Romancing the Stone: Most Expensive Celebrity Engagement Rings
Engagements are a special time in everyone's life — celebrities too! — but you might notice just a few tiny differences, like the extravagance of the wedding dress, the size and cost of the venue — and the price tag on the engagement ring. After all, an engagement is usually represented by a ring, and everyone will want to gawk at the bride-to-be's new sparkler.
When it comes to engagement rings, some stars certainly refuse to settle for less than the best. Even "modest" celebrity rings cost more than some cars! The flashiest of them all? Well, let’s just say those rings could buy you a few houses. Don’t believe it? Check out some of the most expensive celebrity engagement rings ever slipped on lucky fingers.
30. Kate Middleton - $40,000
Kate Middleton's non-traditional engagement ring sparked a trend like no other. William gave her a 12-carat, oval, blue Ceylon sapphire surrounded by a halo of near-flawless diamonds — and just about everyone wanted a blue stone ring after that.
29. Emily Ratajkowski - $90,000
Emily Ratajkowski tied the knot in 2018, but it wasn’t until five months after her secret wedding that she shared a photo of her engagement ring with her 20-plus million Instagram followers. The model showed off her unique two-stone ring, featuring one princess cut stone and one pear cut stone.
28. Miranda Kerr - $100,000
Miranda Kerr received an elegant, classic diamond ring from her husband, Evan Spiegel, when he popped the question. The ring is made up of a traditional, round cut solitaire center stone but also features tapered baguettes on both sides. The stones are set in platinum to give it an extra expensive look.
27. Ariana Grande - $100,000
Ariana Grande's engagement news pretty much shocked the world, but her then-boyfriend Pete Davidson didn't care much about the negative press. The comedian doled out approximately $100,000 on a pear-shaped diamond ring for the woman he thought he was going to marry. Unfortunately, things didn't work out for Grande and Davidson.
26. Lea Michele - $100,000
Lea Michele is the proud owner of a gorgeous, vintage-style engagement ring. Beau Zandy Reich spent around $100,000 on the 4-carat sparkler. The radiant cut center stone is surrounded by a halo of smaller diamonds. The platinum band is also covered in diamonds for a glistening look from every angle.
25. Priyanka Chopra - $150,000
Nick Jonas proposed to his wife, Priyanka Chopra, with a stunning cushion cut diamond ring. The bauble was reportedly purchased from a Tiffany & Co. location in London. Rumor has it, the Jonas Brothers singer shut the store down so he could pick out the perfect piece of jewelry privately.
24. Hilary Duff - $300,000
"Lizzie McGuire" star Hilary Duff and her now ex-husband Mike Comrie made headlines following their engagement back in 2010. The NHL player dropped some $300,000 on a gorgeous 4.5-carat diamond ring, and this came after he bought Duff a pricey car.
23. Meghan Markle - $350,000
Meghan Markle has been walking around with approximately $350,000 on her hand! Prince Harry custom-designed the engagement ring that he gave to his wife. The ring features a diamond sourced from Botswana, a location that is near and dear to the couple.
22. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley - $350,000
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's engagement ring consists of a 5-carat round center stone set in platinum. The $350,000 bauble was designed by jeweler Neil Lane, who also designed rings worn by actress Kristen Bell and singer Jessica Simpson.
21. Julianne Hough - $350,000
Former NHL player Brooks Laich worked with jewelry designer Lorraine Schwartz to pick out the perfect engagement ring for Julianne Hough. The 5-plus-carat rock wowed Hough, who opened up about getting engaged in a blog post on her website.
20. Cardi B - $500,000
Cardi B has been spoiled by Offset when it comes to jewelry. The rapper gave her an 8-carat, pear-shaped diamond worth an estimated half a million dollars. However, Offset didn't stop there and decided to outdo himself with another impressive gift.
19. Hailey Bieber - $500,000
Justin Bieber might be young, but that doesn't mean he doesn't know how to spoil a woman! The "I Don't Care" singer helped design the perfect ring for his wife, Hailey Baldwin — and dropped about $500,000 on the sparkler.
18. Lady Gaga - $500,000 and $400,000
Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney didn't make it down the aisle, but the engagement ring that he gave to her when he proposed is worth recognizing, nonetheless. Kinney presented the "Poker Face" singer with a one-of-a-kind, heart-shaped diamond ring worth an estimated $500,000. The 6-carat sparkler was designed by the legendary Lorraine Schwartz.
17. Angelina Jolie - $500,000
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are no longer together, but when the two fell in love, Pitt generously opened his wallet to show Jolie just how much he loved her. He proposed with a stunning $500,000 engagement ring that was designed by jeweler Robert Procop — and Pitt helped with the design.
