So you want to get married any you are seeking an engagement ring. Those rings are expensive, but why is that? Today we will look at why the rings are so expensive.
An engagement ring is a promise made to a woman that is made by a man to marry her and make her part of his life. The expense comes largely in the materials.
The most expensive engagement rings are bought by the ultra wealthy such as royalty and the extremely wealthy.
At number ten is s Garrard white diamond sapphire ring at $137,200. It features an 18 carat blue sapphire stone surrounded by fourteen tiny white diamonds. It was given to Diana Spencer by Prince Charles of Wales, marking then engagement that would soon make her princess. Because of this it is one of the most famous engagement rings of all times.
Anna Kournikova got an engagement ring from Enrique Iglesius that is a site to behold. It features an 11 carat pink diamond in the center and others off to the side. This cool ring went for $2.5 million.
The price tag is a tie to number eight, which was given by Michael Douglass to Catherine Zeta Jones. This vintage ring, dating back to the 1920’s, is worth an estimated $1 million dollars. It features a ten carat diamond surrounded by 28 other stones.
Tycoon Aristotle Onassis gave a diamond engagement ring to the future Jackie Onassis. The gem was a 40.42 carat diamond which was cut from a famous South African diamond called The Lesotho III. This was a brown diamond of 601 total carats.
Donald Trump, the businessman and now president of the United States, gave a $2 million ring to Melania Knauss, who later would become First Lady.
A blue diamond ring was given to Jennifer Lopez from Mark Anthony. It has an 8.5 carat diamond and is valued at $4 million dollars.
Grace Kelly, future princess of Monaco, was given a 10.47 carat diamond ring by Prince Ranier III of Monaco. The ring is valued at $4 million.
Paris Hilton was given a 24 carat white gold diamond ring by her boyfriend who ironically had the same first name, Paris Latsis. The price tag on this amazing, huge ring was $4.7 million. They never married, and the ring was later auctioned for helping victims of hurricane Katrina.
A $5 million, 18 carat engagement ring went to Beyonce from Jay Z, and in this case the couple eventually married. It features a nearly flawless diamond that is considered to be exceptionally clear. It is set in a platinum base.
One of the greatest couples of all time, the twice married Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, set the stage for perhaps the most expensive engagement ring of all time as well. They were married twice, in 1964 and 1975. The stone is the largest as well, at 33.19 carats. This diamond is one of the clearest, most pure diamonds available. It was auctioned off after Taylor’s death to an Asian entrepreneur in 2011. The price tag was as big as the diamond in the ring, a whopping $8.8 million. It was one of the most memorable engagement rings between one of the most famous couples in Hollywood.
Engagement rings do not have to be expensive, but some with money to burn like it that way. The diamond engagement ring is one of the finest symbols of love and devotion.