When it comes to engagement rings, it’s safe to say that celebrities own the most jaw-dropping styles. A little bit, or a lot, of bling is nothing new when you’re a celebrity with an unlimited bank account so here are some other crazy expensive engagement rings that your favourite stars have received over the years:
The latest celebrity to get engaged: Ariana Grande.
Just two days ago, the singer posted an Instagram photo to announce her engagement to real estate agent Dalton Gomez. It’s reported that they started dating in January earlier this year.
She also showcased a close-up of her engagement ring, which features an unconventional style – an oval diamond with a spherical pearl.
The pop star was previously engaged to SNL regular Pete Davidson, who then proposed with a three-carat, US$93,000 engagement ring after a whirlwind romance. While their engagement was sadly short-lived, that diamond was serious business.
The Emily In Paris star is set to tie the knot to director boyfriend Charlie McDowell, making the news official on Instagram in September this year. The couple confirmed their relationship in August 2019.
Her ring is a custom piece by jeweller Irene Neuwirth, and features a cushion-shaped stone in a yellow-gold bezel setting. There’s no backing for the stone, so you can see through it to the skin. It’s estimated to be around two or three carats.
Rainie Yang is now married to fellow singer Li Rong Hao. When he proposed to her back in 2019 (and on his birthday too), he did so with a lovely baguette-set diamond ring while the two were on an island vacay. They confirmed their romance in 2015.
When Joe Jonas proposed to Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner in 2017, he popped the question with a sparkling pear-shaped diamond ring set on a double band with pave diamonds.
The pair got hitched in 2019, and welcomed a baby daughter this year.
It’s official! We’ve got another royal wedding on the horizon, and this time, it’s Princess Beatrice’s turn.
Her beau is multi-millionaire divorced father-of-one Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi. He consulted Mayfair atelier Shaun Leane to design their engagement ring, which features a central diamond a 2.5 carat stone with two baguettes on either side (¾ of a carat each).
No word on the cost but since its a custom creation we expect Edoardo to have cut a cheque worth millions!
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Jennifer Lopez’s love don’t cost a thing — but a ring! The singer took to Instagram to share the happy news that she’s engaged to former baseball player, Alex Rodriguez, and she gave us a glimpse of her giant sparkler too.
Jewellery experts estimate that the emerald cut diamond is between 11 to 15 carats and could cost as much as US$5 million.
J-Lo is used to extravagant rings like this one. In 2002, Ben Affleck gave her a 6.1-carat pink Harry Winston diamond that was worth $2.5 million.
Nick Jonas pulled out all the stops when shopping for an engagement ring to present to the Bollywood actress. He shut down a whole Tiffany & Co store so he could choose the perfect sparkler in total privacy.
What he chose must have cost him a pretty penny. The cushion cut diamond is a classic enegagement ring and could be up to 4 carats in weight.
We won’t blame you if you can’t take your eyes off Angelababy’s magnificent Chauet engagement ring from its Josephine Aigrette Imperiale collection. The 2.2 million-dollar ring from now-husband Huang Xiaoming has a five-carat pear-shaped diamond that’s flanked by 73 brilliant-cut diamonds.
Their 2015 wedding was a spectacular affair too, aid to be the wedding of the century, reportedly costing US$31 million.
Glee actress Lea Michele also took to Instagram to announce her engagement and show off her ring. Her 4 carat gem took front and centre in one of her posts, stunning everyone with its sparkling beauty.
Classified as a rectangular radiant cut, the ring itself includes a diamond halo and is set on a single, pave diamond band.
The Firework singer made some sparks of her own when she posted a ring selfie of her and her actor beau, Orlando Bloom, presumably after he proposed to her.
Her engagement ring is a flower-shaped sparkler that appears to have a pink center stone with diamonds surrounding it, along with a gold band.
One expert says this ring is truly one-of-a-kind and wildly valuable at around US$5 million.
