According to a study by Weddingwire in 2021, the average wedding ring costs $5500, and 18% of people invest more than $10,000.
But regarding celebrities or tycoons, the scenario is always different. As per a report, the average celebrity engagement ring costs more than $1 million.
Celebs always love to possess the best of everything, and for that, they don’t even hesitate to spend millions of dollars, especially when it comes to their wedding.
Among all other accessories in a wedding, the engagement ring is slightly different as it carries emotion. Engagement rings are just not only pieces of metal; they are the symbol of love and commitment. So tycoons leave no stone unturned to present a pricey and majestic ring to their significant others.
And, today in this writing piece, we have tried to round up such 25 majestic and most expensive engagement rings whose price tags would certainly blow your mind.
Most Expensive Engagement Rings list at a glance:
25. Jessica Biel’s engagement ring- $100,000
24. Jennifer Garner’s engagement ring – $500,000
23. Jennifer Aniston’s engagement ring – $500,000
22. Gabrielle Union’s engagement ring – $1 million
21. Catherine Zeta Jones’ engagement ring – $1 million
20. Jennifer Lopez engagement ring from Alex Rodriguez – between $1 million- $5 million.
19. J.Lo’s third engagement ring – $1.2 million
18. Kate Upton’s engagement ring – $1.5 million
17. Katie Holmes’ engagement ring from Tom Cruise – $1,500,000.
16. Ciara’s engagement ring- $ 2 million
15. Blake Lively’s engagement ring from Ryan Reynolds- $2 million
14. Serena Williams’ Engagement Ring – $2 million
13. Anna Kournikova’s engagement ring – 2.5 million dollars
12. Jackie Kennedy Onassis Engagement ring from her 2nd husband Aristotle Onassis – $2.59 million.
11. Alexa Dell’s engagement ring – $3 million
10. Melania Trump’s engagement ring – $3 million
9. Kim Kardashian’s engagement ring – $ 4 million
8. Vanessa Bryant’s engagement ring from Kobe Bryant -$4 million
7. Jennifer Lopez engagement ring from Marc Anthony -$ 4 million
6. Grace Kelly’s engagement ring – $4.06 million ( original value)
$38 Million ( present value)
5. Paris Hilton engagement ring from Paris Latsis- $4.7 million
4. Beyoncé engagement ring from Jay Z- $5 million.
3. Elizabeth Taylor’s engagement ring- $8.8 million
2. ‘Trombino’ blue diamond engagement ring- $9.5 million
1. Mariah Carey’s engagement ring- $10 million
Jessica Biel’s engagement ring
Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake have been together for over 13 years. This couple first encounters each other at a birthday party whose host was Timberlake himself. It was back in 2007. Timberlake threw the party for one of his friends.
In the same year, this couple started dating, and their relationship went public.
But after four years of their relationship, they parted ways in 2011.
Wait! Wait! There is a twist yet to come.
After a few months of their break-up, this couple again came together in front of the public, but now with the news of their engagement. Yes, Jessica and Justin got engaged in 2011 during the holidays. And, they finally tied the knot in 2012 in Italy.
Well, the engagement ring that Justin presented to Jessica was vintage-inspired.
Moreover, the ring has a 6 carats cushion cut diamond, and on both sides of the central diamond, there include two lovely aquamarine gemstones.
The price of the ring is almost $100,000.
Jennifer Garner’s engagement ring
Though Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck bumped into each other for the first time in 2000, it took the couple several years to get romantically involved. Before dating each other, Jennifer was married to Scott Foley, and Ben was involved with Jennifer Lopez.
Well, Garner and Ben first spotted together publicly in 2004. Later, Affleck proposed to Jennifer on her 33rd birthday, getting down on one knee. Affleck presented his to-be-wife a 4.5 carats cushion-cut diamond ring that cost him almost half a million dollars.
Jennifer Aniston’s engagement ring
Till today, Jennifer has been married twice, but none of the marriages work out. Her first husband was Brad Pitt, and Justin Theroux was the next. From both of her husbands, Aniston received two majestic engagement rings, and both the sparkler cost the same; $500,000.
Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt started dating in 1998, and they got married in 2000. But in 2005, leaving their fans in great shock, this biggest Hollywood couple called off their marriage.
Well, the engagement ring that Aniston received from Pitt carries a diamond at the center that is further surrounded by several tiny diamonds. The designer of the sparkler was Silvia Damiani.
Now, let’s know something about the Aniston – Theroux relationship and the engagement ring.
Well, Justin and Aniston first met in 2007 on the set of the film Tropic Thunder; but they became romantically involved in 2010 when they were working together in a film named ‘Wanderlust’.
After two years, in 2012, this couple got engaged. At the engagement event, Justin presented an 8 carats emerald-cut diamond ring to his fiance. As I have already mentioned, this ring was also priced at $500,000. But this couple too split in the third year of their marriage, in 2018.
