With wedding season in full swing, many are looking to pop the question while others are still adding to their hopeful Pinterest boards. For those seeking some inspiration, look no further than these examples of some of the priciest and most glamorous celebrity engagement rings.
Elizabeth Taylor, $8.8 Million
Well known for her impressive acting career, Elizabeth Taylor also gained noterity for her massive jewelry collection. One piece in particular is her enagement ring from Richard Burton in 1968. Originally known as the "Krupp Diamond," the 33.16ct jewel received the actress' namesake, the ring was bought in 1969 for $1.12 million and sold for $8.8 million in 2011.
Jackie Kennedy, $2.59 Million
Considered a style icon, one surprising fact about the late Jackie Kennedy is that she amassed quite the jewelry collection. Originally appraised at $400, a set of her pearl necklaces were sold for $85,000 at an estate sale. One of her most prized possessions was her engagement ring from John F. Kennedy. Bought in 1953, the ring was a combination of a 2.88-carat diamond and 2.84 emerald with a French style design of tapered "flowery" baguettes. In 1963, it was redesigned to include 2.12-carats of marquise and round-cut diamonds which added an overall additional weight of 8-carats.
Grace Kelly, $600,000
Well-known for her appearances in Alfred Hitchcock's films, Grace Kelly's engagement ring almost (literally) outshines her acting career. Originally given a diamond and ruby "promise ring" band, Kelly received her 10.47-carat emerald-cut diamond ring from Prince Rainer III of Monaco. The original cost of the ring is unknown but is currently estimated to be worth $600,000.
Beyonce, $5 Million
Queen Bey herself, married for 10 years to rapper Jay-Z, was given a 18-24 carat, emerald-cut diamond with a split band during her proposal. Estimated at originally $5 million and currently valued at almost $10 million, similar ring styles can be found for $1,400 - $3,400 for those looking to "put a ring on it" in the near future.
Amal Clooney, $750,000
The infamous bachelor George Clooney finally decided to settle down when he proposed to Amal Alamuddin in April 2014 with an "ethically-mined" 7-carat emerald-cut diamond based on a platinum setting with "tapered baguette accents." Some experts place the cost of the ring at around $600,000 - $750,000.
Kate Middleton, $380,000
One requirement for royalty is that every member has a least one glamorous piece of jewelry and Kate Middleton's engagement ring from Prince William is no exception. Originally belonging to his late mother Princess Diana, the ring is a 12-carat blue sapphire cut into an oval shape surrounded by 14 solitaire diamonds.The setting for the jewel is 18K white gold with the ring valuing almost 300,000 pounds (roughly $380,000).
Jennifer Lopez, $5 Million
Sporting an emerald-cut engagement ring from her Yankees' fiance Alex Rodriguez, Lopez received over 5 million likes on Instagram. This wasn't the singer's first engagment ring, though. Over the years, she's received five— each with their own increasingly hefty price-tags. "Jenny from the block's" current rock is estimated to cost roughly $5 million.
Victoria Beckham, $215,000
Beating out J.Lo for the most engagement rings, the Posh Spice Girl has been gifted 14 rings over the years since soccer star David Beckham first proposed in 1998. Starting out with a three-carat marquise-cut diamond estimated at $85,000, Victoria currently wears a square-cut yellow diamond on a pave diamond band worth $215,000.
Kim Kardashian, $3 Million
Proposing to his lady love in 2013, Kanye West spent roughly $3.3 million to make the event even more special. Renting the San Francisco Giant's baseball stadium for free, he hired a 50-piece orchestra to play her favorite Lana Del Rey song. Not only did he go above and beyond for the perfect setting, he proposed with THREE engagement rings with only one that "actually hit the finger." The 15-carat Lorraine Schwartz is estimated to be worth around $2.5 - $3 million.
Lady Gaga, $400,000
Gaga was originally given a 6-carat heart-shaped diamond in 2015 by Taylor Kinney estimated to be worth $400,000 before their break-up in 2016. The "Bad Romance" singer then wore this 6 - 7-carat pink sapphire surrounded by a diamond halo worth roughly the same, which was given to her by her next fiancé Christian Carino, although they also broke up early in 2019. Similar styles are being offered on Brilliant Earth from $1,500 - $3,800.
Katy Perry, $50,000
The "I Kissed a Girl" singer received her own "precious" ring from "Lord of the Rings" actor Orlando Bloom on Valentine's Day. Designed in the shape of a flower, the ruby stone is surrounded by equally stunning diamonds. For those looking to wear one of these botanical beauties, the price ranges from $8,000 to $32,000. Although, some eagle-eyed jewelry experts question if the center stone is a ruby or a pink diamond, which would make the ring several times more valuable.
Hailey Baldwin, $500,000
Having first met during a fan event in 2009, Hailey Baldwin and Justin Bieber attempted to dispel dating rumors in 2014 when they were spotted leaving church before spending a romantic New Year's Eve together in 2016. It was until July 2018 that Bieber popped the question with an oval-cut diamond ring estimated to be worth "around half a mil" according to TMZ.
