What’s the most expensive wedding ring in the world? While we’ve seen some impressive engagement rings owned by everyday people, the priciest – and most famous – rings have been purchased by and for celebrities.
Angelina Jolie’s 16-Carat Engagement Ring
Angelina Jolie’s engagement ring features approximately 16 carats worth of emerald-cut diamonds, estimated at over $1.5 million. Custom-designed by jeweler Robert Procop, it perfectly matches Angelina’s sophisticated personality. Unfortunately, she and Brad Pitt ended their 12-year relationship, including two years of marriage, in 2016.
Jennifer Aniston’s 8-Carat Engagement Ring
Jennifer Aniston’s million-dollar engagement ring is stunning in its simplicity. The 8-carat rose-cut diamond is presented as a solitaire, mounted on a gold band. Justin Theroux proposed in 2012, and after a long engagement, the couple tied the knot in 2015.
Jennifer Lopez’s Engagement Rings
Jennifer Lopez’s engagement ring from Ben Affleck cost about 1.2 million dollars back in 2002. Surprisingly, it isn’t the largest celebrity engagement ring, but its high price is justified by the diamond’s beautiful pink color. After they broke up in 2004, Jennifer returned the Harry Winston diamond to Ben, who later sold it back to the jeweler.
However, J Lo’s ring finger wasn’t empty for long. In 2004, Marc Anthony proposed with a stunning 8.5-carat blue diamond worth approximately $4 million. Unfortunately, the couple divorced in 2011, and the ring was sold.
Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony. Source: PR Photos
Kim Kardashian’s Engagement Ring
When Kris Humphries proposed to Kim Kardashian in 2011, he impressed her with a 20.5-carat Lorraine Schwartz ring worth about $2 million. Sadly, the couple split just 72 days after their marriage, and Kim returned the ring, which was later auctioned off.
However, Kim’s second engagement ring is equally impressive. In 2013, Kanye West designed a 15-carat Lorraine Schwartz ring himself, worth more than $1.6 million. The ring features a cushion-cut diamond that appears to be floating on air.
A third engagement ring, worth an estimated $4.5 million, was stolen from Kim during a robbery in Paris in 2016. The 20-carat sparkler was “disposed of” by the thieves, but the traceable diamond may one day be recovered.
Mariah Carey’s Engagement Rings
Nick Cannon’s gift of a 17-carat engagement ring made up of 58 pink diamonds adorned Mariah Carey’s finger from 2008 until the couple split in 2014. At the time of its purchase, it was worth approximately $2.5 million.
Later, Mariah received an even larger engagement ring from billionaire James Packer. Designed by Wilfredo Rosado, it features a massive 35-carat stone worth an estimated $10 million, entirely worthy of her diva status. The couple’s relationship ended in a breakup, and Mariah was allowed to keep the ring since she wasn’t the one who called off the engagement.
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’ 40.42-Carat Engagement Ring
Not only was Jackie O’s engagement ring pricey, but it is also one of the most famous celebrity engagement rings of all time. The 40.42-carat Lesotho III diamond ring is worth about $2.6 million and was auctioned off by Sotheby’s in 1996 as part of the former First Lady’s estate.
Elizabeth Taylor’s Diamond Rings
Elizabeth Taylor, a legendary actress, was known for her love of diamonds. Two of her most famous diamonds include the 33.19-carat Asscher-cut Elizabeth Taylor Krupp diamond, which fetched $8.8 million at auction after her death, and the 68-carat pear-shaped Taylor Burton diamond, worth approximately $18.9 million, making it one of the most expensive engagement rings in the world.
Beyonce and Jay-Z have been together since 2008, and Queen B’s engagement ring is valued at more than $5 million. It boasts a stunning 18-carat emerald-cut diamond and two delicate bands.
Ciara’s Engagement Rings
Ciara’s first engagement ring, given to her by Future, was an impressive 15-carat emerald-cut diamond ring estimated to cost 1.5 million dollars. However, when the couple went their separate ways, she returned the ring.
The story has a happy ending, though. In 2016, Ciara got engaged to Russel Wilson, who presented her with a 16-carat sparkler estimated to be worth $2 million. The ring exhibits incredible beauty in photos.
Blake Lively’s 7-Carat Engagement Ring
This famous $2.5 million engagement ring features a flawless pink diamond in a unique oval cut. Given by her now-husband, Ryan Reynolds, the Lorraine Schwartz ring is set on a delicate band covered in tiny diamonds. The couple surprised everyone with a secret wedding in 2012 and has been enjoying life together ever since.
Catherine Zeta-Jones’ 10-Carat Engagement Ring
Unlike many celebrity rings purchased for over 1 million dollars, Catherine Zeta-Jones received a vintage Fred Leighton ring from Michael Douglas. With a 10-carat marquis-cut center stone surrounded by 28 smaller diamonds, it’s quite a sparkler and perfectly complements Catherine’s classic style.
Celebrities spare no expense when it comes to engagement rings. These stunning and extravagant symbols of love are not only valuable but also hold a special place in the hearts of those who wear them. From Hollywood glamour to personal connections, these rings are truly one of a kind.