When you see news about celebrities getting engaged, it’s hard to miss the massive sparkly stone now sitting pretty on their ring finger. There’s no denying how fun it is to stalk the impressive rings of the rich and famous, and speculating how expensive they are. Admit it – you’ve always wanted to know how many carats sit on Kate Middleton’s ring finger or how much Beyoncé flawless sparkler costs. For your daily dose of diamond envy, scroll through this list of the most luxurious celebrity engagement rings.
College sweethearts William and Kate announced their engagement with a 12-carat oval blue sapphire surrounded by fourteen solitaire diamonds. The piece, designed by Garrard, previously belonged to William’s mother, Princess Diana, who died an untimely death in a car crash in August 1997. During the engagement, William said that handing the ring to Kate was his way of making sure his mother didn’t miss out on his wedding day. The ring is estimated to cost around half a million dollars.
When choosing someone to collaborate with, fashion designer Kanye West knew exactly who to turn to for the reality star’s new rock. He worked with Lorraine Schwartz, Kim’s close friend and favorite jewelry designer, throughout the entire creative process of making the 15-carat engagement ring. According to Schwartz’s representative, the stone is completely flawless. And by that, they meant it’s a D-stone, type 2A, perfect cushion cut diamond. At the time, the ring was worth a reported $2 million.
Former Yankees player Alex Rodriguez proposed to Jennifer Lopez with a captivating emerald-cut diamond engagement ring. Jewelers tell The Knot that the stone alone weighs in at 15 carats, boasting an estimated value of at least $1 million due to its color and clarity. If that isn’t romantic enough, A-Rod also added a dreamy trail of red rose petals leading the ‘Let’s Get Loud’ star from the hallway to their bed, on top of which he spelled out “I [Love] U” in more petals.
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The Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry, proposed to Meghan Markle with a three-stone diamond engagement ring. He worked with jeweler Cleave and Company to craft a special ring featuring a stunning cushion-cut center stone obtained from Botswana flanked by two smaller diamonds sourced from a brooch in his late mother Princess Diana’s collection. Weighing six carats and valued at approximately $150,000, the one-of-a-kind ring holds a personal significance to the couple.
Tennis champion Serena Williams fittingly debuted her enormous emerald-cut diamond engagement ring from Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian on Reddit. Judging by the ring’s size in comparison with her finger, experts propose the mega rock looks to weigh more than 10 carats and may cost around $2 million dollars.
While it’s no secret that Blake Lively has built up an extraordinary jewelry collection for herself, ultimately, it’s her engagement ring that received the most attention. Also by designed by Schwartz, Lively’s ring is still as breathtaking today as it was when Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds popped the question in 2012.
The dazzling ring displays a 12-carat oval-cut diamond in a rose-gold setting accented with more diamonds, reports say. As for its value, Kathryn Money of Brilliant Earth estimates a cool $2 million, assuming the rare characteristics and the high quality of the center diamond.
Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry took to Instagram on Valentine’s Day the announcement of their engagement, using the same close-up selfie with a full view of Perry’s romantic cluster ring. The flower-shaped engagement ring is set in yellow gold and shows a massive, pink oval center stone encircled by eight round white diamonds.
Jewelers say the rare, pink-hued centerpiece, which is likely either a vivid pink diamond or a ruby, looks to weigh in at four carats. Including its halo of colorless diamonds and gold setting, this groovy bauble could have cost Bloom anywhere from $500,000 to $2,000,000.
Priyanka Chopra has a quirky story to tell her fans when beau Nick Jonas had to shut down an entire Tiffany & Co. store in London just to pick the perfect ring in privacy. The gorgeous ring is a high-quality cushion cut weighing about four carats and costs about $200,000, said Andrew Brown of WP Diamonds. Their quintessential millennial love story started with a Twitter direct message. A MET Gala and several dates later, the two made their relationship status official. The engagement was quickly followed by their two fairytale-like weddings, a Christian ceremony in the US and a Hindu ritual in India.
The Tomb Raider actress received the show-stopping ring from Brad Pitt that costs about $1 million at 16 carats. Planned by Robert Procop, the ring features a large, emerald-cut center sparkler enclosed by a band of smaller, emerald-cut stones. The one-of-a-kind engagement ring that took two years to design and craft has been on the headlines of magazines when it was first seen on the limelight. While Brad and Angelina have split in 2017, diamond enthusiasts still can’t stop thinking about this piece’s inspired style.
Like Kim K. and Lively, Queen Bey’s crown jeweler is also Lorrain Schwartz, the most popular choice on the carpet. Beyoncé’s engagement ring from Jay Z is an amazing 18-carat flawless, emerald-cut diamond solitaire ring with a split shank. From that alone, you know it costs quite a fortune. The price tag on the ring is rumored at a staggering $5 million.
The new piece adds to the singer’s already impressive collection of opulent necklaces, crowns, and other custom jewelry. Jay Z proposed in 2008 – the very same year the “Lemonade” songstress first sang the immortal words “If you like then you should have put a ring on it.” Message clearly received.
The world’s wealthy have a tendency to adorn their betrothed with some of the biggest, brightest, and priciest diamonds. These gawk-worthy pieces have been some of the most iconic and most talked about engagement rings of all time.