Famously Expensive Engagement Rings
So if you are looking for ideas on how to big bling, here are a few 'inspirational' examples:
Chopard Blue Diamond Ring
This ring includes an enormous 9-carat, oval-shaped blue diamond with diamond shoulders and an 18k white gold band paved with yet more diamonds. Blue diamonds are among the most expensive diamonds in the world and this stunning ring was valued at $16.26 million dollars in 2009.
Chopard Emerald Cocktail Ring
Chopard is also the design house behind the Emerald Cocktail Ring that contains a solitaire emerald weighing over 33 carats. Surrounded by half-moon diamonds and set on a platinum band, this ring is worth $2.14 million dollars.
Eye-Popping - Popstar Beyonce's Engagement Ring
This 18-carat emerald-cut diamond set in a platinum band cost finace Jay-Z a relatively modest $5 million dollars in 2008.
Weighty Diamonds for Paris Hilton
Socialist Paris Hilton received a 24-carat emerald cut diamond engagement ring, worth $4.7 million from her then fiancé Paris Latsis. It was reported that she found the ring too heavy to wear.
Elizabeth Taylor Jewelry Collection
The glamorous actress, Elizabeth Taylor had well-documented love affairs with six husbands, who between them lavished her with precious jewels including 29.4-carat emerald-cut diamond engagement ring. Her entire collection is estimated to be worth over $150 million.
Antique Elegance for Zeta-Jones
When Hollywood royalty, Michael Douglas proposed to Catherine Zeta-Jones it was with a 10-carat antique marquise diamond engagement ring worth over $2 million.
Jennifer Lopez Pink Diamond Engagment Ring
This beautiful and much-talked about ring featured a pink diamond. The ring made by famous jeweler, Harry Winson is allegedly worth over $1 million. It was returned to Ben Affleck when the couple separated.
Beckham Bling - For 'Im and for Her
David Beckham and Victoria Beckham (nee Adams) were engaged back in 1997, when David presented her with a $1million, 3-carat marquise diamond solitaire engagement ring highlighted by baguette diamonds on each side and diamonds embedded in the gold setting. (She bought him a matching diamond engagement ring).
Although some of these engagement rings may still be owned by the intended recipient, some of these rings may (one day) be available via auction houses such as Christie's or private dealers. However, it's fair to say, if you have an open cheque book, you'll find many jewelers throughout the world only too happy to find their rarest stone for you and create the most expensive engagement ring possible!
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