From J.Lo to Katie Holmes, Who Has the Most Expensive Celebrity Engagement Ring?
Diamonds are forever, even if Hollywood relationships aren’t always. When it comes to celebrity engagement rings, the sky’s the limit in terms of size and price.
From Kate Middleton’s gorgeous sapphire to Mariah Carey’s massive $10 million rock, here are 20 majorly expensive celebrity engagement rings that we can’t stop staring at.
1. MARIAH CAREY: $10 MILLION
We’re totally not surprised that the queen of Christmas herself landed the top spot on this list. And while the singer/songwriter has been engaged more than once, it was her betrothal to Australian billionaire James Packer in January 2016 that provided the biggest rock. When Packer proposed, he really pulled out all the stops and gifted Carey with a 35-carat emerald-cut diamond set in platinum by designer Wilfredo Rosado. We repeat, 35 carats.
2. BEYONCÉ: $5 MILLION
When you’re marrying Queen B, we wouldn’t expect anything but a ring fit for royalty. And Jay-Z really delivered when he “put a ring on it.”
The private couple never announced their engagement. However, Beyoncé’s engagement ring made its stunning debut on September 6, 2008, on the red carpet for Fashion Rocks at Radio City Music Hall in NYC. The emerald-cut diamond ring with a split shank weighs a whopping 18 carats. Pretty impressive.
3. JENNIFER LOPEZ: $3 MILLION TO $5 MILLION
This girl from the block Bronx has rocked a total of five engagement rings in her lifetime. But out of the group of rings, her most recent one takes the cake as most expensive (and most beautiful).
After two years of dating, Lopez and Alex Rodriguez got engaged during a romantic getaway and the ring is truly a sight to behold. The former Yankee asked for her hand in marriage on March 9 with a 10- to 15-carat emerald-cut diamond ring.
4. PARIS HILTON: $2 MILLION
Paris Hilton may have been engaged once before, but the diamond from her last relationship was by far the priciest.
The socialite and businesswoman became engaged to actor Chris Zylka in January 2018 in Aspen, Colorado. Zylka proposed on a mountain and presented Hilton with a 20-carat teardrop diamond by jeweler Michael Greene. Unfortunately, they called off the engagement shortly after. We wonder if she got to keep the ring...
5. KIM KARDASHIAN WEST: $2 MILLION
If Kanye West is proposing, we’d expect nothing less than an over-the-top gesture—like not one but two engagement rings. The rapper upgraded his wife’s first ring with a second 20-carat one from celebrity jeweler Lorraine Schwartz. The D flawless type 2A rock (which Schwartz calls the “perfect cushion-cut diamond”) is set in a pavé band with an emerald-cut diamond taking center stage. Kardashian West no longer has the ring in her possession, however. It was one of the many pieces stolen when she was robbed in Paris.
6. KATIE HOLMES: $1.5 MILLION
Although Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise divorced, the Dawson’s Creek alum’s engagement ring (and love story) was one for the books.
Cruise proposed to Holmes in Paris, atop the Eiffel Tower in June 2005 with a five-carat Edwardian-cut oval-shaped diamond surrounded by another six carats worth of diamonds. And while she’s no longer Mrs. Tom Cruise, we’ll always love this nontraditional bling with a rose gold and platinum band.
7. JENNIFER ANISTON: $1 MILLION
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux decided to call it quits after a little over two years of marriage. But her engagement ring is something we’ll never forget.
The ten-carat engagement ring from Theroux cost $1 million and was so big, Aniston needed some time to get used to it. “It’s a rock, I know,” she once admitted. “He rocked it up. It took me a while to get used to it. I’m not a diamond girl. I’m more Indian jewelry and stuff.”
8. GABRIELLE UNION: $1 MILLION
Professional basketball player Dwyane Wade proposed to his longtime love Gabrielle Union back in 2013 with an 8.5-carat, four-prong, cushion-cut engagement ring from celeb jeweler Jason of Beverly Hills.
According to TMZ, Wade had been on the hunt for months for the perfect sparkler, and his jeweler made three trips to Miami looking for the right jewel. And judging by her reaction, it was worth all the effort.
9. BLAKE LIVELY: $1 MILLION
Although the couple hasn’t revealed many details about the proposal, we do know Ryan Reynolds popped the question in 2012. And he did a fantastic job selecting the sparkler.
The former Gossip Girl actress’s accessory clocks in at a whopping 12 carats, which is about the same size as Jennifer Lopez’s ring from Alex Rodriguez. The engagement ring (also from Lorraine Schwartz) features a stunning oval-shaped pink diamond and is set on a rose-gold band with pavé details.
10. SOFIA VERGARA: $750,000
Sofia Vergara doesn’t hesitate to show off the dazzling bauble from hubby Joe Manganiello wherever she goes. And by the looks of the ring, we totally don’t blame her.
