Engagement rings and wedding bands have a special place in a relationship. They are the symbol of the sacred bond that two people share. But there are some celebrities who have taken this symbol of love to the highest levels of extravagance. With money being no problem, they have invested in some very expensive engagement rings that remained the talk of the glamour world for a long-long time. Here is a look at the most expensive engagement and wedding rings from the celeb-world.
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Get swayed like Elizabeth Taylor
Value: $8.8 million
Elizabeth Taylor is well-known for her acting prowess as well as her string of marriages. However, the one romance she is most recognised for is the one with her on and off again husband and actor, Richard Burton. He proposed her with an Asscher-cut Krupp Diamond ring, which was certified as a Type II diamond– chemically the most pure diamond with exceptional transparency. It was a stunning 33.19 carat diamond. The ring was valued at a little over 8.8 million dollars and was auctioned off in 2011 for an undisclosed amount.
From Monaco with love
Value: $4.6 million
When Prince Rainier III of Monaco decided to propose his wife, Hollywood star Grace Kelly, he opted for an exquisite Cartier diamond ring. The 10.47 carat ring with emerald-cut centre was surrounded on both sides by two stylish diamond baguettes. The ring has been valued at a staggering 4.6 million dollars and was a fitting ring to sit on the finger of one of the most well-known and famous leading ladies of Hollywood, who was in her own right quite stunning too.
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Royal proposal for Kate Middleton
It is no surprise that the future King of England, Prince William decided to go big when he proposed Kate Middleton by opting to give her an 18-carat sapphire engagement ring. The ring was also worn by Princess Diana, his mother and is quite stunning, to say the least. The blue sapphire is surrounded by 14 small white diamonds and costs a whopping 85,000 pounds.
Flaunt it like Beyonce
Value: $5 million
Beyonce’s husband Jay-Z is considered to be one of the richest individuals in the music industry and is renowned for his lavish lifestyle. So, it was only natural for him to go all out when promising his undying love to his lady by presenting her with a stunning 20-carat ring. The highlight of the ring was, without a doubt, the dazzling diamond, worth 18 carats, embedded at the heart of the ring. The cost of the ring– a cool 5 million dollars.
Sparkle like Catherine Zeta Jones
Value: $2.5 million
In true Hollywood style, Michael Douglas proposed to his wife Catherine Zeta Jones with a vintage Fred Leighton diamond ring. The ring has a marquis-shaped, 10-carat diamond at its centre. It also has around 28 smaller stones surrounding the main, big diamond. There might be no value to love, but this expression certainly has a value to it- an unbelievable 2.5 million dollars.