Ring a metal round band worn as an ornament always denoted certain things related to the person throughout centuries. Although the people of 21st century wear it as a mere ornament, rings have symbolic functions denoting marriage, high status, or exceptional achievement.
Over the years, the manufacturing of the ring has changed vastly. Today let us only focus on the engagement ring.
An engagement ring is a ring symbolizing the dedication, love, affection, and commitment of a couple towards each other. The ring also denotes the everlasting love and your relationship to your family, friends, and others.
Whether you chose to wear a fancy modernized ring or a simple traditional one, it will still represent the wonderful shared bond.
The fourth finger of the left hand has become the customary place to wear a wedding ring in most part of the world. Whereas, in some part of the world, the right-hand finger is used.
Top 10 Most Expensive Engagement Rings Of All Time:
1. Mariah Carey
The American singer/songwriter Mariah Carey started dating Australian billionaire James Packer in 2015. On 21st January 2016, Packer proposed to Mariah with a 35 carats diamond studded platinum ring.
The ring was custom-made by Wilfredo Rosado and is worth $8 to $10 million. However, the duo split by October.
2. Elizabeth Taylor
The beautiful actress Elizabeth Taylor was proposed by her 4th husband, Richard Burton in early 1965 with a 33.19 carats ring.
The ring had GIA certified Asscher cut diamond ring and was worth nearly $8.8 million.
3. Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian West is an American reality star and wife of rapper Kanye West. The duo started dating in early 2012 and became engaged in October 2013.
We all might know how romantically the Yeezy's owner Kanye proposed to Kim Kardashian on her 33rd birthday. He proposed to Kim in the midst of AT&T Park in San Francisco with a 15 carats Lorraine Schwartz D-Flawless ring worth of $2 million.
Kanye later replaced it with a 2nd one (which was stolen at the private Paris Fashion Week residence) of 20 carats costing around $4.5 million.
Queen bee and Jay-Z have been quite private about their relationship. Jay-Z proposed to Beyonce with an 18 carats Emerald cut Lorraine Schwartz ring worth of $5 million.
The couple tied the knot on 4th April 2008 in a private ceremony.
5. Paris Hilton
Model Paris Hilton started dating her then-boyfriend actor Chris Zylka in early 2017. Zylka proposed to Hilton during a vacation in Aspen with Michael Green 20 carats- platinum split-shank ring worth of $2 to $5 million.
Their engagement was called off in November 2018.
6. Grace Kelly
The late actress Grace Kelly was proposed by the Prince Rainier III of Monaco with a 10.47 carats emerald-cut diamond ring worth of $4.1 million.
Their wedding took place on 18th April 1956 in a traditional ceremony in the Palace Throne Room.
7. Jennifer Lopez
After many failed relationships, Jennifer started dating actor and director Ben Affleck. They became a prominent supercouple and were also called 'Bennifer' by fans.
After dating for a while, Ben proposed to Lopez with Harry Winston 6.1 carats pink-diamond ring worth of $2.5 million to $4 million. However, the duo parted their ways in September 2003 due to personal reasons.
8. Venessa Bryant
While many might not know, Venessa Bryant is the wife of former professional basketball player Kobe Bryant. The couple first met while Venessa was working as a background dancer on the Tha Eastsidaz music video 'G'd Up'.
The couple began dating in and got engaged later in May 2000. Kobe proposed to with a ring worth of $4 million. they got married on 18th April 2001.
9. Blake Lively
The real-life fairy-tale couple, Blake and Ryan first met while filming Green Lantern in early 2010 and become good friends. Later in 2011, they were reported to be dating.
After a while, Ryan proposed to Lively with Lorraine Schwartz 12-carats diamond ring worth of $2 million. The duo tied the knot on 9th September 2012 at Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.
10. Melania Trump
It is of no surprise that the first lady of America made it to the top 10 list. President Donald Trump proposed to his now-third wife Melania Knauss with a Graff Diamonds 15-carats diamond ring worth of $1.5 million.
However, later it was reported that the ring was worth $3 million. The couple got married in 2005 in Palm Beach, Florida.
Well, the last one might not come under the most expensive engagement rings so far but it definitely has its own worth. Let us talk about the engagement ring of the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middle.
You might probably be well-aware about Kate's engagement ring which once belonged to late Princess Diana. William proposed to Kate stating, 'It is very special to me, and also my way of making sure my mother didn't miss out on today'.
The ring has a 12-carat oval-blue-sapphire surrounded by 14 solitaire diamonds and is worth of 0.4 million in money but worth much more to our Prince.