Top 7 Most Expensive Engagement Rings
Sooner or later, there comes a time in every person’s life when he/she marries. However, prior to this is the proposal. And, according to tradition, this needs to be done with a special engagement ring that the to-be-groom has to give to his beloved one. These rings may vary in terms of design and class, but mainly, they differ in terms of price. Here is a list of the top… most expensive engagement rings.
The Most Expensive Engagement Rings
7. Kate Middleton’s ring
Despite the fact that the ordinary girl was soon to become a royalty herself, the engagement ring Prince William gave to her was not so expensive (or at least in comparison to the rest of the entries in this list). It was, as matter of fact, the very ring worn by William’s mother, the late Princess Diana. The stone on the ring is a blue sapphire.
6. Anna Kournikova’s ring
The ring is both pretty and sophisticated. The diamond is cut in such a way as to resemble a pear. It is in a lovely pink color and has two Trillian stones, one on each side of the 11 carat diamond. Kournikova’s fiancée, pop singer Enrique Iglesias, paid about $2.5 million for this ring.
5. Catherine Zeta Jones’ ring
A Fred Leighton Vintage Diamond ring which costs a little over $2.5 million. Actor Michael Douglas gave this ring to his future wife in Aspen on New Year’s Eve 2000. The ring has a 1920’s vintage look, with the ten-carat diamond set horizontally and over 20 smaller stones that sparkle around it.
4. Jacqueline Onassis’ ring
Aristotle Onassis is claimed to have been the richest man in the world during his time. One may easily believe this statement only by looking at the engagement ring with which he proposed to his fiancée Jacqueline. The ring features a 40 carat green diamond, which is one of the sixteen cuts from a larger rough diamond found in Lesotho, South Africa. The interesting fact is that Jacqueline only wore this $2.6 million dollar ring twice. Ever since she last put it on, the ring is in a New York bank’s vault.
3. Melania Knauss’ ring
Wife of the business tycoon Donald Trump, who is one of modern days’ richest men, Melania Knauss proudly wears a Graff emerald-cut diamond ring, with an estimated value of almost $3 million. The ring is a 15 carat one, which Trump bought from London’s House of Graf, the expensive jewelry store.
2. Beyonce’s ring
The love Jay Z and Beyonce feel for each other is evident to anyone who sees them together. It is also evident by the exquisite engagement ring the famous US rapper gave to his beloved one. The ring’s value is a staggering $5 million and was designed by Lorraine Sxhwartz, the famous jeweler. The stone is an 18 carat diamond, cut in the form of an octagon and set in a platinum base.
1. Elizabeth Taylor’s ring
The most impressive and most expensive of them all is the ring Richard Burton proposed to Elizabeth Taylor with back in 1964. The ring has an enormous 33 carat diamond, which was certified as a type IIa one, the most chemically pure and one of an exceptional transparency. The ring was sold at an auction in 2011 and won by an Asian collector, who paid $8.8 million for it.