Gabrielle Union’s engagement ring
American actress and model Gabrielle Union have this gorgeous sparkler from basketball player Dwayne Wade.
Gabrielle and Dwayne bumped into each other in 2007 at a Super Bowl party, and they went public as a couple in 2010. It is said that Dwyane popped the question to Gabrielle through his children in 2013 with the mentioned glimmering diamond ring.
It is an 8.5 carats cushion-cut diamond ring whose designer was Jason of Beverly Hills. The ring cost Dwayne approximately 1 million US dollars.
The couple tied their knot in 2014 at Chateau Artisan estate, Miami.
Catherine Zeta Jones’ engagement ring
Both Catherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas are from the silver screen. This couple first met at a film festival in France in 1996. After three years, in 1999, Douglas proposed to Catherine at his home on New Year’s Eve, and in 2000 this couple finally tied the knot.
The ring that Michael presented to Catherine on their engagement features a 10 carats marquise- cut diamond which is further surrounded by 28 smaller diamonds. Reportedly, it cost Douglas approximately $1 million.
Jennifer Lopez engagement ring from Alex Rodriguez
Value: between $1 million- $5 million.
Before getting into the focal point, I would like to inform you that Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez have recently called off their engagement during the coronavirus pandemic.
You may know that Jennifer has been engaged to five men, and Alex Rodriguez was the fifth one. Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez have been dating each other since 2017 and in 2019 they got engaged. On their engagement, Rodriguez gave his lover a 15-carat diamond ring of emerald-cut. The estimated price of this ring is between $1 million- $5 million.
It’s really sad that their relationship does not last!!!
J.Lo’s third engagement ring from actor Ben Affleck
Before being engaged to Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez had been married twice.
This couple started dating in 2002, and the same year they became engaged. On their engagement, Ben Affleck presented J. Lo with a pink color engagement ring owing to the fact that Jennifer had a fascination toward this color.
It was a 6.10 carats radiant-cut diamond ring. Reportedly, the sparkler was from Harry Winston, and it cost Ben a staggering $1.2 million.
However, this silver screen couple called off their engagement in 2003 before they even tied the knot.
Kate Upton’s engagement ring
American actress and model Kate Upton and baseball player Justin Verlander began to date each other in 2011. After five years, in 2016, Justin proposed marriage to Kate. In the same year, Kate disclosed her engagement on the red carpet of the Met Gala.
Kate’s engagement ring carries an 8 carats Round-cut diamond set on a platinum band. Justin chose designer Anita Ko to design the sparkler for her bride-to-be.
Oops, I forgot to mention the price. It’s 1.5 million US dollars.
Katie Holmes’ engagement ring from Tom Cruise
Katie Holmes’ engagement ring from Tom Cruise carries a 5 carats diamond. The Edwardian cut Oval-shaped diamond is mounted on a platinum band that has a slight touch of rose gold. The ring cost Tom almost $1,500,000.
Well, actor Tom Cruise proposed to Katie Holmes in 2005 in Paris, atop the Eiffel Tower. After one year, in 2006, they tied the knot, and the ceremony took place in Italy. This couple split in 2012.
Ciara’s engagement ring
Singer Ciara revealed her engagement with Russell Wilson while she was at Marquee in Las Vegas, attending a performance in 2016. In the event, she had her engagement ring with her.
The ring features a 16 carats cushion-cut flawless diamond.
It bears four more outer stones: two trapezoid-shaped diamonds on both sides of the massive stone and two pear-shaped diamonds on both the outer edges.
The sparkler is believed to be worth about 2 million US dollars.
Blake Lively’s engagement ring from Ryan Reynolds
Blake Lively’s relationship with Ryan Reynolds was a secret till they got married. Tying the knot in 2012, this couple left their fans in utter shock.
Lively’s engagement ring features a 12 carats oval-shaped pink diamond. The diamond is set on a rose gold band which is further embellished with several small sparkling diamonds.
Reynolds had made Lively’s friend Lorraine Schwartz design the ring.
The sparkler’s estimated value is around $2 million.
Serena Williams’ Engagement Ring
Serena revealed her engagement with Alexis Ohanian in 2016, and the following year they got married in New Orleans.
The engagement ring that Ohanian presented to Williams is a massive 12 carats diamond ring. Apart from the large emerald-cut diamond, there is one tiny stone on each side. It is said that this setting represents the past, present, and future phases of a relationship. The sparkler cost Ohanian around 2 million US dollars.
However, many believe that it is not Serena’s engagement ring but her wedding ring.