After years together, the Victoria’s Secret model’s longtime beau, Joshua, popped the question during a romantic weekend together in upstate New York. Karlie took to Instagram to show off her new bling on Instagram, which looks like a cushion-cut diamond. Lucky girl!
The former American Idol contestant is engaged to David Foster who judges Asia’s Got Talent in Southeast Asia. The music mogul presented his bride-to-be with an emerald-cut diamond set in a pavé band when he popped the question.
Princess Eugenie is officially off the market thanks to Jack Brooksbank. The princess showed off her stunning ring during her engagement announcement, which contains a rare padparadscha sapphire surrounded by diamonds.
Paris Hilton had one of the most expensive engagement rings of 2018 so far. The starlet received a 22-carat sparkler from actor Chris Zylka that reportedly cost two million US dollars.
Michelle Williams’s engagement ring will make you believe in love again. It features a heart-shaped diamond set on a thin, gold band.
Lady Gaga stole the show at the 2018 Grammys red carpet with her massive ring from Christian Carino. Her large pink diamond ring is surrounded by a halo of white diamonds.
Gwyneth Paltrow’s engagement ring from Brad Falchuk is one for the ages. The beautiful ring features a large, round-cut blue gemstone that’s set in a thin band dotted with small diamonds.
Kim Kardashian has now safely returned to New York without her 20-carat diamond engagement ring, after being gagged and robbed at gunpoint. Her jeweler Lorraine Schwartz confirmed it was D-Flawless and type 2A diamond ring, which is said to be the purest and most valuable type of diamonds in the world.
Kim’s sister Khloe has some major bling of her own. Her ex-husband Lamar Odom dropped $850,000 on a ring that featured a 12.5-carat radiant cut diamond. While it’s still enormous by any standards, Khloe’s rock is almost half the size of her big sister’s sparkler.
The Duchess of Cambridge made headlines around the world when she got engaged to Prince William in 2010. Her engagement ring was estimated to cost half a million dollars and was made of blue sapphire with white diamonds surrounding the gem. The ring became even more valuable in terms of sentiment, since it once belonged to the groom’s mother, Princess Diana.
…the one that actually became his wife! The actor decided to go low-key when he proposed for the second time to Jennifer Garner. While he went back to the same jeweller, he got a smaller sparkler this time. Jen’s engagement ring was a 4.5-carat cushion cut diamond worth more than half a million dollars.
Jim Toth proposed to Reese Witherspoon in the traditional way (on bended knee), but with a lot of style when it came to ring selection. The quarter million dollar ring was designed by William Goldberg and is made of a 4-carat Ashoka diamond. This diamond is considered to be extremely rare as it has 62 facets instead of the usual 57.
Mariah Carey is typically dripping in diamonds, but there’s one stone in particular that has stood out. Her 35-carat diamond ring from billionaire James Packer. The Wilfredo Rosado ring cost a whopping $10 million dollars and features an emerald cut diamond set in classic platinum with a tapered baguette diamond mounting.
Former Disney channel alum, Hilary Duff, received a $1 million 14-carat ring when NHL hockey player, Mike Comrie, proposed to her. But not even a shiny, new gem could keep the couple together. They separated in 2014 and finalised their divorce this year.
(Read more: 10 Short-Lived Celebrity Marriages)
Michael Douglas pulled out all the stops when he proposed to Welsh beauty, Catherine Zeta-Jones, in 1999. That included dropping $2 million on a 10-carat marquise diamond ring surrounded by 28 smaller diamonds. It’s a one-of-a-kind 1920s antique by Fred Leighton so Catherine can rest assured that no one else in the universe has the same bauble on their finger.
When Beyoncé sang the lyrics “If you liked it, then you shoulda put a ring on it” in her Single Ladies song, that’s exactly what Jay-Z did – with a $5 million sparkler! If you want to know why the ring is so expensive, it is because it was an over the top design by jeweller, Lorraine Schwartz. The 18-carat emerald cut diamond is completely flawless and was set in platinum.
This post was updated on December 22, 2020.