Engagement rings come in a variety of sizes, shapes and prices. No matter the style or the price, engagement rings are beautiful and cherished by the woman who received it. The upper elite, celebrities and royal couples always have the largest, most expensive and most beautiful engagement rings available. So who has the most expensive engagement ring? Let’s take a look at the top 10 world’s most expensive engagement rings ever.
10.Princess Diana $137,200
This ring was originally given to Princess Diana and is now worn my Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge. It is a beautiful blue 18-carat sapphire and white diamond ring. It’s current value is $137,200.
9.Anna Kournikova $2.5 million
Anna Kournikova wears a beautiful centered pear-cut 11-carat pink diamond with a trillion stone on each side. This sophisticated ring given by Enrique Iglesias has a current value of $2.5 million.
8.Catherine Zeta Jones $2.5 million
Catherine Zeta Jones was the recipient of a 10-carat, marquise-shaped diamond that was set horizontally instead of vertically, and surrounded by 28 smaller diamonds. Because the ring is set horizontally the ring has a vintage look. This ring purchased by Michael Douglas is currently valued at $2.5 million.
7.Jacqueline $2.6 million
Aristotle Onassis gave Jacqueline a very special engagement ring which she only wore twice. This beautiful ring spent most of the time locked away in a bank vault, which is a terrible shame. The ring was a 40.42-carat Lesotho III diamond ring and is currently valued at $2.6 million.
6.Melania Knauss $3 million
A beautiful 15-carat emerald cut diamond set on a platinum basket and surrounded by a leaf design, was given to Melania Knauss by Donald Trump. The current value of Melania’s ring is $3 million.
5.Jennifer Lopez $4 million
Marc Anthony does not only know how to design men’s wear, he also knows how to pick a beautiful engagement ring. He presented Jennifer Lopez with an 8.5-carrat blue diamond designed by Neil Lane. Even though they are no longer married this ring is still the most treasured ring in her jewelry collection. The ring is currently valued at $4 million.
4.Grace Kelly $4.06 million
Grace Kelly was given a 10.47 emerald-cut diamond that is centered between two diamond baguettes. Prince Rainier purchased the ring from Cartier and it is currently valued at $4.06 million.
3.Paris Hilton $4.7 million
Paris Hilton was given an engagement ring by Paris Latsis that was so big she said it hurt her hand to wear it. The ring was made out of 24-karat white gold and featured a rectangular diamond in the center between two triangular baguettes. After the couple broke up Paris Hilton auctioned the ring to help victims of Katrina and it is currently valued at $4.7 million.
2.Beyoncé $5 million
While many people would think that Beyoncé’s engagement ring would be number one it actually comes in second. The ring Jay Z picked is a flawless 18-carat diamond that is octagon-cut and set in platinum. The quality of the diamond is so good that it has been certified as an exceptional, premium stone. The ring’s value is $5 million.
1.Elizabeth Taylor $8.8 million
Elizabeth Taylor was the owner of the most expensive engagement ring. It was given to her by Richard Burton. The ring is a 33.19-caret type IIa certified diamond, which means this diamond is exceptional. It is chemically pure and has a high clarity. The diamond is an Asscher-cut and has a large cutlet facet. This ring tops the chart of the top 10 world’s most expensive engagement rings with a value of $8.8 million.
All of these engagement rings are exquisite and show great taste by the men who picked them. These rings are works of art and will be appreciated for a long time. Elizabeth Taylor’s ring was auctioned off after her death and was purchased by an Asian collector.