12 Most Extravagant Wedding Rings of All Time

What are the most extravagant wedding rings the world has ever seen? Take a look at this rundown of gaudy and beautiful rings.

Although The Hope Diamond is one of the largest in the world at 45.52 carats and valued at $200 million, celebrity engagement rings don’t stay far behind.

When it comes to extravagant wedding rings, no one does it quite like celebrities. From famous ring designers, unique cuts, and rare stones, stars have some of the most unique wedding rings. 

If you’re fascinated by celebrity engagement rings, you came to the right place. Read on to get started. 

1. Mariah Carey – $10 Million Emerald-Cut

Maria Carey’s engagement ring is one of the most expensive engagement rings for the last few years. This emerald-cut diamond is 35 carats, and it has tapered baguette diamonds accents on the sides. This stunning ring designed by Wilfredo Rosado looked stunning on Mariah Carey. 

Her fiance James packer paid $10 million for this extravagant ring. After she parted ways with her ex-fiance, in 2017, they sold the ring to a jeweler in Los Angeles for $2.1 million.

2. Elizabeth Taylor – 33 Carat Ring

Another well-known diamond belonged to famous actress Elizabeth Taylor. This unique engagement ring is a VS1 quality, Asscher cut, D color, and weighing 33 carats.

Gifted to her in 1968 by Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor’s engagement ring sold at an auction for $8.8 million in 2011.

She has been married a total of 8 times and twice to the same man. Elizabeth Taylor’s husbands include Conrad Hilton, Michael Wilding, Michael Todd, Eddie Fisher, Richard Burton, John Warner, Larry Fortensky.

3. Beyonce – Lorraine Schwartz Emerald-Cut Ring

Coming in third for the most expensive wedding rings goes to famous singer Beyonce. Ten years ago, her fiance Jay-Z surprised Beyonce with an extravagant 24-carat emerald-cut diamond ring with a split band.

Famous jewelry designer Lorraine Schwartz designed this beautiful ring, which cost around $5 million.

4. Kim Kardashian’s Lorraine Schwartz

Kim Kardashian’s engagement ring is infamous due to the tragic Paris robbery.  Kanye West proposed with the original engagement ring in October of 2016.

Kim’s original engagement ring was a 15-carat ring and cushion-cut flawless ring valued at about $4 million. 

Kim’s second engagement ring was an upgrade from the $4 million ring Kanye gave her. It was an exceptional ring since it had Adidas engraved on the inside. The new ring was a 20-carat emerald-cut diamond Designed by Lorraine Schwartz.

Her new ring was a whopping $4.5 million. Unfortunately, robbers took the ring among other pieces of jewelry during a robbery in Paris on October 3, 2016.

Although robbers took Kim Kardashian’s wedding ring, this engagement ring was an upgrade from her last marriage. During her engagement to Kris Humphries, he gave her a 16.2-carat ring worth 2 million.

Kim Kardashian’s marriage to Chris Humphries sparked more controversy than the engagement ring because it lasted 72 days.

5. Paris Hilton – 20-Carat Ring

Paris Hilton announced her engagement to Chris Zylka on January 2017. Her fiance Chris gave her a ring that resembled Paris’ mother engagement ring.

Paris Hilton’s ring is one of the most famous three stone engagement rings. The center part of the ring is a little over 20 carats, and the stones around the sides are just under 2 carats, it is worth $2 million.

Unfortunately, Paris lost her engagement ring at a night club in Miami, but her security guard later found it in an ice bucket. 

6. Jennifer Lopez – Emerald-Cut Ring

In 2004, Marc Anthony proposed to Jennifer Lopez with an 8.5-carat ring. The extravagant ring had a rare blue diamond. Harry Winston designed the ring valued at $4 million.

The couple ended their marriage in 2014. Five years later, Alex Rodriguez proposed to Jennifer Lopez in March of 2019. He gave her a 10-15 carat emerald-cut ring with a solitaire band. Although the exact cost of the ring is unknown, this ring is worth between $3-4 million. 

7. Blake Lively – 12-Carat Ring

Another beautiful engagement ring designed by Lorraine Schwartz belongs to the Gossip Girl star Blake Lively. Movie star Ryan Reynolds proposed to Blake with this extravagant engagement ring.

Her ring has an oval diamond shape with a distinctive light pink shade. The oval center stone is held together by four prongs and has a lovely rose gold tint.

Blake Lively is the first big celebrity to start the trend of rose gold engagement rings. Her ring has 12 carats and is worth $2.5 million. 

8. Ciara – 16 Carat Cushion-Cut Ring

Russell Wilson proposed to Ciara with an extravagant engagement ring in March of 2016. A 16-carat cushion-cut diamond with an elegant trapezoid and pear-shaped, it appears to be a D through F colorless diamond.

Four stones surround it, and it is reportedly worth between $2-2.5 million.

9. Melania Trump – 15-Carat Emerald-Cut

Current First Lady Melania Trump has a gorgeous engagement ring given to her by President Donald Trump for their tenth wedding anniversary.

The ring is 15 carats with an emerald cut set in platinum, and it is worth about $2 million

10. Katie Holmes – 5-Carat Edwardian Cut Oval Diamond

Katie Holmes has a very extravagant yet unusual engagement ring. Tom Cruise proposed to Katie Holmes in June of 2005. Her ring is a 5-carat Edwardian cut oval diamond at the center, and it has platinum rose gold accents.

Worth at least $1.5 million, it also has split shanks decorated with pave diamonds to add balance to the design. 

11.Hilary Duff

Mike Comrie proposed to Hilary Duff with a 14-carat princess cut with side stones, and worth over $1million.

Her new ex-fiance Mathew Koma gave her a cushion cut solitaire diamond, it had a three-stone setting. The estimated value of this beautiful ring is $750,000. Cushion cut diamonds are quite popular in pop culture.

12. Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie’s engagement ring to Brad Pitt, took about a year to design and create. The designer of this extravagant engagement ring is Robert Procop; he worked closely with Brad Pitt to produce this ring.

The diamonds are custom cut to accentuate her hand, and it has a beautiful emerald-cut trapezoid shape.

These Are the Most Extravagant Wedding Rings

There you have it, some of the most extravagant wedding rings of all time. Whether they are emerald cut or cushion cut, no one does it like a celebrity. 

Now you can use Katie Holmes, Hilary Duff, or even Kim Kardashian’s engagement rings as inspiration for your own. 

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