Priyanka Chopra, $200,000
Successfully sliding into the Bollywood actress' Twitter DMs in 2016, Nick Jonas later proposed to Priyanka Chopra on her birthday (July 27) with a cushion-cut 4-carat diamond ring worth $200,000. The actor and singer shut down the Tiffany & Co. in London to privately shop with his brother Joe.
Ariana Grande, $100,000
First meeting on SNL, the "Thank U, Next" singer and comedian Pete Davidson sparked media frenzy when they were spotted getting cozy in May during the Billboard Music Awards and getting matching tattoos of clouds on their fingers. After only a month of dating, engagement rumors began to swirl before being confirmed in June. The pear-shaped diamond, worth almost $100,000, was later swapped out for a "friendship ring" after the couple called off their engagement in October.
Paris Hilton, $2 Million
Engaged in January 2018, Paris Hilton and beau Chad Zylka called off their wedding after originally pushing back the ceremony. Revealing her "heart wasn't really in it" and expressing how she got swept up in the "fairy-tale" aspect of her romance, Paris decided to keep the $2 million, 20-carat ring despite the heartbreak.
Mariah Carey, $10 Million
Proposed to by billionaire James Packer after dating for 18 months, Mariah broke off their engagement in 2016 and reportedly sold her engagement ring in 2018 after continuing to wear it for almost a year. The 35-carat diamond ring, worth $10 million at the time of the engagement, was sold to a Los Angeles jeweler for $1.2 million.
Taraji P. Henson, $350,000
Cookie Lyon scored one hell of a touchdown when her NFL boyfriend Kelvin Hayden proposed last year on Mother's Day with a roughly 4.5-carat round diamond ring with a rose-gold band. Hayden first surprised Henson with a Cartier "Love" bracelet before getting down on one knee. For now, the cost of the ring is unknown, although it's estimated to be worth $350,000 but similar styles are being sold from as little as $670 to over $5,000.
Scarlett Johansson, $400,000
Engaged this May to SNL member Colin Jost, the "Black Widow" actress received an 11-carat pear-shaped champagne diamond with a deep brown band. Estimates for the cost of the ring currently range from $350,000- $400,000 and it is believed to be the work of James de Givenchy (the designer's brand Taffin posted a similar ring on their Instagram @taffinjewelry in April which fueled the speculation).
Katherine Schwarzenegger, $250,000
After divorcing from Anna Faris in November 2018, "Guardians of the Galaxy" actor Chris Pratt sparked rumors of a budding romance with Katherine Schwarzenegger. In January, the couple announced their engagement on Instagram with Katherine flashing a 6 - 7-carat diamond in a solitaire setting. The ring is estimated to be worth $150,000 - $250,000. In June, the couple tied the knot during an intimate ceremony in California.
Meghan Markle, $200,000
Another royal engagement that made headlines was Megan Markle to Prince Harry in 2017. A custom-made piece, the ring is comprised of a single diamond sourced from Botswana and two smaller gems from Princess Diana's private collection. The band is made from yellow gold, Markle's "favorite" according to Harry. After the birth of Archie in 2019, the band was redesigned in a smaller "micro-pave" style. General consensus over the ring's cost has it priced for roughly $200,000.
Serena Williams, $2 Million
The tennis star became engaged to Reddit Co-Creator Alexis Ohanian in December 2016 and received a stunning 3-stone (14-carats all together) diamond ring with a platinum band. The ring is believed to have cost Ohanian roughly $2 million. Similar ring styles can be found offered for $1,750 - 5,000. The couple tied the knot in a lavish New Orleans ceremony hosted at the Contemporary Arts Center in November 2017.
Chrissy Teigan, $200,000
Almost losing her ring due to airport security, John Legend was able to keep his planned proposal a secret until the couple landed in the Maldives where he offered Teigan a 5 - 6-carat diamond in a cushion-cut delicately placed in a pave-diamond white-gold setting. The ring is estimated to be worth between $150,000 and $200,000. Brilliant Earth features similar rings priced from $1,000 - $1,600.
Jada Pinkett-Smith, $250,000
Proving love can last forever, Will and Jada have been married for over 21 years and show no signs of ending their affection for one another. Having proposed in 1997, Will offered Jada a 12-carat, emerald-cut diamond worth $250,000. Dodging numerous rumors of a looming divorce or rocky relationship, the couple has remained steadfast with the "Gemini Man" actor stating "there is not now, never has been, and there will never be any trouble in paradise."
Alicia Vikander, $60,000
Secretly wed to Michael Fassbender in October 2017, Alicia flashed her rings showing off a solitaire 2.5-carat diamond with a yellow-gold pave band accompanied by matching diamond eternity bands. Some estimates for the cost price it at "about $60k" depending on the stone's quality and maker.
Sofia Vergara, $500,000
Vergara received quite the Christmas present when "True Blood" boyfriend Joe Maganiello proposed in 2014 with a platinum halo ring featuring a cushion-cut diamond. Specifics regarding the ring are unknown, but experts estimate the jewel to be 5 - 7-carats based on various media photographs and worth roughly $500,000 or potentially more.