~~ Authored by Chris Foerster, of Bob’s Watches
Online Seller of Fine Diamonds in Florida
If diamonds are a girl’s best friend, and celebrities are America’s favorite past time, what do you get when you put the two together? A media frenzy that folks like you and I drool over.
It doesn’t take much to get media attention for an engaged celebrity. The mere flip of the wrist and the sparkle of a diamond engagement ring will catch every man and woman’s eye. There are many celebrities who have been engaged. Below you will find just a few of the exceptional celebrity engagement rings that caught our eye.
Anna Kournikova and Enrique Iglesias chose a pricy pear-cut diamond ring that featured many elegant stones on the side. The ring was a whopping $2.5 million.
Not quite as expensive but just as stunning is a ring worn by Princess Diana, the duchess of Cambridge. Legend has it that a tray of diamond rings were presented to Diana. She chose one of the largest and wore it proudly up until her divorce. After passing, the ring was passed down to her son, William, who later presented it to his fiancée. The original cost of the ring was about $45,000 in 1980. Today the ring is estimated to be valued around $136,000.
Jackie Kennedy (Jackie Onassis) was given an exquisite square shaped engagement ring that fit her fiancée’s perceived style. Aristotle Onassis, once considered among the richest men in the world, presented Jackie with the $2.6 million dollar ring that was worn twice before being locked away for safe keeping.
When it comes to meeting your prince charming Grace Kelley takes the cake. Grace fulfilled every girls dream when Prince Rainier II of Monaco presented her with a 10.5 carat ring. The ring is valued around $4.6 million and is flanked by two baguettes. If you thought that $4.6 million dollars was a lot of money, wait until you read about our next couple.
Topping our charts enters Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. This popular couple was married twice. The first marriage was in 1964 and the second in 1975. This ring is certainly among the most expensive engagement rings in history, coming in at $8.8 million. The ring is a 33.19 carat asscher cut type IIa diamond. Need I say more?
Building a Stunning Custom Engagement Ring
If you dream of a celebrity engagement ring but don’t have a celebrity sized budget your best option is to build your own. Start by finding a loose diamond on a trusted diamond website. If you’re determined, a beautiful diamond ring similar to the ones worn by celebrities isn’t impossible.