Top 10 most expensive celebrity engagement rings of all time
Engagement rings are the ultimate symbol of love and commitment. Therefore, it’s no surprise that Hollywood’s rich and famous indulge their significant others with some of the world’s most impressive diamonds. From George Clooney’s R10 million engagement ring to Amal to Marc Anthony’s beautiful rare blue 8.5 carat diamond to Jennifer Lopez, we simply can’t get enough of celebrity engagement rings. But just how impressive are some of Hollywood’s most striking engagement rings?
George Clooney’s diamond ring to Amal
Amal’s beautiful 7 carat emerald cut engagement ring from George Clooney
Over the years, George Clooney has established himself as one of Hollywood’s most eligible bachelors. But everything changed when the Ocean’s eleven star got down on one knee and asked girlfriend, Amal’s hand in marriage. “I knew fairly quickly that I wanted to spend the rest of my life with Amal,” he revealed during an interview. Of course, George proposed in style with a gorgeous 7 carat emerald cut solitaire diamond ring, set in platinum. The beautiful engagement ring cost an estimated R10 million.
Nick Young’s diamond ring to Iggy Azalea
L.A. Lakers player, Nick Young didn’t hold back when he asked Iggy to marry him
Singer Iggy Azalea scored big when she got engaged to L.A. Lakers player, Nick Young in 2015. He proposed with a 10.43 carat diamond ring featuring an 8.15 carat fancy yellow cushion cut centre diamond. According to reports, Nick purchased the gorgeous engagement ring for an estimated R6.5 million. Sadly, the couple called off the engagement a year later and Iggy had to return the ring.
Brad Pitt’s diamond ring to Angelina Jolie
Brad Pitt helped design estranged wife, Angelina Jolie’s diamond engagement ring
Even though Hollywood’s ‘it’ couple, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt called it quits in 2016, the engagement ring he gave her still remains one of our favourites on the list. The one of a kind diamond ring features a 6 carat emerald cut diamond in the centre, set with baguette diamonds weighing 16 carats in total. Brad purchased the gorgeous ring for R13 million and made sure he was part of the designing process at the time.
Justin Theroux’s ring to Jennifer Aniston
Justin Theroux made sure Jennifer Aniston’s engagement ring was unforgettable
After 15 months of dating, Justin Theroux got down on one knee and asked Jennifer Aniston’s hand in marriage. The actor popped the question with a 10 carat classic solitaire cushion cut diamond ring. Justin, who spent and estimated R13 million on the ring, and Jennifer tied the knot three years later in a private ceremony at their Bel Air home.
Kanye West’s ring to Kim Kardashian
Kanye West spent an estimated R105 million on Kim Kardashian’s engagement ring
When Kanye West proposed to Kim Kardashian he made sure she received a ring with the best clarity, colour, cut and carat weight available. The rapper and entrepreneur purchased a 15 carat D colour cushion cut diamond ring with a thin micro-pavé platinum band. The unique designer ring is valued at a whopping R105 million, making it one of the most expensive celebrity diamond rings of all time. Unfortunately, the ring was stolen recently during a hotel robbery in Paris.
Justin Verlander’s ring to Kate Upton
Model, Kate Upton stunned guests on the red carpet with her solitaire diamond ring
Model, Kate Upton left everyone speechless after she debuted her engagement ring from Detroit Tigers baseball player, Justin Verlander at the Met Gala last year. “I’m really excited, he asked me right before the (baseball) season started so we’ve been keeping it on the down-low for quite a while,” she told reporters. The beautiful and rare solitaire ring features a six claw setting and is worth an estimated R20 million.
Russell Wilson’s ring to Ciara
Ciara’s ring from American football player, Russell Wilson cost R26 million
When singer, Ciara’s boyfriend, Russell Wilson got down on one knee, he made sure to outshine her former fiancé, Future’s engagement ring. The American football player proposed with a flawless 16 carat round brilliant cut diamond surrounded by four stones; a trapezoid-shaped stone on each side of the centre stone, and two pear-shaped stones on the outer sides of the diamond. The ring cost a whopping R26 million in total.
Tom Cruise’s ring to Katie Holmes
Tom Cruise went all out when proposing to Katie Holmes
Shortly after Tom Cruise’s first date with Katie Holmes, he decided she was the one. The actor proposed in 2005 at the Eiffel Tower in Paris with a five carat oval shape diamond surrounded by six carats of smaller diamonds. The gorgeous diamond ring was purchased by Tom for an estimated R4 million. Even though the ring was spectacular, their marriage came to an end in 2012 when Katie Holmes filed for divorce.
Marc Anthony’s ring to Jennifer Lopez
Marc Anthony gave Jennifer Lopez a rare blue diamond
When Jennifer Lopez got engaged to her third husband, Marc Anthony he proposed with a rare blue 8.5 carat diamond. The ring cost the singer a whopping R52 million making it one of Jennifer’s most expensive engagement rings. Unfortunately, after seven years of marriage, the couple decided to go their separate ways. Rumour has it, Jennifer sold off the beautiful gemstone that was given to her by Marc.
Michael Douglas’s ring to Catherine Zeta-Jones
Michael Douglas proposed to Catherine Zeta-Jones with a 1920’s antique ring
In 1999 the Basic Instinct star, Michael Douglas proposed to Catherine Zeta-Jones with a beautiful 1920’s antique diamond ring. “I am very happy to announce that I am engaged to Catherine Zeta-Jones. I proposed to Catherine on New Year’s Eve at my house in Aspen,” the actor wrote on his website. The 10 carat diamond ring features 28 smaller stones and cost an estimated R13 million.
One thing is for sure, celebrities don’t hold back when it comes to spoiling the person that they love. But, if you’re part of the Hollywood elite there’s no better way to say ‘I love you’ than with a beautiful and authentic diamond ring.