Anna Kournikova’s ring from Enrique Iglesias
Value: 2.5 million dollars
The Spanish singer Enrique Iglesias, and the former Russian-American tennis player Anna Kournikova have been together since 2001. This couple first met each other at the set of Enrique Iglesias’ music video ‘Escape’.
In 2004 Enrique Iglesias purchased a Pear-Shaped pink color diamond ring for his beloved. The diamond was derived from one of the world’s biggest mines in Argyle in Western Australia. Apart from the pink sparkler, the ring also bears multiple trillion-cut side stones. As a whole, the marvelous piece weighs 11 carats that cost Enrique almost 2.5 million dollars.
Additionally, in 2009 the singer gifted Anna another engagement ring that carries a Radiant cut Canary Yellow Diamond.
Jackie Kennedy Onassis Engagement ring from her 2nd husband Aristotle Onassis
Jackie Kennedy Onassis is most commonly known for her role from 1961 – 1963 as the first lady of the United States. She was the wife of the former president John F. Kennedy.
After five years of John F. Kennedy’s tragic death, Jackie Kennedy Onassis announced her engagement with the Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis. Aristotle was 23 years older than the lady.
On their engagement, Aristotle gave Jackie a 40.42 carats diamond ring from Harry Winston. The diamond was a part of the Lesotho brown diamond of South African. It was a marquise-cut, L color, and VS2 clarity diamond.
After two years of Jackie’s death, in 1996, the ring was auctioned off, where it fetched $2.59 million.
Alexa Dell’s engagement ring from millionaire Harrison Refoua
If you don’t know, let me inform you that Alexa Dell is the offspring of one of the world’s richest persons named Michael Dell. Michael is the founder and CEO of Dell technologies. According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index in 2021, he is the 25th richest man in the world.
On the other hand, Harrison Refoua, with whom Alexa had been engaged, is a real estate developer as well as a millionaire.
Well, Harrison proposed to Alexa with a 12-carat sparkling diamond ring over the Christmas holidays in 2017. Apart from the emerald cut diamond in the center, the ring carries several tiny sparklers surrounding the biggest one.
The jaw-dropping ring consumes approximately 3 million US dollars.
Melania Trump’s engagement ring from Donald Trump
Who does not know the former US president Donald Trump and his wife, Melania Trump? But how many of you know when this famous couple started dating each other? Well, it was in 1998.
Yeah, in 1998, Donald Trump and Melania Trump started their relationship and got engaged in 2004; in the following year, they got married.
On their engagement, Donald Trump presented Melania with a diamond ring from Graff that cost Trump $3 million.
It was an emerald-cut, D Flawless, 15 carats diamond ring. But Melania does not carry the ring with her now.
Well, again, in 2015, the former president presented her wife with a $5 million worth diamond ring on their tenth anniversary. This 25 carats diamond ring was also from Graff.
Kim Kardashian’s engagement ring from Kanye West
Let me inform you that Kim Kardashian received two engagement rings from her husband Kanye West; the first one was in 2013, and the second one was in 2016. Kanye proposed to Kim with a 15-carat cushion-cut diamond at a baseball stadium in 2013. The diamond was of a D flawless type 2A gem that was mounted in a pavé band.
The beautiful ring was designed by the famous jeweler Lorraine Schwartz.
The estimated price of this ring is somewhere around 4 million US dollars, although some claim that this great ring cost Kanye about 8 million US dollars.
Vanessa Bryant’s ring from Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant and Vanessa Bryant first met in November 1999, and after two years, in 2001, this couple had tied their knot, meaning they got married. At that time, Vanessa was just 18 years old.
In July 2003, the famous NBA player got accused of assaulting someone sexually, and at that time, his wife stood by his side. After the incident, in the same year, Kobe bought a $4 million ring for his wife, Vanessa. It was an 8 carats purple diamond, custom-designed by jeweler Raffi.
It’s been one and a half years since Kobe died in a helicopter crash. May his soul rest in peace!!
Jennifer Lopez engagement ring from Marc Anthony
It’s already been said that Jennifer has been engaged to five men. Before Alex, Lopez was married to Marc Anthony, and it was from him Jennifer had received a $4 million diamond ring on their engagement. It was a blue diamond ring, weighing 8.5 carats.
The couple had been together for 10 years; they split In 2014.
Grace Kelly’s engagement ring
Value: $38 Million ( present value)
$4.06 million ( original value)
When Grace Kelly, the legendary Hollywood actress, went to promote her film ‘To Catch a Thief’ at the Cannes Film Festival, she caught the attention of the prince of Monaco ‘ Prince Rainier III’. Soon afterward, the prince asked her for marriage, and the actress answered him with a big yes. At that time, Rainier presented his fiance an eternity band ring decorated with rubies and diamonds. Cartier was the designer of this ring. To make this ring, the jeweler chose red and white gems to represent the flag of Monaco.
