Celebrities are well known for splurging huge amounts of money on many things. They love the expensive stuff, especially jewelry. When two stars become a couple and decide to get engaged, this is when all the fun happens. Male stars go overboard to find just the perfect ring to propose. Most of them spend millions just to make their ladies happy. The carats only become bigger and the rings are enormous. Well, who wouldn’t be happy with such a huge bling on their finger? Some of our favorite celebrities spent a whole fortune on purchasing and creating a ring that will stand out from all the others. Think of mega-rich stars such as Kanye, Jay-Z, Richard Burton and more. Check out some of the most beautiful and expensive celebrity engagement rings below.
Paris Hilton and Chris Zylka
The couple got engaged during the New Year’s holidays in Aspen, Colorado. Chris wanted to do something special for Paris since she’s not the one that lives an ordinary life. For the rich heiress, nothing is extravagant enough. That’s why Zylka made sure to choose a ring that will stay in everyone’s memories. The actor actually spent $2 million to get the huge engagement piece with the biggest stone we’ve ever seen. It was designed by a celebrity jeweler called Michael Greene. The pear-shaped stone is over 20 carats and placed on a platinum band. What more could a girl ask for!
Mariah Carey and James Packer
Mariah Carey got engaged to her former mega-rich boyfriend James Packer back in 2016. The billionaire proposed with one the most expensive celebrity engagement rings ever. He went with a 35-carat diamond piece, with an estimated worth of over $2,1 million. It was actually designed by Carey’s long-time friend, jeweler Wilfredo Rosado. It took him over two weeks to think of the design. Once he was done, James had a stunning ring decorated with a diamond of 35 carats. Unfortunately, the couple canceled the engagement only half a year after the happening. The rumor is that Mariah sold the amazing ring shortly after.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
The popular rapper doesn’t joke when it comes to jewelry. Kanye knew Kim was the love of his life, so he didn’t shy away from splurging a whole fortune. The very wealthy rapper proposed to Kardashian at an AT&T Park in San Francisco in October 2013, very shortly after she ended things with her previous husband Kris Humphries. West opted for a fabulous ring, designed completely by himself and delivered by Lorraine Schwartz. It featured a 15-carat diamond placed on a fabulous band, with an estimated value of $4.5 million. The rapper wanted a very special stone and chose a cushion-cut one. The ring was mesmerizingly beautiful but was unfortunately stolen during Kim’s robbery in Paris.
Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton
You’ve probably already heard of this one. It’s the infamous Krupp diamond, that the actor gave to Elizabeth in 1968. Taylor held the top place on the most expensive celebrity engagement rings list for quite a while. The ring featured a fabulous 33-carat Asscher cut diamond that is today known as the Krupp diamond. It was set on a platinum band. It originated from a popular wealthy German family, the Krupp, and Vera, who was the second wife of Alfred. Richard bought it back in 1968, on May 17 from an auction. He had to splurge $307,000 to score the diamond ring that is considered to have pristine clarity. When Taylor passed away in 2011, the Krupp ring was sold for $8.8 million.