Engagement rings have been a marketing product since the 1900s. While the cost of most engagement rings should be worth a 2 month salary, some rings are too expensive for the reach of many people and are only won by nobles, royals, rich celebrities and modern day aristocrats.
Here are the top 10 most expensive engagement rings of all times
10. An Engagement RingFrom Krupp
This one was given by Richard Burton to Elizabeth Taylor. He was her husband twice: in 1964 and in 1975.It weighs 33.19 carats and it is anAsscher cut Krupp diamond engagement ring is large by comparison. It is certified as Type Ila diamond which is pure chemically among other types of diamond with optical transparency. It is worth $8.8 million. It was auctioned in December 2011 and was won by an unnamed Asian collector.
9. An Engagement Ring by Lorraine Schwartz Platinum
This expensive ring was given to Beyonce by husband Jay Z. It is a an octagon shaped flawless diamond ring which weighs 18 carats and which is constructed on a split base of platinum. The designers of the ring were by the well renown Lorraine Schwartz jewelers. It is worth $5 million and has been classified as a unique internally clear premium stone.
8. An Engagement Ring Which is Gold Diamond Encrusted
This is a ring which was given to Paris Hilton by her now ex fiancé Paris Latsis. It had a value of $4.7 million. It was a massive 24 carat white gold ring with a diamond which is rectangular shaped at the center. It was covered by triangle shaped baguettes. The ring was too big that Paris Hilton complained it hurt her finger. She auctioned it for Katrina hurricane victims after they split up.
7. Emerald Cartier Cut Diamond Engagement Ring
Worth $4.06 million, this diamond ring was given to Grace Kelly by her husband Prince Rainier III of Monaco. It was It was what was used as an engagement ring official and weighed 10.47 carats. It had an emerald cut center and had stylish diamond baguettes which were two in number.
6. Blue Diamond Engagement Ring From Neil Lane
It is one of the most expensive engagement ring with a value of $4.0 million, the ring was given to Jennifer Lopez from her ex husband Marc Anthony. It weighs 8.5 carats. It is awesomely mounted on a metal which is delicate. It was constructed by Neil Lane jewelers. It has been considered as the most expensive and rarest treasure of Lopez.
5. Emerald Cut Diamond Engagement Ring from Graff
It is a ring which was given By Donald Trump to his wife,MelaniaKnauss. It is worth $3.0 million and weighs 15 carats. It is an emerald diamond ring which is on a platinum basket setting and was bought at the Graffit House. One of the most expensive London jewelers. It was decorated with leaf-like designs and baguettes.
4. Lesotho II Diamond Engagement Ring
It is worth $2.6 million and was given to Jacqueline Onassis from her second husband, Aristotle Onassis. It weighed 40.42 carats and was one of only 16 cuts from 601 carat rough diamond which was discovered in South Africa. Jackie only wore it twice, after which, it remained locked in a bank vault of New York.
3. Fred Leighton Vintage Engagement Ring of Diamond
It is one of the most expensive engagement ring which was given to Catherine Zeta Jones by her husband Michael Douglas, this ring weighed 10 carat and was worth $2.5 million. It has a vintage 1920s vibe and contains 28 smaller stones which sparkle around the large diamond. It is a gorgeous vintage marquise shaped diamond ring which is one of the most expensive engagement rings to be given out.
2. Argyle Jewelers Pink Pearl Cut Engagement Ring
Given to Anna Kournikova by her fiancé Enrique Iglesias, this diamond ring is worth $2.5 million and it is a pretty yet sophisticated 11 carat natural pink pearl . The center is pear cut and on the sides, there are tow Trillian stones.
1. White Diamond Engagement Ring from Blue Sapphire
It is worth $137,200 and was given to Catherine Elizabeth Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge by husband, Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge. It is the same ring which was worn by Diana, the Princess of Wales, late mother of Prince Williams when she got engaged to Prince Charles of Wales in 1981. It is a sapphire which is infringed by 14 tiny diamonds. It isn’t unique or extravagant by royal standards, but it is among the priceless rings currently present and it is among the most famous engagement rings ever.
Planning for an engagement, maybe you could borrow a leaf from the above and make your fiancée a proud lady by going for the most expensive engagement ring money can afford. But is better to bear in mind that, love can never be equated to a piece of gold.