However, this is not the ring mentioned in the subtitle!!!
When Kelly was shooting for ‘High Society’, she was proposed to wear a fake ring for her character. After hearing this, Rainier bought her this 10.48-carat diamond ring as their second engagement ring. This emerald-cut ring was also designed by Cartier. Apart from the center stone, it has two side stones of baguette-cut. The original price of this ring was $4.06 million, but according to Brides, today, it is worth $38 million when adjusted to inflation.
Paris Hilton’s engagement ring from Paris Latsis
Hilton and Paris Latsis got engaged in May 2005, and Paris was Hilton’s second husband. It is reported that Paris offered 15 engagement rings to Hilton to choose from, and she selected this mesmerizing 24-carat diamond worth around 4.7 million US dollars.
Unfortunately, the relationship did not last, and they broke up by September of the same year. Later, Hilton sold the ring off at an auction to help people affected by Hurricane Katrina.
Beyoncé engagement ring from Jay Z
Although Beyoncé’s engagement with Jay Z is still a mystery, it is believed that with this ring Jay Z proposed to Beyoncé. This 18-carat flawless diamond ring was designed by Lorraine Schwartz.
It is an emerald-cut diamond mounted on a split shank band. The platinum band is further decorated with micro-pavé diamonds. As a whole, the ring costs a staggering $5 million.
Elizabeth Taylor’s engagement ring from her 5th and 6th husband
It’s quite surprising that the famous American actress Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor got married 8 times to 7 men. And it is the Welsh actor Richard Burton whom Taylor married twice. Burton was Elizabeth’s fifth and sixth husband, and it is he who bought the diamond for Elizabeth from an auction for $307,000. Later in 1968, the actress herself made the ring with that diamond.
The diamond is an Asscher cut Krupp Diamond weighs 33 carats, and it is of D color and VS1 clarity.
After Elizabeth’s death, in 2011, an Asian collector purchased the sparkler for $8.8 million at an auction.
‘Trombino’ blue diamond engagement ring
In the second position, we have The ‘Trombino’ blue diamond engagement ring by BVLGARI, a renowned Italian jeweler. BVLGARI designed this ring in the 1960s. At that time, the piece was estimated to be sold between $1.5 and $2.3 million.
But you won’t believe, in 2013, this rare blue ring was sold at an auction in London for a staggering $9.5 million that is $1.8 million per carat. And, it was the international diamond house named Graff Diamonds that bought the stunning stone.
The ring contains a cushion-shaped blue diamond set at the center of a ‘Trombino’ ring, and the stone alone weighs 5.30 carats. Apart from the blue stone, the ring is decorated with a lot of white diamonds of brilliant and baguette-cut.
Mariah Carey’s 35 carats engagement ring
Topping them all, it is Mariah Carey who possesses the most expensive engagement rings of all time that costs a whopping 10 million US dollars. Mariah got this ring in 2016 from her ex-fiance James Packer, an Australian businessman. The marvelous piece was created by Carey’s friend Wilfredo Rosado.
Unfortunately, the relationship of this beautiful couple lasted only for seven months. And, after one year of their break-up, in 2018, Mariah sold the ring to a jeweler from Los Angeles for only $2.1 million.
The diamond ring is emerald-cut which weighs 35 carats. Additionally, it has a tapered baguette diamond on each side. The gems are mounted on solid platinum.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q1: What makes an engagement ring expensive?
First, I would say that all engagement rings are not expensive. There are also engagement rings that cost less than $100. The cost fully depends especially on the material used to construct the ring.
Rings made with gold or diamonds would definitely be more expensive than those made with moissanites, synthetics, etc. Apart from the materials, the other factors include the cut of the diamond, the carat, clarity, color, and the labor needed to set the gem. Again, whether the piece is made in white gold, yellow gold, or platinum also affects the cost.
Q2: What are the most expensive engagement ring brands?
Well, here are 5 of the most expensive engagement ring brands that are famous for their mesmerized quality and prestige.
Let’s have a look at the brand name with their value:
☛ Cartier : $ 15.01 billion.
☛ Chanel : $ 13.7 billion.
☛ Bulgari : 7.49 billion Euros.
☛ Tiffany & Co. : $ 4.97 billion
☛ De Beers : $ 3.4 billion
Q3: What is the most expensive engagement ring cut?
After deep research, we got to know that the Round Brilliant is the most expensive diamond cut. This cut is the most in-demand. Reportedly, of all diamonds sold, about 75% are round-brilliant diamonds.
You must be wondering why this cut surpasses all the other shapes.
Well, the reasons are given below:
● Cutting a round diamond causes more loss of the original rough diamond than any other cutting process.
● This cut features 58 facets, the highest of all the shapes.
● It requires more detailed work than any other cut.
I hope you enjoyed the write-up.
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