It always creates a buzz when celebrities get engaged. Many questions and comparisons follow these, and most of them focus on the engagement rings. Below is a list of the top 10 most popular engagement rings of celebrities we have seen up until now.
Elizabeth Taylor was so much in love with jewelry that she even had a book written about it named, “My Love Affair With Jewelry”. The Elizabeth Taylor Diamond is the one that is most linked to her. This was a spectacular 33.19-carat diamond featuring Asscher cut, which was actually called Krupp Diamond. Richard Burton presented this diamond to her in 1968 and she loved it so much that she continually wore it for her entire life.
In 2011, this diamond was sold for $8.8 million at The Collection of Elizabeth Taylor public sale. This was actually a record price per carat for the colorless diamond (priced at $265,697 per carat). This was not really an engagement ring, even though Elizabeth wore it on her left hand ring finger. Richard Burton gifted a Bulgari emerald brooch to her as an engagement gift.
Kris Humphries presented Kim Kardashian a 16.21 carat diamond engagement ring that was worth around $2 million. However, the ring was sold later for just $750,000. Later, Kanye West proposed Kim Kardashian with a 15 carat cushion cut diamond engagement ring. Even though it was a bit smaller than the other ring, it had better quality. It was made up of a Type IIa diamond, and is most likely to be worth $4 million.
Lorraine Schwartz, who was the jeweler of Queen B’s crown, was the one who created the engagement ring of Beyoncé. She got a flawless 18 carat emerald cut diamond ring having a split shank design from Jay Z in 2008. It is assumed that her engagement ring costs about $5 million.
Billionaire James Packer proposed Mariah Carey on January 21, 2016, at a restaurant in New York with a platinum ring having a 35 carat diamond. This ring could be worth about $6 million to $8 million. This 35-carater is actually much bigger than Beyonce’s and Kim Kardashian’s engagement rings combined.
Paris Latsis presented a large 24 carat diamond emerald cut engagement ring to Paris Hilton in 2005, which he purchased for $4.7 million. She kept the ring after their break up, and auctioned it later for about $2 million, which she gave to the victims of Katrina Hurricane. She later got engaged to Chris Zylka, who proposed Paris Hilton with a 20 carat pear shaped engagement ring during a ski trip in Aspen.
Duchess of Windsor
King Edward of England loved the Duchess of Windsor so much that he was even ready to give up his nation for her. In 1936, he presented her a 19 carat emerald engagement ring with the inscription “We are ours now”. This ring portrayed the most supreme royal love story of the 20th Century. In 1987, it was sold for $1.98 million at the Sotheby’s auction.
It surely made to the headlines when Ben Affleck gifted the 6.1 carat Harry Winston pink diamond engagement ring to JLo. However, she preferred the 8.5 carat blue diamond engagement ring presented to her by Mark Anthony more. In fact, she gave back the pink diamond ring to Ben Affleck when they split up. There are also rumors that she is planning to sell the ring she got from Mark Anthony, which is worth somewhere around $1 million to $4 million.
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
Jacqueline Kennedy received the all-time most valuable celebrity diamond ring in 1968, which was presented to her by the billionaire Aristotle Onassis. This beautiful 40.42 carat marquise cut diamond was also called the Lesotho III diamond, as it was the eminent 601 carat Lesotho coarse diamond’s third-biggest gem cut. Aristotle bought this L color and VS2 in clarity large gem from Harry Winston. However, Jacqueline Kennedy never wore this ring, as it was too big.
The current US President Donald Trump bought a huge engagement ring for his third wife, Melania Trump. The beautiful 12 carat emerald cut diamond is from Graff Diamonds and is assumed to be worth around $2 million to $3 million. This is one of the most popular diamond rings worn by the US First Lady.
The Duchess of Cambridge not only received the cherished heirlooms of Princess Diana, she also got an iconic and beautiful ring that was appreciated for its high value. In 1981, Prince Charles gave Princess Diana the huge 12 carat sapphire ring having 14 solitaire diamonds around the centerpiece gem. It was worth around $47,000 at that time. However, at the present day, this beautiful engagement ring of Duchess of Cambridge is priced more than $500,000.