In Hollywood the race to impress is always a close win and when expressing one’s love and devotion for another, Tinsel Town is known for “the bigger, the better.” Here’s a list of big names with big rocks.
Supermodel Heidi Klum was given a huge 10-carat cushion/oval light, fancy yellow diamond, prong set with a yellow canary pave in a 2.5 mm band from Seal when the pair got engaged during Christmas 2004.
Basketball player Lamar Odom presented Khloe Kardashian with a not-so-subtle 12.5-carat ring featuring a radiant-cut diamond with a sparkler-paved band. Khloe is reported to have almost lost the ring but was later found in the laundry; Lamar must not have been amused.
Obviously when you’re Posh Spice (Victoria Beckham), you don’t settle for anything less than an 11-carat Marquise cut diamond with trillion side diamond accents set in platinum from soccer hero hubby David Beckham.
Tom Cruise said he bought Katie Holmes’ engagement ring after their first date, a 5-carat oval-shaped diamond ring set in platinum and rose gold which is reminiscent of art deco rings, with its focus on a large center stone bedded in a pave setting. It’s said to be worth $1.5 million.
Paris Hilton’s short-lived engagement to shipping heir Paris Latsis boasted a large 24-carat emerald cut canary diamond center stone, flanked by two triangle cut baguettes. After their short engagement Hilton auctioned off the ring for charity.
We all know Mariah Carey likes to live large, so it’s not surprising that her engagement ring from Nick Cannon cost $2.5 million. Her ring showcases a 17-carat stunner with a square emerald-cut pink center diamond surrounded by 58 intense pink diamonds and two half-moon diamonds on each side.
Australian actor Liam Hemsworth asked teen idol, Miley Cyrus for her hand in marriage with a ring that was co-designed with famed jeweler Neil Lane. The cushion cut diamond ring features a massive 3.5-carat stone adorned with 18-karat gold and diamond floral motifs. Earlier reports said Hemsworth dished out over $100,000 for the ring; more recent reports claim it actually cost $250,000!
When you’ve been engaged to a couple of Hollywood men a few times, you end up on this list more than once. During their ‘Bennifer’ days, Ben Affleck got Jennifer Lopez a beautiful custom-made pink 4.5-carat princess cut diamond ring with two emerald cut side stones – an estimated bill of $1.25 million. Soon to be ex-husband Marc Anthony got Jennifer a rare blue 8.5-carat Asscher cut diamond stone.
Actor Michael Douglas gave Catherine Zeta-Jones a sparkling 10-carat, Marquise cut center stone, which is surrounded by 28 additional diamonds around the main stone and around the band. Her ring was estimated to be valued at $2 million.
It took Brad Pitt a YEAR to design Angelina Jolie’s ring with Beverly Hills jeweler Robert Procop. It has more than 10 carats in total with an estimated bill of $1 million. The center stone has an elongated tablet shape with finishing touches of smaller stones which are graduated in size and faceted to match.
When you marry a tycoon, you get a $2 million engagement ring. Melania Knauss (aka Mrs. Donald Trump) was given a 15-carat flawless emerald cut diamond flanked by diamond baguettes.
Pop star Enrique Iglesias and Tennis pro Anna Kournikova have kept everyone questioning, are they engaged? Have they married? She’s been photographed wearing an 11-carat pink pear cut diamond (estimated at $6 million) with trillion cut side stones sparking engagement rumors.
Muse front man Matt Bellamy gave fiancée Kate Hudson, a stunning 9-carat platinum ring set with an emerald cut center stone and tapered baguettes on each side. The price tag is estimated at $200,000.
Before their short lived marriage of Kim Kardashian and basketball star Kris Humphries ended, their betrothal was made with a $2 million ring featuring a 16.5-carat emerald cut center stone flanked by 2-carat diamonds, with the inner band inscribed with secret Bible passages.
Beyonce was given a diamond ring that only the highest paid rapper in the industry could afford. The ring features an 18-carat flawless diamond set in platinum. Jay-Z would never settle for anything less for his diva.
This article was contributed by Sam Frieder.
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