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IN Lifestyle ON 20 Jul, 2015
The solitaire diamond engagement ring evokes a timeless elegance. In our case, we just need one defining factor measured by our drooling curiosity: the sparkling, spellbinding, absorbing price of these ten diamond engagement rings that we couldn’t get our eyes off.
It’s the thought that counts, we know, but we wonder what sort of thoughts were going on in the minds of these women when their fiancés opened the box to reveal one of these lovely rings inside. While the precious gem speaks the worth of the lady’s love, and also said that woman's ring is the reflection of his man.
Today, royalty, nobility, rich celebrities, and modern day aristocrats lay claim to the most expensive engagement rings in the world. Here are the 10 most dearly priced ones(in no particular order) to dream about and drool over.
Engagement Ring Given by Prince William (duke of Cambridge) to Catherine Elizabeth Middleton (duchess of Cambridge)
The sapphire is fringed by 14 tiny diamonds and cost around $45,000 at that time. Its not unique or much extravagant but today, it's priceless and among the most famous engagement rings ever.
Given by Enrique Iglesias to Anna Kournikova
Cost: $2.5 million
It is elegant yet sophisticated 11-carat natural pink pear cut diamond at centre, with two trillion stones on side.
Given by Michael Douglas to Catherine Zeta Jones
Cost: $2.5 million
A gorgeous vintage, marquise-shaped, 10 carat diamond set horizontally. The ring had a vintage 1920s vibe, with 28 smaller stones sparkling around the large diamond.
Given by Aristotle Onassis to Jacqueline Onassis
Cost: $2.6 million
A Lesotho III 40.42-carat diamond ring and was one of the only 16 cuts from a 601-carat rough diamond discovered in South Africa.
Given by Donald Trump to Melania Knauss
Cost: $3.0 million
Its a 15-carat-cut diamond ring on a platinum basket setting, bought from expensive house of Graff in London. It was Flanked by Baguettes or leaf like designs
Given by Marc Anthony to Jennifer Lopez
Cost: $4.0 million
This ring had a dazzling 8.5 carat diamond as its centrepiece, stunningly mounted on delicate metal by Neil Lane, touted as the jewellers to the stars. It is considered as most rare and prized diamond jewel among Lopez's heap of bling.
Given by Prince Rainier III of Monaco to Grace Kelly
Cost: $4.06 million
The official engagement ring was the legendary Cartier 10.47 carat Emerald-cut centre, flanked by two stylish diamond baguettes.
Given by Paris Latsis to Paris Hilton
Cost: $4.7 million
A massive 24-carat white gold ring with a centrepiece rectangular diamond, flanked by two triangle cut baguettes. It was so huge the hotel heiress said it hurts her finger. She later auctioned it for Katrina hurricane victims after their split.
Given by Jay Z to Beyonce
Cost: $5 million
An 18-carat flawless octagon-cut diamond ring set in a platinum split base and was designed by jeweller Lorraine Schwartz. The $5-million rock had been certified as an exceptional, internally clear, premium stone.
Given by Richard Burton to Elizabeth Taylor
Cost $8.8 million
It's a huge 33.19 carat Asscher-cut Krupp Diamond with a fairly large cult facet. it is certified as a diamond, the most chemically pure type of diamond with exceptional optical transparency, Christie's auctioned the engagement ring in December 2011, and was won by an unnamed Asian collector.