16. Sofia Vergara - $750,000
Actor Joe Manganiello found his one true love in Sofia Vergara, and he went all-out when it came to buying her an engagement ring. The $750,000 sparkler is simply breathtaking. The center cushion cut stone is estimated to be between 5 and 7 carats.
15. Amal Clooney - $750,000
Amal Clooney will always be known as the woman who changed George Clooney's life, so it makes perfect sense that he would go above and beyond when it came to her engagement ring. The 7-carat sparkler is something straight from a dream. It features a huge, emerald cut center stone flanked by two additional stones.
14. Gabrielle Union - $1,000,000
Gabrielle Union is one lucky lady! Her engagement ring from Dwyane Wade pretty much needs its own around-the-clock security guard. The 8.5-carat, 4-prong, cushion cut sparkler is rumored to have cost a cool $1 million.
13. Catherine Zeta-Jones - $1,000,000
Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas have one of the most amazing romances in Hollywood, and her engagement ring is equally amazing. The breathtaking bauble features a 10-carat diamond side-set marquise center stone. The diamond is surrounded by a halo of 28 smaller diamonds to give it the ultimate sparkle.
12. Jennifer Aniston - $1,000,000
Justin Theroux wanted to be sure to give Jennifer Aniston an amazing ring, so that's exactly what he did. He chose an 8-carat radiant cut diamond for Aniston, who wore the sparkler proudly. The ring has an estimated price tag of $1 million.
11. Blake Lively - $1,000,000
Blake Lively is another actress who has an engagement ring designed by Lorraine Schwartz. Lively's husband, Ryan Reynolds, proposed with a stunning 12-carat oval shape with rose-gold accents. The ring seems to perfectly compliment Lively's style.
10. Kate Upton - $1,500,000
Kate Upton is one of the few women in the million-dollar diamond ring club. The supermodel proudly wears a $1.5 million engagement ring that has a stunning round center stone. The estimated 8-carat diamond was given to her by her husband, Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander.
9. Melania Trump - $1,500,000
The first lady of the United States is no stranger to expensive jewelry. In fact, Melania Trump's impressive engagement ring is said to be worth $1.5 million! Although there has been some dispute over what Donald Trump actually paid for the diamond, there is no denying that the 15-carat sparkler cost a fortune.
8. Paris Hilton - $2,000,000
Paris Hilton has had some luck getting engaged, but she has yet to make it down the aisle. Last year, the heiress opened up about her split from model-actor Chris Zylka and explained that she decided to keep the 20-carat, pear-shaped engagement ring he gave her during a romantic ski trip in Aspen, Colorado.
7. Jennifer Lopez - $2,000,000
Sure, Jennifer Lopez has been engaged several times. However, her engagement ring from Alex Rodriguez is the cream of the crop. The massive emerald cut diamond made its debut after the couple's beach proposal.
6. Serena Williams - $2,000,000
Alexis Ohanian proposed to tennis star Serena Williams with a 12-carat, emerald cut diamond ring said to be worth a cool $2 million. The Reddit co-founder spared no expense when it came to proposing to his wife. Williams' wedding ring is also impressive.
5. Anna Kournikova - $2,500,000
Anna Kournikova and Enrique Iglesias kept their romance extremely quiet for several years. However, the tennis star has been seen with her $2.5 million engagement ring quite a few times. Iglesias purchased a radiant cut, canary yellow sparkler for the love of his life, and it's one of the prettiest rings on this list.
4. Vanessa Bryant - $4,000,000
Vanessa Bryant is in a league of her own with her stunning 8-carat purple diamond ring. Perhaps better known as an "apology ring," the stunning bauble is said to have cost the late Kobe Bryant a whopping $4 million.
3. Kim Kardashian West - $4,000,000
Ex-husband Kris Humphries gave Kim Kardashian West an incredible 20-plus-carat ring designed by Lorraine Schwartz. Naturally, when it came time for Kanye West to propose, the rapper had to totally up the ante!
2. Beyonce - $5,000,000
"If you like it, then you better put a ring on it!" Jay-Z heard Beyonce loud and clear and dropped a cool $5 million on her engagement ring, and Bey is not shy about showing it off. The stunner is a flawless, 18-carat, emerald cut center stone with a split shank.
1. Mariah Carey - $10,000,000
Mariah Carey certainly doesn't need help when it comes to her finances, but she still ended up getting engaged to one of the wealthiest men in the world. James Packer popped the question with a stunning 35-carat engagement ring said to be worth an estimated $10 million.