The Magic Mike actor popped the question on Christmas Day back in 2014. The four- to five-carat vintage-style platinum halo piece features a large cushion-cut center diamond. The Modern Family star described the ring to Ellen DeGeneres as “just a little sparkle...subtle, like me.” (We think we have different definitions of subtle.)
11. LADY GAGA: $500,000
We almost forgot that Lady Gaga was engaged to Taylor Kinney. In 2011, Kinney appeared in Gaga’s music video and the two had immediate chemistry and began dating quite quickly. Four years later, the actor got down on one knee and put a ring on it, a huge heart-shaped one to be exact.
Designed (again) by famous jeweler Lorraine Schwartz, the engagement ring was a six-carat heart-shaped diamond. However, the following year (2016), the couple called it quits on the relationship.
12. CARDI B: $500,000
Cardi is perhaps the only celeb on this list who was given three engagement pieces: a ring, a necklace and a bracelet (we’re not kidding). In September 2017, fellow rapper Offset popped the question to Cardi with an eight-carat tear-shaped diamond. Shortly after, he gifted his fiancée a matching diamond necklace and bracelet. Fun fact: The couple was actually already secretly married at the time. But hey, the ring just made it that much more official.
13. KATE MIDDLETON: $400,000
Did you know that Kate Middleton’s engagement ring once belonged to the late Princess Diana? Yep, long after his mother’s passing, Prince William proposed to Kate Middleton with the Ceylon sapphire in a white-gold setting designed by crown jeweler Garrard as a “way of keeping her close to it all,” he explained in 2010. Neither seemed to mind that the 12-carat sparkler symbolized a marriage that failed to stand the test of time. Complicated history be damned, that’s one gorgeous piece of bling.
14. SCARLETT JOHANSSON: $400,000
This past May, Saturday Night Live’s Colin Jost proposed to the Marriage Story actress with an 11-carat oval-shaped yellow diamond. The gem is attached to a black band, and that unusual combination creates a vivid contrast (and makes the stone look even bigger). The designer is still unknown, but many believe it’s the handiwork of James de Givenchy (Hubert de Givenchy’s nephew). All we have to say is bravo, Colin.
15. HAILEY BIEBER: $400,000
Model Hailey Bieber (previously Baldwin) had a whirlwind romance with pop star and heartthrob Justin Bieber before quickly becaming engaged in July.
The Biebs proposed with a huge oval diamond, between six and ten carats, made by New York City–based jeweler Solow & Co. After the young couple recently married in South Carolina, the 23-year-old model added a diamond wedding band to accompany her massive bling.
16. MEGHAN MARKLE: $350,000
This stunning three-stone sparkler from British jeweler Cleave & Company isn’t made up of any ordinary gems you’d find at your local Jared. Not only is the five-carat center stone from Botswana, a southern African country that Prince Harry holds near and dear to his heart, but the surrounding diamonds are from the late Princess Diana’s collection. After getting engaged in 2017, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were married in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle the following year.
17. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley – $300,000
British actor Jason Statham popped the question to Huntington-Whiteley in January 2016.
The five-carat gem contains a classic large center stone flanked by micro-pavé diamonds. According to Editor Choice, Statham picked out the ring from jeweler Neil Lane’s archival collection and it dates back to the early 20th century.
18. PIPPA MIDDLETON: $230,000
Kate isn’t the only Middleton with some expensive bling. Her sister Pippa’s gem also comes with a hefty price tag.
A few years after serving as the maid of honor for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding, Pippa got engaged to wealthy businessman James Matthews. The ring is a large Asscher-cut 3.5-carat diamond surrounded by a cluster of smaller diamonds. Robinson Pelham, who designed Kate’s wedding-day earrings, is rumored to have designed Pippa’s engagement ring.
19. ARIANA GRANDE: $100,000
After dating for less than two months, comedian and SNL star Pete Davidson asked Ariana Grande to be his wife. And he did it with a three-carat pear-shaped diamond surrounded by a halo and set on a pavé band. The “Thank U, Next” singer debuted her heavy bling at the 49th annual induction ceremony for the Songwriters Hall of Fame back in June 2018. Unfortunately, the duo split four months after becoming engaged.
20. EMILY RATAJKOWSKI: $90,000
After secretly tying the knot with producer Sebastian Bear-McClard in February 2018, Emily Ratajkowski was sporting a simple gold band on that finger—until she revealed her official rock on Instagram the following July.
The accessory features a pear-shaped diamond set alongside an asymmetrical princess-cut stone. According to Kathryn Money, vice president of strategy and merchandising at Brilliant Earth, Ratajkowski’s sparkler is around five carats (two for the princess cut and three for the pear shape).