Think about it: marriage might last, invest two months. Marriage might not last? A month’s salary seems more fitting. The fine print is, that is not the case. Though marriage may slowly expose itself as the financial sham and life ruiner it is, it still wants all your attention and money. Nowhere is this demonstrated more than when it comes to celebrity engagement rings. It’s not even like they are buying the ring they think will be most beautiful and represent their love. Nope. Celebrities just want to buy a ring that is BIGGER than the other celeb’s ring. “Oh, so-and-so got a one million dollar engagement ring? Well here honey, make sure you tweet about how this one cost two.”
Like with most things in Hollywood, it is a contest, ultimately paying for bragging rights. The funniest part is, most of these marriages end up failing, and the ring ends up being another quarter million lost and gone forever (which tends to mean little to people as rich as this). Here are 10 of the most expensive and extravagant celebrity wedding rings, because love should cost lots of money AND your soul.
Sure, we think pretty much any engagement ring is pretty to look at, but these rings are so over the top that there’s no way you wouldn’t stop and stare. And while making it to the top 21 is an impressive feat, in the world of over-the-top engagement rings, there still can be only one that takes the cake. So on whose finger does the most expensive ring rest? Keep reading for the answer.
But it’s not all price, really. As far as surprising costs go, the “cheapest” of the most expensive rings in our list belongs to Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge. It’s only about $137,200. Prince Williams is not scrimping on her for sure; rather, the ring belongs to his mother, Princess Diana, who wore the same piece after agreeing to marry the England’s heir to the throne decades ago. It’ definitely a successful strategy to give such a jewel to your loved one.
LJStauth says:Obviously, nobody has control over such things, because this is about true value. The only down side, Liz Taylor’s would draw a high value, because it would have been purchased in 1963-64, and the value is based it’s assessed value at the time of the auction in 2011, long after one of the most well known actress’ had passed. Liz Taylor memorabilia would be worth more just because of her name.But Princess’s Kate’s ring is a blue sapphire, and the rest are more expensive and rare diamonds. Reply to this comment »
Photos: World's most expensive diamond, sold for $48.4MJust the day before, Lau purchased a 16.08-carat pink diamond from Christie’s, dubbing it ‘Sweet Josephine’. Set as a ring, it features a double row of pave-set white diamonds which surround the main stone. Hide Caption 3 of 12
Any man who would be willing to marry a woman who’s last name is “Witherspoon” has to be brave. It seems this Legally Blonde actress was given this ring by Jim Toth, with it coming in at a hefty $250,000.00 – a quarter of a million strong, just for her ring finger. Not too shabby.
So take what Reese Witherspoon’s ring was worth, and double it. Bam, $500,000.00 dollars, and you know what Ben “Batfleck” Affleck payed for this ring. That is half a million dollars for those of you who are bad at understanding money. It has since been proven that these two were basically living out Gone Girl in real life and have hated each other.
If there is one thing you know about the Kardashian family, it is that everything is a contest between them. So if Khloe placed higher up for her ring, you know Kim and Kanye weren’t gonna stand for that. Cue the purchase of a $2 million dollar ring for a woman who is famous for nothing, and you are beginning to see just how absurd this all really is. At this point, it is not about love or sharing lives, it’s about showing off. Also, Kanye, did no one mention to you how ironic this song ended up being?
When you plan on marrying a diva, you gotta go big. We can respect that. The last thing you want to do is drop on one knee and bust out a ring with a giant lollipop on it. You want your lady to know you love her and want to commit. In the fame world, that means hunkering down mad green to ensure she has the dopest ring on the planet.
Well, money can’t buy you royalty, but it can buy you to the top of our list, which was what Richard Burton must have been thinking when he gave his ring to Elizabeth Taylor. How much is it worth? Let’s just say it’s worth more than Beyonce’s ring that’s on spot no. 2.
3. Angelina Jolie: Another Hollywood big hitter, Angelina Jolie's blinding engagement ring featuring a handful emerald-cut diamonds, values at around a hefty $1,599,610. It's not wonder she and Brad haven't gotten hitched yet — they spent a large sum on the engagement ring alone!
These two were doomed from the start. She never really liked him, and his addictions and battles with drugs only heightened that, as seen by his recent overdose. His thought pattern may have been “if I buy an expensive enough ring, I’ll get her” but that is not the case, as they are no longer together.
The funny part here is, it almost seems like a Victoria Secret angel would be the person most likely to get the engagement ring worth THE MOST, but here she is at the bottom of the list. Why? Because even though $150,000.00 is a great deal to most of us, it is mere chump change when compared to other rings you will see as this list goes on.
Celebrity engagement rings are getting bigger and bigger (um, have you seen Ciara and Kim Kardashian's 15-carat diamonds?). As the diamonds increase in size, obviously the price tag appreciates handsomely. Lucky for all us Hollywood-philes, who are obsessed with checking out the latest-and-greatest engagement rings (George Clooney's bride-to-be Amal Alamuddin's 7-carat stunner was an exciting revelation), star jeweler, diamond expert, founder of Vashi.com Vashi Dominguez valued all of our favorite celebrity engagement rings and U.K. paper Metro reported it. So which big-time bling ended up on top? Here's a countdown of the most expensive celeb gems — from least pricey to most.
Ya’ll knew the Queen of the World was going to number one. Beyonce and Jay Z do not play. They want the world to know they ARE the power couple right now and no one can touch them. They show us this by flying to places normal people cannot legally visit, by being friends with the most powerful people in the world, oh, and by rocking a flawless $5 million dollar engagement ring.
Perhaps for regular people, a piece of jewelry should never be worth more than your home or your car. But for these incredibly wealthy men, spending a couple of million dollars on a ring for the woman they love isn’t a big deal. Just check out this list of the world’s most expensively extravagant engagement rings.
The solitaire diamond engagement ring evokes timeless elegance, but designer jewelry houses have cooked up more trends this year that elevate these rings to a new level. A combination of novel prone settings, air of sensuality, and contrasting colors, among others, set the benchmark for the most beautiful engagement rings today.
Lau has also purchased wildly expensive stones for his other daughter, 13-year-old Zoe. He bought this 9.75 carat diamond last year from the collection of the late Bunny Mellon for $32.6 million, the most for any blue diamond at the time, and named it ‘The Zoe Diamond.’
Sadly, it is quite hard to make a list and not mention the Kardashians. Alas, such is life. Khloe Kardashian was wooed by Lamar Odom, and many think the $850,000.00 engagement ring might have helped that quite a bit.
Now keep in mind, in this case her ring is worth the same as the last entry on the list: $2.5 million. BUT she places higher than Mariah because of all the other marriages she’s had. In other words, if you added together all the values on all the engagement rings she has had, the woman has walked around with Fort Knox on her fingers across her lifetime – we’re not even kidding you.