25 of the most expensive celebrity engagement rings in history

Mariah Carey

Of course the diva that is Mariah Carey comes first with her 35-carat diamond and platinum ring costing a whopping £7.7 million. Mariah and James Packer didn’t make it down the aisle but the ring still lives.
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Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor’s huge 33.19-carat, Asscher-cut diamond ring from Richard Burton comes in at number two. It was worth £6.8 million.
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Kim Kardashian

Kanye West set up an epic engagement in front of Kim’s friends and family, handing her a 15-carat diamond worth £6.2 million.
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Jay Z gave Beyonce a stunning £3.8 million, 18-carat emerald-cut ring.
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Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton got engaged to Greek shipping heir Paris Latsis in 2005, landing a 25-carat, £3.2 million rock.
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Jennifer Lopez

J Lo received an 8.5-carat, blue diamond ring from Marc Anthony in 2004, reportedly costing £3.1 million.
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Grace Kelly

The legendary actress was proposed to by Prince Rainier III of Monaco in 1956 with a £3 million, 10-carat Cartier diamond.
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Melania Trump

Naturally, Donald Trump spent a hell of a lot of money on his now-wife, cashing out £2.3 million for Melania’s 12-carat ring.
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Mariah Carey

Mariah appears a second time on the list thanks to her £2 million pink diamond ring from ex-husband Nick Cannon.
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Blake Lively

Ryan Reynolds gifted Blake with a £1.9 million, 20-carat diamond ring in 2011.
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Anna Kournikova

The tennis star was given a £1.9 million, 11-carat engagement ring by singer Enrique Iglesias.
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Russell Wilson proposed to Ciara with a gorgeous 16-carat ring worth £1.5 million.
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Kim Kardashian

Kim K’s first marriage only lasted 72 days. Unfortunately, she didn’t get to keep the £1.5 million ring Kris Humphries gave her.
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Katie Holmes

Tom Cruise splashed out on Katie, giving her a 5-carat, £1.2 million diamond ring.
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Kate Upton

The model-slash-actress showed off her 8-carat, £1.2 million diamond from Justin Verlander at the 2016 Met Gala.
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Jennifer Lopez

Just like Mariah Carey and Kim Kardashian, J Lo earns a second spot on the list with her ring from former partner Ben Affleck. We wonder if she still has that £925,000 pink diamond.
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Jennifer Aniston

Justin Theroux proposed to Jennifer with a similar £770,000 square-cut ring.
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Catherine Zeta-Jones

Catherine has been happily married to Michael Douglas for 17 years. We’re not surprised she doesn’t want to part with her £770,000, 10-carat ring.
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Khloe Kardashian

Khloe and Lamar Odom may have split in 2013 but her ring £650,000, 12.5-carat diamond still makes it on the most expensive ring list.
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Amal Clooney

Turns out George Clooney wasn’t destined to be a bachelor. Just look at that £565,000 whopper.
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Angelina Jolie

Brad Pitt spent £376,000 on his second engagement ring, choosing a 16-carat diamond.
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Jennifer Garner

Ben Affleck gave Jennifer Garner a 4.5-carat ring from Harry Winston, costing the actor a huge £375,000.
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Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga received a heart-shaped diamond ring from ex-partner Taylor Kinney. Again, it cost over £350,000.
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Duchess of Cambridge

Prince William gave Kate his mother’s 12-carat sapphire. It’s now estimated to be worth a huge £370,000.
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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Jason Statham gave the English model a stunning 5-carat diamond, reportedly worth £260,000.
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Celebrities have a lot of money to spend on their engagements and weddings. Where us poor souls spend an average of £573 on an engagement ring, the A-listers spend upwards of a million.

In fact, the average cost of a celebrity engagement ring hit £1 million in 2016, according to 77 Diamonds. Many famous faces including Mariah Carey, Kim Kardashian and Beyonce have rings worth a lot more than that.

The trend report also reveals that first timers spend 0.39% of their net worth on their partner’s engagement ring while celebrities who are going for their second marriage will up their game, splashing out around £2.75 million on a rock.

As for the rings themselves, emerald has now replaced oval as the preferred diamond cut while yellow gold is expected to be the big new player in 2017.

Here are some of the most expensive rings in the history of Hollywood.

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