No celebrity engagement is complete without the massive flashy rock. With a multi-million pound price tag, these are some of the most expensive rings in the world. Fit for a queen (Kate Mid and Queen B featuring on this list), if you are heading off to a jewellery design course, these are some diamonds worth studying.
Brad Pitt supposedly splashed out half a million US dollars (so £328,000 over here) when he asked his long term girlfriend to marry him. The couple have now been married for a year and have six children together.
Catherine Zita Jones
25 years her senior, Michael Douglas spent a staggering £670,000 on Catherine Zita Jones’ ten carat engagement ring. Despite their ups and downs and six month separation, the couple celebrated their fifteen year wedding anniversary this year.
We all cheered when Jen found Justin Theroux in 2011 and wiped away a tear when we saw her beautiful ten carat ring, valued at £670,000.
We all remember Tom Cruise jumping up and down on Oprah’s sofa, declaring his love for his now ex wife Katie Holmes. The PDA couple of 2005, we wonder what happened to Holmes’ £985,000 engagement ring now they’ve divorced?
With three engagement rings and three marriages under her belt, Kim K is no stranger to having a rock on her finger. Kris Humphries supposedly spent £1.3 million on his 16.2 carat ring, which lasted longer than the couple’s two year marriage. Kris is said to have auctioned the ring during their messy divorce.
Luckily for Kim, her finger didn’t remain bare for too long, with Kanye West placing a £5.2 million, 15 carat diamond on it a year later.
Queen Bee’s beautiful Lorraine Schwartz, 18 carat engagement ring has been valued at £3.2 million. You definitely couldn’t miss this one!
A ring that has far more sentimental value than the others, when William gave Kate his mother’s blue sapphire diamond ring, we all wiped away a tear. Valued at £328,000, it really is fit for a queen.
How could we leave J Lo off the list? Another lady who has a lot of experience being engaged, she clearly swept Ben Affleck off his feet enough for him to fork out £790,000 for a pink ring. Unfortunately the pair never actually made it down the aisle, but don’t be too sad, her next husband Marc Antony came along three days later.
If this has inspired you to learn more about jewellery, why not take a look at the design courses listed on Hotcourses? Who knows, you might see your work on the red carpet one day...
Jane McGuire received her BA (English) from the University of Loughborough. A yoga enthusiast with a sweet tooth, in her spare time you will probably find Jane in the gym or online shopping.