Finding the right engagement ring is as bothersome as finding the right spouse. And no one knows it better than our Hollywood celebrities as they are the ones who own most of the world’s expensive engagement rings. These engagement rings are not only precious jewelry items.
They are also amongst the finest works of art that are rare and outstanding. Given below is a list of the world’s most expensive engagement rings.
Most Expensive Engagement Rings
5.30-Carat Blue Diamond ‘Trombino’ Ring by Bulgari – $9.5 million
The world’s most expensive engagement ring is a blue diamond ‘Trombino’ ring designed by the famous Italian jeweler Bulgari. The 5.30 carats blue diamond is amongst the world’s rarest diamonds. Less than 1% of all diamonds mined worldwide are blue diamonds that make them the priciest gems in the world. The ring, designed in 1965, features a large deep blue diamond encircled by a pave setting of baguette-cut and brilliant-cut diamonds. The ring went under the hammer at Bohams London auction in April 2013 where it was bought by Laurence Graff of Graff Diamond for a staggering $9.5 million dollars, making it the most expensive ring in the world.
33.19-Carat Krupp Diamond or Taylor-Burton Diamond Ring – $8.8 million
Richard Burton proposed marriage to Elizabeth Taylor with the Krupp diamond ring in 1968. The price of the 33.19 carat Asscher-cut diamond engagement ring at that time was $385,000. The ring that adorned Elizabeth’s finger for years was auctioned at the Christie’s in 2011 where it fetched a whopping $8.8 million. The Krupp diamond originally belonged to Vera Krupp, actor and wife of the renowned German industrialist of the early 20th century Alfred Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach. The ring was bought by Richard Burton at an auction. The ring features a 33.19 carat internally flawless diamond mounted on a platinum band with baquette-cut diamonds placed on either side.
18-Carat Lorraine Schwartz Diamond Ring of Beyonce Knowles – $5 million
This is the most expensive engagement ring worn by any celebrity in recent years. The $5 million engagement ring was acquired by hubby Jay Z from the New York based renowned jeweler Lorraine Schwartz. The platinum ring features an emerald-cut 18 carats flawless white diamond. The colorless diamond comes with an E color rating, which makes it one of the finest white diamonds on the planet.
24-Carat Diamond Ring of Paris Hilton – $4.7 million
Although they split merely five months after their engagement, engagement between the starlet Paris Hilton and the shipping magnate Paris Latsis will be remembered for the $4.7 million engagement ring. The ring features an emerald-cut large 24-carat diamond mounted on a white gold band. Two baquette cut diamonds on either side of the large rectangular central stone add more bling to the engagement ring. Later the engagement ring was auctioned off to raise money for victims of Hurricane Katrina for almost half of its original price.
10.47-Carat Cartier Diamond Ring of Grace Kelly – $4.06 million
This emerald-cut diamond ring was offered by Prince Rainer III of Monaco to Hollywood’s leading actress Grace Kelly as an expression of his love. The exclusive Cartier ring is currently valued at $4.07 million. The ring features a 10.47 carats emerald-cut diamond with two baquette cut diamonds on either side mounted on a platinum band. The diamond is truly exceptional and is considered amongst the best from Cartier.
8.5-Carat Neil Lane Blue Diamond Ring of Jennifer Lopez – $4 million
Valued at $4 million dollars, the engagement ring of Jennifer Lopez, a gift from her former husband Marc Anthony, is one of the rare jewelries on the planet. The ring designed by Neil Lane features a large square cut 8.5 carats blue diamond as the center stone with two diamonds on either side. However, Lopez sold off her prized jewelry following split with Marc Antony.
15- Carat Graff Diamond Ring of Melania Knauss – $3 million
The American business magnate Donald Trump gave this stunning diamond engagement ring to Melania Knauss a Slovenian model. The flawless D rated diamond was bought by the billionaire for his fiancée from the renowned London based jeweler Graff Diamonds. Known as the ‘Lord of the Rings’ the engagement ring features an emerald-cut 15 carat diamond flanked by two baquette-cut diamonds. The stones are mounted on a classic platinum band.
40.42-Carat Lesotho III Diamond Ring of Jacqueline Onassis – $2.59 million
Lesotho III is one of the rare diamonds. It is one the 18 gems that were produced by cleaving a massive 601-carat uncut diamond that was mined in the Southern African kingdom of Lesotho. The diamond purchased by Aristotle Onassis for Jacqueline Kennedy is the third largest piece of the original Lesotho diamond. The engagement ring features a marquise-cut 40.42 carats L-color diamond as the center stone. The ring was auctioned off at Sotheby’s in 1996 where it fetched $2.59 million.
17-Carat Pink Diamond Ring of Mariah Carey – $2.5 million
This is an outstanding piece of jewelry. The $2.5 million beauty is a pave set ring featuring a 17 carats emerald-cut pink diamond as the center stone, which is encircled by 58 small pink diamonds and flanked by a pair of half moon diamond side stones. Husband Nick Cannon bought the stunning diamond engagement ring from the jeweler Jacob & Co.
6.1-Carat Harry Winston Pink Diamond Ring of Jennifer Lopez – $2.5 million
When Ben Affleck proposed to Jennifer with a stunning 6.1 carats pink diamond ring, it became the most talked about bling in Hollywood. Although later Marc Anthony gave her a more expensive blue diamond ring, the pink diamond ring attracted more attention with its gorgeous design. The engagement ring features a pink diamond surrounded by three baquette-cut white diamonds mounted on a platinum band. The ring was purchased from the renowned jeweler Harry Winston.
11-Carat Argyle Pink Diamond Ring of Anna Kournikova – $2.5 million
Another celebrity to flash a $2.5 million pink diamond engagement ring is the tennis star Anna Kournikova. The ring offered to her by her fiancé Enrique Iglesias has a pear-cut 11 carats Argyle diamond at the center surrounded by two trillion stones. The engagement ring is the handiwork of the Australia based Argyle Jewellers.
10-Carat Fred Leighton Vintage Diamond Ring of Catherine Zeta Jones – $2.5 million
Catherine Zeta Jones also boasts of a $2.5 million engagement ring. The ring is a 1920 vintage featuring a 10 carats marquise-cut diamond and 28 smaller stones surrounding the center stone and the platinum band. Hubby Michael Douglas purchased this expensive engagement ring from the famous luxury jeweler Fred Leighton.