Oh, the glitz and glamour of celebrities. Their lives are exaggerated, and incredibly public, so it’s only reasonable that their engagement rings be just as extravagant and larger-than-life, too, right? After all, the bigger the ring, the longer the marriage—ha!
Below, we take a look at some of the most jaw-dropping celebrity engagement rings. While some of these stunners didn’t even make it down the aisle, they still entered the hall of fame of exceptional jewels. Go ahead and start filling out your secret Pinterest board of dream rings. We won’t judge.
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The triple threat has had her fair share of exceptional rings, including a $4.1 million Harry Winston ring from ex-husband Marc Anthony, and a 6.1-carat pink diamond from former fiancé Ben Affleck. But the soon-to-be Mrs. A-Rod’s current ring really hits it out of the ballpark. This past March, the couple got engaged while on vacation in the Bahamas, and soon after they proudly showed off the 20-carat ring on Instagram, which is reportedly worth $4.5 million. While the couple have not yet set a wedding date, we can only imagine it’s going to be as spectacular as her rock.
No jewelry article would be complete without the queen of engagement rings (and marriages), Dame Elizabeth Taylor. The actress, who was engaged eight times, was known for her exceptional jewelry collection, which was later sold at Christie’s in a 2011 auction for a record breaking $115.9 million—the highest haul ever for a private jewelry collection. Her most notable engagement ring, dubbed the Elizabeth Taylor diamond, was a 33.19-carat Asscher cut flawless diamond that was designed by Krupp. The ring, which was given to her by her two-time husband Richard Burton in 1968, sold for $8.8 million. Remember readers, that was just one of her eight rings!
A style icon in every way, the First Lady received a 40-carat ring from her longtime friend turned husband, Aristotle Onassis in 1968. The storied ring was a Marquise cut Lesotho III diamond from Harry Winston, which Jackie supposedly only wore twice before locking it up in a bank vault in New York. After she passed away in 1996, the ring was sold at auction for $2.59 million by the brand, and was then cut into eighteen gems.
Princess Grace Kelly of Monaco
The movie star turned princess was every bit the elegant bride. Her 10.47-carat Cartier emerald-cut ring was the second stunner that she received from Prince Rainier in 1956. (The first was a modest ruby and diamond band ring also by Cartier.) She wore the ring for her last screen appearance in High Society, before relocating and marrying in Monaco. The ring was later recreated by Cartier for the 2014 film, Grace of Monaco, in which Nicole Kidman played the titular role.
There’s a reason why the Spice Girl turned fashion designer was known as “Posh,” her collection of extravagant rings runs the gamut. For starters, she has reportedly received fourteen engagement rings from her husband of 20 years, David Beckham. While each are spectacular and story-worthy in their own way, the one most discussed is the one most often worn and photographed: A vintage-cut, pear shaped diamond estimated at about 15-carats and set on a diamond platinum band.
In 2008, Jay Z proposed to the music superstar with a flawless 18-carat, Lorraine Schwartz-designed, emerald-cut diamond solitaire, which is valued at more than $5 million. Now that’s how you put a ring on it.
Kim Kardashian West
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If you’ve been Keeping up with the Kardashians, you would know Kim’s engagement rings has been a subject of a lot of talk. When she and husband Kanye West first got engaged in 2013, he gifted her a spectacular 15-carat engagement cushion-cut diamond ring from designer Lorraine Schwartz. In true Yeezy fashion, he later upgraded to even pricier and bigger ring—no shocker there!—t0 a 20-carat emerald-cut ring, which was infamously robbed in Paris in 2016. Although it seems that recently, Kim has since been sporting a new ring, perhaps her original, which is estimated at $1.3 million.
The elusive chanteuse actually holds the title for owning the largest celebrity engagement ring. The whopping 35-carat, emerald-cut diamond was designed by Wilfredo Rosado and given to her by her billionaire ex-fiancé, James Packer. Unfortunately the engagement only lasted for seven months, and while Mariah supposedly kept the ring, we sadly won’t be getting another glimpse of it any time soon.
The former tennis star and her husband, singer Enrique Iglesias, have kept a relatively low profile after they started dating in 2001. She first surprised her fans by wearing her giant engagement ring while on the court. An unusual 11-carat pear-cut Australian Argyle pink diamond is flanked by two colorless diamonds, this spectacular ring is estimated at $2.5 million. Since then, she has been spotted wearing another canary and diamond stunner, too.