionally or otherwise during her acceptance speech at Elle’s 25th Annual Women in Hollywood event where she mentioned “her fiancé” in her acceptance speech.
Experts speculate that the stone is no ordinary pink sapphire, but instead a rare Padparadscha sapphire. If that’s true, it is worth up to $300,000 to $400,000.
So girls, do you think you’ll ever want an engagement ring as flashy as our list or are you the more low keyed type of girl?