Which Celebrities Have the Most Lavish Wedding Rings
Celebrity jewellery never stops to impress us. Bigger, bolder, costlier – this seems to be the motto when it comes to bling bling. It shouldn’t be a surprise that A-listers’ wedding jewellery costs as much as the budget of a small country.
But even in the world of the rich and famous, some stars stand above the rest in terms of rocks they sport. Why don’t we take a look at the top 5 most lavish celebrity wedding rings in a league of their own?
The most famous Cleopatra of the 20th century was married 8 times; no wonder she amassed a fabulous collection of jewellery, and wedding rings in particular.
That being said, one of her rings stands out even against the most extravagant baubles. The dramatic 33.19-carat sparkler is a gift from her beloved fifth and sixth husband, Richard Burton.
Originally, it was owned by the Krupp family until Burton bought it for $ 307,000 in 1968. The Asscher cut diamond immediately became Elizabeth’s ‘favourite piece’. Even after her divorce from Burton, she continued rocking the magnificent ring at social events, in movies, and TV shows.
The piece received the title of the most expensive celebrity wedding ring in 2011 when it went under the hammer for mind-blowing $ 8.8 million. Simultaneously, it got a new name – Elizabeth Taylor Diamond.
A queen deserves royal diamonds. No sooner said than done – since 2008, Queen Bey has been flaunting a queen-size octagon-cut diamond set in platinum.
The marvel created by Lorraine Schwartz features a split shank embellished with clear pave diamonds. Rumour has it that Jay-Z had to shell out $5 million for 24 carats to ‘put a ring on it’.
Another adorable Lorraine Schwartz’s creation grabbed the headlines after an epic stadium proposal back in 2013. The lavish celebrity wedding ring shows off a flawless 15-carat cushion-cut diamond and a delicate band paved with diamonds of a smaller size. We don’t know for sure how much all this splendour costs but it certainly isn’t cheap – estimates vary from $2 to $4 million.
In 2016, the ring got in the news again but this time due to a sad reason – it was stolen from the Parisian estate of Kim and Kanye. To date, it has not yet been returned to its rightful owners.
In 2002, J.Lo received a 6-carat pink diamond engagement ring from her then-lover Ben Affleck (the sparkle’s value was estimated at $2.5 million). Sadly, the relationship did not end in marriage but Jennifer quickly found solace in the arms of Mark Anthony.
After just a couple of years, her finger gracefully displayed a majestic 8.5-carat blue diamond worth a whopping $4 million. Reporters speculate that Jenny From the Block was going to sell her bling after breaking up with Anthony in 2011. Even if that happened, the deal wasn’t made public.
Jay Lo’s fingers didn’t stay unadorned long after that – an engagement to basketball player Alex Rodriguez brought her a 15-carat emerald-cut solitaire worth at least $1mln.
We opened our list with a celebrity wedding ring that went down in history, and now an equally legendary piece concludes the story. It was rocked by the style icon, Princess of Monaco Grace Kelly.
Her Cartier ring showcases a 10.47ct emerald-cut diamond supported by two side baguette-cut diamonds in the matching finish. The platinum setting and clear geometric lines look gorgeous even 60 years after the day Kelly said ‘I do’ to Prince Rainier III.
The Hollywood diva – slash – royal lady got to wear this ring in her last film, High Society. According to rumours, Prince Rainier presented the stunner specifically for Kelly to wear in the film but the actress enjoyed it so much that she didn’t want to part with it. Be that as it may, the magnificent ring is worth $4.06 million.