From actresses to singers, some of the world’s biggest stars are in fairly public relationships. As seen in the press and on television, these celebrity couples tend to lead lavish lifestyles, attend swanky events, and are occasionally pictured snuggling up together at luxury resorts.
For some celebrity couples, marriage has eventually arrived, with some seriously impressive engagement rings being snapped up. Diamonds, of course, have long held a certain allure. In popular cuture we see these glistening gemstones and instantly understand that they are coveted. That could be in movies like Blood Diamond and Diamonds Are Forvever, or games like Divine Diamonds slots and Double Diamonds. But real diamonds are something special to behold, particularly the super-expensive ones that end up on engagement rings of the rich and famous.
With an increasing amount of celebrity couples announcing their love for each each over the years, let’s take a look at some of the most expensive celebrity engagement rings.
Jennifer Lopez has been married a few times and has been treated to some amazing rings over the years, including from Ben Affleck when he produced an engagement ring that is now worth over $1,979,000. It’s her marriage to Alex Rodriguez and the ring he managed to snap up that really hogged the headlines, though. A 15 to 20-carat emerald-cut ring, it reportedly cost around $5 million and was filled with white diamonds.
After announcing her engagement to Travis Barker, images of Kourtney Kardashian’s stunningly beautiful engagement ring began to surface. The oval-shaped solitaire ring cost between $500,000 to $1 million, with the diamond reportedly being 10 to 12 carats and being filled with green and white diamonds. A gorgeous ring for a global star, Kourtney Kardashian certainly seemed to like it.
When Mariah Carey isn’t achieving chart-topping success and releasing Christmas hits that are played around the dinner table during everyone’s festivities, she has found love on a number of occasions. Some relationships have broken down in a fairly ugly manner, though. Carey’s relationship with ex-fiancé James Packer was apparently one of them, although Packer clearly adored her, given the purchase of an amazing 35-carat engagement ring for $10 million. Carey liked it so much that she apparently wore the ring for an entire year after the couple’s separation, only to eventually sell it in 2018 for $2.1 million.
Legendary American actress Grace Kelly didn’t just shine on screen, but she also stood out at red carpet events after marrying Prince Rainier III of Monaco. The prince wanted to tie the knot with Kelly and purchased a delightful emerald-cut ring for $4,060,000, although it has apparently risen in value to a frankly humongous $44.3 million in today’s world. Designed by Cartier, the ring is 10.47 carats and looked beautiful.
A singer with immense talent and an extensive collection of global hits, Beyoncé is married to Jay-Z. Given his success in the rap game, the legendary rapper has a serious budget to spend, highlighted by the lovely $5 million he reportedly spent on his love’s engagement ring. Now worth a massive $6.89 million, the ring contains white diamonds, it has an emerald cut, and it’s 24 carats altogether.
Although many people reading this might not know exactly who Anna Kournikova is, the former tennis star from Russia was seen everywhere when she was regarded as one of the most talented players ever. She was the focus of even more media attention when she began dating music star Enrique Iglesias. The pair eventually decided to get hitched, with the Spanish singer investing $5,400,000 into her radiant-cut engagement ring. It’s now apparently worth a huge $8.4 million, too.