An engagement is often a landmark moment in a relationship. After all, both partners will be agreeing to a lifetime together. However, a dull, unattractive ring might not complement your other half and could tarnish a romantic proposal.
If you are planning to pop the question or want to gain an insight into the most beautiful designs on the planet, check out five of the most expensive engagement rings for inspiration.
- Elizabeth Taylor’s Asscher Cut Ring
It makes perfect sense that Elizabeth Taylor was the proud owner of the most expensive engagement ring on the planet, right? The queen of jewellery was presented with a stunning $8.8 million Asscher cut ring by Richard Burton, which featured a Krupp 33.19-carat IIa certified diamond.
It is reportedly the largest diamond in private ownership, and it is chemically pure with a high clarity. An anonymous Asian collector secured the ring at auction following the movie icon’s death. While you or your other half might not have Richard Burton’s bank balance, you can take inspiration from the ring by purchasing an Asscher cut ring from Diamonds Factory.
- Beyoncé’s Octagon Cut Ring
The next icon who owns one of the most expensive rings on the planet is, of course, Beyoncé. The singer was presented with a beautiful 18-carat flawless diamond by Jay-Z and they wed in 2008 without public fanfare.
All eyes were on her octagon-cut engagement ring, which reportedly cost $5 million. It features a diamond that’s quality is so high that it has been certified as both a premium and exceptional stone.
- Paris Hilton’s Diamond Solitaire
Paris Hilton was once the proud owner of one of the most expensive engagement rings on the planet. Paris Latsis presented the heiress with a 24-carat diamond solitaire engagement ring, which was flanked by two large diamonds and cost an incredible $4.7 million.
However, the relationship didn’t last, as the couple amicably called off their engagement back in 2005. Rather than keeping the ring hidden away in a box, she kindly auctioned it to support those affected by Hurricane Katrina.
- Grace Kelly’s Emerald Cut Diamond Ring
Audiences across the world not only fell in love with Grace Kelly when they watched her on the silver screen, but she also captured the heart of Prince Rainier of Monaco. So much so that he presented her with an exquisite 10.47 emerald-cut diamond engagement ring, which was flanked by two impressive baguette diamonds.
The ring, which is believed to have cost $4.06 million, was created by Cartier, a world-famous French jeweller, and it continues to be one of the most exquisite designs in the world fifty years later.
Jennifer Lopez’s Light Blue Diamond Ring
Jennifer Lopez seemingly has it all, as she has a superb music and acting career, age defying skin and one of the most expensive engagement rings on Earth. Her ex-husband, Marc Anthony, presented Jenny from the Block with a mesmerising 5-carat light blue diamond ring, which was designed by none other than Neil Lane and cost $4 million.