Top 10 celebrity engagement ring designs takes a look at the boldest, shiniest bling in the world of glitterati.
It is no secret that the rich and the famous seldom spare any expenses when preparing to take the relationship to the next level. Be it a courtship which has already been in news, or a hush-hush time which prepares to finally open up in public eye – it is usually that blingy rock or classy metal on your ring finger which pre-date the big event.
A look at , then, the shiniest of them all in the world of celebrities
Coming up first, of course – is Kim Kardashian with her giant 15-carat diamond rock of a ring. The Lorraine Schwartz sparkler costs a whopping $8 million and Kim actually wore it on her pinky until her divorce from Kris Humphries was finalized. However, the one she returned – from the previous marriage wasn’t too shabby either. In fact, at 16.21-carat center diamond and two 1.8-carat side diamonds it was worth $2 million (2011) but a bigger ring. It eventually got auctioned for $749,000!
Actor couple Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck added to their dapper quotient and romantic allure with a 4.5 carat cushion-cut gem from Harry Winston with baguette side-stones. Ben, however seems to have quite an eye for breathtaking engagement rings. Former flame Jennifer Lopez bagged a beauty as well – a 6.1 carat Pink diamond ring. J-Lo’s one was worth $1.2 million back in 2002!
Nearly seven years of dating later – when Hollywood A-lister Brad Pitt popped the question to another A-lister Angelina Jolie, the diamond had to match the ‘Brangelina’ scale of luxury. The 16-carat custom-designed Robert Procop diamond ring makes the ‘cut’
Engagement rings seldom came in such romantic settings. Not only was the exquisite 10-carat yellow engagement ring from Seal a beautiful piece of art by itself, it was given to supermodel Heidi Klum on top of a glacier. The marriage didn’t last, but the ring sets a benchmark.
When it comes to fashion accessory, can Posh Spice be far behind? Victoria Beckham has reportedly owned a whopping 13 enagagement rings in her 15 years of marriage to soccer star David Beckham. While the overall list has a combined worth of nearly £4million, we look at the most famous ones : a huge diamond encrusted heart, and two rings she wore in 2006 – a yellow hued baguette engagement ring (£250,000) and a l£500,000 square cut emerald studded with diamonds on sides.
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The Royal couple of Prince Williams and Kate Middleton opted for tradition against the modern bling. That however, doesn’t mean the beautiful 12 carat Sapphire surrounded by 14 diamonds is any less expensive. Originally purchased for £28,000 by Prince Charles to propose to Princess Diana, the ring has become an enduring image of Royal romance. Today, the history has further shot up the price to £300,000!
The house of Neil Lane crafted this gorgeous ring with antique platinum and gold, a perfect engagement ring to woo Blue Lagoon beauty Brooke Shields. Chris Henchy has been rewarded with a happy marriage which has lasted over a decade.
Marrying the CEO of a luxury business has its perks. Certified dazzler Salma Hayek sports a remarkable oval-cut diamond engagement ring which is five carats, with trillions on each side and comes for $200,000. ‘Stunning’ befits the stunning.