Top 10 Ridiculously Extravagant Celebrity Engagement Rings

Written by Savannah Sher These celebrities announced that they would be tying the knot in a big way, and with massive diamonds on their fingers! MsMojo presents the Top 10 Most Extravagant Celebrity Engagement Rings! But what will make the top spot on our list? Elizabeth Taylor, Kim Kardashian, or Mariah Carey? Watch to find out! Watch on Big thanks to AdrianWatchMojo and Zope1214 for suggesting this idea, and to see how WatchMojo users voted, check out the suggest page here: WatchMojo.comsuggest/Top+10+Ridiculous+Celebrity+Engagement+Rings

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Get ready to be blinded. Welcome to MsMojo and today we’re counting down our picks for the Top 10 Most Extravagant Celebrity Engagement Rings.

For this list, since ‘engagement ring’ and ‘wedding ring’ are often used interchangeably, we’re looking at those rings given to celebrities during either the proposal, at the ceremony or soon after - as long as they’ve got diamonds or gemstones attached. So we’re not talking simple wedding bands usually exchanged during the ceremony here. We’ve based our choices on a number of factors, including the number of carats, size of main stone, number of diamonds, price and overall appeal. We’re also excluding royalty from our list, so unfortunately Kate Middleton’s sapphire and diamond ring didn’t make the list.

#10: Jessica Biel

Biel caused much speculation by opting not to don her new engagement ring at public appearances for several months after announcing her engagement. But when people finally got a glimpse, it was well worth the wait. According to Biel, she didn’t have any influence over the design of the ring and now-hubby Justin Timberlake did all the work himself. It isn’t that surprising, as Timberlake is undoubtedly one of the most stylish guys in Hollywood. The 18-carat white gold and black rhodium plated ring is flanked by aquamarines, which is Jessica’s birthstone.

#9: Angelina Jolie

Brangelina were the proud parents of six children by the time Brad Pitt popped the question – but good things come to those who wait, and this ring was definitely a good one. Brad had his private jeweler - because of course he has a private jeweler - design the unique piece over a period of a year in order to get it just right. The ring is estimated to have cost in the ballpark of $250,000 and features a unique design, with experts estimating that the center diamond is at least 10 carats.

#8: Anna Kournikova

There are a lot of dramatic rings on our list today, but this one definitely stands out from the pack. Tennis star Anna Kournikova sports this gigantic 11-carat pink diamond that was given to her by Enrique Iglesias. The diamond gets its rosy hue naturally and was mined in the Argyle area of Australia, where the stones often have unique colors like champagne and cognac. There’s no official word on how much the ring costs, but experts price it anywhere between 2.5 and 6 million dollars. Game, set, and unmatchable.

#7: Blake Lively

One of Hollywood’s cutest young couples – Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively – surprised the press when they got married in an unanticipated secret ceremony in South Carolina. The pair hadn’t even announced their engagement, yet alone their nuptials. Before they wed, Reynolds gave his betrothed a huge oval cut diamond set in a rose gold band. Jewelers have speculated that the stone is approximately 12 carats and is likely worth somewhere in the realm of 2 million dollars. As well, though it’s hard to tell in photos, the stone actually has a very subtle pink tint to it.

#6: Melania Trump

Long before she was first lady, Melania Knauss said yes when then business tycoon Donald Trump popped the question with this tremendous, huge, and big league ring. Trump actually got a deal on the ring – not that billionaire businessman needed it – in exchange for featuring famed jeweler Graff Diamonds, London on “The Apprentice.” Not one to be outdone, even by himself, the Donald gave Melania a 10th anniversary ring that put her original to shame. Ring number two weighed in at 25 carats, compared to the measly 13-15 carats of ring number one.

#5: Beyoncé

No one can be sure if it was just coincidence that Jay Z and Beyoncé tied the knot the same year that “Single Ladies” was released, but either way it looks like he got the message. The two megastars were married on April 4th, 2008 in Jay Z’s New York City apartment in a very small and ultra private ceremony. The singer didn’t show the paparazzi that Jay Z had put a ring on it until months later when she finally debuted the 18-carat emerald cut sparkler. The double-banded design seems necessary to keep that gigantic diamond contained.

#4: Paris Hilton

While the famous heiress may have retreated from the spotlight in the 2010s, the titanic engagement ring from her brief betrothal will always be remembered. Paris Hilton and Paris Latsis’ engagement may have been brief, but the ring still ended up going to good use. The 24-carat diamond was valued at approximately 4.7 million dollars. Hilton auctioned it off a few months later to support victims of Hurricane Katrina and reportedly received half of the original value of the ring at the sale.

#3: Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian clearly knows what she likes. The reality TV star has had not one, not two but THREE very similar engagement rings. The ring she received from Kanye West bears a striking resemblance to the one Kris Humphries gave her when he proposed. Then, after signing a lucrative deal with Adidas, the rapper gave his lady a second engagement ring in a similar style to the first, only bigger. Sadly, Kim’s second ring was one of the several items stolen from her when she was robbed at gunpoint in a Paris hotel in 2016.

#2: Elizabeth Taylor

This Hollywood mainstay was definitely no stranger to beautiful jewelry. Elizabeth Taylor may have married many times, but it was her engagement ring from her third husband Michael Todd that stands out from the pack. Decades before hyper extravagant engagement rings were de rigueur, Taylor set the bar with a nearly 30 carat sparkler in 1957. They just don’t make ‘em like that anymore! Sadly, the marriage wasn’t destined to last long as Todd was killed in a plane crash just a year after their union. Taylor later received a 33.19 carat diamond, formerly the Krupp Diamond, from her fifth husband, actor Richard Burton, although this monster stone was not an engagement ring.

Before we unveil our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions.
- Jennifer Lopez
- Jennifer Aniston
- Catherine Zeta-Jones

#1: Mariah Carey

And now, we take a look at what is most likely the most expensive celebrity engagement ring to date- and allegedly one of the largest diamonds in the world. Billionaire businessman James Packer gave the singer this 35-carat stunner, which is reportedly worth ten million dollars. Out of the realm of mere mortals, it’s no sweat off Packer’s back though, as the Australian is allegedly worth about 3.5 billion US dollars. The two never married, breaking up in the midst of their engagement but Mariah stated at the end of 2016 that she would be keeping the ring regardless. You do you, Mimi!

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